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Man shocked to find cockroach in coffee at McDonald's outlet in Bangkok 20.10.2017

A large number of people across the globe often go for popular fast food chains when they eat out. But horrific stories of lack of cleanliness and hygiene when it comes to food have been reported from outlets in different parts of the world from time to time.

A cockroach was the last thing a man from Thailand expected to find in his coffee at a McDonald’s outlet. In a viral post on Facebook the man revealed that he discovered brown bits in his coffee and to his horror they turned out to be cockroach legs.

The man assumed that his glass may have been dirty and took the cup back to the counter, but he was shocked when the staff found more cockroach legs in the coffee as they poured another cup. The post was shared by thousands and has gone viral.

The fast food giant admitted that there were cockroach legs in the coffee pot and apologised for the incident.

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Himachal Pradesh Assembly election: With two many BJP leaders, Congress in close fight 20.10.2017 India Today| NATION
With the BJP camp divided between two contenders, this time it could be a close battle with the Congress.
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Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread 20.10.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Taj Mahal a 'beautiful kabristan', says Haryana Minister Anil Vij 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Anil Vij is known for making controversial tweets and statements
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India ranked No. 1 in pollution related deaths: 'Lancet' report 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Most pollution deaths were caused by air pollution (1.81 million) followed by water (0.64 million), points out by the study.
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McDonald's apologises after Bangkok man finds cockroach in his coffee 20.10.2017 Life | The Asian Age
The man first thought that his cup was dirty but was shocked when the staff found more cockroach legs in the coffee.
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Pollution killed 25 lakh people in India in 2015, highest in world: Lancet study 20.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
India had the world's highest number of deaths due to air, water and other forms of pollution in 2015, according to a study published in the Lancet journal today which showed that pollution killed as many as 2.5 million people in the country. Most of these deaths are due to non-communicable diseases caused by pollution such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers said. According to the study, air pollution is the biggest contributor, linked to 6.5 million deaths in 2015 in the world while water pollution (1.8 million deaths) and workplace- related pollution (0.8 million deaths) pose the next largest risks. Researchers, including those from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi and Icahn School of Medicine in the US, pointed out that almost 92 per cent pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. In rapidly industrialising countries such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya while deaths ...
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30 people suffer eye injuries during Diwali celebrations in Hyderabad 20.10.2017 news

As many as 30 people suffered injuries in their eyes during Diwali celebrations in Hyderabad and half a dozen of them will require surgery, said a Telangana
minister on Friday.

 30 people suffer eye injuries during Diwali celebrations
Representational picture

These patients are being treated in state-run Sarojini Eye Hospital here, Medical and Health Minister C Laxma Reddy said in a statement.

"Sarojini Eye Hospital received 30 patients with eye-related injuries since last night. Of them, 12 are being treated as in-patients. Six of them are required to undergo surgery," Reddy said.

The minister said good medical care is being provided to these patients and there is no apprehension about their condition.


