Edward Chambers Early Leader in Community Organizing Dies at 85
JAKARTA MACET PARAH PAGI INI
saco-indonesia.com, Pagi ini lalu lintas di Ibu Kota kembali macet gila. Hujan deras yang turun sejak semalam telah membuat beberapa ruas jalan tergenang, akibatnya lalu lintas menjadi macet parah.
kemacetan gila telah terjadi di Jalan Warung Buncit arah Mampang Jakarta Selatan. Ekor kemacetan juga sudah terjadi sejak Ragunan.
Kemacetan telah terjadi lantaran volume kendaraan yang padat dan beberapa titik di jalanan tersebut telah terendam banjir. Saking macetnya, banyak kendaraan yang masuk ke jalur bus Transjakarta.
Kemacetan juga terjadi di Jalan Raya Pasar Minggu arah Pancoran. Kemacetan parah ini bahkan telah membuat lampu merah di Duren Tiga seolah tak berfungsi. Hal ini karena di saat lampu hijau pun kendaraan tidak bisa melintas karena kemacetan sudah saling mengunci.
Kemacetan juga menjalar di jalan-jalan kecil. Pengendara yang mencari jalur alternatif juga tetap terjebak macet.
Di jejaring sosial kemacetan Jakarta juga banyak dikeluhkan oleh warga. Mereka menuliskan informasi kemacetan yang mereka alami pagi ini.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — When the dense pillar of smoke from cremations by the Bagmati River was thinning late last week, the bodies were all coming from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas, and they were all of young men.
Hindu custom dictates that funeral pyres should be lighted by the oldest son of the deceased, but these men were too young to have sons, so they were burned by their brothers or fathers. Sukla Lal, a maize farmer, made a 14-hour journey by bus to retrieve the body of his 19-year-old son, who had been on his way to the Persian Gulf to work as a laborer.
“He wanted to live in the countryside, but he was compelled to leave by poverty,” Mr. Lal said, gazing ahead steadily as his son’s remains smoldered. “He told me, ‘You can live on your land, and I will come up with money, and we will have a happy family.’ ”
Weeks will pass before the authorities can give a complete accounting of who died in the April 25 earthquake, but it is already clear that Nepal cannot afford the losses. The countryside was largely stripped of its healthy young men even before the quake, as they migrated in great waves — 1,500 a day by some estimates — to work as laborers in India, Malaysia or one of the gulf nations, leaving many small communities populated only by elderly parents, women and children. Economists say that at some times of the year, one-quarter of Nepal’s population is working outside the country.