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  • Ohio planners looking at a 30-year timeline for hyperloop project between Pittsburgh and Chicago

    10/18/2019 8:37:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 17, 2019 | Ed Blazina
    Ohio planners will move full speed ahead on a proposed hyperloop system that would carry passengers between Pittsburgh and Chicago in about 58 minutes for a one-way cost of about $93. But the full system, known as Mid-West Connect, probably wouldn’t be finished until about 2050. Thea Walsh, director of transportation and funding for the Columbus, Ohio-based Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, said this week the agency is putting the finishing touches on feasibility and environmental impact studies but has concluded it should pursue the hyperloop system. The system being developed by Virgin Hyperloop One would move passengers and freight in...
  • Gandhi Is Deeply Revered, But His Attitudes On Race And Sex Are Under Scrutiny

    10/02/2019 11:59:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | October 2, 2019 | Sushmita Pathak
    When Martin Luther King Jr. visited the villa in Mumbai, India, where Mohandas Gandhi stayed in the 1920s, he had a special request: He wanted to spend the night in Gandhi's bedroom. ........................................................ Now, six decades later, many black Africans are calling Gandhi a racist. #MeToo activists are questioning his sexual practices. Hindu nationalists are rejecting Gandhi's vision of a pluralistic India that is strengthened by diversity.
  • 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack: US national pleads guilty to charges of providing support to LeT

    05/09/2019 7:02:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    DNA ^ | Thursday, May 9, 2019 | PTI
    A US national Wednesday pleaded guilty to the charges of helping and supporting Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, who was arrested in February, admitted to encouraging an individual, identified in court documents only as coconspirator 1, to join Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). He now faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to USD 250,000. The sentencing is scheduled for August 12. According to the guilty plea, Sewell provided the coconspirator, who he spoke to on social media, with contact information for an individual he believed could...
  • Dev Patel's 'Hotel Mumbai' removed from New Zealand theatres after Christchurch mosque attacks

    03/18/2019 12:49:56 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    DNA ^ | March 18, 2019 | DNA Web Team
    Dev Patel's movie Hotel Mumbai has been pulled from New Zealand cinemas in the wake of the recent attacks at a mosque in Christchurch. Starring the Oscar-nominated actor, along with Armie Hammer, Anupam Kher and Jason Isaacs in pivotal roles, Hotel Mumbai is based on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks which left more than 160 people dead. It displays the story of Taj Hotel staff that risked their lives to keep the guests and other people safe during one of the darkest days for the financial capital of India. According to a report by NZ Herald, Icon Film Distribution released...
  • Delhi, Mumbai & 5 other cities put on 'highest alert'

    02/26/2019 6:56:42 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Time of India ^ | 1-26-2019 | Raj Shekhar
    Anticipating a Pakistani retaliation to the Balakot bombin .. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/68176466.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  • Man wants to sue his parents for giving birth to him 'without his consent'

    02/04/2019 5:57:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2019 | Tim Stickings
    Raphael Samuel, 27, has compared having children to 'kidnapping and slavery' On his Facebook page he sends anti-natalist posts to hundreds of followers He intends to sue his parents despite having a 'great relationship' with them A man is planning to sue his parents in India for giving birth to him 'without his consent'. Raphael Samuel said he had a 'great relationship' with his parents but has compared having children to 'kidnapping and slavery'. The 27-year-old from Mumbai is an 'anti-natalist' who believes it is wrong to put an unwilling child through the 'rigmarole' of life for the pleasure of...
  • India’s richest man has moved into world’s biggest private residence

    10/14/2010 10:47:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Oct ober 14, 2010 | Liz Goodwin
    Marking the end of seven years of construction work, India's richest man is planning a housewarming party for his 27-story palatial new home in Mumbai, replete with no fewer than three helipads and an air-traffic control station on its roof. The 570-foot-tall glass tower, called Antilia, "features a swimming pool, a health club, a salon and a mini-theatre," reports the Times of India. "The first six levels comprise the garage where more than 160 cars can be parked. Atop the parking lot is Antilia's lobby, which has nine elevators." The house also has a garden that can accommodate trees, according...
  • UN report: San Francisco's 'cruel and inhuman' homelessness crisis is a human rights violation

