PM Modi’s Top Ministers To Brief All Parties Today On Standoff With China

PM Modi’s Top Ministers To Brief All Parties Today On Standoff With China

NEW DELHI: Interior Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will realize the opposition today in the residence of M. Singh in the current situation of stagnation with China in the construction road to Sikkim and the Security situation in Kashmir following the recent terrorist attack on the pilgrims of Amarnath.

The main objective of the meeting is to educate opposition leaders on major national issues.

The Minister explained the situation on the conflict with aggressive China with the political leaders before the parliamentary session that begins on Monday.

The Interior Minister also provide details of the opposition to the deadly terrorist attack Monday night against the pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra, in which seven people died, as well as information on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir where two soldiers Died yesterday pulling Pakistan.

China has warned it will not accept any dialogue until India withdraws its soldiers that Beijing claims as its Doklam territory. India and Bhutan say that the land belongs to the small kingdom of the Himalayas.

In early June, Indian soldiers prevented Chinese troops to build a new road that Delhi has called the safety of major concerns, as it provides access to the chicken hen – a thin strip of land that connects mainland India to The seven states of the northeast.

China says it has every right to build a highway in its own territory. But India agrees with Bhutan’s assertion regarding the region, what the Chinese call Donglang but are called Doklam Plateau in Bhutan.

A Chinese government spokesman said last week that India should withdraw its troops “to avoid an even more serious situation creates even more serious consequences.”

The last two weeks have seen strong comments from both countries, and Defense Minister Arun Jaitley said that China, which has tried to remind India of its defeat in the 1962 war, would also remember that India today Is not the same as that of 1962. “

73 per cent Indians have trust in PM Modi’s government: Report

73 per cent Indians have trust in PM Modi’s government: Report

With 73% of people trusting the Narendra Modi government, India is one of the leading countries in terms of people who have more confidence in their government, according to an OEPD report.

According to the results of the OECD government report in 2017, which analyzes “the latest data on public administrations” in all countries, India ranks third in terms of “confidence in government” after Indonesia , Which ranks second with 79 percent of people’s confidence.

Switzerland, with 80% of people trusting in their government is holding the global index of countries that have the most confidence in their country, according to the report.

According to the report, the word “trust” can be defined as a “positive perception of the actions of an individual or organization.”

The report also notes that “positive perception” is largely determined “by a subjective assessment of individuals.” The report added that confidence in government can lead to government efficiency and “economic development.”

“Confidence in government has led to greater compliance with regulations and the tax system, facilitates social and political consensus, improves acceptance of policies that require short-term sacrifices by citizens, and mobilizes citizen participation for Enabling processes of open and inclusive governance “. saying.

About 30 percent. 100 people have confidence in the United States government, according to the report, as Earth’s Theresa May government in Britain enjoys 41 percent. 100 people.

South Korea, which has faced a major corruption scandal after the accusation of Prime Minister Park Geun-hye, has lost people’s trust and at the bottom of the packaging, with 25% of people having confidence In his government.

Greece, which has struggled with the economic crisis in years, is at the top of the chart, with 13% of people expressing confidence in their government, according to the report.

The report cited data collected by Gallup World Poll (GWP), which collects data from the perception surveys to measure the level of confidence each year in OECD countries.

Data are collected “on the basis of a proportional stratified probability sample” and a sample size of approximately 1,000 citizens in most countries is used for this purpose, according to the report.

He also cites the limitation of his research method in which data are measured on the basis of a single question of whether or not people have confidence in their national government but does not take any particular area of national government their field of research .

Delhi High Court Dismisses Virbhadra Singh’s Plea To Cancel Money Laundering Case

Delhi High Court Dismisses Virbhadra Singh’s Plea To Cancel Money Laundering Case

NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court today denied to cancel the money laundering case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife and son.

The court rejected the petition of M. Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh, his son Vikramaditya Singh and another person Chunni Lal.

“The petitions are ineffective, therefore, the same is rejected,” said Judge RK Gauba.

The previous Application Directorate (ED) had called Mr. Singh, his wife and his 83-year-old son for questioning in this regard.

The ED had in September the year 2015 filed the case against the prime minister and others under the Law of Prevention of Money Laundering (MPLA) after learning of a criminal complaint filed by the IWC.

The court had reserved before the trial after hearing the arguments of the lawyer of ED, Mr. Singh and others regarding the petitions.

