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Assam traffic cop stands on duty during storm, becomes social media star



A traffic police constable in Guwahati became a social media star on Sunday for exemplary dedication to duty amid a thunder shower that lashed Assam’s capital around noon.

Mithun Das, who was manning the busy Basistha traffic intersection, stood amid heavy rain without a raincoat in an uncovered podium directing traffic without thinking twice about running for cover.

“My duty hours were from 7 am to 12 pm. The storm started around 5 minutes before noon, but since my replacement hadn’t come, I continued my job in the rain for nearly 20 minutes,” Das said.

“It could be a bit scary with the heavy rain, wind and lightning to stand on an uncovered podium. But for us duty comes first,” added the constable from Karbi Anglong district who joined Assam Police in 2015.

Videos of Das clicked by motorists and bystanders have gone viral on Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media platforms lauding the constable for his act.

“Traffic gets more congested during rains and Das who was responsible for managing the busy Basistha intersection showed that no matter what the circumstances are, duty comes first,” said Guwahati police commissioner Deepak Kumar.

“We are very pleased with Das’s exemplary act and will soon award him,” he added.

The Assam Police’s Twitter handle praised the constable as well. “Dedication is thy name. We salute Constable Mithun Das (Basistha PS) for his exceptional devotion towards duty and showing us how dedication can turn a storm into a sprinkle.”

Sunday’s thunder showers accompanied by lightning led to three deaths in separate locations in the state.


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Viral video alert: Man brushing his teeth on Delhi Metro gains millions of views



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Hey there! Have you seen the viral video of a man confidently brushing his teeth while commuting on the Delhi metro? It’s been making rounds on Instagram, with over 1.3 million views and 81,000 likes! While some people praised him for his confidence and being different, others were not impressed and criticized his disregard for hygiene and etiquette. Interestingly, this comes after the “Delhi Metro Girl,” Rhythm Chanana, also gained attention for her unique fashion choices on the metro. What are your thoughts on this video?

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‘Maggi’ shoes? Pic of noodle-like footwear leaves people with questions



For Indians, Maggi is the go-to snack for all seasons and every occasion. The instant noodles can make a tasty meal but can it be used as trendy footwear too? Though it may sound weird, a photo of footwear posted on Instagram page Diet Prada sparked all sorts of questions among people. It’s because of the shoes’ uncanny resemblance with Maggi.

Posted on December 18, the photo shows the brand new collection of a fashion brand Bottega Venetta. The shoes shown in the collection have the same pattern and texture as that of the popular instant noodles. To give a clear picture, the photo also inserted the picture of the noodles above the shoes.

Check out the post:

The picture has garnered over 84,000 likes and several people dropped comments on the post too. They gave mixed reactions about the footwear.

“Guess she’ll be ready in 3-4 mins?” asked an Instagram user. “Now I’m hungry,” wrote another. “These look like ramen noodles. Is seasoning packet included?” joked the third.

The shoes are included in the pre-fall collection of the luxury brand and are priced at $1000 approx.

What do you think of these quirky shoes?


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24-year-old man from Bihar turns Tata Nano into a ‘helicopter’



Even though he could not fulfil his dream of designing and flying a helicopter, 24-year-old Mithilesh Prasad has made his car look like one. The helicopter look-a-like car is now becoming a centre of attraction in Chhapra.

Mithilesh, a pipe fitter hailing from Simari village in Baniyapur, has modified his Tata Nano car by incorporating basic design features of a helicopter.

Even though the car cannot fly, it has design features of a conventional helicopter-like main rotor, tail boom and tail rotor. The rotors and side panels are also fitted with colourful LED lights.

ANI shared the image on Twitter:

It took almost seven months for Mithilesh and his brother to complete the design and in addition, an investment of seven lakh rupees went into the project.

A 12th class pass out, the youngster always dreamt of making helicopters and feels content to drive his “helicopter car” on the road even if he cannot fly one.

Talking about his creation, Mithilesh said, “It was my dream since childhood that I construct a helicopter on my own and fly in it. But I do not have a strong background so I made my car look like a helicopter.”


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