After the war the Mount Paektu camp was lost to the surrounding forests, the guide explained, but Kim Il Sung recognised its location on a visit to the area in 1986 and had its three huts rebuilt to ensure younger generations could be taught about "our country that he has defended and won back with his blood". … [Read more...] about Among The Believers In North Korea’s ‘Holy Land’
It is, interesting to note, however, that Justice Arun Mishra himself, sitting with Justice Amitava Roy, on December 7, 2017 in the same case, thought the issue merited consideration by a larger bench. On December 7, 2017, the two Judge bench knew that the 2014 decision in Pune Municipal Corporation was rendered by a three-Judge bench. Therefore, when Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Amitava Roy held that a larger bench needed to consider this issue, they apparently believed that a bench larger than the 2014 bench alone would be competent to resolve the issue. If so, the decision of Justices Arun Mishra and Goel to declare the 2014 decision as per incuriam, despite the dissent of Justice Shantanagouder, was inexplicable. … [Read more...] about Explained: Supreme Court Imbroglio Over Land Acquisition By The State
The fire dramatically increased in size near the Horsethief Canyon area on Wednesday, then jumped the North Main Divide dirt road, burning into the Lake Elsinore area of Riverside County, Bommarito said. As the fire advanced into Riverside County, mandatory evacuation orders were issued for McVicker Canyon, Rice Canyon, Horsethief Canyon, Glen Eden, El Cariso Village, Sycamore Creek and Rancho Capistrano, along with the Ortega (74) Highway corridor from the Lookout restaurant to the Nichols Institute. … [Read more...] about Firefighters Make Dent in Holy Fire as Burn Area Increases
Love to other species has been the culture of the land & in particular Ishavasya Upanishad professes that no creature is superior to any other; He who sees everywhere the self in all existences and all existences in the self, shrinks not thereafter from aught. (Verse 6)The post-independence India gave itself the PCA to extend welfare to animals. It has been judicially settled that PCA is a welfare legislation & has been drafted to check exploitation of animals by humans. Globally speaking, Chapter 7.1.2 of the guidelines of World Health Organization of Animal Health (OIE), recognizes five internationally recognized freedoms for animals, i.e: (i) freedom from hunger, thirst and malnutrition; (ii) freedom from fear and distress; (iii) freedom from physical and thermal discomfort; (iv) freedom from pain, injury and disease; and (v) freedom to express normal patterns of behaviour. The notification allowing jallikattu not only violates various provisions of PCA but also takes away … [Read more...] about Perhaps, the bull is not holy enough!
As the presiding royal, Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds the title of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Ahead of the September stampede in 2015, Iranian cleric Ayatollah Javadi Amoli called for this title to "be handed to men of piety" and freed "from the servitude" of the Saudi royal family. Shortly after the deadly incident the following year, Khamenei officially rejected Saudi's oversight of the holy cities. … [Read more...] about Iran Says Saudi Arabia Should Not Control Muslim Holy Sites