Posted in India
October 22, 2019

The story of how Cape Town fought its water crisis

The water crisis in Cape Town last year was so bad that there were competitions to see who was least able to wash their shirts. Upon going to the toilet, restaurants and businesses encouraged people not to flush. The town was only 90 days away from turning the taps off. A year later, the parched dams of the South African city are now over 80 percent filled. Restrictions on water use were relaxed. And Day Zero – the point where the municipal water supply for Cape Town would be shut down – never occurred The main concern was the reduction in production. The City of Cape Town has partnered with a number…

Posted in World
October 22, 2019

Violence and Discrimination isn’t supporting India’s claims of protection of minorities – United States

Incidents of violence and discrimination against minorities, including assaults by cow vigilantes on Dalits and Muslims, are not aligned with India’s constitutional minority defense, a top U.S. diplomat told a congressional panel. “Incidents of violence and discrimination against minorities in India, including cow vigilante attacks against members of the Dalit and…