UN urges all States to ratify global treaty banning nuclear tests

In a message marking the first-ever International Day against Nuclear Tests, which is observed on Sunday, Mr. Ban stressed that “a world free of nuclear weapons is achievable,” adding that there had been important progress in 2010.“The successful conclusion of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference invigorated the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime,” he said. “Bold initiatives by world leaders and civil society are showing the way toward changed policies and reduced arsenals.”The Secretary-General said he was looking forward “working with partners to rein in spending on nuclear programmes and rid the world of the nuclear threat. A central pillar of this strategy is the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).” Of the 182 countries that have signed the treaty, 153 have ratified it. Nine more countries – China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the United States – must still ratify it before the pact can enter into force. Indonesia announced on 3 May that it had initiated the CTBT ratification process.The International Day against Nuclear Tests was established by the General Assembly in January to enhance “public awareness and education about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.”The Day was proposed by Kazakhstan – which shut down the notorious test site in Semipalatinsk on 29 August 1991 – and the “idea won unanimous support, reflecting the international community’s deep concern about the dangers posed by such tests,” Mr. Ban’s message stated.In his message to mark the Day, General Assembly President Ali Treki noted that this year’s celebration serves as an opportunity for promoting educational activities and public awareness about the harmful and long-lasting effects of nuclear tests. It is also high time, he added, for the international community to firmly embrace the idea of expanding the nuclear-weapons-free zones worldwide, including in the Middle East, as well as renew the commitment to achieve the ultimate goal of a world free of these weapons.Annika Thunborg, a spokesperson for the organization set up to help implement the test ban treaty (CTBTO), said the Day has a vital awareness-raising benefit on the need for non-proliferation and disarmament.Those issues represent a top priority of Mr. Ban, and he put forward a five-point plan in 2008 that includes recommendations on increasing security, verification, establishing a legal framework for nuclear disarmament, transparency and conventional weapons. Beyond a global observation of the Day, seminars, awareness-raising events and commemoration ceremonies are being held this week at UN Headquarters in New York; Vienna; Astana, Kazakhstan; and other locations worldwide.Mr. Ban sent a message yesterday to a high-level conference on the Day that is being held in Astana, noting that with “Kazakhstan having banished nuclear weapons and joined in creating a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia, Semipalatinsk has become a powerful symbol of hope.”Traditionally, there are three types of nuclear tests: underground tests, atmospheric tests and underwater tests. With each possessing a tremendous potential for destruction, the CTBT bans them all. To monitor the detonation of nuclear devices, the CTBTO has created a worldwide monitoring system that uses seismographs, infrasound, hydro-auditory and radionuclide detection technologies. The International Monitoring System (IMS) has 337 installations worldwide. Despite the de facto moratorium on nuclear testing since the enactment of the CTBT, there have been six nuclear tests since 1996 – two each by India, Pakistan, and the DPRK. 27 August 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all Member States that have not yet done so to ratify the United Nations-backed treaty banning nuclear tests, saying it is important to build on the momentum made on disarmament and non-proliferation over the past year. read more

American Express introduces lowrate credit card says its not just a promotion

TORONTO – American Express has a new credit card that charges much lower interest compared with similar products in Canada.The company says the Amex Essential card will charge interest at an annualized rate of 8.99 per cent.That’s below the lowest rate currently listed on a Government of Canada website that compares prices and features for about 190 credit cards offered by Visa, Mastercard and Amex through various partners.The Essential card becomes the fourth Amex personal credit card that charges no annual fee and a basic set of features. But the others charge 19.99 per cent interest on outstanding balances from purchases — in line with other mainstream cards.American Express says the Essential card’s low rate isn’t a promotion and won’t expire at any particular date, but it says there could be changes if market conditions warrant.The announcement comes as Canadian credit card operators face increased competition with the advent of new payment technologies, including Apple Pay, and long-standing complaints from merchants about the cost of processing transactions.The federal government’s Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has an online “credit card selector tool” that tracks fees, features and other details for many of the country’s credit cards. American Express introduces low-rate credit card, says it’s not just a promotion by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 17, 2016 5:36 am MDT Last Updated Aug 17, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Football Ohio State rises to No 9 in latest AP Poll

