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Can the family of a Pakistani PM visit #Bangladesh & spend a week visiting as guests of the state & be celebrated by the Bengali upperclass? How many years does it take to forgive & forget mass rape, murder & economic subjugation? Is 70 years the magic number? 1/n

#royalvisit
Is our culture that forgiving? Sure guests should always be honored but what if those guests belong to a tribe that took away EVERYTHING from our forefathers? Perhaps those celebrating are the same people who remained their junior partners in crime. The British Raj was brutal 2/n
Millions of our fellow countrymen perished for no fault of their own. Still diplomatic norms dictate we show respect for int’l guests, as no one is innocent really. But do we have to sing & dance in the streets when our hearts feel lingering pain caused by their actions 3/n
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The consolidation of anti-#India protests, fuelled by brutal killing of an engineering student, over a silly water share agreement and now a clash between BGB & BSF indicate potential political turmoil in #Bangladesh.
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BSF/BGB became history as two countries came closer over the last 10 years. At a time when two govts signing defence cooperation pacts BGB's offensive raises many questions. More so, due 2 #Bangladesh #Army's general influence over BGB. 2/n
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The incident took place in the backdrop of swelling of protests over #Feni river sharing pact. Feni is a small river dividing #Bangladesh and #india's #Tripura state. People of Tripura were already using river water. An interim pact regulated it. 3/n
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We cannot call it #India-#Bangladesh prime ministerial meeting in true sense of the term, since #SheikhHasina came to the WEF meeting. The bilateral visit is scheduled later. However despite its limited scope I find the meeting very encouraging and beneficial for either side. 1/n
Key takeaways from #Modi-#SheikhHasina
Meeting 1) The LPG deal is consequent to #India's decision to invest in LPG terminal in #Chittagong. With time we wil see rise in supplies and #Bangladesh-#NorthEast LPG pipeline. 2/n
LPG deal is a mirror of #India-Bangladesh #diesel pipeline with the exception that in the case of #LPG, #Bangladesh is also getting #FDI. This is early stages of creation of a regional oil & gas grid, which may be expanded to #CLMV #Asean in the days to come. #Modi- #Hasina
3/n
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Globally there are more than 65 million displaced people/ #refugees. A vast majority of these are feeing wars, conflicts and gross human rights abuses. Most of the refugees are hosted by countries outside Europe. /1
#Oughterard #DirectProvision #Ireland
Some refugee hosting nations are among the poorer countries. #Turkey #Lebanon #Bangladesh #Jordan #Egypt #Sudan #Pakistan #Uganda #Iran #Ethiopia host majority of the global #refugees /2
When someone is fleeing war or torture or human rights abuses, the first and foremost duty of humanity is to open our doors to refugees. No good to let people die at our doorsteps while we discuss where and how #AsylumSeekers should be hosted.
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China mentions #Kashmir

#Turkey and #Malaysia mentions #Kashmir

#Bangladesh mentions the 1971 genocide

But PM Modi didn't utter a word on

#Tibet

#HongKong

#Xinjiang

#ZakirNaik

#Kurdistan or

declare to recognize #ArmenianGenocide

#India's idealism is frustrating
How can India argue for its place at #UNSC when we remain silent on major issues?

इतने ही तटस्थ हो नाव लेकर गंगा में काहे जाते हो

बैठो घाट पर और चिलम पियो

Yes, Kasmir is an issue

Make it an issue

Talk about #HinduGenocide in Pakistan

Talk about #Balochsitan #OrdinanceXX
PM Modi is the leader of India

His words matter

His anger will be discussed

His warning will be heeded to

Scrapping #Article370 is huge step in India but in global geopolitics, it is just a much-delayed step

