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8 Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities who refused to take up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 1.9.2014 DNA: Top News
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the latest bug that stormed into Bollywood with many B-town celebrities opting out to take up the challenge, dumping buckets of ice cold water on them. A unique way of gathering donations for the deadly disease, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge might have gone viral but few Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities who stuck to their stance of not taking up the challenge at all. Here's a look at which celebrity just refused to take the challenge. Priyanka Chopra: The actress, who is in the news for her upcoming film, 'Mary kom' was nominated by many people to take up the challenge. But she politely refused and did not want to be a part of this hoolaboo at all. Sonam Kapoor:  'Fukrey' star Pulkit Samrat had Sonam nominated and while all eyes were on what the fashionista would wear while emptying the bucket of water on her, 'Khoobsurat' actress Sonam Kapoor too refused to take it up. Instead, she decided to just make the donation. The actress feels the entire thing is nothing but a ...
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Indians swap ice with rice in new bucket challenge 1.9.2014 Rediff: News
With the ALS ice-bucket challenge going viral on social networking websites, Indian netizens have come up with their own version, posting videos as they donate rice to those in need.
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Ice bucket challenge backlash fails to dampen the spirits of British charity 31.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Greens, animal rights supporters and even Catholics have opposed the campaign, but for the UK's MND Association, the £4.5m is a 'fabulous' boost David Cameron, Barack Obama and Pamela Anderson have refused. George W Bush, Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Hawking have taken part. As the ice bucket challenge this weekend notched up $100m for a US motor neurone disease charity and £4.5m for a British one, as well as thousands more for charities in Hong Kong and Australia, the bracing cold water of a backlash has quickly followed. Narcissistic celebrities showing off toned bodies, people having all the fun without donating, complaints about the waste of water the attacks have come from commentators, Catholics, animal rights groups and ...
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East Bengal accepts Ice Bucket challenge, nominates Sourav Ganguly's Atletico de Kolkata 30.8.2014 DNA: Top News
East Bengal today became the first among the four I-League clubs nominated by Pune FC to accept the challenge and nominated ISL city franchise Atletico de Kolkata, former India captain Sourav Ganguly and Shillong Lajong FC to follow suit. The Ice Bucket challenge was done at East Bengal ground after the training session today as coach Armando Colaco nominated Atletico de Kolkata, Ganguly and Shillong Lajong FC. Captain Harmanjyot Khabra, vice captain Gurwinder Singh, Robert Lalthlamuana, Abhishek Das, Subodh Kumar and Leo Bertos sat on the chair at the ground while Deepak Mondal, Abhra Mondal, Safar Sardar, Baljit Sahni, Mohammad Rafique and Cavin Lobo dunked a bucket of ice water over their heads to raise awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. "East Bengal support the noble cause -- rise to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and also pledge a donation to ALS Association," the club stated in a ...
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Water ATMs bring smiles to faces of Rajasthan villagers (Development Feature) 30.8.2014 Sify Finance
, Aug 30 (IANS) A Scottish energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water. Thanks to water ATMs, many otherwise arid villages here have 24X7 access to the commodity at the swipe of a card - at 20 litres for Rs.5.
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In India, rice replaces ice in bucket challenge 29.8.2014 Sify Finance
By Aditya Kalra
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Stephen Hawking takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge 29.8.2014 DNA: Wide Angle
Eminent Professor Stephen Hawking is the latest to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, and it is not surprising that he has done it with a twist. The 72-year-old physicist, who suffers from a motor neurone disease related to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – is paralysed and has been confined to a wheelchair. He was diagnosed with the disease when he was 21 years old.  "I support the ALS Ice bucket challenge, in support of the MNDA, the Motor Neurone Disease Association," Hawking, who speaks via a speech generating machine, said. Explaining that he had suffered from a bout of pneumonia last year, Hawking said it will not be wise to pour a bucket of cold water over himself. His children, however, had "gallantly" volunteered to take the challenge for him, which they did in the family’s driveway. Also Read: What you need to know about ALS, and why the #IceBucketChallenge is a great cause Hawking then urged everyone to donate to the MNDA to “eliminate this terrible disease”. At the end of the video, he ...
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Louisiana residents warned of brain-eating organism in water supply 29.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Water warning culprit is Naegleria fowleri, a type of warm-water-loving microorganism, which can work its way into the brain

