Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani June 1, 2018 11:20 am Change Font Size The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued some stern directions this week in a bid to tackle effectively the acute water shortage being faced my residents in Shimla. Having taken suo motu cognizance of the water crisis in the city, the Bench comprising Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice A.M. Goel on Wednesday directed Commissioner of Shimla Municipal Corporation to disconnect water supply to hotels which have defaulted in clearing their dues. It ordered, “We direct the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Shimla to immediately take steps for disconnection of water connections of such of those hoteliers, who have not yet cleared their Municipal dues.” It however clarified that hoteliers who agree to deposit the due amount within two days would be exempted from the disconnection till then. During the hearing on Wednesday, the Court was informed that within … [Read more...] about Shimla Water Crisis: Disconnect Water Supply To Hotels With Pending Dues; No Water Tankers Even To VIPs: Himachal Pradesh HC [Read Order]
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NEW satellite images appear to show North Korea has already begun dismantling its nuclear test site. They show support buildings, ventilation infrastructure and rail lines among parts of the nuclear operation that have been removed. The photos were taken at leader Kim Jong-un's Punggye-ri nuclear test site, which is located in the northeast of the hermit state. North Korean state media declared at the weekend the dismantlement of its site would take place between May 23 and 25. Kim also recently pledged to discontinue nuclear tests ahead of next month's historic meeting with US President Donald Trump. The official Korean Central New Agency said it would collapse all its tunnels with explosions, block entrances, and remove all observation facilities, research buildings and security posts. According to 38 North, a website run by former US diplomats, the latest aerial images were taken by commercial satellites on May 7. It stated the photos show "the first definitive evidence that … [Read more...] about North Korea starts to dismantle nuclear test site ahead of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meeting, satellite images reveal
PRINCE Harry has handed a Royal Wedding invitation to a hero soldier “torn to pieces” by a bomb blast in Afghanistan, who then went on to win gold at the Invictus Games. JJ Chalmers was left fighting for his life after the explosion in 2011 which claimed the lives of two soldiers and left nine others maimed or traumatised. The 30-year-old suffered injuries to his arms and legs, lost two fingers and was left with scars on his face and chest, where one arm was temporarily grafted to his body. He first met Harry in June 2014 during a triathlon for injured veterans. The prince persuaded him to enter the first Invictus Games that September and JJ won gold in a cycling event. Since then the pair have grown ever closer. JJ told The Mirror: “I’m just happy my friend is settling down with somebody. So many of our other friends are all settled down and have kids, so he needs to catch up. “It’s fantastic to see that he’s been able to find someone, because … [Read more...] about Afghanistan veteran and Invictus Games gold medallist hails ‘incredible’ invite to entire Royal Wedding after meeting Prince Harry just four years ago
HUNDREDS of thousands of Muslim refugees have been fleeing from Myanmar amid brutal state persecution. But who are the Rohingya? What is happening in Myanmar? What has Aung San Suu Kyi said and when did she meet with Pope Francis? What is the Rohingya crisis? Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic group that make up a large minority of the population of Myanmar, also known as Burma. They have been consistently and systematically persecuted over the years of a military dictatorship in the former British colony from 1962-2015, when democratic activist and longtime political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi became the defacto head of state. Since taking office, further large waves of desperate Rohingya refugees have been fleeing the predominantly Buddhist country amid reports of state persecution and violence. Whole villages have been burned down and families driven from their homes. Rohingya have been classed as illegal immigrants in the country and have been denied civil rights. Their treatment has … [Read more...] about What is the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and what did Pope Francis say after his meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Kristine Phillips by Kristine Phillips Email the author May 8 at 1:51 PM Email the author An employee at a Virginia hotel was fired this week after he was recorded on video using an expletive and a racial slur during a confrontation with a black customer. The video shows the unnamed hotel clerk angrily walking from behind the reception desk, opening the door leading to the lobby and screaming at the customer to “get off my property” as he points his right arm in one direction. “Why?” the customer asks, while recording the encounter. “Because you are rude!” the clerk … [Read more...] about A hotel clerk was caught on video calling a black customer a monkey. He’s been fired.