A YouTuber pilot was sentenced to six months in federal prison by the Central District of California on Monday for intentionally crashing an airplane for online views. In May earlier this year, 30-year-old Trevor Daniel Jacob pleaded guilty to obstructing a federal investigation into the incident after submitting a false report regarding the location of the wreckage and claiming that engine failure had caused the crash.
Indian SC moves to end special status of Occupied Kashmir
The Supreme Court of India issued orders to hold the elections of the Assembly by September 30, 2024.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India Monday rejected the petitions for restoration of the special status of Occupied Kashmir.
According to the details, the Indian Supreme Court issued a biased verdict on the appeals filed for the constitutional status of Occupied Kashmir.
The Indian Supreme Court said that Occupied Kashmir is an integral part of India, Article 370 was temporary, and therefore every decision does not fall within the legal sphere.
In its verdict, the court stated that the President's order to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir is constitutionally valid. The Indian President has powers, Article 370 does not freeze the inclusion of Occupied Kashmir. The purpose of forming the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly a permanent body was not to be made.
The Supreme Court of India rejected the petitions related to the restoration of the special status of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and issued orders to hold the elections of the Assembly by September 30, 2024.
It is pertinent to note that India abolished the special constitutional status of Occupied Kashmir in 2019. The Modi government announced the abolition of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, during which India created new stories of persecution in Kashmir.
Before 2019, the state of Jammu and Kashmir had semi-autonomous status and special powers. The political parties of Kashmir challenged this decision of the Modi government in the Supreme Court.
It should be noted that the Indian government has deliberately kept the issue of special status of Kashmir on hold for four years. India has created new stories of oppression and persecution in Kashmir, and the people have strongly protested against India's cruel decision.
Experts said that Kashmiris cannot expect justice from Indian courts. Modi has completely controlled all institutions of India including judiciary, army, governance, media and parliament.
After the decision of Article 370 by Indian Supreme Court, security was tightened in Kashmir.
After the verdict, excessive checkpoints and roadblocks have been seen in all major cities and towns in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, large numbers of Indian troops have been deployed in Srinagar and other districts of the occupied territory to prevent anti-India protests.
Bulletproof mobile bunker vehicles are seen patrolling everywhere in Jammu and Kashmir while high-tech CCTV surveillance has been stepped up.
Here’s what intentionally crashing a plane for YouTube clicks gets you
Trevor Daniel Jacob has been sentenced to six months in prison for obstructing an investigation into the crash after he intentionally downed the plane for a wallet sponsorship.
According to the US attorney’s office, Jacob had planned to intentionally eject from his aircraft and film himself parachuting to the ground during a solo flight on November 24th, 2021, that was allegedly destined for Mammoth Lakes, California. Several video cameras were mounted to his plane before takeoff, which, alongside a selfie-stick-mounted camera held by Jacob after ejecting, were used to record the plane’s descent and subsequent crash into the Los Padres National Forest near Santa Maria.
Jacob told investigators he was unaware of the wreckage location shortly before uploading footage of the crash to YouTube
After informing the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on November 26th, Jacob agreed to provide both the coordinates of the downed plane and videos of the wreckage to NTSB investigators. Jacob later claimed he was unaware of the crash location, despite collecting the wreckage via helicopter on December 10th and disposing of it in trash bins around Lompoc Airport. A video titled “I Crashed My Airplane” showing footage documenting the crash and Jacob’s parachute descent was later uploaded to his YouTube channel on December 23rd, 2021, as part of a sponsorship deal promoting a company’s wallet.
Prosecutors during the investigation said that Jacob “most likely committed this offense to generate social media and news coverage for himself and to obtain financial gain” and stressed that “this type of ‘daredevil’ conduct cannot be tolerated.” In hindsight, if you’re going to lie about doing something dangerous and illegal, maybe don’t record yourself doing it and then publish it publicly for monetary gain.
ADB approves over $150 million financing for Pakistan
The money will start a reform program for women who will have better access to credit for micro, small and medium enterprises.
Islamabad: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Monday approved financing of 155 million dollars for Pakistan.
According to the announcement by the Asian Development Bank, the money will start a reform program for women who will have better access to credit for micro, small and medium enterprises.
The statement said that the financing amount includes $10 million policy loan and the program includes a grant of $5.5 million, while $5 million will be given to lending institutions.
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