1000+ Tribal Youth From 51 Villages Now Have Jobs, Thanks To This MP Forest Officer!

Beyond the mandate of nature conservation, forest officers often have the delicate task of balancing these elements with the interests of tribal communities who live in India’s forests. “During the British period, the sole purpose of forest management became to redistribute economic gains in favour of the colonial empire. The whole enfolding of policy was … Continue reading “1000+ Tribal Youth From 51 Villages Now Have Jobs, Thanks To This MP Forest Officer!”

US Sounds the Alarm: “Iran Is Moving Its Country Ever Closer to Our Troops!”

The tensions between Washington and Tehran are continuing to increase. The United States is accusing Iran of moving its borders ever closer to US troops. By now some American soldiers are almost in firing range. “Iran is using its territory to harass our peacefully deployed troops,” said US National Security Advisor John Bolton. “Some of the … Continue reading “US Sounds the Alarm: “Iran Is Moving Its Country Ever Closer to Our Troops!””

Kerala Teacher Uses World’s Worst Aquatic Weed to Make Low-Cost Sanitary Napkins!

Creativity lies in solving problems by thinking out of the box. Three students from AKMHSS Kottor in Kerala, along with their mentor, will prove just that. This teacher-students team has managed to create a sanitary napkin using what is considered to be the world’s worst aquatic weed—water hyacinth. The brainchild of E Aswathy, P V … Continue reading “Kerala Teacher Uses World’s Worst Aquatic Weed to Make Low-Cost Sanitary Napkins!”

Iran resets its foreign policy calculus

(Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Beijing,  May 17, 2019.) The unannounced overnight visit by Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to Pakistan on Thursday can be seen at the very minimum as forming part of a diplomatic campaign in the backdrop of the war clouds building … Continue reading “Iran resets its foreign policy calculus”

Washington Preparing to Throw the Kitchen Sink at China

Dear emerging markets fund manager: If you think the trade war is ending this year, I want my money back. China is returning to its subsidy playbook and plans on subsidizing companies hit by tariffs. The latest recipient is tech companies, according to an article in the South China Morning Post on Friday. State subsidies to favored industries were a key … Continue reading “Washington Preparing to Throw the Kitchen Sink at China”

NATO Adopts New Strategy to Counter “Russia’s Nuclear Threat” – Report

The German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag has quoted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as saying that the alliance’s new military strategy was adopted this week in response to what he described as “Russia’s nuclear threat”. Stoltenberg noted that “sometimes, it’s necessary to hammer out new military concepts” to maintain NATO’s security. READ MORE: NATO Concerned Over Norway’s Insufficient Defence Spending … Continue reading “NATO Adopts New Strategy to Counter “Russia’s Nuclear Threat” – Report”

Purple Powerhouse: Why The Good Old Jamun Is the Uncrowned Star of Desi Summers!

A love for mangoes is perhaps the only thing that unites every Indian and elicits no debates, irrespective of where they hail from. I’m sure many would agree that summer blues seem to melt away into obscurity with every juicy bite which relaxes not just your heart but perhaps also the soul. But this is … Continue reading “Purple Powerhouse: Why The Good Old Jamun Is the Uncrowned Star of Desi Summers!”

“We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo (VIDEO)

On Thursday night Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” featured rare prime time coverage of the bombshell leaked OPCW report which refuted key events surrounding the April 2018 alleged chemical gas attack in Douma, Syria — which resulted in massive US and allied airstrikes on Damascus, nearly leading to a major war at the time. And now new allegations are looming which could once … Continue reading ““We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo (VIDEO)”

Hatari partners up with Bashar Murad and shoot a video in Palestine

Icelandic band Hatari partners up with Bashar Murad and shoot a video in Jericho, Palestine during their Eurovision trip. With less than a week since their waving of the Palestinian flag at Eurovision held in Telaviv Israel, Hatari has released a video in cooperation with Palestinian artist Bashar Murad. The video is filmed in Jericho, … Continue reading “Hatari partners up with Bashar Murad and shoot a video in Palestine”

Sea Life Trust Planning a media trip to Iceland in relation to their Beluga Whale Sanctuary