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) calls out a play in the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter Saturday’s 62-14 victory against Maryland, Ohio State rose one spot from No. 10 to No. 9 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll.The Buckeyes are one of four Big Ten teams ranked in the top 25. Penn State, which beat Northwestern 31-7 Saturday, rose to No. 3 this week. Michigan dropped to No. 17 following its 14-10 loss to Michigan State Saturday night. The Spartan victory put Michigan State in the top 25 for the first time this season as it appeared at No. 21 in the rankings. Wisconsin rose to No. 7 after defeating Nebraska 38-17. No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 Georgia and No. 5 Washington round out the top five. Ohio State will look to continue its rise up the rankings Saturday when the Buckeyes take on Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, at 7:30 p.m.AP PollAlabama (43)Clemson (18)Penn StateGeorgiaWashingtonTCUWisconsinWashington StateOhio StateAuburnMiami (Fl.)OklahomaUSCOklahoma StateVirginia TechNotre DameMichiganSouth FloridaSan Diego StateNorth Carolina StateMichigan StateUCFStanfordTexas TechNavy read more

Matt Why the duck house was a cartoonists dream come true

_ In the latest episode of the Telegraph’s Expenses podcast, Matt talks for the first time about what it was like to work through the scandal – and revisits the eureka moments behind some of his best-loved drawings.You can listen to the episode via the player above, or subscribe to the whole Expenses series – for free – on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or by searching for “Expenses” in your preferred podcast app.  Over the next six weeks, Matt drew out the funny side of the expenses story via a series of inspired front page cartoons, covering everything from second home claims to resigning politicians – and, of course, a well-known floating “pond feature”.   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. _ At 4pm on May 7 2009, Matt Pritchett was taken aside by the Telegraph’s then-editor, Will Lewis, and told to come up with a joke about MPs’ expenses. Lewis wouldn’t tell him much more than that about the story – which, even with hours to go before publication, was still a closely-guarded secret in the newspaper – and so Matt put together the following cartoon: read more

Quiz Did this happen in 2018

first_img 2018 By Paul Hosford 2018 2018 Tweet Not 2018 http://jrnl.ie/3847379 Share your result: This book went on sale. 2018 Feb 17th 2018, 8:30 PM Share your result: IT GENUINELY FEELS like this year has lasted a year.But what was this year and what was 2017? A UK school was locked down after a wolf escaped. Fintastic 2018 Share Dublin Fire Brigade fought a massive blaze at a Dublin scrapyard. Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct. Not 2018 Not 2018 You scored out of ! You scored out of ! Not 2018 Storm Dylan swept across Ireland. 2018 Almost purrfect! You scored out of ! Share9 Tweet Email Not 2018 Unrest kicked off in Tehran. Share your result: Share This crash on the N7 led to the arrest of three teens and the hospitalisation of another person. 37,814 Views Share Tweetcenter_img Not 2018 Short URL Answer all the questions to see your result! 9 Comments What are ewe doing!? Pawsitively perfect. Share your result: 2018 Barry McElduff put a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head, sparking controversy. Tweet Not 2018 You scored out of ! Quiz: Did this happen in 2018? This year has lasted at least three years. Share Not 2018 2018 Clever Cat! Flippin’ good! Top Dog! Plans for this office were blocked because it could derail (sorry) the Dart Underground plan. Not 2018 Share your result: Share Baaaaaaaaaaad. 2018 Tweet 2018 Karen Bradley was named Northern Ireland Secretary. Turtley awful Shell of a bad effort. Not 2018 Saturday 17 Feb 2018, 8:30 PM Tweet You scored out of ! Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Appeal after man with imitation firearm threatens staff and steals money at

first_img 20 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4510318 Appeal after man with imitation firearm threatens staff and steals money at arcade The incident happened at around 9.45am in the West Street area of Drogheda. Share24 Tweet Email West Street, Drogheda, Co Louth Image: Google Maps Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 11:06 AM Feb 24th 2019, 11:06 AM center_img 13,378 Views By Hayley Halpin Image: Google Maps West Street, Drogheda, Co Louth GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for information following an armed robbery at an arcade in Drogheda, Co Louth. At around 9.45pm last night, a lone man entered the premises in the West Street area armed with an imitation firearm. He threatened staff and left the scene on a bicycle with an undisclosed sum of cash. No injuries were sustained in the incident. The man is described as being around 5’6″. He was wearing a black hoodie, a black scarf which was covering his face, black jeans and black shoes. He is thought to have spoken in a local accent. A technical examination of the scene is due to take place today.  Short URLlast_img read more

