Aerial photo shows villagers demonstrating a funeral ritual for deceased carp in Puyuan Village, Puyuan Township, Zhouning County, southeast China's Fujian Province, July 4, 2020. At the first glance, Puyuan Village appears no difference from other historical villages in China. But it's the carp fish in a local creek, known as the Carp Brook, that make the village special. Puyuan village covers an area of 9.2 square kilometers and has a population of about 6,200. Originated from the Ziyun Mountain, several streams converge into the 3,000-meter-long Carp Brook, with 800 meters of it flowing through the village. For over eight centuries, Puyuan residents have lived in harmony with the carp ever since their ancestors settled down in the village. Rules were made to protect the carp as well as to keep the brook water clean. Some villagers still prepare funeral rituals and burial places for deceased carp. Although this carp-loving tradition began to reel in tourists as early as the 1980s, it … [Read more...] about Historical village in Fujian develops carp tourism to promote development
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Some of us are wondering if we should start selling the things we bought in the last few months with the hard earned money. A TV, a fridge, a smartphone. … [Read more...] about India, this champion dancing crew needs your help!
Spurt in PCMCOf these, 403 cases had been reported within Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits. More worryingly, 381 cases were reported in Pimpri-Chinchwad. Until a month ago, the active case count under the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) was less than 100 with barely a few containment zones. … [Read more...] about Pune reports over 500 new cases, death toll now 584
In 2007, the Mandal won Deutsche Bank’s Urban Age Award. The money from the award was used to recharge ground water and go in for a solar project, which reduced their overall costs. Today, the toilet, maintained by the CBO, has 22 seats and a bathroom and is open 24x7. The water — nearly 8,000 litres a day — comes from rainwater harvesting. The toilet for women has a bin for disposing sanitary napkins. “We removed windows in women’s toilets, where they would typically stuff sanitary napkins. We would check the toilet every time someone used it, and if people spat there, we would ask them to wash it, else they wouldn’t be allowed to use it again. We installed security cameras too.” Once habits changed, design of the toilets too was changed. The squatting platform was converted into a bathroom. “Someday, we will have a biogas plant here,” she says. … [Read more...] about A problem we can’t flush away
On Dec. 2, 2019, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the township of Samjiyon County in the northern part of the country, marking the completion of the county's construction. The Samjiyon County, where Kim's father was born, is "an example of a mountainous modern town, an epitome of modern civilization and created a model of successfully realizing the Party's idea of local construction," the KCNA said. … [Read more...] about Spotlight: DPRK vigorously promotes socialist economic construction