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Tag: Selfie

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Odisha: Selfie Love Proves Costly For Youth Near Rayagada Nagabali River

Tragic scenes unfolded in Rayagada district on Sunday (October 3) when a youth accidentally slipped into a river while taking selfie in his mobile phone.

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This Is How A Girl Drowned While Clicking Selfie In Odisha: Watch Viral Video

Sundergarh: A video purportedly showing the circumstances leading to the drowning of a girl in Ib river went viral on social media. The viral video showed how Nirupama Prajapati of Rajgangpur drowned in the river while clicking selfie on January 3, 2021. In the video, a man was seen approaching Prajapati while she was posing […]

Amazon to verify its drivers using their selfies to combat fraud cases

San Francisco: In a bid to combat delivery-related fraud cases, e-commerce giant Amazon is making a section of its drivers take selfies before resuming their duties for the day in order to record and verify their identities using facial recognition from time to time. For now, the requirement applies specifically to “Flex drivers” — who […]

Obsession for flawless selfie can affect mental health: Study

New York: Is your teenaged daughter addicted to photo editing applications such as Snapchat to get that flawless look for the perfect selfie? Beware, it can take a toll on her self-esteem and trigger body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), warn researchers, including one of an Indian-origin. BDD is a mental illness involving an excessive preoccupation with […]

Youth slips down waterfall while posing for picture

Koraput: A youth sustained critical injuries after he slipped 50-feet down a waterfall while posing for photograph in Potangi block of Koraput district. The injured- Subrat Nag who had sustained serious injury on his head and legs, was rescued by fellow picnickers. He was admitted to the Pottangi Community Health Centre (CHC)  first and later […]

Deadly selfie: Man trampled to death by jumbo while clicking pic

Angul: Selfie fever turned out fatal for a youth who was crushed to death by a wild elephant at Nuapada under Khamara range in Angul district today. Jaydev Naik of Nimiribedha was trying to pose for a photo with the animal that had strayed away from its herd and sneaked into the human habitation for […]

OPPO launches F5 with AI selfie technology

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker OPPO unveiled its flagship smartphone F5 in India at Rs 24,990 on Monday with Artificial Intelligence(AI)-enabled selfie technology. Available in red and black, this is the first phone to come with 6GB RAM in this price segment, the company said in a statement. “We are excited to announce this collaboration […]

Xiaomi Redmi Y1, Y1 Lite launched in India

New Delhi: Xiaomi India released the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite selfie-centric smartphones and declared the release of the global version of MIUI 9 that is an upgrade to its customised Android-based operating system (OS) here on Thursday. Redmi Y1 has been launched at a price point of Rs 8,999 for 3GB RAM and […]

Train runs over three selfie-clicking youths

Bengaluru: A train ran over three youths on Tuesday while they were reportedly clicking selfies on railway tracks near here, police said. The incident took place at around 8.30 a.m. between Hejjala and Bidadi stations. “The youths were run over by Golgumbaz Express going to Mysuru from Bengaluru. Witnesses claimed they were taking selfies. We […]

Bengaluru: NCC cadet drowns as friends click selfies nearby

Bengaluru: A trekking expedition by a 25-member National Cadet Corps (NCC) team ended in a tragedy as one of them drowned, even as his colleagues were busy clicking selfies on the edge of a pond at Kanakapura near here, police said on Tuesday. “The tragic incident occurred on Sunday when the cadets were visiting Ramagondlu […]

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Student drowns while taking selfie in Jharkhand

Ranchi: A Class 12 student drowned in a waterfall in Jharkhand on Monday after he slipped while taking a selfie, police said. Harshit Pandey, a resident of Daltanganj, had gone to the Suggabandh waterfall in Latehar district along with six friends, according to police. Harshit and three more boys went in the fall to take […]