Varoufakis according to his Greek Australian exwife

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Ten years after their divorce and despite their hectic lives, Yanis Varoufakis speaks with his Greek Australian ex-wife Margarite Poulos and their daughter by telephone almost every day.She recently gave an exclusive interview to The Australian Financial Review (AFR).According to the AFR, Margarite Poulos, as a hip young teaching graduate, once caught the eye, engaged the mind and eventually married Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s new finance minister and, according to more breathless elements of the European press, the economic gods’ latest gift to women.Poulos has heard it all before, and is acutely aware of the more serious aspects of what now lies ahead for her former husband.Varoufakis was in Sydney late last year when snap elections were called in a Greece riven by economic and political crisis.Poulos believes -and hopes – that a compromise agreement will be found.She also refuses to rake over the details of her slow-burn romance and marriage to Varoufakis, more than confirm what we already know: that they met in a Greek restaurant in Newtown, in Sydney’s bohemian inner-west, in the early-1990s, while he was teaching economics at nearby Sydney University and she was completing her first degree.His charisma, on and off campus, was renowned, helped by his unusual specialisation in game theory, a mathematically-based discipline which has evolved into a broader behavioural strain of economics. A Beautiful Mind, the 2001 movie based on the life of mathematical genius John Forbes Nash, provides insights to the study.Poulos and Varoufakis became a couple about a year after their Newtown introduction and eventually wed, before heading to Athens in 2001, where he took up an academic post and she worked on her doctoral thesis related to the Greek civil war.After a stretch living between Athens and Sydney, Poulos returned to her birthplace definitively in 2005 to raise the couple’s daughter. As his academic career blossomed in Athens and then Houston, Texas, hers took her to lecturing posts at Sydney University and then the University of Western Sydney, where she currently teaches modern European history.Their close connection, 10 years on means Poulos still takes an avid interest in the politics of Greece.She says Greece’s struggles since the global financial crisis made the election of Alexis Tsipras’ left-wing party in January probable, if not inevitable.Returning to the central themes of Greece and her ex-husband, Poulos agrees that Varoufakis is a “very intense individual”. “Let’s just say that his formidable personality rivalled mine,” she says.Source: Australian Financial Reviewlast_img read more

Geek deals roundup Discounts on Dell XPS 8900 desktop PC XFiles Blurays

first_imgDell XPS 8900 quad-core Skylake Intel Core i7-6700 desktop PC for $649 (Coupon code: SBXPS649)With 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive, a GeForce GT 730 graphics card, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi support, this PC is a steal at $649.The X-Files collector’s set and event bundle for $122.99If you love The X-Files, now’s your chance to get the original nine seasons and the event series at an incredible price. While this lists for roughly $300, you can save 59% when you buy on Amazon. And since shipping is free, you’ll save even more.Logitech MX Master wireless Bluetooth mouse with dark field laser sensor for $69.99Looking for a high-end wireless mouse that you can use on nearly any surface? The MX Master from Logitech uses dark field tech to allow for glass to be used as a proper mousing surface. GRDE 10,000mAh solar two-port USB power bank for $11.99 (Coupon code: NJLD6BER)If you’re worried about your phone running out of power whenever you’re out, ease your mind with this affordable little power bank. Keep this charger with you, and you’ll always have a backup in case of emergencies.Up to 25% off Kindle and Kindle Fire accessoriesIf you have a Kindle e-reader or Kindle Fire tablet, now’s the perfect opportunity to grab some accessories on the cheap. Cases, controllers, and screen protectors are being discounted today, and the vast majority are Prime eligible. Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

