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Why dogs are grateful to his man

Date: September 25
Location: Vijayawada

Dogs, they say, are man’s best friend.

Sometimes, the reverse is also true and people like 71-year-old Murala Venkateswarlu become a dog’s best friend.

Venkateswarlu has dedicated his life to taking care of ailing dogs.

He provides medical assistance to injured, sick and abandoned dogs at his ashram in Vijayawada.

Motherless puppies also find shelter here.

 

Construction labourer’s daughter cracks UPSC exam

Date: September 26
Location: Thiruvananthapuram

Many dream of cracking the UPSC exams; few manage do so.

Among those who have managed to do so this year is Aswathy S, a construction labourer’s daughter from Thiruvananthapuram.

She cleared the exam with an All India rank of 481.

Speaking to ANI, Aswathy said, “It was my dream for the last 15 years to become a civil servant.I want to become an IAS officer.”

 

Garbage lights up this panchayat

Date: September 26
Location: Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu

Garbage, right?

Waste, right?

No.

Nothing goes to waste here. Literally.

The residents of Kanjirangal in Sivaganga district produce about 500 kg of garbage daily, but don’t have any place to dump it.

What they do have, though, are electricity bills, which amount to about Rs 12 lakh a year, or half the panchayat’s annual budget; this includes the cost of keeping street lights burning.

So the residents decided to use their garbage to defray their bill.

Their garbage is now processed in a biogas plant — set up under the National Rurban Mission with the help of the local residents and the panchayat — to generate electricity.

“Our new initiative helps reduce electricity bills and dispose waste efficiently,” explains says Panchayat President K S M Manimuthu.

 

Another inspiring UPSC story!

Date: September 28
Location: Anantnag

Waseem Ahmad Bhatt has made his family proud by ranking 225 in the UPSC exam.

It’s not been an easy journey for Bhatt, who belongs to a remote village in the Dooru Shahabad area of Anantnag district, south Kashmir.

Waseem completed his education in a government school in Dooru.

No wonder, the people in his village are proud of his achievement.

Karnataka’s ode to farmers

Date: September 29
Location: Shivamogga

If you are in Karnataka, do drop by at this unique park at Anjanapura village in Shivamogga district.

It is dedicated to the lives of the farmers in the Malnad region at the time of the Issuru uprising during the British rule.

It explains their contribution to the freedom struggle.

 

Brave woman fights off leopard!

Date: September 30
Location: Mumbai

What would you do if you came face to face with a wild leopard?

Scream? Freeze? Pray?

Here’s what this old woman in north west Mumbai’s Aarey colony did.

As she came outside her house and sat down, a leopard that had been lying in wait attacked her.

She was startled for a micro-second before the adrenalin kicked in and she attacked right back!

That spotted cat, we are sure, could not have been more surprised.

 

Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com

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