Bollywood Star Kushal Punjabi Found Dead At 42 ‘Note Located’

MUMBAI, INDIA. (THECOUNT) — Indian actor Kushal Punjabi died of an apparent suicide on Friday. He was 42.

According to Friday reports, the actor’s parents were unable to contact him by phone since Thursday.

A spare key was used to gain access Punjabi’s apartment, where friends located his body.

Punjabi, who starred in shows such as Ishq Mein Marjawan and Hum Tum and the movie Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love with Priyanka Chopra, was found hanging inside his Mumbai apartment according to local reports. Police found a suicide note, reports eonline.

According to reports, Punjabi is also survived by his sisters, his wife, a foreign national who works for a shipping firm in China, and their three-year-old son Kian, who lives with her.

Members of the Bollywood community, including Punjabi’s friend and fellow Indian TV star Karanvir Bohra, took to social media to publicly mourn the actor.


Geo quick facts: Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. A financial center, it’s India’s largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city’s also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry – wikipedia.

Family Shock As Deceased Baby ‘Wakes Up’ On Way To Own Funeral

NEW DELHI, INDIA. (THECOUNT) — Max Healthcare, a hospital in New Delhi, India, fired two physicians and promised an investigation after a baby who was declared dead – suddenly woke up in a bag while the family was driving to his funeral.

The case has sparked outrage across the country as the country’s health minister threatened to cancel the hospital’s license.

Max Healthcare issued a statement saying the “unfortunate incident” occurred Thursday following a premature delivery of twins after a five-month pregnancy. The second child was stillborn, the first was declared dead a short time later, reports NewsCenterMaine.

The babies were placed in plastic bags and the family was driving to the crematorium when they saw movement. They opened the bag to find the live child.

The baby was placed on life support, the hospital said.

“We are shaken and concerned at this rare incident,” the hospital said. “We are in constant touch with the parents and are providing all the needed support.”

Adding to the controversy, the child’s father, identified by Delhi-TV as Ashish, said physicians told him Wednesday that his wife, Varsha, needed an operation for bleeding. Ashish said physicians demanded extra money to improve the chances of keeping the baby and mother alive.

Delhi police said they were collecting hospital records for the mother and treatment records for newborn babies. Video from the hospital also was being reviewed, police said.

The hospital, with more than 300 beds, is one of 14 in the Max Healthcare locations across India. It is dubbed a “super specialty hospital” on the company website, boasting a wide array of medical disciplines.

The Indian Medical Association also weighed in on the case, issuing a warning for hospitals that the body’s metabolism is suspended in cases of severe hypothermia and may protect against oxygen deprivation for an extended period of time.

Dr. KK Aggarwal, president of the association, attempted to take some heat off the suspended physicians, AP Mehta and Vishal Gupta.

“There is definitely a mistake,” he told Asian News International. “The difference between a mistake and negligence is deliberate action. I don’t think any doctor will do it willfully. But let the inquiry committee find out.”


Geo quick facts: New Delhi is an urban district of Delhi which serves as the capital of India and seat of all three branches of the Government of India. The foundation stone of the city was laid by Emperor George V during the Delhi Durbar of 1911. It was designed by British architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker – Wikipedia.

Woman 73 Gives Birth To Healthy Twins ‘Looking Forward To Next Chapter Of Life’ Oldest Ever

ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA. (THECOUNT) — Erramatti Mangayamma, a 73-year-old woman, is now the 73-year-old mother of twins after successfully birthing twin girls in India.

Mangayamma, a farmer from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, is believed to be the oldest person ever to give birth. The new mother and her husband, 80-year-old E. Raja Rao, have been married since 1962 but had never been able to conceive naturally.

The senior citizen became pregnant through IVF and doctors delivered the babies via cesarean section Thursday.

“The surgery went well … the mother and the babies are all healthy with no complications,” Dr. Sanakayyala Umashankar, the director of Ahalya IVF, who performed the C-section, reports WTVR.

The couple were approached in 2018 and after preliminary tests were promising – the doctor agreed to give them one round of IVF treatment.

Given Mangayamma’s age, the doctors performed a C-section and will keep her under observation for the next 21 days.

“We are not allowing the mother to breastfeed and the babies will be fed through the milk bank,” Umashankar said.

Rao, 80, has already begun making plans for his daughter, said Umashankar. And for Mangayamma, it is a new lease of life at the age of 73, he said.

Geo quick facts: Andhra Pradesh is a state bordering India’s southeastern coast. Major cultural landmarks include Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, an ornate hilltop shrine to Hindu’s Vishnu, in the southern part of the state. It’s visited by tens of millions of pilgrims annually. The major northern port of Visakhapatnam has popular beaches like Ramakrishna and Rishikonda lining the Bay of Bengal, offering spots for swimming and surfing – wikipedia.

Apple Executive Shot Dead In Saturday Lucknow India Police-Involved Shooting

LUCKNOW, INDIA. (THECOUNT) — Apple app executive, Vivek Tiwari, has been identified as the victim shot dead by a Lucknow, India, police constable Saturday.

Tiwari, 38, assistant sales manager of Apple Inc, was shot dead after he allegedly refused to stop his SUV at a checkpoint in Gomti Nagar extension late night on Saturday.

According to reports, the deceased Vivek Tiwari was driving towards his home with a colleague, identified as Sana Khan, after the launch of iPhone X Plus when he was intercepted by the police at a checkpoint. Continue reading

Kanpur Express Train Derailment Leaves Dozens Dead Scores Injured in India

Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday took stock of the situation and directed the state Director General of Police to personally monitor the relief operations after 14 coaches of Patna-Indore express derailed near Kanpur, which left at least 30 dead.

The train is reported to have derailed around 5 in the morning. Medical teams have been rushed to the site of the accident to attend to the injured.

Patna-Indore express derails: Death toll reaches 30, rescue operations underway
The officials are expecting the death toll to rise as the rescue operations are underway. “14 coaches of Indore-Patna express derailed near Kanpur. We are yet to confirm the total number of casualties. Rescue operations are underway,” Anil Saxena, Indian Railways spokesperson told news agency ANI. h/t indianexpress

Meanwhile, Zaki Ahmed, Inspector General, Kanpur confirmed that 30 bodies have been recovered so far from the spot after the tragedy.

CLUELESS: Rep. Curt Clawson Confuses U.S. Officials For FOREIGNERS

Rep. Curt Clawson (R-FL) speaking at the House Foreign Affairs committee yesterday to State Department official Nisha Biswal and Commerce Department official Arun Kumar … MISTOOK the high ranking U.S. officials … for Indian government officials, from India, yeah.

In the video (below,) Rep. Curt Clawson can he heard giving a great speech, directed at who he thought were Indian officials on the always important issue of trade and how the direction of currency should flow both ways, there was just one little problem, they are not Indian officials, they’re U.S. officials, the man had no idea who he was talking to..

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I’m familiar with your country,” he told them, despite the chairman introducing them both as senior American officials. “I love your country. And I understand the complications of so many languages and so many cultures and so many histories all rolled up in one.” He added, as the two officials sat staring at him: “Anything I can do to make the relationship with India better, I’m willing and enthusiastic about doing so.” Continue reading

Baby Born With EXTRA HEAD

This baby was born with two heads and is in currently clinging to life in an intensive care unit at a hospital near New Delhi, India.baby_two_head_India-464845

The “twins” have separate spinal cords, necks and heads but share the same a heart, which makes separating them almost impossible.

Known as ‘thoracophagus’ twins, the two babies’ bodies are fused from the upper thorax to the lower belly. Continue reading