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Top 5 viral videos today: PM Modi and Meloni's selfie, frog wedding in Varanasi, student protest for AC at IIT Amritsar and more | Trending News

Saturday's viral recap is in. From IIT Amritsar students protesting against air conditioning in their hostel due to extreme heat, to a frog wedding in Varanasi to appease the rain gods, to a selfie of Prime Minister Modi and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni going viral at the G7 summit, here are today's top viral videos.

In VaranasiA male and female frog were married in a ceremony. This unique ritual, captured in a viral video, quickly spread across social media. The event was a lively affair, complete with prayers, rituals and traditional songs performed by local women. The community gathered in the hope that the frog wedding would entice the heavens to open and bring much-needed rain.

Viral selfie of Italian Prime Minister Meloni with Prime Minister Modi

Capturing a moment of camaraderie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G7 summit in Italy, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni shared a selfie video on her official X username and Instagram profile. Meloni happily reposted the video on X with the caption, “Hello friends, from #Melodi,” which has already garnered over 5.5 million views.

IIM Amritsar students protest for air conditioners, sleep in chaos of hostel

Students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Amritsar staged a protest by sleeping in the hostel canteen to demand air conditioning in their rooms. Videos of their demonstration quickly went viral, attracting widespread attention and sympathy on social media. The protest site is significant as the hostel canteen is one of the few air-conditioned spaces available to students. Meanwhile, Amritsar is experiencing temperatures hovering around 45 degrees Celsius during an intense heatwave.

Accident on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway leaves 8 dead

A speed traveler fell into a ravine along the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, resulting in the death of at least eight people. The vehicle, which was travelling from Noida to Rudraprayag, fell into a 150-200 meter deep ravine. Seven bodies were recovered initially. Rescue efforts with police, SDRF and locals are ongoing, and the number of casualties and injured is yet to be ascertained.

Exploring the other Patna

There is more than one Patna in the world, and one of them is in Scotland, about 45 miles from Glasgow in East Ayrshire. A video shared by @param_shant offers a glimpse into this lesser-known Patna. The video showcases the streets, houses, neighbourhoods and natural surroundings of Scotland's Patna, drawing fascinating parallels with its counterpart in India.

These videos dominated social media on Saturday.

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First uploaded on: 15.06.2024 at 20:00 IST