The IWC had filed a complaint on March 31, a few hours after the high court refused to annul the FIR filed against M. Singh and his wife in the case of disproportionate assets.

The Supreme Court, which had abused the statement by the Chief Minister that the FIR was the result of a “political revenge,” had paved the way for the criminal proceedings to be stopped because of Supreme Court order Himachal Pradesh on 1 Of October the year 2015 that prevented IWC to stop, interrogate and present the sheet of accusation against the defendants.

The former ED had described as the “premature” promotion Singh for the cancellation of the procedure in case of money laundering.

He said that the way of requesting the stay of proceedings “was not maintainable” because the investigation on the matter was in the preliminary stage.

The agency probing the allegations against Singh and his family members have amassed a large amount of Rs. 6.1 million rupees disproportionate compared to income from known sources between 2009 and 2011, when he was Minister of Union Steel.

He also pointed to the assets of about Rs. 14 million rupees in this case under the MPLA.

In July 2016, LIC agent Anand Chauhan was detained by the ED under MPLA provisions, as it would not cooperate with the case agent’s investigation.

The seizure agency had stated that M. Singh as Union Minister had invested heavily in the purchase of LIC policies in his name and that of his family by M. Chauhan.

‘Global terrorist’ Syed Salahuddin boasts to Pakistan TV channel that he ‘carried out terror attacks in India’

‘Global terrorist’ Syed Salahuddin boasts to Pakistan TV channel that he ‘carried out terror attacks in India’

NEW DELHI: Recently named “global terrorist” by the United States, Syed Salahuddin + had a Pakistani television channel he and his Hizbul Mujahideen team in (HM) carried out terrorist attacks in India +, reported ANI.

“So far we have focused on the Indian occupation forces,” said Salahuddin in an interview with Geo TV. “All the operations that we have undertaken or are underway are focused only on the facilities of the professional forces.

Two days ago, it was reported that Salahuddin said at a rally in Muzaffarabad on Saturday that his “fighters were attacks against legitimate military targets against the civilian population,” the Pakistani daily newspaper said.

Salahuddin is the head of His Majesty who, last year, threatened to transform the Kashmir valley into a cemetery of the Indian forces. ”

Said Pakistan last week the United States action “totally unjustified” + because it was an individual “support the right to self-determination of Kashmir.” And at the Saturday demonstration, Salahuddin called US President Donald Trump “mad” + for action against him. He also asked the Trump administration “idiot”, saying it was “a gift to (Indian Prime Minister Narendra) Modi”.

The US announcement came during PM Modi’s visit in Washington last week.
According to United States legal provisions, individuals named “global terrorists” are those who have committed or pose a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism that threaten the safety of United States nationals or national security, foreign policy Or USA. Economy of the state, “according to a notice from the State Department.

“Donald Trump’s decision will be rejected if anyone challenges him in US courts. No other Western nation has approved what Donald Trump has done,” Salahuddin said at Pakistan’s (OK) Mukaffarabad rally Saturday.

“This justifies the longstanding position that India’s border terrorism is behind the crisis created in Kashmir, especially since last year. It is emphasized that India and the United States are facing the threat of terrorism and Working together to deal with this threat. Knows no limits, “Foreign Ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay said after news of the State Department’s notification erupted.

The Secretary of State’s statement said that as part of Salahuddin’s term as a senior Hizb leader, the group “was responsible for several attacks,” including the April 2014 Kashmir explosive attack, which injured 17 people.

It also has again and again “promised to block any peaceful resolution of the Kashmir conflict” and “threatened to train more suicide bombers,” the State Department said.

The US State Department’s notice said that all Americans are “generally prohibited from conducting transactions with Salahuddin and that all Salahuddin’s assets and interests in the assets subject to US jurisdiction are blocked,” said the department of State of the United States in its notification.

97% of cow vigilantes since 2009 struck during the Modi regime: Analysis

97% of cow vigilantes since 2009 struck during the Modi regime: Analysis

It is not a year, the Prime Minister had urged on Tapa-rakshaks (cow-watchers) in clear terms. He did it again last Thursday, but even if he spoke, a mob killed a man suspected of transporting the meat in Jharkhand, which is governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Obviously, it will take much longer than a condemnation from time to time to control the deadly fanatics of Hindu law. The reason is rooted animosity of these groups against the Muslims who are associated mainly with the consumption of beef.