Game of the Year The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

first_imgStay on target Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com, we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is very much like the original Legend of Zelda on the NES. Except Breath of the Wild is playable and good. Free from 30-year-old technical limitations, Breath of the Wild delivers that same sense of freedom and mystery (only greater) while giving players enough ways to actually meaningful interact with the world to make exploration enjoyable. And while there is a lot to learn like how to reach certain spots or how to simply not die, you’re rarely left completely in the dark about how to achieve the macro, story goals. In this way, Breath of the Wild’s open-world fundamental re-imagining of Zelda finally fulfills the initial promise of the series, and that alone makes it Game of the Year.After playing dozens and dozens of hours of the biggest launch game for Nintendo Switch (as well as the last real game for Wii U), I’ve been agonizing over how to review it. It’s so dense and enormous. You could spend so much time in the opening Great Plateau area, and it’s really only a tutorial space for the crafting and stamina exploration systems Nintendo’s nails after experimenting with them in Skyward Sword.But the moments that stand out best are the small ones. Breath of the Wild is the rare game where spoilers I think can have a truly negative impact on a player’s experience. Like Skyrim crossed with No Man’s Sky but Japanese, discovery is the point. So here’s what I’m going to do. If you want more traditional thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you can read my preview on how it’s Nintendo’s first AAA game. But in this post, I’m just going to recount one of my play sessions with the game, a play session I believe demonstrates why this is this week’s (and maybe this year’s) Game of the Year. I’ll try to keep this action-packed travelogue vague, but again, watch out for spoilers.So here’s what I was doing at 1:00 AM instead of sleeping.I had just finished the dungeon in the desert region. The elaborate affair began with me surfing on a seal and shooting bomb arrows at a giant, mechanical, (Shadow of the) colossus. From there I entered the machine and discovered it was an elaborate 3D puzzle box to rotate and solve. The game’s dungeons are more compact compared to past Zelda games, but this allows them to be more complicated while still making sure the player completely understands the space. It’s a nice contrast to the overworld that’s more sprawling and full of secrets than ever before. Plus the maps remind me of Metroid Prime.Solving the dungeon revealed the boss. Beating the boss advanced the story and awarded me with more health, a powerful spell, and some good weapons and treasure from the grateful princess (not Zelda). Opening the chests of course played the classic franchise chime.This seemed like a fine place to stop playing. It was already late. But there were a few more things I wanted to clean up. And more importantly, this is a game I never actually want to stop playing. It can only be forced by the need to eat or sleep or go to work.Before entering the dungeon I first had to reclaim a stolen heirloom from a tribe of ninjas. It was a brutal stealth sequence full of treasure too risky to grab at the time. But now, the tribe had vanished. So I put on my heat-resistant clothes, ran across the desert sands, waltzed into the hideout, and picked up some nice, valuable, precious metals, along with a bunch of bananas.I warped to a village to sell my goods to the nervous merchant and used the rupees to buy some knight armor with upgraded defense. I then headed into the nearby forest and spoke with the Great Fairy to see if I could upgrade these clothes even further. I could! But I was missing some key items. I also realized that I only needed a few more parts from the fearsome, robotic Guardian enemies to upgrade my Sheikah Slate tablet with better bombs and time-stopping abilities.I then decided to make one last personal quest for the night to make these upgrades. But first, I noticed a tower near the fairy fountain. So I climbed up the rock wall, glided over the valley, and ascended the tower. From the top I could see more towers and shrines if I zoomed in, but I knew I wouldn’t have time to explore them now. So I marked them on my map for later.I was mostly missing monster materials. So I warped to an earlier area in the game to farm some more horns and fangs. I didn’t want to use my better swords and risk breaking them. So I scanned in my Wolf Link Amiibo and had the dog take care of some low-level foes. I then used the monsters own clubs and bows and arrows against them. One material was particularly rare, though, and called for a different strategy. While doing this I also casually stumbled upon the rock monster miniboss from the E3 trailer, defeated it, and earned some more gems.For the Guardian parts, I decided to test my new spell and discovered it could take out stationary Guardians in one lightning blast. That was great since the spell could only be used three times before needing to recharge for 12 minutes. Unfortunately, the stationary Guardians didn’t give me the specific piece I needed. Maybe the mobile, spider-like Guardians would be the ticket? Earlier in the game, when I immediately rushed toward evil pig cloud Calamity Ganon at Hyrule Castle and accidentally unlocked one of Link’s 100-year-old lost, voice-acted memories, I secured a tower surrounded by roaming Guardians. That was where I needed to go next.Deep in enemy territory, I searched for my prey. In the meantime, I avoided angry ninjas and happened to kill some monsters with material I needed for armor upgrades. I then spotted a Guardian and zapped it. However, unlike the stationary Guardians, the mobile ones could withstand multiple hits. The blue tunic I was wearing revealed an enemy’s exact health. I would need to hit this Guardian two more times, but the spell needed to recharge. And if I warped away the foe would recover its health.So I ran. I ran so far away. I ran until my stamina ran out. I let my stamina recharge and ran some more. I hid behind rocks where the laser can’t spot me. I used my horse, L-Horse, for extra speed, even though I had only managed to wrangle a slower, spotted horse instead of fast one with a single color. I heard the tense, excellent battle music kick in. I ate one of my home-cooked meals to buff my defense and stealth to increase my chance of survival. I did everything I could think of, and most of it worked. Many previous deaths by Guardians had taught me much.Finally, the spell recharged, and I took down the Guardian in a most satisfying electric light show. Previously, lightning in this area had killed me because of my metal weapons. Now lightning did my bidding. I took a screenshot because the scene was visually stunning, animated but still operatic. Plus, with the right added text, I could make it into a great meme later. As I predicted, the Guardian left behind the last part I needed. I returned to the mad scientist and unlocked my tablet’s maximum potential.Now I just had to get those last monster parts. Through trial and error I learned that the part was more likely to drop if I killed stronger monsters in combat rather than relying on bombs. But that didn’t mean I still couldn’t use tricks. My upgraded stasis ability now froze enemies as well as objects. This was great for killing sneaky beasts that pop out of the ground, the same beasts that provide balloons from strapping to things as if this game couldn’t be even more like Metal Gear Solid V.I found the monster I needed and stopped it in its tracks. I equipped a better scimitar and struck its frozen body. When time restarted, it felt all my hits at once. But that wasn’t enough to finish it off. I targeted it and drew my sword and shield. Z-targeting has always made Zelda’s combat look more cinematic, but it’s particularly eye-catching in Breath of the Wild. I perfectly dodged its sword strike and unleashed a flurry of my own. The material was mine!I returned to the Great Fairy and received my stronger clothing. I drank a glass of milk hoping it would give me an empty bottle to catch one of the smaller fairies but it didn’t work. I’ll have to think of a new strategy. Maybe I just need to snatch them? I put on my better clothes, sold my excess treasures, and cooked all the food I had harvested along the way into meals.This surprise detour was longer than I expected but totally worth it. It’s one example of the seemingly endless, emergent, entertainment exploring this world can provide. Your experience after playing for the same amount of time may be entirely different. But now that my mini midnight odyssey was over, it was time for the next real adventure. I warped to a tower I had climbed earlier near another dungeon, the water dungeon considering all the rivers to swim through, and prepared for a new journey.Oh, and this whole time, I was seamlessly switching between playing the game in my hands on my bed with the Switch tablet and blowing it up on the big screen with the dock and Pro Controller.The stamina limit and weapon degradation can be a little harsh and there are some slowdown frame rate issues in large grassy open areas but who cares. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Game of the Year.Check back next week to read about the next Game of the Year!Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchPro Controllerlast_img read more

