Punjab residents must plant 10 trees to get a firearms licence – and send photos to prove it
Residents in a district of the Indian state of Punjab who want to buy a gun face an unlikely new hurdle: to secure a firearm licence, they must plant at least 10 trees.
Applicants in Ferozepur district are required to send photos of themselves with their saplings to officials, as well as follow-up pictures a month later to prove they are caring for their trees.Continue reading...
Supporters gather outside court where accused appeared, chanting ‘liberate Hong Kong’
More than 20 people have appeared in court in Hong Kong charged with rioting, as hundreds of supporters gathered outside the building chanting “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong”.
The hearings marked the first time authorities have resorted to the serious charges of rioting since the beginning of a wave of unrest that has plunged the former British colony into its biggest political crisis since its return to Chinese rule in 1997.Continue reading...
Corporate Social Responsibility（企業の社会的責任）、Corporate Governance（コーポレート・ガバナンス／企業統治）、Sustainable Development Goals（持続可能な開発目標） 、という、英語ばかりをみると、元々日本企業には無かった概念かと誤解するかもしれません。
High walls around the neighbourhoods of the country’s embattled Hazara community in the south-western city of Quetta are designed to protect them from extremist militants. However, they also serve as a constant reminder of the threat they face from groups such as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Islamic StateContinue reading...
Passengers, mainly women and children, were killed in attack officials blame on Taliban
Dozens of civilian passengers, mainly women and children, have been killed in Afghanistan when the bus they were travelling in ran over a roadside bomb, officials have said.
“A passenger bus travelling on the Kandahar-Herat highway hit a Taliban roadside bomb. So far at least 28 killed, 10 wounded,” said Muhibullah Muhib, a spokesman for western Farah province, of the incident on Wednesday morning. All were civilians, mostly women and children, he said.Continue reading...