Given that this bias has been instilled for decades by Sangh Parivar led by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), it will be futile to expect a change of heart during the night.

However, Narendra Modi should be commended for taking shots against them. No one, inside or outside the BJP would have done.

It is not impossible for his gauge punishment to pass an important part of the Parivar against him, damaging the electoral prospects of the BJP.

But Modi seems to have hesitated to follow a different path from that favored by the Saffron hardiards brotherhood. Although he wants to establish a “Rashtra” (nation) Hindu, while 1,200 years of “slavery” under the Muslims and the British ended, Modi wants to promote India as a modern country with a dynamic economy.

However, this goal can only be achieved if the country remains in the clutches of outlaw groups to lynch those who do not share their respect for the cow.

Given that Modi was able to check some of the excesses of Hindu fundamentalists such as the organization of ‘Ghar Wapsi’ – or the return of the Muslims to their ‘original’ Hindu faith – or to oppose interfaith marriages for their Propaganda “love jihad” it is possible that it could dominate the gauquins.

But unlike the other two “programs” fanatics, a monitoring of the cow will be much more difficult because their runaways refer to the cow, long since a symbol of Hinduism in the eyes of the faithful animals that Believe that it exhales oxygen and its urine has a therapeutic value.

An effort to restrict will be a real test for Modi, much more than the deployment of the tax on goods and services or invitation to invest abroad or the extension of genetically modified foods.

If he fails, there is no doubt that the halo surrounding his character will be significantly reduced not only between the bourgeois hashtag “Not in my name” of the urban middle class, but also among less privileged communities.

These include Dalits, who were alienated by the suicide of a brilliant young investigator in Hyderabad, the lynching of a group that crushes a cow in Gujarat and clashes with Thakurs to castanterie in Saharanpur, U.P.

On the other hand, if the prime minister succeeds – if only because the police will now be much more active in understanding the Hindu fanatics – the image of Modi will receive an extraordinary whipping stroke.

But even if it wins among people in general, the impact of gaukings restrict – one of them was compared to Bhagat Singh for a saffron sadhvi in ​​Rajasthan – the paralyzing parivaires remains uncertain.

Although RSS has warned Hindutva militants against taking the law, the reactions of the most bellicose Hindu World Council (VHP), Bajrang Dal and other groups such as Ram Sene, Hindu Seine Hindu and Mahasabha or may only be less restricted .

For them, any administrative action against the gauks-rakshaks is a betrayal of the Hindutva’s cause, which will bring the BJP Congress “sick” anti-Hindu, left anti-national and liberal.

GST effect: Apple cuts iPhone, iPad prices in India

GST effect: Apple cuts iPhone, iPad prices in India

One day after the goods and services tax (GST) came into effect, Apple has cut retail prices for tomorrow models iPhones, iPads, Mac and Apple watch for their consumers in India.

The Apple iPhone 7 (32GB version) Rs 60,000 can now be purchased at Rs 56 200. The Rs 70,000 iPhone 7 (128GB) is now available for Rs 65,200 and Rs variant 80000256 Go to Rs 74,400.

The base model (32GB) of Apple iPhone 7 Plus is now available in Rs 67,300 instead of 72,000 Rs previously.

The 32GB model of the iPhone OS (Rs 27,200), gathered in Bangalore, will now cost Rs 26,000. The iPhone 6s 32GB (50,000 rupees) is now available for Rs 46,900.

The new prices took into account the basic customs duty (BCD) of 10 percent.

“We think the best way for Apple to increase its share in India is to bridge the gap between affordability and the ambitious value of the iPhone, even in the past have proven successful with 4S, 5S and iPhone 6 by reducing the price, “said Tarun Pathak IANS, senior analyst, mobile devices and ecosystems at New Delhi Research Research Counterpoint.

“By the end of 2017, we believe the iPhone OS 6 and we are the headlights by which most users will enter the Apple ecosystem for the first time,” added M. Pathak.

India has gained an important place in the scheme of things Apple in the recent past.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the United States, his company was positive about the production of iPhone OS in Bangalore.

According to industry sources, Cook informed the premier of the production of the popular Apple iPhone model SE at its Bangalore plant and application developers working for Apple.

In May, Apple began the initial production of a small number of iPhone OS in Bangalore, where it opened its Application Accelerator to provide specialized support to developers earlier this year in March.

In addition to the iPhone, Apple also reduced the price of the iPad, Mac and Apple watch.

