Category Archives: General

We need to treat our maids like humans

Within hours of the news that a couple who starved their Filipino maid over 15 months had been sentenced to jail and fined, my wife, son, foreign domestic worker and I were discussing the case over dinner at a Japanese restaurant. “She lost 20kg, sir,” said Rizza, our Filipino helper, while slurping her collagen soup.… Read More »

Elephants Work Together to Escape

It is a great escape. One by one, 11 Asian elephants manage to drag themselves clear of a muddy hole. The drama took place in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. The elephants had gone to drink and bathe in water collected in an old bomb crater – but then got stuck.… Read More »

Supreme Court of India imposed a complete ban on around 8,24,275 BS-III vehicles maintaining that the“health of people is far, far more important than the commercial interests of manufacturers”

By: Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published:March 29, 2017 9:51 According to submission in court, the counsels representing the auto industry said that if this stock is left unsold, it would lead to a loss of around Rs 12,000 crore to the industry, including dealers. MAINTAINING THAT the “health of people is far, far… Read More »

Restaurant owner fed emergency workers for free during Westminster attack

A Muslim-born restaurateur has told how he fed hundreds of emergency service workers for free in the aftermath of Wednesday’s terror attack. When police ordered Ibrahim Dogus to evacuate and close his three restaurants in the wake of the incident, he decided to keep Troia, on Belvedere Road yards from Westminster Bridge, open so police… Read More »

A Passenger Plane Crash-Landed and Burned in South Sudan but All 49 People Onboard Survived

(JUBA, South Sudan) — A passenger plane crash-landed and burned in Wau, northwestern South Sudan on Monday, but all 49 passengers and crew survived, an airport official said. The plane was landing but then crashed, said Wau’s Acting Airport Manager Stephen Youngule. “The plane touched down and then jumped up again. The pilot couldn’t control… Read More »

2 shelter dog pit bulls become K-9 officers

CLAY COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Clay County Sheriff’s Department on Monday welcomed two four-legged deputies — Sarah and Phantom.The two pit bulls and their partners were in Texas recently, learning the ins and outs of narcotics detection.Deputy Chris Harper and his new K-9 Sarah and Investigator Heath Woodard and his new K-9 Phantom have been… Read More »