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Beneficiaries pay B'luru hotel bills of senior Andaman official; CBI files case 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A senior Andaman and Nicobar official has landed in trouble after the CBI linked hotel bookings in Bengaluru for her daughters marriage that mopped up a bill of over Rs 10 lakh to a Rs 79 lakh corruption case. The CBI has registered a case against Director of Health Services Dr Shipra Paul and the then Chief Medical Officer (Stores) Dr Anwar Moosa among others, accusing them of "indiscriminate supply" of costly branded medicines despite having generic and low-cost substitutes. The agency claimed it caused a loss of Rs 79 lakh to the exchequer. According to the FIR registered on October 11 following investigations by the CBIs Port Blair unit, Dr Shipra allegedly booked hotel accommodation at Ibis and Novotel in Bengaluru in February 2016 for her daughters marriage. "The payments to the tune of more than Rs 10 lakh for accommodation as well as food and beverages were borne by one Satish and M A Tauheed. Shabeeb has acted as a link for getting the bookings done through them on behalf of Dr Shipra Paul," the ...
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Three million American handgun owners carry loaded firearm daily: Study 20.10.2017 Latest News
An estimated three million adult American handgun owners carry a loaded firearm on a daily basis, and nine million do so on a monthly basis, a study has found. Vast majority cited protection as the primary reason for carrying a firearm. The study is the first in over 20 years to scrutinise why, how often, and in what manner US adults carry loaded handguns. It also examines how concealed handgun-carrying behaviour differs across states, depending on their laws. "Carrying firearms in public places can have significant implications for public health and public safety," said Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, an associate professor at the University of Washington in the US. "An important first step to examining the consequences of firearm carrying at the national level is an accurate measurement of the occurrence of this behaviour and characterisation of those who engage in it," said Rowhani- Rahbar, lead author at the American Journal of Public Health. Compared with handgun owners wh
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Take a chill pill 20.10.2017 Hindu: Arts
When antibiotics become a bitter pill to swallow
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Cancer, AIDS and other evil villains 20.10.2017 Hindu: Arts
It’s a bright purple comic book and its cover has a blonde and angry Marisa screaming ‘Cancer, I am going to kick your butt...’
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Diwali 2017 pics: Air pollution chokes Delhiites, dense fog clouds vision 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Air quality usually worsens in New Delhi ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights
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Coffee can reduce diabetes risk 20.10.2017 The Tribune
Bengaluru The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table. 'Cafestol', a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study carried out by a team of scientists in Denmark. This is yet another research finding that has driven coffee from its universal role as a breakfast beverage into the list of items that can be recommended for a healthy diet and lifestyle. For instance, recently researchers at the University of Southern California in the US — in a study of more than 180,000 participants — found that drinking coffee could lead to a longer life. Researchers have also earlier identified substances in coffee that could help reduce the risk of developing diabetes but 'cafestol' is one substance that has so far been untested. In their study, the researchers wanted to see if 'cafestol' would help prevent or delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes in mice. The findings have ...
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Patients forced to buy medicines outside despite govt's free scheme 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Even though the district hospital has launched the Pradhan Mantri Janaoushadi programme and opened generic medical outlets in its campus, the doctors have not stopped giving the patients prescriptions and asking them to go to private medical stores. When asked about this discrepancy the hospital authorities admit that there are certain teething problems that they are trying to overcome and soon the Janaoushadi program and generic medical stores will become fully functional. "Then this practice of issuing chits for private medical stores will stop," a doctor said. When DH did a reality check to ascertain the truth in the allegation of patients that the chit system was still in practice, the allegation turned out to be true. Standing at the exit of the hospital this reporter found scores of patients heading towards private medical hospitals with prescriptions. Lakshamma, the mother of a patient with kidney stones said that she came to the hospital believing that all the medicines given to her son would be ...
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Diwali cracker ban may have proved insufficient to curb pollution in Delhi 20.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
PM2.5 is the respirable tiny pollutant particles that enter the lungs and the blood stream causing severe health conditions. PM10 are coarse pollutant particles.
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It’s clean-up time 20.10.2017 Hindu: Youth
Seven tips for a clean and healthy bedroom. Teja Lele Desai
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United States delegates wish people a joyful Diwali 20.10.2017 The Tribune
Washington, October 20 Various US delegates took to Twitter to wish the people around the world a very happy Diwali. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted, “May light always triumph over darkness. To all those who celebrate, New York wishes you a Happy #Diwali.” Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie tweeted, “Wishing all my friends celebrating Diwali a happy and joyous festival of lights!”  US Representative Joe Kennedy III, taking to Twitter, said, “Darkness can never withstand the power of our light. Wishing all of those celebrating a happy #Diwali.” (Follow  The Tribune on Facebook ; and  Twitter @thetribunechd ) US Senator Kamala Harris also wished for a joyful Diwali. “To all those who are celebrating in California, wishing you and your family a joyful Diwali.” Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam tweeted, “Wishing a happy #Diwali to all celebrating! May this holiday bring light, love, and peace to your family.”  Earlier on Tuesday, United States President Donald Trump ...
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Despite Supreme Court ban, Delhi’s addiction to crackers remains 20.10.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Here's why living next to a forest is good for you 20.10.2017
A new study now says that moving closer to secluded forests is good for the brain. German researchers are the first to uncover that living on the edge of a forest boosts brain power. According to researchers, living near an abundance of trees makes adults less stressed by strengthening an area of the brain that controls emotional processing. The amygdala, an area of grey matter vital for processing anxiety, was more robust in the people involved in the study. Scientists have long suggested living near forests is good for you, but the findings are the first to provide physical evidence. City dwellers are at greater risk of psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia than those who reside in the country. A number of factors including, noise, pollution and the high number of people in the small space of a city can also contribute to chronic stress. Speaking about it, lead author of the study Dr Simone Kuhn of the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, said that ...
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