According to experts, the fall in prices after the GST will help Apple to consolidate its position in the difficult Indian market. Currently, Apple has 3 percent of the market in volume and 11 percent in value in the country ….

Man unzips pant, molests woman mid-air on BLR-Mumbai flight, arrested on landing

Man unzips pant, molests woman mid-air on BLR-Mumbai flight, arrested on landing

Police at Mumbai airport sent a 31-year man in jail on Friday for blinking and improperly touching a co-passenger on a Bangalore-Mumbai flight on June 27.

The defendant has been identified as Sabeen Hamza, and was reserved in section 354, 354 (1) (A) and 509 of the IPC, which deals with violence and outragant the modesty of a woman.

Citing police sources, the Times of India reported that the passenger, who was asleep on Tuesday morning, woke up suddenly when he felt Hamza tampering improperly.

After that, the woman raised an alarm when she saw Hamza try to slip his pants.

The reports add that they warn the Hamza crew and then it is transmitted to airport security after the plane landed in Mumbai.

Security agents and central industrial security forces (FISC) took Hamza to the airport police station, where he was officially detained.

The name of the airline is still unclear.

This incident occurs just two weeks after a man aboard an indigo flight from Hyderabad to Delhi, was surprised to masturbate.

The incident came to light after a co-passenger sitting next to him, complained to the crew.

The man, identified as Ramesh Chand, was handed over to the police and detained after the flight to Delhi.

When the woman alerted the crew, she was assigned to a different seat, and the man asked her to clean the toilet.

The Delhi police had charged under section 509 (word, gesture or act designed to insult a woman’s modesty) and 345A (sexual harassment) of the CIA.

The first high-level incident took place in 2006, while Kerala Minister PWD, PJ Joseph, was forced to resign after a woman accused him of facing her on a plane.

The woman had claimed that she was repeatedly beaten by Joseph, sitting in the seat behind her, when the plane was in the air.

These types of harassment incidents are seemingly common, while TNM had already spoken to several flight attendants, who recounted their version of frequently occurring outdoor incidents.

Rains lash Mumbai, adjoining areas; suburban services delayed

Rains lash Mumbai, adjoining areas; suburban services delayed

MUMBAI: After a brief drizzle last in the two days, the heavy rains Azoto the city and the adjacent areas in the vicinity Saturday by trains services of the back morning roads that central affect of trains.

According to an official the control of the room of management of the BMC disaster has despite the incessant rains, there is no adverse incident reported in the metropolis during the last 24 hours.

Despite heavy rains in the felling caused the water in some areas Zion and the area Hindmata in Dadar in the city, which does not affect the circulation of vehicles mainly, they said.
However, the commuter trains of the central line, and the port of CR were Saturday morning.

Central One of the trains PRO K Singh said “The services in central suburbs are trains end 10 minutes ago But people are running that regularly, there were no major inconveniences the passengers caused.”

In the last 24 hours Mumbai neighborhood and surrounding areas received more rainfall than in the city of the island.

“Between yesterday 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in actuality the weather stations at the Colaba Santacruz Observatory recorded there are 7 mm 93.2 mm precipitation, respectively,” said the authorities.

Another Civic Corps official said that the city received an average rainfall this month, which facilitates water misfortunes.
I said that the actions in seven years that supply water to the city have affected to the level of higher in this occasion in comparison with the last three years.

“This means that the basin received decent precipitation in the last few days,” I said and added that the balance of water in the lakes was 4.5 lakh million of liters, on June 30 this year, so it was 1.09 Lakh Millions of liters in 2016 has 3.5 lakh in 2015 ml, respectively.

Meanwhile, some rain Mumbaikars enjoyed the end of the week and took social networks to express their joy.
So some of them hung green shots around them, went with a few photos before hot tee cup coffee and morning in good weather.

Hong Kong residents march to defend freedom as China’s president draws a ‘red line’

Hong Kong residents march to defend freedom as China’s president draws a ‘red line’

HONG KONG – The deserts of Hong Kong residents have crossed rivers in defense of their liberation heads, in front of a dock that is considered a threat from mainland China, accuracy two years after the transfer of British rule.

The central government authority or the authorities, the central government authority, or the authorities of the central government, or the authorities of the central government. National la souveraineté.

