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  • Mumbai Police Post LOL Video Of Thief Returning Stolen Wallet
    In a tweet posted earlier today, Mumbai Police has shared a hilarious video of a pickpocket first stealing and then returning a wallet. Of course, in classic Mumbai Police style, the video is accompanied by a warning for anyone who may think they too can get away by pulling a stunt like this.
  • At Rs 9,000 Per Kilo, <i>Mithai</i> From This Surat Shop Is Literally 24-Karat
    A shop in Gujarat's Surat named '24 Carats Mithai Magic' is different from the rest as they are selling sweets for a whopping Rs 9,000 per kg. The hefty price tag is due their speciality- the sweets come with a covering of 24-karat pure gold leaf.
  • Girl, 9, Donates Piggy Bank Savings To Kerala; Promised Cycle Every Year
    A little's girl donation towards flood-hit Kerala has warmed the hearts of many on social media. A tweet going viral details how Anupriya from Vizhuppuram, Tamil Nadu, donated Rs 9,000 to Kerala relief. The little girl had reportedly been collecting money in her piggy banks to buy herself a new bicycle but decided to donate the money instead.
  • Viral: In Kerala, 18 Dogs And Their Owner Rescued From Flooded House
    As rescue operations continue in flood-hit Kerala, several stories of selfless support and humanity have come to light. Among them is this story of how 18 dogs and their owner were rescued by a team of activists from Chennai. A Facebook, accompanied by pictures and videos, details the rescue operation and is now going viral.
  • Unwanted Goldfish Can Find A New Home At Paris's Biggest Aquarium
    Paris's biggest aquarium has created a refuge for goldfish, providing a second life for any unwanted pets who might otherwise find themselves flushed down the toilet. The Aquarium de Paris allows the city's residents to drop off their fish, with the numbers using the service swelling around the time of the long summer holidays.
  • Mailman Finds Gigantic Snake Wrapped Around Mailbox, Calls For Help
    A mailman in Kansas, US, out doing his job, found a huge surprise waiting for him - a gigantic snake wrapped around a mailbox. A tweet posted by Overland Park Police shows pictures of the huge reptile and, we warn you, they aren't for the fainthearted.
  • West Bengal School Book Uses Farhan Akhtar's Pic For Milkha Singh
    Actor Farhan Akhtar has tweeted about a "glaring error" in the depiction of legendary athlete Milkha Singh, popularly known as the 'flying Sikh', in a West Bengal textbook. Instead of Milkha Singh's photo, the publisher of the book has used Farhan's picture, who played the role of the sprinter in the 2013 superhit Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
  • Mumbai Woman's Story About Her Mom's Role In Her Success Is A Must Read
    Moms are usually the silent heroes in their children's lives - they know exactly what's best for them and will move heaven and earth to ensure their kids get it. And this post, shared on the Humans of Bombay Facebook page, talks about one such mother.
  • Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas Make Things Official. Best Reactions On Twitter
    After months of are they, are they not, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have finally made their relationship official on social media. Both Priyanka and Nick posted the same picture on Instagram. Twitter has been buzzing with tweets about the couple. #PriyankaNickEngagement, #PriyankaChopraEngagement and Nick Jonas are trending on the micro-blogging site.
  • Guess What's Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat? A Smartphone Screen
    If you think toilet seats are the dirtiest ones swarming with germs, look at your smartphone. A research has revealed that smartphone screens have three times more germs than a toilet seat.
  • Actor Siddharth Starts 'Kerala Donation Challenge'. Twitter Joins In
    As rescue operations continue in Kerala, battered by the worst floods in a century, actor Siddharth has launched a 'Kerala Donation Challenge'. "I did the #KeralaDonationChallenge. It was awesome! Will you? Please?" he tweeted. His tweet has prompted many on Twitter to share similar posts detailing their donations.
  • Over 55,000 Shares For This Photo Of Newborn Surrounded By IVF Syringes
    A photograph of a newborn surrounded by syringes arranged in a heart has touched a chord with thousands on Facebook. The picture, that's worth the proverbial 1,000 words, portrays the challenges of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Since being posted on August 11, the photo has collected over 70,000 reactions and more than 55,000 shares - and still counting.
  • Imran Khan And 5 Other Sports Stars Who Turned Politicians
    Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader, placing him in charge of a nuclear armed state. But he is not the only one to have swapped playing fields for the hustings.
  • After GoFundMe Page, Abraham Lincoln's Library Is Now Selling His Stuff
    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, which supports Lincoln's museum in Springfield, Ill., has found itself $9.7 million in debt on a loan it took out 11 years ago to purchase a collection of rare artifacts from a private collector. Now, hundreds of Lincoln's personal possessions are at risk of ending up on the auction block if the foundation can't pay off the hulking debt through state funding or private donations.
  • A 12-Pack Of Beer - And The Men Delivering It - Prevented A Suicide
    Jason Gaebel and Kwame Anderson don't usually cross the bridge over Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn. But this Wednesday morning, for no reason in particular, the beer deliverymen decided to take a different route. After dropping off a shipment of beer, Gaebel steered the truck onto the bridge. Then, they spotted a man standing on the bridge's ledge on the other side of the fence.

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