During the 18th and 19th of June this year, Sea Life Trust is planning a media trip in relation to their Beluga Whale Sanctuary. The media will be offered to join Sea Life Trust and cargo-airline Cargolux for the arrival of the Beluga whales Little White and Little Grey to Iceland, and take the opportunity … Continue reading “Sea Life Trust Planning a media trip to Iceland in relation to their Beluga Whale Sanctuary”

Spare Us Your Tears, Theresa

The end of May is finally here. Today in Westminster – at her umpteenth lectern appearance, addressing a weary press and public – prime minister Theresa May announced that she would step down as Tory leader on 7 June. Her voice cracked as she spoke of the honour of ‘serving the country I love’, before turning back … Continue reading “Spare Us Your Tears, Theresa”

NFF Lauds Bill Recognising Football As ‘National Asset’ In Nigeria

By Taiwo Adelu London, 25 May, 2019 (AltAfrica)-President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has described as ‘the real next level’ for Nigerian football development, the passage by the Senate of the Federal Republic on Wednesday of the NFF Bill, which automatically repealed the long –standing NFA Act and recognized football … Continue reading “NFF Lauds Bill Recognising Football As ‘National Asset’ In Nigeria”

GOKADA, Nigeria’s motorcycle startup aims global, secures $5.3 million funding

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-GOKADA, Nigeria’s on-demand bike-hailing startup has secured $5.3 million in a Series A funding led by  Rise Capital, a venture capital firm with interest in tech-driven startups in emerging markets. The round is intended to support the company’s vision as it seeks to expand its operations and push for growth. GOKADA will … Continue reading “GOKADA, Nigeria’s motorcycle startup aims global, secures $5.3 million funding”

Nigerian state approves death sentence for kidnapping, life imprisonment for rape

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Frequent acts of violent crime have grown to form a major threat to Nigeria’s national security. These include instances of militancy, insurgency and banditry. Banditry includes cattle rustling, armed robbery and kidnapping for ransom. Kidnapping has remained the most virulent form of banditry in Nigeria. It has become the most pervasive and … Continue reading “Nigerian state approves death sentence for kidnapping, life imprisonment for rape”

Nigerian billionaire, Benedict Peters strikes it big in Zimbabwe

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Zimbabwe economy may be in taters, consumer prices have surged at their fastest pace since a hyper inflationary spiral a decade ago Inflation accelerated to 20.9% in a couple of months ago, from 5.4% in the previous month. The price of food, which contributes a third to the inflation basket, … Continue reading “Nigerian billionaire, Benedict Peters strikes it big in Zimbabwe”

Tense US-China Relations Could Pose Risks for Russian Economy – Moscow

“This will affect the global economic growth rate, and we greatly depend on it, because if the Chinese economy slows down, the demand for hydrocarbons and other commodities will also slow down. This will hit Russian exports”, Akimov said on the sidelines of the annual conference Digital Industry of Industrial Russia that was held from 22-24 May in the Russian high-tech hub … Continue reading “Tense US-China Relations Could Pose Risks for Russian Economy – Moscow”

The Trump Administration Is Declaring a Fake Emergency to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia

The Trump administration chose the Friday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend to invoke an obscure state-of-emergency provision that would allow it to sell billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without giving Congress a chance to block the sale. A Democratic congressional source told The Intercept on Friday that the … Continue reading “The Trump Administration Is Declaring a Fake Emergency to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia”

Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Assange Indictment, a Renegade Use of the Espionage Act to Criminalize Journalism

The Justice Department filed 17 charges against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange on Thursday, deploying the controversial Espionage Act as a cudgel against First Amendment protections and press freedom. It’s the first time the U.S. government has used the Espionage Act to prosecute a publisher, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.   Democratic presidential candidates … Continue reading “Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Assange Indictment, a Renegade Use of the Espionage Act to Criminalize Journalism”

Foreign Policy and the Establishment of Religion

by Paul R. Pillar The opening line of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution bans any law “respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. It is no accident that this prohibition has pride of place in the Bill of Rights. It is fundamental to the founding of the republic. Several … Continue reading “Foreign Policy and the Establishment of Religion”

