The Daily Populous

Saturday June 25th, 2022 night edition

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An Indian man has gone viral for his creation of a solar-powered car, a solo project 11 years in the making.

Bilal Ahmed, a maths teacher from Srinagar in Kashmir, made it his aim to build a ‘luxurious’ and sustainable vehicle that is not just for the super wealthy.

While Tesla’s continued absence in India means the solar panel-adorned design has caught the imagination of car enthusiasts.

I thought of something to give a luxurious feel to the people,” he told the Rising Kashmir newspaper.

The Jammu and Kashmir region of India is one of the country’s coolest, with typically “gloomy” weather, he said.

Ahmed’s creation is all the more remarkable for having been achieved without any external funding.

Ahmed says he has received a good response from the passers-by when he drives his distinctive car around. »

After telling Susan Collins that Roe was ‘settled law,’ Brett Kavanaugh calls it ‘wrongly decided’

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Kavanaugh wrote in a concurring opinion published on Friday alongside the court’s decision that Roe v. Wade was “wrongly decided” and “should be overruled at this time.”.

In oral arguments last December, Kavanaugh was among the justices who indicated skepticism of the Roe v. Wade decision.

The Maine senator voted to confirm him, saying he had told her he saw Roe v. Wade as “settled law.” »

The Perils of Pessimism

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When a great power increases its military budget, even for defensive purposes, challengers feel compelled to respond in kind.

Whether foreign policy leaders take a short-term or a long-term view of power depends on a number of factors.

If, however, the great powers succumb to pessimism, then all bets are off, and the world will face a dangerous decade. »