Outrage as Phone Covers With Photos of Holocaust Victims Appear in Online Stores

The Auschwitz Memorial has condemned the products available on the websites of two online shops that were stocking cushions and phone cases featuring photos of Nazi concentration camps victims. The official Twitter account of the Auschwitz Memorial that preserves the site of the former extermination camp shared the screenshots on Wednesday of two products available … Continue reading “Outrage as Phone Covers With Photos of Holocaust Victims Appear in Online Stores”

To stop water to Pakistan, Modi tells Indians to buy plastic tanks

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked people to purchase plastic water storage tanks so that the country is able to divert water flowing into Pakistan. “I urge all citizens to buy water tanks, plastic tanks, as many as possible for water storage. Only then we will be able to retain every drop of[continue … Continue reading “To stop water to Pakistan, Modi tells Indians to buy plastic tanks”

Indian hardline group calls for ban on maps with ‘Kashmir on top’

Srinagar: With calls for complete boycott and ousting Kashmiris grow in India, a rightwing vigilante group has called for an immediate ban on country maps that “contain Kashmir on top”. The call comes a day after the Governor of Meghalaya state batted for boycott of everything Kashmiri – even the Amarnath Yatra. The group named[continue … Continue reading “Indian hardline group calls for ban on maps with ‘Kashmir on top’”

Security withdrawn, Hurriyat leader posts ads for ‘grocery boys’

Srinagar: A few days after government withdrew security to Hurriyat leaders in Kashmir, one of them is looking for grocery boys for his Srinagar home. Prof Abdul Gani Bhat has placed an advertisement in a local newspaper seeking ‘grocery boys’. “I told India and I am telling you too. That, we do not need any[continue … Continue reading “Security withdrawn, Hurriyat leader posts ads for ‘grocery boys’”

Tihar jailers scratching head on how to withdraw security to Shabir Shah

Srinagar: The administration at Delhi’s Tihar jail are in a fix on how to withdraw security of a Kashmiri separatist leader lodged there since July 2017. The awkward situation at the jail arose from an order from Home ministry directing officials to withdraw security of several Kashmiri separatist leaders including Shabir Shah. “Do we have[continue … Continue reading “Tihar jailers scratching head on how to withdraw security to Shabir Shah”

Stranded Kashmiris teargassed to make them feel home: Police

Srinagar: The J&K Police today said lathi-charge and teargas used on stranded Kashmiri passengers in Jammu city were aimed at making them feel home, and the exercise would be used liberally all along the highway, wherever they are stuck. “We have clear directions from  Raj Bhavan to make the stranded Kashmiri passengers feel home and[continue … Continue reading “Stranded Kashmiris teargassed to make them feel home: Police”

Shah Faesal asks donors not to send worn out socks

Srinagar: Kashmiri bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal has appealed people not to donate worn out socks and underwear for his crowdfunding campaign, as these were of no use. “It has become a nightmare. Now I have to even tip off the safaiwalla to take away hordes of worn out socks and underwear. Yorei chu kharuch[continue … Continue reading “Shah Faesal asks donors not to send worn out socks”

Confirmed: Modi created wave on Dal Lake

New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi created a wave on Dal Lake in Srinagar by waving his hands at the empty lake. Thankfully, the weather office said, it hasn’t impacted the weather system drastically. “Yes, we did detect a weather system, a kind of air wave, emanating[continue … Continue reading “Confirmed: Modi created wave on Dal Lake”

Indian hardline group calls for ban on maps with ‘Kashmir on top’

Srinagar: With calls for complete boycott and ousting Kashmiris grow in India, a rightwing vigilante group has called for an immediate ban on country maps that “contain Kashmir on top”. The call comes a day after the Governor of Meghalaya state batted for boycott of everything Kashmiri – even the Amarnath Yatra. The group named[continue … Continue reading “Indian hardline group calls for ban on maps with ‘Kashmir on top’”

Days after 4 kurta claims, Kashmir parties seek CBI probe into Governor’s overcoat

