The Bayside Weekly Bulletin: The Week That Was

A round-up of some of the biggest stories this week

The BJP distributes laddoos as thank you, Pokémon finally launches, Malayali newspaper suggests eating non-veg to conceive boys, and more – highlights from happenings from India and around the world this week.

Giraffes Facing Silent Extinction

The giraffe population has now been put on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species around the world. Over the past 30 years, it has shrunk by nearly 40%. Scientists have blamed loss of habitat as the main reason behind the plight of the giraffes. Read more.

‘Smart’ Trump Says He Doesn’t Need Daily Intelligence Briefings

Donald Trump has been receiving only one presidential intelligence briefing per week on an average. Trump, who has no previous military or political experience, defended himself on Fox News Sunday saying he’s a “smart person”. Read more here.

Delhi BJP to Distribute Laddoos to Thank People for Standing in Bank Queues

The Delhi wing of the BJP has decided to “express their gratitude” towards the people who have stood in queues to withdraw their own money. And as a token of thanks, they distributed laddoos. Read more.

Pokémon Go Finally Launches in India

Pokémon Go was officially launched in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh more than five months after its original global release date. Most Indians, however, have been playing the game for months now by downloading the app from international app stores. Read more.

Want a Baby Boy? Eat Mutton Says Kerala Newspaper

Possibly for centuries, pregnant women have been asked to eat certain foods and adopt certain practices in order to conceive a baby boy. Now a Malayali newspaper, Mangalam, has come up with a list of “scientifically proven” (no research is cited, of course) methods to ensure that a baby boy is conceived. Read more.