    11/04/2018 7:56:28 AM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 30, 2018 | Aria Bendix
    The Bay Area's "cruel and inhuman" conditions for homeless residents violate a number of human rights, according to a reportwritten by United Nations Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha. Farha revealed her findings before the UN General Assembly two weeks ago, after previously reporting that homeless residents in San Francisco and Oakland had been denied "access to water, sanitation and health services, and other basic necessities." In January, she went on a fact-finding mission to assess the state of the Bay Area's homeless encampments, which are teeming with trash, feces, and discarded needles. In Oakland, Farha witnessed rats digging through the mud and families camped outside...
  • Delhi-Mumbai Super Expressway to enable commuters to travel to and fro in 12 hours

    04/29/2018 1:54:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    HappyTrips (Times of India) ^ | April 24, 2018 | Resham Sengar
    Good news for travellers, the road distance between Delhi and Mumbai take very less time, thanks to the new project announced by the Central Government. Reportedly, the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry is gearing up to build a super expressway to connect the two major cities of India, which would allow commuters to finish the 1,400 km long journey within 12 hours! According to news reports, the project will be wrapped up in 4 phases. Meanwhile, work has started on the first and last stretches of the expressway, i.e., between Delhi and Jaipur as well as Vadodara and...
  • Mumbai: Man Dies After Being Sucked Into MRI Machine; Doctor, Ward Boy Arrested

    01/29/2018 11:27:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Indian ^ | January 29, 2018
    The death highlights a major issue civic-run hospitals have — patients’ relatives have to conduct work meant for hospital’s class II and III employees.A 32-year-old man died at BYL Nair Municipal Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday night after he was reportedly sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine while holding a metallic oxygen cylinder in his hand. Three people, including a doctor, have been arrested. Rajesh Maruti Maru (32) had accompanied his sister’s mother-in-law, Laxmibai Solanki, to the hospital’s MRI section for a test. Around 8.30 pm, he reportedly got trapped with a leaking oxygen cylinder inside the MRI...
  • Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

    12/07/2017 3:00:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/6/17 | James Delingpole
    Alarmist scientists have been caught red-handed tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea level rise.The raw (unadjusted) data from three Indian Ocean gauges – Aden, Karachi and Mumbai – showed that local sea level trends in the last 140 years had been very gently rising, neutral or negative (ie sea levels had fallen). But after the evidence had been adjusted by tidal records gatekeepers at the global databank Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) it suddenly showed a sharp and dramatic rise.The whistle was blown by two Australian scientists Dr. Albert Parker and Dr. Clifford Ollier in a paper for Earth Systems and Environment.
  • Mumbai railway station stampede kills 22 amid heavy rain

    09/29/2017 7:38:54 AM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | September 29, 2017 | BBC journalist
    A stampede on a footbridge at a Mumbai railway station has left 22 people dead and injured more than 30, Indian officials report. The tragedy occurred during the morning rush hour at Elphinstone station, which connects two major local lines. It was triggered by overcrowding and people seeking shelter from monsoon rains, the officials said. The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital and senior railway officials are at the scene. What happened? "The incident occurred as heavy rains lashed Mumbai and passengers took refuge on the foot overbridge. People at the front slipped and the huge crowd toppled...
  • This company is giving women a day off for their periods, which is perk we can get behind

    07/15/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hello Giggl ^ | July 15, 2017 | Karen Fratti
    It’s true that the first day of your period is usually the absolute worst. It’s different for everyone, but cramps, fatigue, and irritability are pretty common, and for some women, they can be crippling. That’s what the women of Culture Machine say, at least, in a new video announcing the company’s plan to give women the first day of their period off. Culture Machine is a digital media company in Mumbai, which makes this all the more progressive. In rural parts of India, women are often sent out to menstruation huts to wait our their period. The huts are very...
  • Indian man stabs 14 family members to death, hangs self

