Planning For The Worst In A Nuclear World
Weapons of mass destruction have been with us since the bombing events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War Two. The fear of the “wrong weapons” falling into the “wrong hands” is now an everyday consideration in our world. Unstable governments in North Korea and Pakistan have nuclear weapons.Saudi Arabian Women Will Be Allowed To Stop In A Hotel Without A Man
The King of Saudi Arabia has published the decree that allows women to live in hotels without escort of the relatives-men, according to the information of Monday. Before women of this country were forbidden to book a hotel room independently. According to the new rules now they can do this; they should simply present the identification card with a photo.An Interview With Aruna Roy – Janadesh 2007
Aruna Roy is a social activist who is best known for her endeavors for betterment of the rural poor in the state of Rajasthan. In 2000, she was awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership. Her continuous campaigns were instrumental in enactment of the Right to Information act -2005.We Make India An Aerotropolis – G M Rao
India’s GMR, led by founder and chairman G. M. Rao, is right in the middle of the country’s efforts to build up a weak infrastructure. While Rao expects the economy to remain vibrant, he worries that it can’t be developed fast enough to support current economic-growth rates.A Truly Multi-Racial Malaysia In The Making?
A Truly Multi-Racial Malaysia in the Making? Changes to the communal based politics in Malaysia are unlikely to transpire anytime soon, at least not within the next decade. A period of weaning is needed for the ruling UMNO Malay elite who are so used to handouts and cronyism as well as their potential for inciting racial riots.Volatile Offshore Support Vessel Prices To Ease
Less congestion and better weather to stabilise Spring rates. PRICE volatility in the North Sea support vessel spot market may slowly dissipate next quarter as the weather improves and offshore operations become less congested.A Man Who Dared Not To Be A Terrorist
He earns his living as ‘Pitthu’ (luggage and kids carrier) at the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi in the Jammu valley. A thirty-six-year-old soft-spoken Kashmiri youth, Noor Mohammad, loves to live his life peacefully by hard earned money, rather than being a terrorist for the sake of earning lump sum amount in one go. Noor reminisces how a terrorist group had once approached him at his hometown in Poonch district.Changing Contours Of FIR
Imagine a person walking down to a police chowki and insisting to lodge an FIR (First Information Report) against pilferage of commodities ranging from Pajamas to orange, the yawning man in uniform posted in the chowki would get enough reason to ludicrously laugh at the complainer and subsequently, thrash him out of the station. Although, the law of land persists that police should register every single complain coming its way, in today’s circumstance such petty crimes do not get registered.Cheating in China – It’s an Epidemic
Perhaps the reason why cheating continues to be prevalent in China is because of the attitudes of students. Cheating is not necessarily seen in China as a moral issue; it is a matter of survival. Scores on an exam can mean the difference between going to a well known university in a big city or being relegated to a small college in the countryside.Myanmar Police Kill Innocents & Raid Monasteries – Monks & People Protest Military Junta, But China
30,000 peaceful protestors meet military police violence in Myanmar. Though democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi remains on house arrest, the Saffron Revolution led by monks and students has become bolder uniting the people against the oppressive ruling junta. Yet China quietly approves and permits the military junta to continue the oppression and the United States passively doesn’t choose to apply pressure on China. Should nations boycott the Olympics in China?