Saturday, October 23, 2021

Soriful Islam Pabna Dhaka Turkey's Erdogan orders expulsion 2023

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday told his foreign minister to expel the ambassadors of 10 countries including Germany and the United States who appealed for the release of a jailed civil society leader.

The envoys issued a highly unusual joint statement on Monday saying the continued detention of Parisian-born philanthropist and activist Osman Kavala "cast a shadow" over Turkey.

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The escalating row with the Western countries -- most of which are also NATO allies -- caps a torrid week for Turkey in which it was added to a global money-laundering and terrorism-financing blacklist and its currency plunged over fears of economic mismanagement and the risk of hyperinflation.

"I have ordered our foreign minister to declare these 10 ambassadors as persona non grata as soon as possible," Erdogan said, using a diplomatic term meaning the first step before expulsion.

"They must leave here the day they no longer know Turkey," he said, accusing them of "indecency".

The Western ambassadors had called for a "just and speedy resolution" to Kavala's case.

- 'President-made crisis' -

Kavala, 64, has been in jail without a conviction since 2017, and faces a string of charges linked to 2013 anti-government protests and a failed military coup in 2016.

In comments about the ambassadors published in local media on Thursday, Erdogan said "we cannot have the luxury of hosting them in our country".

The Turkish lira extended its fall into record-low territory against the dollar within moments of Erdogan's comments on fears of a new wave of Turkish tensions with the West.

The lira has lost one-fifth of its value against the dollar since the start of the year and the annual inflation rate has reached nearly 20 percent -- quadruple the government target.

Erdogan is in danger of "dragging the Turkish economy into a president-made crisis", Eurasia Group said.

The diplomatic friction was compounded when the global financial misconduct watchdog FATF followed through on threats to place Turkey under surveillance for failing to properly combat money laundering and terrorism financing.

Turkey joins a "grey list" of countries that includes Syria, South Sudan and Yemen.

Erdogan had fought hard against the designation, introducing new legislation that was ostensibly aimed to fight terror networks -- but which critics said ended up mostly targeted Turkish NGOs that promote pro-Kurdish causes and human rights.

Although not well known internationally, Kavala has become a symbol to his supporters of the sweeping crackdown Erdogan unleashed after surviving the 2016 coup attempt.

Speaking to AFP from his jail cell last week, Kavala said he felt like a tool in Erdogan's attempts to blame a foreign plot for domestic opposition to his nearly two-decade rule.

"The real reason behind my continued detention is that it addresses the need of the government to keep alive the fiction that the (2013) Gezi protests were the result of a foreign conspiracy," Kavala said.

"Since I am accused of being a part of this conspiracy allegedly organised by foreign powers, my release would weaken the fiction in question and this is not something that the government would like."

Kavala was acquitted of the Gezi charges in February 2020, only to be re-arrested before he could return home and thrown back in jail over alleged links to the 2016 coup plot.

The Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights watchdog, has issued a final warning to Turkey to comply with a 2019 European Court of Human Rights order to release Kavala pending trial.

Ariful Islam Sujon Pabna After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable

 The shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust” is a reminder of the dangers that can exist on film and television sets. As authorities investigate why a crew member handed Baldwin a loaded gun instead of one safe to use, industry leaders will look for ways to avoid similar tragedies.

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A 1982 helicopter crash that killed actor Vic Morrow and two child actors on the set of “Twilight Zone” shook the film industry and led to new safety standards for the use of choppers during filming. Morrow and the children were killed while filming a scene set in Vietnam for a film based on the popular television series. The helicopter came down after debris from explosions staged during the scene rose 100 feet in the air and damaged the aircraft's rotor. Director John Landis and four others were acquitted of involuntary manslaughter charges in a rare case of prosecutors targeting a film production for on-set deaths. The families of the child actors killed settled civil lawsuits years later, and federal agencies enacted new rules for filming with helicopters.

