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Authorities drain lake after
HIV-positive woman drowns in it
The residents of Morab, in Karnataka
state, have refused to drink water from
their village lake after an HIV-positive
woman committed suicide by jumping
into it a week ago.
Unable to convince them, authorities
are now draining the water from the
36-acre lake which they hope to refill
with water from the Malaprabha canal.
The lake is a key source of drinking wa-
ter for more than 1,000 people who live
in the drought-affected region and earn
their livelihoods by farming.
YouTube granny chef dies at 107
One of the world’s oldest YouTubers,
107-year-old Mastanamma from the
state of Andhra Pradesh, died on
She shot to fame on the Internet for
her cooking, which consisted of local and
unusual dishes made from scratch.
Her YouTube channel Country Foods,
launched in 2016, has more than a mil-
lion subscribers with hundreds of cook-
ing videos, including one on her iconic
India sweeps list of world’s
When it comes to the top 10 cities for eco-
nomic growth, India is set to dominate
over the next two decades, according to
Surat, a diamond processing and trad-
ing centre in the state of Gujarat, will see
the fastest expansion through 2035, aver-
aging more than 9 per cent.
All the 10 fastest over that period will
be in India: The others being Agra, Ben-
galuru, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Tiruppur,
Rajkot, Tiruchirappalli, Chennai and Vi-
South Indian movies hog most spots
in top 10 Twitter hashtags in India
Six south Indian movies are in the list of
the top 10 Twitter hashtags in India this
year, with Vijay’s recent release #Sarkar
grabbing the top spot.
Ajith’s new Tamil film #Viswaasam is at
No. 2, followed by Mahesh Babu’s April re-
lease #Bharat Anne Nenu at No. 5.
Jr NTR’s #Aravinda Sametha, which
saw a massive box-office collection of over
Rs 100 crore in three days worldwide, is at
No. 8 and Ram Charan Teja’s #Rangastha-
lam, a period drama set in rural Andhra, at
Rajinikanth’s Kaala is at No. 10.
Bollywood’s most celebrated couple
#Deepveer bagged the seventh position,
while #Karnataka elections, #Kerala
floods and #Justice for Asifa were third,
fourth and sixth respectively.
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