World International Affairs China has destroyed tens of thousands of maps depicting borders not recognized by Beijing, which maintains a tight grip on how international boundaries are portrayed within the country. At a press conference held jointly by the Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources, customs officials and the province of Shandong's Ministry of Natural Resources, Anti-Vice Working Group and Provincial Press and Publication Bureau, authorities announced last week that 803 boxes containing 28,908 "problematic" maps were confiscated and destroyed. Among the reasons for their disposal were "problems such as border marking errors," according to the ministry. The ministry's Geographic Information Management division, which is tasked with approving documents like maps, described the cache as the largest in recent history. Chinese customs officers indicate the location of Taiwan on a confiscated map in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, April 18, … [Read more...] about China Destroys 30,000 World Maps Showing ‘Problematic’ Borders of Taiwan and India
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Published 7:08 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Canada geese forage in a vacant parcel of land at India Basin in San Francisco in July. The Board of Supervisors delayed hearings on its development Tuesday. Canada geese forage in a vacant parcel of land at India Basin in San Francisco in July. The Board of Supervisors delayed hearings on its development Tuesday. Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Canada geese forage in a vacant parcel of land at India Basin in San Francisco in July. The Board of Supervisors delayed hearings on its development Tuesday. Canada geese forage in a vacant parcel of land at India Basin in San Francisco in July. The Board of Supervisors delayed hearings on its development Tuesday. … [Read more...] about SF supes delay India Basin hearing after surprise environmental recommendations
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Somesh Dutta September 1, 2018 11:26 am Change Font Size A cluster of universities established by respective state/provincial legislatures in India prefer adding the prefix ‘national’, ultimately making them national law universities also popularly known as NLUs. Often, such a nomenclature gets associated with the overall quality of an institution. For stakeholders, primarily budding lawyers and aspiring law students, one of the most common concerns is whether receiving education from a university or a college outside the NLU cluster would help achieve one’s professional dreams? Accordingly, it becomes important to examine if there is a substantial difference in the quality and administration of legal education among various institutions across the country. NLU v. Non-NLU debate Firstly, in general, physical infrastructure including library facilities at NLUs seem to be in a better position as compared … [Read more...] about How to Make Legal Education in India ‘Meaningful’?
AT least 324 people have died and a quarter of a million have been left homeless in southern India's worst monsoon floods in 100 years. Volunteers, soldiers and rescue crews used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops in the wake of devastating rains. Monsoon season starts in June every year but the death toll has soared in the past 24 hours. Dramatic footage shows homes destroyed by flood waters and houses submerged under the water, as residents use boats and makeshift paddles to rescue their loved ones. The popular tourist destination has been devastated over the past eight days by heavy rains that triggered flooding, landslides and cause bridges and homes to collapse. Schools have been shut in the region and air and train services severely disrupted. Local media reports that the state is now facing a new crisis with some hospitals facing shortages of oxygen and gas stations running short of fuel. The top state elected official, Pinarayi … [Read more...] about At least 324 dead and a quarter of a million homeless in southern India’s worst monsoon floods in 100 years
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Akanksha Jain August 2, 2018 1:40 pm Change Font Size Lamenting how judicial infrastructure has been given relatively low importance with infrastructure in courts in interior parts of the country being on ventilator, the Supreme Court on Thursday underlined some vital features which have to provide in all court complexes across India including court managers with MBA degree for ensuring efficient court administration in every judicial district. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said, “…judicial infrastructure which has been given relatively low importance, if not long neglected. That needs an overhaul. Apart from the metropolitan cities and State capitals, infrastructure in Courts, especially in the interior parts of the country, is dying out. It would not be wrong to say that some of them are just on the ventilator”. The bench was hearing an … [Read more...] about Judicial Infrastructure On Ventilator, SC Suggests Vital Features For Courts Including Court Managers With MBA Degree Across India [Read Order]