    02/28/2016 11:38:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBS/AP/ ^ | February 28, 2016, 8:06 AM | CBS news
    <p>Hasnain Warekar, 35, went on his overnight killing spree following a Saturday evening family gathering at his home, said Gajanan Laxman Kabdule, a spokesman for the police in the city of Thane, located outside of Mumbai. He said a motive was not known.</p>
  • Mumbai Court pardons David Headley, makes him approver in 26/11 case

    12/10/2015 1:14:31 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, December 10, 2015 | PTI
    From the order of the US court, which convicted Headley for his role in 26/11 conspiracy, it can be seen that the plan could not have reached its logical end without his involvement, the judge noted, saying this was one of the aspects to be considered while tendering pardon to Headley. Mumbai - A Mumbai court on Thursday pardoned Pakistani-American LeT operative David Headley, who had surveyed targets for the 26/11 attacks, and made him an approver in the case, a move that may unravel the conspiracy behind the brazen terror assault. "Accused David Headley is tendered pardon as per...
  • Yakub Memon Hanged in Nagpur Jail

    07/29/2015 7:27:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    NDTV.com ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Cheat Sheet
    Video: Yakub Memon was convicted for helping finance the serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993 in which 257 people were killed. NEW DELHI: Yakub Memon, convicted as "a driving spirit" for the 1993 blasts in Mumbai, was hanged a little before 7 am at Nagpur Central Prison. At 5 am, the Supreme Court had rejected his last-minute petition to stop his hanging after an unprecedented middle-of-the-night hearing. Here are the 10 latest developments: 1. President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Yakub Memon's mercy petition sent to him on Wednesday. 2. Activists and Memon's lawyers told the Supreme Court in a late-night appeal...
  • Mumbai liquor poisoning death toll rises to 90, Indian police say

    06/20/2015 3:43:04 PM PDT · by windcliff · 16 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 6-20-2015 | unknown
    The death toll from India's latest incident of mass alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor has risen to 90, Mumbai police say. Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy police commissioner in the western Indian city, said it was possible the number of dead from drinking the illicit moonshine could reach three figures. "Ninety people have now died," he said. "More than 40 are being treated in hospital and the death toll may reach 100." Victims first started to fall ill on Wednesday morning after consuming the illegal booze and new patients were still being admitted to hospital on Saturday, Mr...
  • Alleged Mastermind Of Mumbai Attacks That Left 166 Dead Leaves Pakistan Jail

    04/10/2015 10:44:48 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-10-2015
    April 10, 2015 FoxNews.com Indian leaders are strongly protesting a Pakistan court's Friday release of the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead. Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, 55, said to be the operations chief for Lashkar-e-Taiba—the terror group blamed for the deadly attacks—was released on a court order that he be free pending trial, his lawyer, Rizwan Abbasi,said. As Lakhvi was freed from an Islamabad jail, an Indian envoy met the Pakistan foreign secretary in the city to protest his release, the Times of India reported. The Indian envoy told Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry that...
  • In a first, Indian state bans possession and sale of beef

    03/06/2015 9:18:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | Staff
    The state that includes Mumbai, India’s financial capital, this week became the first in the country to ban the possession and sale of beef, imposing fines and up to five years in prison for violations. The ban in the populous western state of Maharashtra, which was passed this week, came as an amendment to a 1972 law prohibiting the slaughter of cows, which has been expanded to ban the slaughter of bulls, bullocks and calves. The slaughter of water buffaloes will still be allowed, subject to permission from the authorities.
  • House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe

    12/09/2008 12:15:10 AM PST · by hamboy · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Privacy Digest ^ | December 9, 2008 | MacRonin
    House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe A congressional panel will ask the National Security Agency's internal watchdog to investigate whether the super-secret spy agency eavesdropped without warrants on a Muslim scholar and later hid that evidence in a 2005 terror prosecution that got him a life sentence.The House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and the judge overseeing the case want the NSA's inspector general to find out if the government failed to disclose evidence that might have cleared the name of a Northern Virginia spiritual leader Ali al-Timimi, Rep. Rush Holt (D- New Jersey) told the New York Times.That...