Drop the hesitation...
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In UN noon briefing he bans Inner City Press from @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric with glasses flipped up says "We are not resting on our laurels, I don't know what more you want @AntonioGuterres to do." Stop censoring the Press. Answer questions. Or quit. thread
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press asked On #Cameroon what's the SG's response to FM Mbella's speech blaming all problems in the SW & NW on "separatists"? What is the SG's response to the letter Kampto sent to Inner City Press for publication, questioning UN credibility?
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @NeverAgainGC Banned Inner City Press asked On #SriLanka, explain why your Office refused to answer ICP on Shavendra Silva then handed the answer to FP? Is the belated decision even true? We ask again because in Colombo that are denying it, see ft.lk/news/SLA-not-i…
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#China To Help #Bangladesh Build Submarine Base, Senior Official Says - Last I've heard it was going to be #India that was going to help to set up the sub base...... benarnews.org/english/news/b…
Beijing will help Bangladesh construct its first submarine base, but Chinese subs will not use the facility, a leading member of parliamentary committees on foreign policy and defense told BenarNews on Thursday.
The future base will house two Chinese-made submarines purchased by Dhaka from Beijing in 2016, retired Col. Faruk Khan said, adding that Bangladesh was not taking sides in a regional rivalry between India and China.
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Before this UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from by @AntonioGuterres it asked @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric 17 Qs including again about @MelissaFleming publishing refugee's personal info (& denying ICP's application to enter to cover #UNGA) - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @silas_atefor @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @kristina_wong @Meadows_Marin @prempink Banned Inner City Press asked immediately state: where IS Workneh Gebeyehu Negewo, whom SG Guterres back on 8 March 2019 named as director general of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Inner City Press' sources in Kenya tell it he has STILL not been seen there.
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @silas_atefor @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @kristina_wong @Meadows_Marin @prempink @addisstandard @Anon1KENYA @wmnjoya Banned Inner City Press asked On press freedom (and China's bribery) and Australia, what is the SG's comment and action if any on that Dr Chau Chak Wing's defamation case against the ABC's Four Corners highlights the inadequacies of Australia's defamation laws?
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Police in #Bangladesh decides youth hairstyle ! Discovers correlation between deviant haircut and crime.

#ThoughtPolice
#Totalitarianism
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Note: #Magura is is district town in Bangladesh.
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Magura Police have recently started an ongoing campaign against the town's youths sporting "fancy" and "flamboyant" haircuts.
Police, in behalf of the superintendent of Magura police, have hoisted notices at barbershops in Magura, warning the youth against getting any "bold" or "impudent" hairdos.
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#EidMubarak to you all and my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported @HANDS4ROHINGYA and @TestimonyTailor projects with your tweets and donations.🙏 We've 80 #TestimonyTailors #Eid dresses still available if anyone else would like to donate one. 👗 testimonytailors.com/product/eid-dr…
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#Bangladesh renouvellement d’allégeance à l’#EI vidéo de 8:10 avec menaces contre le gouv et tous les partis politiques et communautés sans exception // référence aux #Rohingya #Birmanie & #Ouïghour #Chine parallèle avec #Baghouz #Syrie /images HyperCasher, 13 nov & #Nice #France
PT l’appel au jihad comparant le #Bangladesh et l’#Inde visant aussi les musulmans qualifiés « d’apostats » pour leur participation au jeu démocratique ou leur soutien aux autorités
PT on remarque l’armement rudimentaire et probablement artisanale et les vestes explosives qui ressemblent plus aux vestes de parade du Hamas qu’aux vestes explosives en usage chez les sympathisants de l’#EI
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1)New#Khorasan Prov vid, the latest in #isis recruitment series “The Best Outcome is for the Pious,” incl. fighters from #India #Pakistan #Kashmir, despite regions recently receiving own provincial designations-showing lack of self-sufficient media offices
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2)The vid also featured fighter “Abu Mujahid al-Farsi (Persian)" who spoke on behalf of fighters in #Iran, and stated, “We say to the Magian government and those who support it: wait for actions and not words...”
3)So far in this campaign, which has been bolstered by troves of coordinated supporting media, #ISIS has released videos from its #WestAfrica #Sinai #EastAsia #Caucasus provs - a troubling scope of mobilizing recruitment following recent reemergence of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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This is 6-year-old Omar Faisal. He has just recovered from a bout of pneumonia. And today, June 20, #WorldRefugeeDay he is returning to the plastic and bamboo home he shares with his #Rohingya parents & siblings in one of the world's largest refugee camps - in #Bangladesh
He is very happy as you can see from his pic.
Omar has a big challenge in front of him. Children with his condition, hydrocephaly, do not fare well if not treated early. Luckily, Omar can still talk ( he talks a lot!) and still has his sight. #WorldRefugeeDay
In #Myanmar, there was no opportunity for Omar to seek medical help. His parents even traveled to #Bangladesh when he was one but were thwarted by the large fee demanded by the hospital. Now Omar & his family are #refugees after the #Rohingya crisis of 2017. #WorldRefugeeDay
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I watched the entire proceedings of #OICMakkahSummit for about 8 hrs, and live tweeted at @Office_AQPk interesting tidbits & observations. Here's some observations on PM #ImranKhan's speech. /1

