Landmark ruling grants women equal rights in Indian army

New Delhi (CNN)India’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of equal rights in the armed forces, ordering the government to grant permanent commission and command positions to women officers on par with men. Though the court’s ruling does not permit women to serve in army combat units, like the infantry or artillery corps, they are now eligible to command entire battalions or head the intelligence department. Promotions to command positions will be considered on a case-by-case case basis, said …

Tube disruption warning as drivers go on strike

“The bottom line is that you cannot place intolerable stress and pressure on Tube drivers that impacts on their safety-critical role,” general secretary Mick Cash said. The two 24-hour strikes meant there was “likely to be little or no service until Monday evening”, according to TfL. Related Topics Transport for London London Underground RMT London tube strikes Original Article : HERE ;

Opioid vending machine opens in Vancouver

MySafe scheme for addicts aims to help reduce overdose deaths in Canadian city A vending machine for powerful opioids has opened in Canada as part of a project to help fight the Canadian citys overdose crisis. The MySafe project, which resembles a cash machine, gives addicts access to a prescribed amount of medical quality hydromorphone, a drug about twice as powerful as heroin. Dr Mark Tyndall, a professor of epidemiology at the University of British Columbia, came up with the …

10 great restaurants near stations in Europe: readers tips

From dumplings and sauerkraut to paella and pizza, superb meals can be had by walking a few minutes from the station but allow for the waddle back to take a bit longer Winning tip: Broth in Warsaw With time to kill in Warsaw between trains, I wandered out of the central station for food and within five minutes stumbled upon the In Tallinns cobbled old town, just under 10 minutes walk from Balti jaam, the main station, is Dishes at …

Disinformation dystopia: Is Big Tech prepared for the 2020 election?

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for it here. “We can’t remove all of it because it will disproportionately affect conservatives” First let’s take a look back into the past. WaPo’s Craig Timberg published a deeply reported story Thursday detailing what took place inside Facebook in the aftermath of the 2016 election. According to Timberg, “Facebook created ‘Project P’ — for propaganda — in the hectic weeks …

A Long List Of Love Stories

Sara Fitzgerald Updated February 22, 2020 Devon Devine Sara Fitzgerald Updated February 22, 2020 Devon Devine The Sunday after Valentine’s Day, The New York Times Book Review ran an article, “50 States of Love,” that we could argue over until next Valentine’s Day. The graphic highlights a novel from each state that represents “unforgettable fiction that explores matters of the heart.” The newspaper’s definition allowed it to cast a wide net, and the list includes some great fiction that I …

What’s a skilled worker? And other immigration questions

What is the situation for lower-skilled EU workers already in the UK, eg care workers? – Diane Hammond, Horam, East Sussex All EU citizens currently living in the UK will have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 in order to be allowed to stay in the country. Successful applicants to the scheme – which also affects citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – will be given either settled or pre-settled status. This will give …

Dark Towers review: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump and a must-read mystery

David Enrich delivers a master class in financial sleuthing but much about bank and billionaire remains unknown Steve Bannon, the brains behind Donald Trumps upset election victory, saw the danger posed by the cash cravings of the First Family. In Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff chronicled Bannon drawing a direct line between purported dark doings at Deutsche Bank and Jared Kushners brushes with the Mueller investigation: money laundering It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit. But thats …

Cline Sciamma: ‘InFrance, they dont find the film hot. They think it lacks flesh, its not erotic’

Her new film Portrait of a Lady on Fire is the years most erotic film: a meditation on passion, art and feminism. But the film-maker says her native country just doesnt get it Cline Sciammas Portrait of a Lady on Fire should carry a health warning: This film may cause uncontrollable swooning. Everywhere the French directors period lesbian romance has been screened 40 film festivals in total, from Cannes to Aspen and Zurich it has produced a dizzied, infatuated reaction …