One dead, another injured while clicking selfie with moving train

Kolkata: A madness to click a selfie with a running train took the life of a polytechnic student and left another youngster seriously injured in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Tuesday, railway sources and witnesses said. Rakesh Triguna, 23, and class nine student Suraj Mondal wanted to take the selfie about 1.5 kilometers from Kalyani […]

Selfie in Puri temple, Police begin probe

Puri: A youth claiming to be a sevayat at the Srimandir has posted selfies taken inside the temple on his social media profile which has raised questions on how mobile phones were permitted within the temple premises. Police has begun probe into the incident after the post has gone viral. While visitors to the temple […]

Woman's selfie causes $200,000 in damage

Los Angeles: A woman caused about $200,000 in damage when she knocked over about 10 pieces of artwork while taking a selfie at the 14th Factory Exhibition in Los Angeles. Video captured by a surveillance camera showed that the woman attempted to take a selfie with one of the displayed crowns, reports Xinhua news agency. […]

Selfie turns deadly: Tusker injures man while clicking pic

Dhenkanal: Selfie mania turned dangerous as a man got seriously injured after being attacked by a wild tusker while capturing a picture in Dhenkanal district today. As per sources, a herd of wild jumbos had wreaked panic in Masania village under Khadagprasad gram panchayat for the last two days. Despite the threat, a local identified […]

CM felicitates bravehearts, freezes moment with a selfie

Bhubaneswar: On Thursday, probably for the first time, CM Naveen patnaik clicked a selfie with seven year old Pinki Dalei of Kendrapara, who fought a crocodile to save her sister Basanti few days ago. The CM lauded efforts of Pinki who saved her sister, the victim of attack, of Bankula village of the district and […]

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Selfie craze claims techie's life

Sambalpur: A 20-year-old engineering student today died after coming in contact with a high-tension wire while taking a selfie atop a stationary goods train at Baljori area in Odisha’s Jharsuguda town, police said. His friend also sustained injuries in the incident, they said. The deceased, identified as Rajpal Gourav Patra of Koraput, was a second […]

Taking selfie costs youth his life in Paralakhemundi

Paralakhemundi: The desire to click a selfie at a picnic point here proved fatal for a youth of Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district. The youth identified as Rakesh Pattnayak of Kamakhyanagar here, drowned in Mahendratanaya river while taking selfie at the Brundaban Palace picnic point here on Wednesday. His dead body was recovered this morning. Rakesh […]

Selfie hunting was the name of the game this Puja

By Dillip Pradhan & Rasmi Ranjan Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Pray to goddess, offer worship, have ‘Prasad’ and so on are the common sights, which are almost performed by the elders at every Puja pandal. But when it comes to the adults and kids, selfie with presiding idols is must. The young pandal hoopers turn frenzied to click […]

Selfie bug bites Dongria girls too

Bhubaneswar: Selfies and Dongria girls make for an unlikely combination. But going by what one saw at the ongoing Adivasi Mela in the capital city here, the selfie mania seems to have gripped this particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), which lives amid the verdant beauty of the Niyamgiri hills, too. Unlike the in-your-face, devil-may-care attitude […]

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Selfie with rattlesnake costs man over $150,000

London: Bit by a rattlesnake while taking a selfie with it, a man from San Diego faces a hospital bill of over $150,000 for treatment, a media report said today. Earlier this month, Fassler’s arm went purple when he yanked the deadly animal from a bush while posing for the perfect shot and the snake […]

Bill payment can be done through a selfie

New York: Paying bills can be fun, if you do it through Mastercard. You just need to click a selfie with your smartphone, blink once at your self-portrait and your bill is paid. That’s with the help of a new mobile app that MasterCard has come up with, CNET.com reported. The app uses facial recognition […]

'Selfie' enters French dictionary for first time

London: ‘Selfie’, named ‘Word of the Year’ by the Oxford dictionary in 2013, has now been officially included in the most popular French dictionary. Le Petit Larousse has announced that 150 new words will be included in its 2016 edition and one of the most high-profile new words is ‘selfie’, Telegraph reported. “A photographic self-portrait, […]