The year 2016...

The year 2016 was full of events. The US presidential election was pushed back by the "Modi Magic" - demonitaisation of high value Indian currency notes.
Historical win in French open by Djkovic, Elected parliment in Myanmar after 50years, world's longest at 57km tunnel railroad inSwiss, Mother Teresa declared saint, Irom Sharmila ends her hungerstrike after 16 years,etc., everything you know. I have compailed few chosen events of 2016 and presentted here in few pages in the datewise chronological order.

Happy Newyear 2017...

Apr 10, 2016:    Explosions and a fire caused by fireworks at Puttingal Temple in Kerala, India, kills more than 100 and injures nearly 400.

May 10, 2016; Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully gave birth to a baby boy

Fireworks show in Puttingal Temple Kerala goes awry, kills 107

In the worst-ever pyrotechnics tragedy to strike Kerala, 110 persons were killed and close to 400 injured, many of them grievously, on Sunday. Disaster struck the crowded precincts of the Puttingal Devi Temple at Paravur, south of Kollam, around 3.30 a.m. when an entire dump of fire crackers meant to be burst to mark the conclusion of the Meena-Bharani festival exploded, killing over 40 persons instantly, maiming many more and causing extensive damage to nearby buildings.
The fireworks show began at a ground near the Kollam temple at 11.45 pm on April 10,Saturday. As a huge crowd gathered to watch the spectacle, the organisers set off the fireworks at regular intervals. Around 3.30 am, when almost 70 per cent of the stock had been exhausted, sparks from one of the fireworks fell on on the stockpile lying inside a building, setting off the explosion.
As per Sudheer Chellappan, who lives near the temple, "Since midnight, the display of fireworks had been going on, with short breaks. At 3.10 am, an amittu named Suryakanthi (a fireworks item that shoots up and unfurls as a sunflower) fell on its side after it was lit. At that time, a worker came out with another amittu from the building where the items were stocked. That amittu caught fire and sparks from it went into the building through the open door." The temple authorities had gone ahead with the show despite denial of permission by the district administration for the fireworks display, on safety grounds. The contractor of the fireworks, Umesh, who was among those injured, told media he was forced to conduct the show by the temple authorities and locals.

Fireworks Accident at Paravur, Kollam


May 10, 2016; Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully gave birth to a baby boy

Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully gave birth to a baby boy
Daljinder Kaur, 70, from Amritsar, and her 79-year-old husband Mohinder Singh Gill, gave birth to a healthy baby, boy on April 19, 2016. The couple have been married for 47 years - but only decided to seek fertility treatment following the end of a family feud. Mr Gill, a farmer, said: "I felt upset as I was unable to produce a child. "After sometime we thought of having a baby, once again." The couple has been travelling from their home in Amritsar, Punjab, to the National Fertility and Test Tube Baby Centre in Hisar, Haryana, to receive IVF treatment since 2013. They named the baby boy Arman Singh. The mother said: "It was very important for us. I can live happily now. My life is complete." Ms Kaur put her age at about 70, a common scenario in India where many people don't have birth certificates, while the clinic said in a statement that she was 72.
Anurag Bishnoi, who runs the fertility clinic, said: "I first tried to avoid the case because she was very weak. But then her medical reports were normal and she was fit to conceive." This is the second case at the centre where a woman in her seventies has delivered successfully following IVF. In 2006, 70-year-old Rajo Devi gave birth to a baby girl from the same centre, making her the world's oldest mother at the time.
Kaur said she is about five to seven years younger than Singh whose birth certificate showed he was born on April 12, 1937, shared Anurag Bishnoi, the Centre's owner and embryologist. An Indian couple in their 70s became parents after 46 years of marriage. A 72-year-old Indian woman becomes a first-time mother through IVF but several ethical issues surround the successful birth.


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