Tuesday, February 27

Day: October 11, 2015

Man Divorces Wife On WhatsApp After Four Weeks of Marriage
ENGLISH, Life Style

Man Divorces Wife On WhatsApp After Four Weeks of Marriage

    A man has managed to not just dump his wife by text - but actually DIVORCE her. The 21-year-old man used free messaging service WhatsApp to legally separate from his new wife - meaning he didn’t even have to pay anything to end their marriage. He sent the text saying he was divorcing his wife in India, and was moving to Dubai without her. J Prameela Devi, a member of the state women’s commission adalat, told the Times of India: ‘He said she was like an apple and he had already tasted it. So he did not want her any more. Before anyone gets any bright ideas that they can get out of a marriage using an app - the man in question divorced his wife under Islamic law. A ‘talaq’ divorce means the man only has to pronounce ‘I divorce you’ in Arabic. However, there is now some uncer...
New era beckons for supersonic Air Travel
ENGLISH, Technology

New era beckons for supersonic Air Travel

    Supersonics are back. Around the world, aerospace companies and organisations, including Nasa, are developing the technology that will allow passengers once again to fly at faster than the speed of sound. The first of this new breed of aircraft could be flying early in the 2020s. It was way back in 2003 that Concorde was retired. The airliner entered service in 1976 but was hobbled by complaints that it was too loud. As a result, it could only break the sound barrier when flying over the ocean. This restricted its operation and turned it into a niche aircraft operated only by British Airways and Air France on transatlantic flights. The technology simply did not exist to create a new generation of practical and efficient supersonic airliners,” says Doug Nichols, CEO of ...
Met police urged to investigate garden bridge contracts
London

Met police urged to investigate garden bridge contracts

    Scotland Yard is to be asked to investigate misconduct allegations involving London mayor Boris Johnson and the Transport for London (TfL) procurement process behind the capital’s proposed garden bridge. Campaigners are to submit a formal complaint to the Metropolitan police over allegations of “malfeasance in public office” regarding the mayor and the decision to award designer Thomas Heatherwick and the engineering firm Arup lucrative contracts for work on the controversial bridge across the Thames. The central allegation is that the procurement process was rigged and that Heatherwick and Arup had been lined up to win the contracts before tenders were issued. It has now emerged that, just days before the invitation to tender was announced by Transport for London, Johnson...