Delhi Police Tuesday imposed a 22-day long blanket ban on the use of para-gliders and drones in the capital ahead of the forthcoming Independence Day celebrations citing " possible threat to the safety of general public and dignitaries from criminals and anti-social elements".The notification furnished by Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik read, "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have been banned completely in the city with effect from July 25, 2018, till August 15, 2018.''Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones, as they are commonly known, are unmanned remote-controlled aircraft.Close Other sub-conventional ariel platforms such as para-motors, para-gliders, hang-gliders, remotely piloted aircraft, hot air balloons among others will also be prohibited during the 22-day ban. related news Uddhav Thackeray meets Shiv Sena's MLA-elects at resort amid Maharashtra impasse Ashok Gehlot reaches Jaipur resort to meet Maharashtra Cong MLAs … [Read more...] about Delhi Police bans drones, para-gliders ahead of Independence Day
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During the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, following the killing of Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer, DeRay Mckesson spent 400 days walking the streets because the police had forbidden people from standing still. In his new book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, the organizer and Black Lives Matter cofounder describes those days in excruciating detail: how police began firing canisters of tear gas into crowds of protesters his first day in the streets; how he hid crouched under his steering wheel as those same police in SWAT vehicles combed the streets of Ferguson, looking for protesters out after the midnight curfew they had set. He describes furiously tweeting to document as his fellow protesters attempted to stage a sit-in at the Ferguson police department, and how that sit-in swiftly devolved into violence as the police moved in on the protesters, one of them grabbing Mckesson and dragging him toward the precinct by his ankles. advertisement … [Read more...] about DeRay Mckesson wants white people to confront the reality of police violence
In a growing wave of revelations that Russia used subversive ads and posts to sway the 2016 presidential election, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google have all come forward with disclosures of ad buys from Russian-linked sources. But now, CNN reports that Russia even targeted Pokémon Go players–perhaps in an attempt to incite protest on real-world streets. The social media campaign was dubbed “Don’t Shoot Us,” and was posed as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. With a presence on every major U.S. social media platform, Don’t Shoot Us would lead activists through what CNN calls a cross-linked “rabbit hole,” filled with reports of police brutality, eventually bringing them to a Tumblr page with a contest around Pokémon Go. Participants were encouraged to play the game near real-world incidents of police brutality, and name their pokémon after real-world victims like Eric Garner. Winners of … [Read more...] about Report: Russia Tried To Shape The Election Through Pokémon Go, Too
Three days after the Supreme Court delivered the historic judgment in the Ayodhya case – giving the disputed land to Ram Lalla Virajman to construct a temple, and an alternate 5-acre plot of land to the Sunni Waqf Board – the temple town remained calm.No incidents of communal clashes have been reported so far, courtesy extremely tight security arrangements in sensitive areas across Uttar Pradesh as well as various cities, including Delhi and Mumbai. Security has also been enhanced for the five judges, including Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who delivered the verdict.Here is what is next in the pipeline post-Ayodhya verdict:Close Meeting with NSA related news 100X.VC to invest over Rs 200cr in startups Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Mughal road remains closed for the 7th day National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met with Hindu and Muslim religious leaders to ensure that communal passions remained under check, The Times of India reported. … [Read more...] about Ayodhya verdict: As historic SC ruling paves way for Ram temple, what’s next?
Black Lives Matter is one of the most widespread social justice movements of this decade–and it has galvanized its followers with a powerful visual identity and branding. advertisement advertisement Yet, since Black Lives Matter is a movement and not a brand, there’s no obvious way to control how its symbols are used, or by whom. The Black Lives Matter logo and hashtag have been appropriated by outside interests, ranging from corporations to ideologically opposed protest groups like All Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter. Even other factions within the broader Black Lives Matter movement that share the founding organization’s core philosophy may use its graphics and language, even if their missions run contrary. Alicia Garza—a cofounder of the Black Lives Matter organization and cocreator of the hashtag with Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi—has been grappling with these problems, along with the role of branding in her mission and the broader … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter, The Brand