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German Green politician includes marijuana plant in ice bucket challenge 28.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Party co-leader Cem Özdemir was making 'gentle political statement' by being filmed beside a cannabis plant Continue reading...
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NHRC notice to UP, WB, Odisha Governments over cases of encephalitis 28.8.2014 DNA: Popular News
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notices to governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha over recurring cases of Japanese encephalitis and alleged lack of preventive measure being taken by them. According to an official statement released today, notices in this regard have been issued to the Chief Secretaries of the Governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha calling upon them to submit a detailed report within six weeks. The notices were issued after the Commission took suo motu cognizance of a media report about recurring cases of Japanese encephalitis year after year and lack of preventive steps taken in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha. Reportedly, 67 infants have died due to this disease in West Bengal this year. In eastern Uttar Pradesh 315 cases were reported. During the monsoon, static water becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes and the presence of a number of piggeries makes the ground for incubation of the disease in pigs.  According to media ...
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NHRC notices to govts of UP, West Bengal and Odisha over encephalitis deaths 28.8.2014 TOI: India
National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report about recurring cases of Japanese encephalitis year after year and lack of preventive steps in UP, West Bengal and ...
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Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge 28.8.2014 Sify Finance
's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars.
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Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened 28.8.2014 Sify News
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.
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Donate water tanker rather than taking ice-bucket challenge, says Nitesh Rane 27.8.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
Nitesh Rane, son of senior Congress leader and state industries minister Narayan Rane, today said that instead of pouring buckets of ice and water over their heads, celebrities should donate water tankers to drought-affected regions of Maharashtra. "There are currently 123 tehsils in Maharashtra that are facing severe drought. If all the celebrities come together and set an example by donating a water tanker each to these tehsils, it will make a lot of difference to the people staying there," Rane said. The Ice Bucket Challenge or ALS Ice Bucket Challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head to promote awareness about the disease 'Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis' (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It has gone viral on the social media in the past two months. Rane said there has not been a single case of the disease in India, so people should rather take up a cause that will "change lives of those who desperately need a change." "We have set up a phone number (9819353629) where ...
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The #RubbleBucketChallenge: Emptying the bucket for Gaza - Daily News & Analysis 26.8.2014 Google News India
The #RubbleBucketChallenge: Emptying the bucket for Gaza Daily News & Analysis With the Ice Bucket Challenge aimed at raising awareness about the ALS disease having gone viral, several other versions have cropped up in an attempt to draw attention to local causes. People sympathetic to the Palestinian cause have now ...
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Another 10 celebrity ice bucket challenges you may have missed 26.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Even more celebrities have taken on the ALS ice bucket challenge from George RR Martin to Benedict Cumberbatch and even Kermit the frog

Theres no stopping the ice bucket challenge, as more and more celebrities throw buckets of ice cold water on their heads on camera.

The challenge, in aid of ALS or motor neurone disease as its known in the UK, has enjoyed considerable support from a whole raft of celebrities. The likes of David Beckham and Lady Gaga have now been joined by the creator of the Game of Thrones saga, George RR Martin, actor Benedict Cumberbatch and even Kermit the Frog.

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Foggy logic on virus 26.8.2014 Telegraph: Calcutta
The Bengal government on Monday said it was taking the advance of Japanese encephalitis seriously, but there was little action on the ground to reflect concern over a 15-year-old boy living off the Bypass testing positive for the virus.
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Teenager's death linked to ice bucket challenge 25.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Police trying to uncover circumstances of how Cameron Lancaster, 18, drowned at Preston Hill quarry in Scotland

The death of a teenager who drowned in a quarry is being linked to the ice bucket challenge craze.

Cameron Lancaster, 18, died after disappearing under the water at Preston Hill quarry in Inverkeithing, Fife, on Saturday.

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Ice Bucket Challenge: whos pouring cold water on the idea? 25.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Drought-stricken residents of Henan and California dont see the funny side of sloshing tubs of water around. Then there are the animal rights activists and those whose job it is to worry about health and safety. Perhaps the Rice Bucket Challenge is a better option

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Actor strips down for Ice Bucket Challenge 25.8.2014 TOI: Entertainment
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch stripped down for his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which was shared by the Moto Neurone Disease Association last week
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