A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations

by James M. Dorsey Results of a recent annual survey of Arab youth concerns about their future suggest that Arab autocracies have yet to deliver expected public services and goods, explain autocratic efforts to promote nationalism, and indicate that jobs and social freedoms are more important than political rights. The survey provides insights that should … Continue reading “A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations”

Nancy Pelosi Slams Edited Footage With Claim That When She’s Drunk You’ll Fucking Know It

WASHINGTON—Denying that there was any factual basis to the doctored footage shared by President Trump that suggested she was intoxicated, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted the viral video clip Friday by claiming that you’ll fucking know it when she’s drunk. “Yet again, we have the President spreading baseless…Read more…

The Indictment of Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is a Threat to the Press and the American People

Placards left by supporters of Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorian Embassy on Aug. 20, 2012 in London, England. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images A true democracy does not allow its government to decide who is a journalist. A nation in which a leader gets to make that decision is on the road to dictatorship. That is … Continue reading “The Indictment of Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is a Threat to the Press and the American People”

Ignác Semmelweis, Hungary’s “savior of mothers” gets statue in Albany, NY

On April 24, 2019 the New York State Department of Health in Albany, NY held a ceremony at the Wadsworth Center Biggs Laboratory to unveil a statue of Ignác Semmelweis to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the physician’s birth. Semmelweis was one of the most influential (and unusual) physicians of the 19th century; his pioneer … Continue reading “Ignác Semmelweis, Hungary’s “savior of mothers” gets statue in Albany, NY”

Amazon Launches Support for Traditional Chinese Books on Kindle

May 24, 2019 Picture:  Readers around the world can now enjoy a growing selection of more than 20,000 Traditional Chinese language books with the free Kindle app and on Kindle devices Authors can now publish Kindle books in Traditional Chinese with Kindle Direct Publishing SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(Nasdaq:AMZN)—Amazon announced today that Kindle customers around the globe can … Continue reading “Amazon Launches Support for Traditional Chinese Books on Kindle”

ICE Agent Can’t Believe He Being Reprimanded For Child Who Died All Those Months Ago

CASA PADRE, TX—Saying the incident was so long ago that he had difficulty recalling the girl’s face, ICE agent Ed Thornton couldn’t believe he was being reprimanded Friday for a child who died months ago. “I accidentally killed this toddler, like, six months ago, but literally all my coworkers have had kids die during…Read more…

Mexico City Metro partially cancels Israeli events and photo exhibit due to Israeli Embassy lies

Mexico City Metro partially cancels Israeli events and photo exhibit due to Israeli Embassy liesUpdateFollowing protests, the Mexico City Metro removed 12 photographs from the exhibition “A look at Israel” sponsored by Israel’s embassy in Mexico. Cultural BoycottLocal governmentsMay 24, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Trump’s “Emergency” Sale to Saudi Arabia Must Not Stand

by William D. Hartung Congressional opposition to U.S. support for the brutal Saudi/UAE war in Yemen has been growing in the past few years. It has underpinned the work of a network of peace, human rights, and humanitarian aid groups who are moved to end what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst … Continue reading “Trump’s “Emergency” Sale to Saudi Arabia Must Not Stand”

Mexico City Metro partially cancels Israeli events and photo exhibit due to Israeli Government lies

Mexico City Metro partially cancels Israeli events and photo exhibit due to Israeli Government liesUpdateFollowing protests, the Mexico City Metro removed 12 photographs from the exhibition “A look at Israel” sponsored by Israel’s embassy in Mexico. Cultural BoycottLocal governmentsMay 24, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Apapa gridlock: LASMA Begins Enforcement of Presidential Order

London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) is to begin ‘’Operation Totality Enforcement’’ to ensure timely implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that trucks parking on Apapa roads should vacate with 72 hours. Mr Chris Olakpe, the Chief Executive Officer of LASTMA, made the disclosure on Friday in an interview with … Continue reading “Apapa gridlock: LASMA Begins Enforcement of Presidential Order”