The Ganga was ranked as the fifth most polluted river of the world in 2007. Pollution threatens not only humans, but also more than 140 fish species, 90 amphibian species and the endangered Ganga river dolphin. The Ganga Action Plan, an environmental initiative to clean up the river, has been a major failure thus far, due to corruption, lack of technical expertise, poor environmental planning, and lack of support from religious authorities.
Ganges was the second Nourse Line ship to be named Ganges. The first Ganges was built in 1861 and wrecked in 1881. Ganges was a 1529-ton iron barque, built by Osbourne, Graham & Company of Sunderland and launched on 25 March 1882. She was 241 feet (73m) long, 37.2 feet (11.3m) wide and 22.5 feet (6.9m) deep.
Ganges made three trips to Fiji, the first on 27 June 1885 carrying 523 Indianindentured labourers. She arrived next on 3 September 1899, carrying 464 Indian indentured labourers and finally on 21 June 1900, carrying 554 passengers. She also made voyages to the West Indies, arriving in Trinidad on 25 November 1890 carrying 568 passengers and arriving in Suriname on 23 April 1889.
Ganges was the first of a number of Nourse Line ships named for the river in northern India regarded as holy by the Hindus. She was followed by a number of other ships of the same name.
The first Nourse Line ship was the 839 ton sailing ship, Ganges built by William Pile of Sunderland and launched on 9 July 1861. The 192 feet (59m) long, 33.2 feet (10.1m) wide and 20.6 feet (6.3m) deep Ganges was considered a large vessel for her time and had a figurehead beneath the bowsprit represented Mother Ganges a symbol of fertility. She was the first of many Nourse Line vessels to be named after rivers. Immediately after being built, the Ganges sailed to India to commence trading between Calcutta and Australia where James Nourse hired her out to Tinne & Company which were involved in the transport of sugar, coffee, rum and molasses and slaves.
As the Nourse Line went into the business of transporting Indian indentured labourers to the West Indies, the Ganges made four voyages to Trinidad, the first on 9 April 1872 transported 408 labourers of whom 6 died on the voyage. The second trip on 11 May 1874 transported 383 labourers (5 deaths), the third on 10 February 1876 carried 379 passengers (3 deaths) and the fourth on 5 February 1878 carried 477 passengers (14 deaths). She also made a trip to St Lucia and on the return journey in 1867 brought 451 repatriated labourers back to India.
Instead, states' intelligence services respond to cybercriminals on an ad-hoc basis, while cyber-insurance firms recommend their clients simply pay off the criminal gangs that extort them ...Second, some ransomware gangs invest their ill-gotten gains into the research and development of better cyber-tools.
Nicosia, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 14th May, 2021 ) .Cyprus on Friday filed its first criminal prosecution in a controversial passport-for-investment scheme abolished last year over corruption allegations, the state legal service said ... Cyprus had argued the investment was essential following the island's 2013 economic meltdown.
Cyprus has filed its first criminal prosecution in a controversial passport-for-investment scheme abolished last year after Al Jazeera’s corruption exposé, according to the state legal service ...Nicosia had long faced pressure from Brussels to reform the scheme over concerns it may have helped organised crime gangs infiltrate the European Union.
Police in Germany launched an international investigation into a gang after citizens reported €7m losses from the investment fraud ... The criminal network created online trading platforms advertising substantial profits from investments in high-risk options and cryptocurrencies.
''These actors are the industrial-scale vandals of the 21st century... A long-awaited defence review in March proposed greater investment in Britain’s cyber warfare capabilities. Raab said. ''When states like Russia have criminals and gangs operating from their territory, they have a responsibility to prosecute those gangs, not to shelter them.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the cyberattack was a reminder that infrastructure is a national security issue and investments for greater resilience are needed ... More from this section. Warren makes case for larger investment in child care. FBI. 'Darkside' gang from Russia to blame for cyberattack on largest U.S. pipeline ... ....
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N ... The offensive has put at risk an estimated 1 million civilians who have fled there since 2015 to escape fighting elsewhere. The council's press statement followed a briefing by U.N ... U.N ... Warren makes case for larger investment in child care. FBI. 'Darkside' gang from Russia to blame for cyberattack on largest U.S. pipeline.
"This complements work this government has already taken, including a record investment in police, meaning we have been able to go hard against gangs and organised crime networks ...Labour's investment in police had also investigations such as Operation Tauwhiro, a national ...
The in Mumbai's busted a gang of eight people, including four women, who duped 265 people, most of them women, by tricking them into investing money for higher returns ... She was running a gang along with three other women and four men accused of running a fake company and ...
Corrupt Honduran officials have invested too little in stabilizing or modernizing the region, allowing violent gangs to extort families ... In the ensuing decade, as drug trafficking and gang violence soared, the George W ... However, extortion of businesses by criminal gangs – a major driver of migration – may be getting worse.
Former deputy premier Rich Coleman maintained his position at a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C ... “The need for revenue was never a driver for anything we did on this file,” he said ... At any rate, Coleman said more money was being invested in gang units, so he felt he wasn’t under resourcing police ... Lottery Corp ... ... .