Actor Brandon Lee died in March 1993 after he was shot in the abdomen while filming a scene for “The Crow.” Money and safety issues, including severe burns suffered by a construction worker, already had plagued the production. A makeshift bullet was mistakenly left in a gun from a previous scene and struck Lee during a scene that called for using blank rounds. OSHA fined the production $84,000 for violations found after Lee’s death, but the fine was later reduced to $55,000. After the fatal “Rust” shooting on Thursday, an account run by Lee's sister Shannon tweeted: “No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.”

Thursday, October 21, 2021

amar bari Been to Dubai, Was in Maldives With Family dhaka pabna 20

 Responding to Malik’s allegations Wankhede said, “There are mechanisms to check where a person is, I have never been to Dubai with my sister. I was in the Maldives and had taken required permission from the government before I went. The date that Nawab Malik has given is false.” He added that he is a small government servant and if while serving the country he is imprisoned, he welcomes it.

“I give Malik all my wishes. If he wants to send me to jail for removing drugs from our streets then he is most welcome. No one can do extortion when he’s on a family vaccination and with his kids,” he said. Hinting at legal action against Malik, Wankhede said, “I will take permission from my agency before I go for any legal action against Nawab Malik.”

The Narcotics Control Bureau has also responded to Malik’s charges against Wankhede and released a press note with the factual position on the information. Ashok Mutha Jain, NCB DDG told news agency ANI that after joining NCB, there was no application from him for going to Dubai, he sought permission for going to the Maldives with his family.

Earlier in the day, Nationalist Congress Party leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik accused Wankhede of extortion and released purported photos of Yasmeen Wankhede, sister of Sameer Wankhede.

Hinting at a deeper link between Sameer Wankhede and Bollywood, Malik had said, “During the pandemic, the entire film industry was in the Maldives. Sameer Wankhede must clarify what he and his family members were doing there at that time. He should clarify whether he was in Dubai,” Malik said.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Sujon Vai Pbana Why Somalia won its claim to a disputed maritime zone

 The dispute between Kenya and Somalia began in the late 2000s when Kenya tried to impose a shared maritime border on Somalia that was similar to its own southern border with Tanzania. Somalia was at war, so could not prevent Kenya from doing so. Since then, Kenya has used the maritime area for its own benefit, but also helped to monitor and secure the waters.
Somalia argued that the maritime boundary should be consistent with standard practice in international law — and follow the direction of the land border, rather than extend out along the line of latitude. The U.N. high court’s ruling now gives Somalia more of this contested maritime zone, including oil blocks that Kenya claims.

Aren’t most borders well established?

Kenya and Somalia have shared a border for more than 50 years, so this might seem like a strange disagreement. How have the two not yet defined their territorial waters and associated boundaries?

In fact, borders are often a challenge throughout the world. According to the African Union Border Programme (AUBP), only about one-third of the borders among the continent’s 54 nations had been formally demarcated by 2011. Many countries still have outmoded borders relying on rivers, tree lines or paths that can change over time. And while the AUBP maintains that clear borders reduce conflicts, more porous and informal boundaries have arguably kept the peace in nomadic and migratory areas. Demarcated borders need not be strictly controlled, but often are in practice.

The U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an international law since 1994, provides the authoritative rules on territorial waters, exclusive economic zones (EEZs) and continental shelfs beyond the EEZ. Countries sometimes do reach agreements on their own, however, departing from the UNCLOS guidance. This was Kenya’s position — claiming that since 1979 Somalia had continuously “acquiesced” to Kenya’s preferred boundary, making this now legally the line.

Did Somalia agree to the boundary?

During many of those years, Somalia had no consistent decision-making authority. Beginning with the fall of President Mohammed Siad Barre’s military dictatorship in 1991, Somalia was a failed, contested state — only around 2012, arguably, did Somalia have a government capable of making such choices.

