Volume 18 Number 4                                                                        18th Year of Publication                                                                                     April  29, 2018

Editorial

Trump Achieved the ‘Impossible’
                                                     
Yatindra Bhatnagar

The US president Donald Trump has achieved the impossible that just a few weeks back threatened to endanger the United States with a nuclear or missile attack from the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-Un.

And now, the latest is North and South Korea are talking; Kim Jong-Un crossed the border to meet with the South Korean leader President Moon Jae-In and gave clear signal that the Korean War would formally end soon. While talking, April 27, the two leaders ‘looked less like sworn enemies than members of the same family, separated by a generation,’ as The New York Times meaningfully put it.

The two leaders crossed the border hand in hand and then engaged in talks in the demilitarized zone.  


Random Recollection 

Salman case: The Value of man and animal

Yatindra Bhatnagar

India’s movie super star Salman Khan is again embroiled in controversy and now has been sentenced to five years in prison for his alleged ‘crime’ of killing two black bucks some two decades back. The actor was reported to have gone with fellow actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam after reel shooting the hit movie Hum Saath Saath Hain to a real shooting safari and it was there that two animals included in the endangered species were allegedly killed.

After a long trial continuing for 19 years, for which Salman personally appeared four times, he was sentenced, April ,5, to five years in jail. Surprisingly the other actors were all acquitted of all the charges by a Jodhpur (Rajasthan, India) court. They all were there together.

The law against killing of animals on the endangered list is the law but if one probes into it one concludes that the law was enacted against poachers who profit (sell or commercially gain) by killing endangered animals.

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