Cuba plane crash toll rises to 111

first_imgRescue team members work in the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, around 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana, shortly after taking off from Havana`s main airport in Cuba, on 18 May 2018. Photo: ReutersOne of the three women who survived Cuba’s worst air crash in decades has died from her injuries, the health ministry said Monday, raising the toll to 111.The 23-year-old, Gretell Landrove, was admitted to hospital with life-threatening injuries and she did not make medical progress, the ministry said in a statement read out on state television.The other two women survivors were still in critical condition.Earlier, doctors had indicated that two of the Cuban survivors of Friday’s crash were fighting for their lives at Havana’s Calixto Garcia hospital.A Boeing 737 leased to national carrier Cubana de Aviacion crashed shortly after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti airport on Friday with 113 passengers and crew aboard.The Cuban government is investigating the cause of the crash and has so far identified 33 of the dead, some of whom have already been buried.Transport minister Adel Yzquierdo has said one of the plane’s two black boxes had been recovered in “good condition,” and the other was likely to be found. Their data will be key to determining what happened.The 39-year-old plane, leased from a Mexican company, Global Air, was on a domestic flight to the eastern city of Holguin, where most of the passengers were from.In Mexico, Global Air’s operations were suspended so that Mexican aviation authorities can run inspections of the aircraft it leases, on the heels of the tragedy in Cuba.The review will double inspect aircraft already certified as safe to fly, and assist as needed in the investigation of the accident in Cuba, a company statement said.Built in 1979, according to the Mexican government, the plane last passed inspection in November 2017.The accident happened at 12:08pm (1608 GMT). The plane crashed in a potato field close to Havana’s airport. Witnesses and airport officials told AFP that the aircraft plunged as it was making its first turn after take-off.Almost all of what remained of the plane was a mangled carcass of burned metal. It came down just 200 meters (yards) from houses between the Boyeros and Santiago de Las Vegas districts south of Havana.A day of mourning ended early Monday, the Communist Party leader and former president Raul Castro said. Flags were flown at half-mast throughout the country.President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who succeeded Castro as the communist island’s leader only last month, appeared aghast as he surveyed the recovery efforts, wearing a short-sleeved shirt and surrounded by officials.He visited the capital’s morgue where the bodies were taken for identification, and met relatives who were being put up in a city hotel. He also visited the survivors.Prior to Friday’s crash, Cuba’s most recent air accident was in April 2017, in which eight military personnel died when a Russian-made AN-26 transport aircraft went down in western Cuba.last_img