Srinagar: Days after J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik claimed to have four kurta pyjamas only, Kashmiri political parties have sought investigation into the overcoat he was seen wearing Sunday. The Jammu & Kashmir National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party and Congress are asking India’s premier investigating agency to investigate where the light-brown overcoat flaunted by Malik[continue … Continue reading “Days after 4 kurta claims, Kashmir parties seek CBI probe into Governor’s overcoat”

Security withdrawn, Hurriyat leader posts ads for ‘grocery boys’

Srinagar: A few days after government withdrew security to Hurriyat leaders in Kashmir, one of them is looking for grocery boys for his Srinagar home. Prof Abdul Gani Bhat has placed an advertisement in a local newspaper seeking ‘grocery boys’. “I told India and I am telling you too. That, we do not need any[continue … Continue reading “Security withdrawn, Hurriyat leader posts ads for ‘grocery boys’”

Tihar jailers scratching head on how to withdraw security to Shabir Shah

Srinagar: The administration at Delhi’s Tihar jail are in a fix on how to withdraw security of a Kashmiri separatist leader lodged there since July 2017. The awkward situation at the jail arose from an order from Home ministry directing officials to withdraw security of several Kashmiri separatist leaders including Shabir Shah. “Do we have[continue … Continue reading “Tihar jailers scratching head on how to withdraw security to Shabir Shah”

GoI awards Param Vir Chakra to JK Governor’s fax machine

New Delhi: The Government of India has awarded the highest gallantry award, Param Vir Chakra, to the fax machine of J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik, “which gave its life at the crucial moment to thwart the advancing Pakistan sponsored forces of NC, PDP and Congress”. This is the first time that the highest gallantry posthumous[continue … Continue reading “GoI awards Param Vir Chakra to JK Governor’s fax machine”

Nigeria plans special mortgage scheme for citizens in Diaspora

London, August 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)- The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) is developing  a Diaspora mortgage housing scheme to assist Nigerians living abroad to own homes in Nigeria The Managing Director of FMBN Mr Ahmed Dangiwa who unveiled the plan in Abuja on Thursday when Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora … Continue reading “Nigeria plans special mortgage scheme for citizens in Diaspora”

Stranded Kashmiris teargassed to make them feel home: Police

Srinagar: The J&K Police today said lathi-charge and teargas used on stranded Kashmiri passengers in Jammu city were aimed at making them feel home, and the exercise would be used liberally all along the highway, wherever they are stuck. “We have clear directions from  Raj Bhavan to make the stranded Kashmiri passengers feel home and[continue … Continue reading “Stranded Kashmiris teargassed to make them feel home: Police”

After division, 300 km flyover to connect Ladakh with Jammu

Srinagar: Days after declaring Ladakh as a separate division, the J&K Governor S P Malik has approved construction of a 300 km long flyover to connect Jammu division with Ladakh directly bypassing Kashmir. The flyover will fly over the mountains of Kashmir, to connect Jammu with Ladakh. “There is no point in having a separate[continue … Continue reading “After division, 300 km flyover to connect Ladakh with Jammu”

Shah Faesal asks donors not to send worn out socks

Srinagar: Kashmiri bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal has appealed people not to donate worn out socks and underwear for his crowdfunding campaign, as these were of no use. “It has become a nightmare. Now I have to even tip off the safaiwalla to take away hordes of worn out socks and underwear. Yorei chu kharuch[continue … Continue reading “Shah Faesal asks donors not to send worn out socks”

Why I went underground and how I am enjoying my subterranean life

Here is one of the windows of my new home. No, not the big one. Look at where my wife, Grazia, is pointing. Yes, that one!This summer in Florence we already had two vicious heat waves. As I am writing, we are in the middle of the third one, even more vicious. It has been, … Continue reading “Why I went underground and how I am enjoying my subterranean life”