Somali authorities made this point at the ICJ and appealed along UNCLOS principles to dispute Kenya’s claim of acquiescence. Somali authorities at times formally relaxed sovereignty rules in order to permit other militaries to pursue pirates and terrorists. But there was no such agreement with Kenya. And Somalis have repeatedly complained about outsiders, including Kenyans, taking advantage of the political disarray to exploit Somalia’s waters by overfishing, dumping waste and stealing resources.

Kenya disagreed with the ruling

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo quickly declared the ICJ decision a victory. The court agreed that most of the area that Kenya claimed — and parceled out for oil and gas exploration — ought to be Somalia’s. The court apportioned a substantially smaller offshore area to Kenya, but did not agree to grant Somalia reparations for sovereignty violations for Kenya’s exploration rights moves.

Kenya rejected the decision, retroactively claiming that the ICJ did not have jurisdiction over a bilateral matter.

It’s not yet clear what the outcome means for relations between the two countries or their maritime border. The two have cooperated on security matters such as threats from the Islamist terrorist group Al Shabaab, but Somali-Kenyan relations have been poor lately. And research suggests about one-third of international maritime conflicts become militarized at some point.

It’s possible Kenya’s rejected claim could result in an escalating conflict — though at least for now, violence seems unlikely. Because the ICJ has ruled, the weight of international public opinion will align with its decision. As a United Nations entity, the ICJ does not have an army to enforce its decision. But the next step on the legal escalatory ladder is more powerful: the U.N. Security Council.

The Security Council is empowered to handle any international breach of the peace, up to and including using force, should Kenyan authorities not comply. But with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta currently serving as the rotating president of the Security Council, it seems unlikely that any breach or U.N. action will occur in the near term.

In the best case, time and the international peer pressure that comes along with the ICJ’s recommendations may simply wear down President Kenyatta’s resistance. Given the Biden administration’s strong support for the rule of law in domestic and international politics, pressure may have even come from President Biden himself in the Oct. 14 White House meeting between the two. However, Biden also wants Kenya’s support for potentially more pressing issues like sanctions for humanitarian violations in Tigray. The Trump administration, eager to deepen bilateral economic ties, had previously supported Kenya’s maritime claim.

This maritime border case took several years — and delay tactics marked the Kenyan authorities’ approach. First, Kenya requested a year-long delay to assemble a legal team. Then another delay was requested for the pandemic. And when that request was denied, Kenya requested a further delay because a “critical map” had gone missing.

The “win” for the Somali government is only slightly less consequential than the real resources at stake. Somalia remains a very weak government without full control over its territory, but the outcome gives a boost to the international rule of law in the eyes of Somalis and to Somalia’s domestic institutions. After the ruling, Somalia’s president issued an appeal to his neighbor, urging Kenya to “treat the Court’s decision as an opportunity to strengthen relations between the two countries and enhance cooperation between the two peoples.” A better relationship between two stable, law-abiding neighbors would seem in everyone’s long-term interests.

Bridget Coggins is associate professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current book project examines failed states and international security

Monday, October 18, 2021

Bonpara Myanmar leader says ASEAN blind to opposition 2023

 BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of Myanmar’s military-installed government said Monday that other Southeast Asian countries should share responsibility for failing to help quell the violence that has engulfed his nation since the army seized power in February.

Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing in a speech broadcast on state television blamed groups that were organized to oppose the military takeover for the ongoing deadly unrest. He suggested that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations had failed to recognize the responsibility of opposition groups for the violence and said his government was seeking to restore peace and stability.

Opposition to military rule initially took the form of nonviolent protests, but escalated to armed self-defense after security forces used deadly force to disperse demonstrations. A detailed accounting by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners blames security forces for the killings of almost 1,200 civilians. The government now faces a growing insurgency in many parts of the country.

Min Aung Hlaing was commenting on ASEAN's decision on Friday to invite a non-political representative from Myanmar instead of a member of its ruling council to the bloc's summit meeting later this month.