According to the terms of the 1997 transfer, China is a promise to accord Hong Kong to high degree of autonomy to less than 50 years, more Xi a principle that was important to have a “correct understanding” of the relationship between a country And Two systems

Carrie Lam. “Un pays est comme les racines d’un arbre”, at-il déclaré à l’élite de Hong Kong. “The concept of a country, two systems for an advanced future and everything to carry and defend national sovereignty”.
Beaucoup de gens à Hong Kong at the accus of the Chine of violating the autonomy du territoire in 2015 in cinq cinq éditeurs qui publieient des livres de poterie sur direcgeants chinois et les distribuers sur le continent.

Certains are particularly concerned with the intervention of Beijing in order to disqualify the pro-indépendants who have not yet managed the office of the année dernière. Beaucoup de gens s’inquiètent d’une érosion régulière de la liberté de la presse, et dans une gamme de zones, Chine est de plus en plus déterminée à appeler les tirs.

Further, I pointed out that the defenders of Pekin’s authority were not authoritative.

“All attempts to endanger the security and safety of China, central government power and regulatory authority of the Hong Kong administrative region or use Hong Kong for infiltration activities or De sabotage contre le continent, Est un acte qui traverse The ligne rouge et est absolument inadmissible “, At-il dit.

More of this message does not look good on the streets of Hong Kong. Organizers have stated that more than 60 000 people eat together in the annual product market,
“Il menace les gens de Hong Kong, disante il le pouvoir de nous faire faire ce qu’il veut,” an avowed Anson Woo, an étudiant of 19 ans. “In addition to the gens autour de moi aujourd’hui, the gens of Hong Kong will be touted to provide such nous estimons.”

A sondage réalisé par l’Universite chinoise de Hong Kong montre that gens attachent encore plus d’évaluation à l’indépendance judiciaire et à la liberté de la presse qui au développement économique. Toute notion selon laquelle The Hong Kong in tant that ville ne becomes gagnant de l’argent n’est plus exacte.

Meet the female rangers trying to save South Africa’s rhinos By Aryn Baker/Balule Nature Reserve

THE MOON HAD JUST CLEARED THE HORIZON OVER SOUTH Africa’s Balule Nature Reserve one night in late Septem­ber when 22-year-old Leitah Mkhabele heard the sound of poachers crashing through the underbrush. They must have clipped a hole in the fence, thought Mkhabele, as she and her patrolling partner, 24-year-old Nkateko Mzimba, crept closer. Mzimba radioed to base for backup. The noise alerted the men, who turned in their direction. Mkha­bele raised her weapon—a canister of pepper spray—then paused. In the dark, she couldn’t tell what was slung over the first man’s shoulder. Was it a gun, or a coil of wire to set a snare? She did a quick calculation. If it was a gun, she might be shot before the poacher got within range of her pepper spray. So she ran.

The poachers fled before backup arrived. Mkhabele and Mzimba were frustrated that the trespassers had gotten away, but to their bosses, they did exactly what they were supposed to: they proved that the Black Mambas, a nearly all-women antipoaching unit created to protect the reserve’s rhinos, could keep poachers out of the park. Still, says Mkha­bele, “It would have felt good to shoot the guys who keep try­ing to kill our rhinos.”

The Black Mambas represent one of the newest attempts to stem a poaching epidemic that threatens to cause the ex­tinction of wild rhinos within a generation. By deploying women as scouts instead of men with guns, Balule warden and Black Mambas founder Craig Spencer has changed the rules in the ongoing war between commercial poachers and wildlife protectors.

It’s a war conservationists are losing. Of the estimated 28,000 rhinos left in the wild, approximately 80% are in South Africa—and they’re far from safe. At least 1,215 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa last year, up from 13 in 2007. Rising incomes in Vietnam and China are driving demand for rhino horn, which, despite scientific research to the contrary, is believed to cure ailments from hangovers to cancer. With a street value of more than $65,000 a kilogram in Asia, the illegal trade in rhino horn has attracted interna­tional criminal syndicates wielding a smuggling infrastruc­ture that rivals drug cartels’. At the current rate, South Africa will see more rhinos killed for their horns than born within the next few years. Rhinos, says Mkhabele, “deserve to sur­vive. They shouldn’t be killed for something that is not true.”