Gaia Exists! Here is the Proof

Gaia is neither benevolent nor merciful. She is harsh and ruthless. Environmentalists are sometimes defined as “Gaia worshippers,” a term supposed to be an insult. That’s a little strange because most people on this planet openly worship non-existing entities and that doesn’t normally make them targets for insults. Maybe it is because there is an important … Continue reading “Gaia Exists! Here is the Proof”

Confirmed: Modi created wave on Dal Lake

New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi created a wave on Dal Lake in Srinagar by waving his hands at the empty lake. Thankfully, the weather office said, it hasn’t impacted the weather system drastically. “Yes, we did detect a weather system, a kind of air wave, emanating[continue … Continue reading “Confirmed: Modi created wave on Dal Lake”

From smart homes to smart living

Aug 22, 2019 Picture:  Smart home experts share the key innovations in Singapore’s rising smart living lifestyle Singapore, 21 August 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– Asia’s burgeoning smart solutions market will reach US$115 billion by 2030, according to ATKearney. In fact, highly connected economies such as Singapore, Japan and Korea will drive up to 30 … Continue reading “From smart homes to smart living”

FitXR: VR Fitness Game BoxVR Now Available for PlayStation® VR in Japan

Aug 22, 2019 Best-Selling Boxing-Inspired Workout Title Launched Today in the PlayStation Store in Japan LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FitXR, a pioneer in VR fitness games, today launched BoxVR its award-winning, boxing-inspired workout game for PlayStation® VR (PSVR) in Japan. Already a hit on the PlayStation Store in North American and Europe and on Steam and Oculus, BoxVR … Continue reading “FitXR: VR Fitness Game BoxVR Now Available for PlayStation® VR in Japan”

Egypte : 20 ONG de défense des droits appellent le président Macron à dénoncer le bilan désastreux de l’Egypte en matière de droits humains lors du sommet du G7

C’est un choix choquant de la part de la France que d’inviter le chef de l’Etat égyptien Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi au sommet du G7 à Biarritz du 24 au 26 août, dont le thème choisi est « la lutte contre les inégalités ». Le nombre d’Egyptiens vivant sous le seuil de pauvreté est en nette augmentation … Continue reading “Egypte : 20 ONG de défense des droits appellent le président Macron à dénoncer le bilan désastreux de l’Egypte en matière de droits humains lors du sommet du G7”

Europol, Spanish police arrest ten members of animal trafficking network to Africa

London, August 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A ring of illegal animal trafficking network from Europe across Africa through Morocco has been busted by the Spanish Civil Guard. The international network specialised in trafficking protected species of animals ‘Operation Fennec’ supervised by Europol, is the fruit of a coordinated investigation with the participation of Portugal, Slovakia, and Morocco. … Continue reading “Europol, Spanish police arrest ten members of animal trafficking network to Africa”

Prolight + Sound Shanghai Set to Shine in 2019

Aug 22, 2019 Picture:  SHANGHAI, Aug. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Prolight + Sound Shanghai (PLSS), organized by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd., is back with a raft of new activities and engaging industry events October 10- 13, 2019. Making waves at the 17th Edition of PLSS this October are two special experience zones that will … Continue reading “Prolight + Sound Shanghai Set to Shine in 2019”

The International Dota 2 Championships 2019 Kicks off in China

Aug 22, 2019 Picture:  SHANGHAI, Aug. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The International Dota 2 Championships 2019, also known as TI9, kicked off at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China on August 20. This is the first time that an Asian city is hosting the annual tournament since 2011. At the opening ceremony, Gabe Newell, co-founder … Continue reading “The International Dota 2 Championships 2019 Kicks off in China”

Italy’s Right-Wing Government Collapses – Will the Next One Be Better?

Matteo Salvini of the right-wing League party tried to maneuver for new elections, but failed. Now coalition talks are happening to see if the anti-corruption 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party can form a government. Luciana Castellini assess the situation The post Italy’s Right-Wing Government Collapses – Will the Next One Be Better? appeared … Continue reading “Italy’s Right-Wing Government Collapses – Will the Next One Be Better?”

