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Doctors remove 40 knives from man’s stomach in India

A man in India spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed from his stomach, according to the doctor who led the operation. Dr. Jatinder Malhotra said it took his team about two days to form a diagnosis and surgery plan. The five-hour operation took place Friday in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, a Sikh holy city in the state of Punjab. Malhotra said they found foldable knives, which when fully extended were about seven inches long. “He [the patient] says he swallowed some knives folded, and some unfolded. When we took out the knives — some were found folded, some were open, and some had even started rusting and were broken,” Malhotra said. The …

District Commissioner sets an alcohol-drinking time table for residents.

Kamwenge Resident District Commissioner Elijah Biryabarema has set an alcohol-drinking time table for residents. He says the decision was prompted by the increasing number idle people and cases of domestic violence, child neglect. Biryabarema says this will give the people of Kamwenge more time to work towards boosting their house hold incomes and improve their quality of life. He says under the new arrangement, people will only be allowed to drink alcohol between 2:00pm and 10:00pm. Biryabarema has also warned to close down bars that will violate the directive and stay open beyond the stipulated time.

US women make it 1-2-3 at Rio in 100m hurdles

Brianna Rollins led an American domination of the 100-meters hurdles on a golden night for the US women at Rio 2016. Rollins, who finished ahead of teammates Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin in a thrilling final, cruised home in a time of 12.48 seconds. It was the second gold medal of the night for the US after Tianna Bartoletta triumphed in the long-jump with fellow American Brittney Reese coming second. Rollins, the 2013 world champion, had looked good in qualifying for the final and showed her class in beating her teammates. Ali came a clear second while Castlin had to hold off a late challenge from Britain’s American-born Cindy Ofili to claim bronze. The triumph was a sign of the …

A choir member in Catholic Church killed by a mob for allegedly stealing a parish priest’s cell phone.

A choir member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Patongo Town Council in Agago District has been killed by a mob for allegedly stealing a parish priest’s cell phone. Christians had accused the deceased only identified as Ochan of stealing the mobile phone belonging to Fr.Lioncy Akena. The priest reportedly demanded that the deceased brings back his phone but he denied being in possession of the handset, prompting other “Christians” to beat him to death. Patongo Parish Council chairperson, Alfonse Odongo, confirmed the unfortunate incident He however denies reports that the parish priest also participated in the lynching of the suspected thief. The Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations Department of Agago Central Police Station, Ben Kilama says one person …

Tourism Ministry Officially launches The Kampala Rolex Festival.

State Minister for Tourism Hon.Godfrey Kiwanda has today officially launched the Kampala Rolex Festival. A ‘Rolex’ is a traditional delicacy of Ugandan origin that started out as a road side snack made of eggs and chapatti. The Rolex has this morning been endorsed as a proudly Ugandan product that is also enjoyed by many tourists who visit the country. Meanwhile we spoke to a cross section of members of the general public who have expressed mixed reaction about the Rolex, with some saying its a waste of time because there is nothing special about it while others think it can be one of the ways to support the young people to get economically independent. The launch was witnessed by local …