In order to stem the carnage, South African conserva­tionists and law-enforcement bodies have deployed heav­ily armed guards, surveillance planes, drones, canine units, tracking devices and even horn-mounted spy cameras. Pri­vate game-reserve operators have shaved down their rhinoc­eroses’ horns to make them less attractive targets. (Like fin­gernails and horse hooves, rhino horn can be cut in a painless


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‘They say women can’t work in the bush. So I am very proud of us here, because we are working in the bush. Without guns, as women. It means we are strong.’

nkateko mzimba, 24-year-old member of the Black Mambas

a shot against those guys that night. They would have been hopelessly slaughtered.” Not only are they chal­lenging poachers, they are taking on stereotypes, says Mzimba. “They say women can’t work in the bush. So I am very proud of us here, because we are working in the bush. Without guns, as women. It means we are strong.”

Their most important role, how-

< Black Mambas on patrol at the Balule Nature Reserve in northern South Africa

ever, isn’t in the reserve, but in teaching the value of wildlife to residents of the impoverished townships surrounding Balule and Kruger National Park where many poachers originate. Many locals see wildlife sanctuaries as the preserve of white and wealthy tourists. They resent the fact that they cannot graze their cattle in the reserves, or hunt game freely like their forebears did.

The Black Mambas, who were re­cruited from the same neighborhoods, try to counter that perception. Spen­cer chose to hire women because he thought they would be better at bring­ing the conservation message home. Belinda Mzimba, who joined the Mam­bas with her cousin Nkateko Mzimba, makes a point of telling students about South Africa’s “Big Five”—the lions, el­ephants, rhinos, buffalos and leopards without which no safari is complete. “I tell them, ‘When you grow up, you don’t need to go to poaching, because the Big Five animals will earn the money.’” Jobs come from tourism, she explains, and without the Big Five, the tourists won’t come. “You can’t be a tour guide, a field guide, if there is no nature left.”

spencer says the Mambas have played a significant role in reduc­ing snare traps and keeping poachers from setting up camp in the privately run reserve. But it is uncertain that their successes can be tailored to fit other areas. Rhinos may be safe in Bal- ule’s 400 sq km, but once they cross the open border into Kruger, with its 19,500 sq km of unfenced savanna, they are far more vulnerable. To replicate the Mambas’ successes across an area that is roughly the size of Israel would require thousands of recruits. As it is, Spencer spends about $20,000 a month on secu­rity just for Balule, and he’s still lost five rhinos in the past two years.

Rhino-conservation projects work­ing with higher-tech solutions are com­ing up against similar financial barriers. The antipoaching organization Protect has developed a device that combines heart-rate monitors, GPS tracking de­vices and tiny video cameras that can be embedded in a rhino’s horn. If a rhi­
no’s heartbeat spikes or goes flat, rang­ers know where to send a team. “All these antipoaching units do a phenom­enal job,” says Protect director Steve Piper. “The trouble is that they have to patrol vast areas.” But in order to be ef­fective, every adult rhino would have to wear a device. Even if costs come down low enough to make that pos­sible (working prototypes run in the thousands of dollars), monitoring in­frastructure is likely to be beyond most nations’ capacity^

But what if more money were avail­able for conservation? When the Con­vention on the International Trade in Endangered Species convenes in Johan­nesburg next year, South Africa is ex­pected to endorse a one-off lifting of the 38-year-old ban against trade in rhino horns so that it can sell a government stockpile worth more than $1.36 billion and invest the funds in rhino protec­tion. Rhino breeders want to take it a step further, legalizing global trade so they can farm rhinos for the horns, like sheep for their wool. They argue that by regulating trade in rhino horn, they can meet Asia’s demand, undercut the poaching syndicates and cover the costs of rhino security.

For some conservationists, it’s a per­suasive argument, albeit one borne from failure. But if we allow the industrial farming of a wild animal, how much has really been achieved, asks ecolo­gist Jason Gilchrist at Edinburgh’s Na­pier University. “Why bother saving the rhino if it isn’t wild anymore?”

For Mkhabele, the solution has to start with the men who earn a pittance risking their lives to deliver horns to traffickers. Every poacher she ques­tions says he’s doing it out of despera­tion. “They won’t stop unless they run out,” says Mkhabele. “After rhinos, they will go for the elephants. After the ele­phants, they will go for other things.” In Asia, there is a big market for lion bone. Rumors are swirling that giraffe parts can cure AIDS. “There will always be a reason to poach, until we make people understand that without our animals, South Africa is nothing.” That’s where the Black Mambas come in. They may not be able to stop poachers with pep­per spray alone. But they can stop them with education.