On n’est jamais aussi bien trahi que les siens

“Nous ne cèderons pas un pouce de notre terre”: “le Gaza du Cachemire” brave l’autorité indienne AFP, J. 22/08/2019 à 11:01 Assis à côté d’un tas de pierres et d’un feu de camp, quelques jeunes hommes assurent la surveillance de l’entrée principale de Soura, quartier assiégé qu’ils ont baptisé “le Gaza du Cachemire”, tandis que … Continue reading “On n’est jamais aussi bien trahi que les siens”

Un sommet avant le Sommet . VLADIMIR POUTINE EN VILLÉGIATURE À BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS

« La chose la plus importante en communication, c’est d’entendre ce qui n’est pas dit». Peter Drucker. En dehors des lieux de pouvoir institutionnels officiels, connus de tous, où les chefs d’Etat reçoivent leurs homologues, il est des résidences discrètes où ils accueillent de manière relativement informelle des personnalités de marque à qui ils font … Continue reading “Un sommet avant le Sommet . VLADIMIR POUTINE EN VILLÉGIATURE À BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS”

Cachemire : une lutte de longue haleine pour l’indépendance

La décision de l’Inde de révoquer l’article 370 n’est qu’un chapitre de plus dans la longue histoire d’oppression impériale au Cachemire. Le 5 août, le gouvernement du parti nationaliste hindou Bharatiya Janata (BJP), a publié un décret que l’on attendait pas annulant l’autonomie accordée à l’État du Jammu-Kashmir en échange de son adhésion à l’union … Continue reading “Cachemire : une lutte de longue haleine pour l’indépendance”

«Juifs déloyaux», «Roi d’Israël» : les propos de Trump sèment la controverse

Les juifs votant démocrate sont « déloyaux » : cette phrase de Donald Trump lui a valu une pluie de critiques, mais a aussi mis le doigt sur le malaise de certains juifs américains à l’égard des démocrates. Le président a lancé cette énième polémique mardi soir, dans la lignée de ses attaques répétées depuis … Continue reading “«Juifs déloyaux», «Roi d’Israël» : les propos de Trump sèment la controverse”

Greenland: Trump’s MAGA Idea!, by Pat Buchanan

To those of us of who learned our U.S. history from texts in the 1940s and ’50s, President Donald Trump’s brainstorm of acquiring Greenland fits into a venerable tradition of American expansionism. The story begins with colonial officer George Washington’s march out toward Fort Duquesne in 1754 and crushing defeat and near death at Fort…

Le clonage d’animaux de compagnie est de plus en plus populaire en Chine

La société chinoise Sinogene Biotechnology a réussi à cloner un chat domestique. Le chaton qui s’appelle Garlic est en bonne santé. Cette entreprise a cloné 20 chiens en 2018 et encore 20 autres au premier trimestre de cette année. Et la demande ne cesse d’augmenter, confie à Sputnik Mi Jidong, président du conseil des directeurs … Continue reading “Le clonage d’animaux de compagnie est de plus en plus populaire en Chine”

Brazilian Government Equips Firefighters With Flamethrowers To Combat Massive Amazon Rainforest

BRASILIA—In response to an environmental crisis that threatened mass swaths of the country, the Brazilian government announced Thursday that it was equipping crews of firefighters with flamethrowers to combat the massive Amazon rainforest. “We have marshaled our resources and distributed flamethrowers to thousands of…Read more…

Bernie Sanders’s Climate Plan Is More Radical Than His Opponents’ — And More Likely to Succeed

If you tried to design a program with the aim of offending the top brass of the world’s most powerful corporations and the politicians whose careers they bankroll, you’d get something like what Bernie Sanders unveiled today in his $16.3 trillion Green New Deal platform. That’s part of the point. “We need a president who … Continue reading “Bernie Sanders’s Climate Plan Is More Radical Than His Opponents’ — And More Likely to Succeed”