The virtually unprecedented rebuke of one of its 10 members came after ASEAN’s special envoy to Myanmar, Brunei Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof, abruptly canceled a long-delayed visit when he was told he would not be able to meet with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others as he had requested.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Inauguration of two-day teacher training workshop on UID at Sreepur, Magura

 May Saifullah, Magura Correspondent: A two-day teacher training workshop has been inaugurated at Sreepur Government MC Pilot Secondary School in Magura on Wednesday, October 13 at the initiative of the Upazila Secondary Education Office.

Sreepur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Liuza Ul Jannah inaugurated the workshop as the chief guest.
In the light of CRVS system under the Department of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, a total of 100 teachers including the heads of 50 educational institutions and computer teachers of 50 educational institutions of the upazila are being imparted this training under the teacher training on creating student profiles and databases and issuing UID numbers.

Sreepur Upazila Secondary Education Officer ABM Nakibul Hasan, Shalikha Upazila Secondary Education Officer Shafiul Alam, Shailkupa Secondary Education Officer Md Aminul Islam Sreepur Upazila Assistant Secondary Education Officer Sultan Ahmed, Academic Supervisor Moniruzzaman, President of Sreepur Press Club among others were present at the inaugural function. Musafir Nazrul and others.

National Girls' Day-2021 has been celebrated on Thursday morning, September 30, in Magura through various programs initiated by the Sreepur Upazila Administration and Women's Affairs Officer's Office.

On this occasion, a roundabout meeting was held in the conference room of the Upazila Parishad at the end of a roundabout in the morning. There health materials are provided among the students of different educational institutions. Sreepur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Liuja Ul Jannah was present as the chief guest and provided all these materials. Among others who were present on the occasion were Upazila Awami League President and Upazila Lok Morcha President Abul Kalam Azad, Vice Chairman Kazi Jalal Uddin, Sreepur Press Club President and Upazila Lok Morcha General Secretary Musafir Nazrul, Upazila Education Officer Md Mosharraf. Hossain, Social Service Officer Md. Wasim Akram, Food Officer Ishrat Jahan, Election Officer Abu Daud and journalists from various print and electronic media.

Amzad nana Gambian Toufah Jallow Tells of Surviving pabna Online

 She gained fame at the age of 18 when she won a university scholarship in a national talent competition for young women. But in 2015 she fled Gambia, fearing for her life, after dictator Yahya Jammeh allegedly drugged and raped her, angry that she had turned down his marriage proposal.

She lived quietly in Canada, worried that Jammeh would persecute family members in Gambia. After Jammeh fell from power she later found the strength to go public with her story, despite Gambia's culture of silence over sexual assault, she told The Associated Press.

The nation was riveted when she held a press conference to share her account via social media and in a human rights report in June 2019. She also testified months later to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Mr Ali has been detained under the Terrorism Act and police have until Friday to charge him or let him go after being granted an extension at Westminster Magistrates Court.

The Met confirmed that the early in

vestigation has revealed “a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism”.

Mr Ali was known to the government’s Prevent programme.

With an annual budget of around £40 million, the Prevent scheme aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

It was launched after public bodies were placed under a statutory duty in 2015 to stop people being drawn into terrorism.

Anyone concerned that someone they know might be at risk can refer them.

Police believe Ali was acting alone and are investigating whether he was radicalised in lockdown.

On Saturday Father Jeffrey Woolnough, a close friend of Sir David’s who is a devout Catholic, said police stopped him from reading the MP his last rites.

Father Woolnough, from St Peter’s Catholic church, said he ran towards the scene at 1.45pm hoping to reach Sir David before he died.

“I went running up the road with my holy oils,” he said.

“He said ‘It’s a crime scene. You can’t go in. There’s evidence that needs to be collected.

“It’s very sad. It’s something that’s necessary in Catholic belief for the soul’s journey to God, to have those last prayers.”

Police searched three properties in London on Saturday, including Mr Ali’s home which is located in an upmarket park of north London popular with celebrities.

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