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150 dog bite cases a day in Sukraraj Hospital

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KATHMANDU — As the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) plans to crackdown in the street dog menace in the capital city, the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) records showed it sees at least 150 cases of dog bite every day.

Of the total 200 patients who visit the hospital daily, 150 cases are related to dog bites, according Hospital Director, Dr Kedar Prasad Century.

He pointed finger at the failure to control the dogs in the streets of Kathmandu for the increase in such cases. Programmes undertaken, in coordination with KMC, to control street dogs have not been effective, he added.

Last year at least four persons, who were bitten by dogs, died of rabies. dog bites. They were diagnosed with rabies’ symptoms when they had arrived at the hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the snake bite related cases in the hospital are recorded as five per day on an average.

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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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