PM Hasina attends milad on Ivy Rahman

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina attends a milad and doa mahfil seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Ivy Rahman, wife of late president Zillur Rahman and former women affairs secretary of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) at Ivy Concord at Gulshan in the capital on Saturday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday attended a milad and doa mahfil seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Ivy Rahman, wife of late president Zillur Rahman and former women affairs secretary of Bangladesh Awami League (AL).The milad and doa mahfil was held at Ivy Concord at Gulshan in the capital after Asr prayers on the occasion of her 15th martyrdom anniversary.Relatives, friends and well-wishers of the deceased as well as ministers, parliament members, leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies, senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office and directors and other officials of Bangladesh Cricket Board also joined the milad and doa mahfil.AL presidium members Begum Matia Chowdhury and lawyer Abdul Matin Khashru, organising secretaries Ahmad Hossain and Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, eminent actor and parliament member Akbar Hossain Pathan (Faruk), information secretary Abdul Maleque and Bangladesh Medical Association president Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin were present.A special munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Ivy Rahman, Zillur Rahman and other victims of the 21 August carnage.Earlier, the prime minister talked to the family members of Ivy Rahman, including her son Nazmul Hasan Papon, MP, and consoled them.On this day in 2004, Ivy Rahman succumbed to splinter injuries she suffered in the 21 August grisly grenade attack on a peaceful Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue in the city.last_img read more

TMC workers accuse Balurghat police chief of working at behest of BJP

first_imgBALURGHAT: Accusing the district police chief of working at the behest of saffron leaders, a group of local Trinamool Congress leaders staged a demonstration before the office of the Superintendent of Police at Balurghat on Sunday. The leaders have also demanded immediate transfer of district police chief Nagendranath Tripathi.The agitators alleged that the police have been harassing Trinamool workers on the basis of false charges being filed by the BJP. “BJP activists have been threatening us since the election dates were declared but surprisingly, our complaints against the accused BJP men have not been entertained by the police. We are helpless and have no option left but to show demonstration, demanding immediate transfer of the district police chief,” said the agitators. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOutgoing Trinamool councillors of Balurghat civic body along with some party workers took part in the demonstration and raised slogans against Tripathi in the morning. The agitators had festoons and placards in hand, exhibiting their grudge against the police chief. Questioning the neutrality of Tripathi, the agitators said the recent actions of police have been motivated and biased. “The police chief is behaving like a puppet of BJP. All of his recent decisions were taken at the behest of BJP leaders. On the basis of false charges lodged by the BJP, our workers are being summoned at any time and interrogated as if they are criminals. Therefore, we want immediate replacement of him,” they said. According to a source, the flex of Trinamool’s Balurghat candidate Arpita Ghosh was found broken on the outskirts of Balurghat. Ghosh’s head was missing from the flex as well. A complaint was lodged accordingly, but police have remained clueless regarding the culprits.last_img read more

Update Ceiling collapses in Gaza PlaceUpdate Ceiling collapses in Gaza Place

first_imgCllr Warasally contacted the chairperson of the portfolio committee, who promised to get assistance. Sharaj Rescue helped to clean up.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? The ceiling of a home in Gaza Place collapsed earlier this afternoon (Monday).A company assigned by the municipality has been carrying out repairs at the house, fitting ceilings in one of the rooms, the kitchen and the bathroom. The recent heavy rains caused the ceilings to open up.Today, construction workers got to the house at about 11am and started replacing the roof.When the heavens opened and rain started pouring down, the construction crew did not cease working, but continued by using rocks and stones to hold the tins down.The kitchen ceiling then collapsed. Fortunately, there were no people in the kitchen at the time. Water flowed through the house like a river. Not knowing what possessions to save, homeowner Mrs Shania Mungaroo tried to rescue what belongings she could.According to the homeowner, questions have to be asked, as the construction company should have known there was a strong likelihood that it was going to rain.The workers evidently left the house in the terrible state it was in and did not even help Mrs Mungaroo.Mrs Mungaroo is currently without electricity, and concerned neighbours are helping her to clean up.IFP councillor Abbas Warasally says he is disappointed that the construction workers are not doing their job properly, making use of rocks and stones to secure the roof, which did not help. The workers packed up and left the homeowner to struggle alone. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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