डीडीए ने दिया दिल्ली को जाम मुक्त करने का एक नया प्लान

Neighbourhood News Desk: दिल्ली की सड़कों पर जाम होना कोई नई बात नहीं है, दिल्लीवाले अक्सर जाम की समस्या से जुझते नजर आते हैं, तो वहीं यह बात डीडीए ने भी मानी और कहा दिल्ली में दिनोंदिन बढ़ती यातायात जाम की समस्या के समाधान के लिए दिल्ली विकास प्राधिकरण (डीडीए) के पूर्व योजना आयुक्त ने एक प्लान तैयार किया है। प्लान को यातायात पुलिस, मुख्यमंत्री, उप राज्यपाल और डीडीए के पास भेजा गया है। खास बात यह कि डीडीए उपाध्यक्ष ने इस पर बैठक भी ले ली है तो यातायात पुलिस की संयुक्त आयुक्त ने अपनी रिपोर्ट बना ली है। … Continue reading डीडीए ने दिया दिल्ली को जाम मुक्त करने का एक नया प्लान

US embassy hit by suspected sonic attack

The US believes several State Department employees at the US embassy in Havana were subjected to an “acoustic attack” using sonic devices that left at least two with such serious health problems they needed to be brought back to the US for treatment, several senior State Department officials told CNN. A sophisticated device that operated outside the range of audible sound was deployed either inside or outside the residences of US diplomats living in Havana, according to three US officials. A US government official told CNN that the who, where and when point to “an attack” — the US is … Continue reading US embassy hit by suspected sonic attack

Cuba to apply for 1st UNESCO Global Geopark

Cuban specialists are preparing a presentation to apply for Vinales, the main tourism site of the Western province of Pinar del Rio, to become the first UNESCO Global Geopark in Cuba. Mario Alberto Sanchez, director of the Vinales National Park, recalled that the site, renowned for its picturesque views, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, for its harmony between man and nature and for its preservation of ancient artistic and agricultural traditions. He explained that the presentation will show that Vinales contains many caves with remnants of indigenous communities, such as cave art, as well as paleontological remains. … Continue reading Cuba to apply for 1st UNESCO Global Geopark

Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan

The problem with unraveling grand corruption is that once you begin to tug on a string — a specific individual, perhaps — the whole tapestry could come off the wall. Every thread is tied to another in a nigh-impossible mess of personal and business connections, shell companies with hidden owners, international actors with conflicting interests, and somewhere crushed beneath this writhing mass: the people whose small business are stolen, whose relatives are tortured, whose government institutions have been subverted from the inside to serve only a small cadre at the top. In Uzbekistan, few are as associated with corruption as … Continue reading Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan

US colleges help foreign students wary of traveling home

Art student Usman Anwar planned to spend this summer at home in Pakistan, visiting family and hiking with friends, but as he followed news about President Donald Trump’s orders on immigration, he decided it was too risky to leave the U.S. “I had a feeling that if I would go back … I won’t be able to continue my studies here again,” he said. Instead of visiting Lahore, the 22-year-old sophomore remained at Adelphi University on New York’s Long Island, which provided him with a free room and a campus marketing job — assistance that was key, he said, because … Continue reading US colleges help foreign students wary of traveling home

FOREIGN MINISTRY WARNS: BE CAREFUL IN KENYA DUE TO TENSION OVER ELECTIONS

Amid fears that violence could accompany the outcome of Kenya’s presidential election held on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry urged Israelis in the country to be alert and stay away from large gatherings of people in the country’s cities, especially Nairobi. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was running in a very tight race with his long-time rival Raila Odinga, who served as the country’s prime minister from 2008 to 2013. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was running in a very tight race with his long-time rival Raila Odinga, who served as the country’s prime minister from 2008 to 2013. The Foreign Ministry also … Continue reading FOREIGN MINISTRY WARNS: BE CAREFUL IN KENYA DUE TO TENSION OVER ELECTIONS

U.S. expelled two Cuban diplomats after embassy employees in Cuba developed unexplained ailments

The U.S. government expelled two Cuban diplomats in May, after Americans working at the U.S. Embassy in Havana suffered unexplained physical ailments, the State Department said Thursday. A small number of Americans began reporting symptoms at the end of 2016, and a few either were removed for medical treatment in the United States or asked to leave, State Department officials said Thursday. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert linked “incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms” to the decision to expel two Cubans, but she did not directly blame the Cuban government for harming the Americans. “We don’t have any definitive … Continue reading U.S. expelled two Cuban diplomats after embassy employees in Cuba developed unexplained ailments

BTV AND PARTNERS EXPLORING LEGAL CHALLENGE TO EXTENDED RE-REGISTRATION DATE

Wil Maheia, the leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV), met this afternoon with representatives of the Belize Progressive Party (BPP), the Vision Inspired by the People (VIP), and the Northern Territorial Volunteers (NTV), to discuss the pushing back of the scheduled date for the re-registration of voters by the government. The meeting was also attended by two attorneys, who have been tasked into looking into the possibility of filing a court injunction against the re-registration date announced via a Statutory Instrument. Maheia told Amandala, “The whole idea of the meeting was to discuss the Statutory Instrument which called for … Continue reading BTV AND PARTNERS EXPLORING LEGAL CHALLENGE TO EXTENDED RE-REGISTRATION DATE

Peru fears Venezuela headed toward civil war-foreign minister

Peru fears Venezuela may be headed toward civil war as a political crisis deepens and its economy implodes under the rule of socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Peru’s foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday. Speaking a day after summoning his counterparts from across the region to Lima to condemn the “rupture of democratic order” in Venezuela, Ricardo Luna said Maduro’s support at home and abroad had shrunk as he seeks to consolidate power through the constituent assembly, a powerful new body run by the ruling Socialist Party loyalists. Peru has been one of Venezuela’s harshest critics since centrist President Pedro … Continue reading Peru fears Venezuela headed toward civil war-foreign minister

DUP accuses Dublin of ‘megaphone diplomacy’ over border

“Megaphone diplomacy from Dublin” will not solve the problem of the Irish border once the UK leaves the EU, a Democratic Unionist Party MP has said. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson was responding to comments by the Irish prime minister about his opposition to any sort of economic border post-Brexit. Taoiseach (PM) Leo Varadkar has said he would not design a border for those who campaigned to leave the EU. Sir Jeffrey said non-cooperation from Dublin could result in a “hard border”. “The Taoiseach needs to recognise that going back to the politics of the 70s and 80s in Anglo-Irish relations is … Continue reading DUP accuses Dublin of ‘megaphone diplomacy’ over border