#AhmedQuraishi @AQpk
PM #Pakistan #ImranKhan was well received at #OICMakkahSummit. #MBS, King of #Bahrain, Pres of #Iraq, PM #Bangladesh, informally interacted with him. #Saudi hosts opened doors at holy sites for only two leaders this time: President Al-Sisi of #Egypt & PM Khan of Pakistan. /2
PM #ImranKhan speech was among the long ones at #OICMakkahSummit. It was extempore. Many Muslim leaders didn't get to speak due to paucity of time. Immediately after PM's speech, Secretariat asked leaders to keep remarks short. PM's speech was among the well delivered speeches./3
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India (Bhārat), aka Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya) constitutes a mosaic of paradoxes and contradictions starting with the existence of gigantic socio-economic disparities which are in sharp contrast with the spectacular technological development in most productive sectors.
Such contradictions reflect significant measurement discrepancies which, in India's case, could be on the order of hundreds of millions of people.
Furthermore, there is the problem of Islamic terrorists, who are trained abroad and find easy fuel in the contradictions within it.
Finally, there’s agriculture which, by some estimates, accounts for 90% of India’s water consumption. Farmers meet irrigation demands by indiscriminately extracting groundwater, which some say accounts for a quarter of the world’s groundwater usage.
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#SupplyChains #India needs to work indipendently with #USA and #China to separate the supply chains headed in the two directions and try to shift as much of them as possible to India
3/n #SupplyChains This is the final opportunity for making India a manufacturing hub, & bring manufacture jobs to India. It would be tragic if we miss this opportunity. I suggest that the new Govt appoint a #MOS(Supply Chains)in @PMOIndia to attract Global supply chains to India.
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"Endgame" -- May 11, 2019
Operation Disclosure operationdisclosure1.blogspot.com/2019/05/rvinte…
RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - May 11, 2019

(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation of the world based on intelligence received from several sources which may or may not be accurate or truthful.)
The Earth Alliance's plan to collapse the fiat debt-based financial system is nearly complete.

These plans were in the making after the events of 9/11 and were set in motion after the collapse of 2008.
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#Breaking: At least 160 killed and hundreds more injured in coordinated #Islamic suicide bomb attacks. Six serial explosions rocked Catholic Churches, 5 stars hotels in #SriLanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. #lka #CVE
1/1 Thowheed Jamaath is already a cancer in #TamilNadu. They have strong influence in Vellore, Ambur, Vaniyambadi & Gudiyatham; Keezhakarai, Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram areas. Their branches in UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, UK, France, USA, and Australia #CVE
1/2 #UPDATE The seventh attack hit a hotel in the southern Colombo suburb of Dehiwala, after a string of explosions at churches and hotels in #SriLanka's capital. #lka #CVE
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1/ It's fair to say @UNPeacekeeping🇺🇳 is currently in a financial crisis caused largely but not solely by the 🇺🇸 Trump administration. Here's a thread explaining the state of play undocs.org/a/73/809
2/ First a caveat: the numbers fluctuate regularly so what follows are just snapshots. @UNPeacekeeping & its troop- & police-contributing countries (T/PCCs) are reimbursed after the fact. Here's an explainer of how it works via @ipinstGO theglobalobservatory.org/2018/10/in-us-…
3/ When UN Member States don't pay their @UNPeacekeeping dues in full and on-time it hurts 1) T/PCCs; 2) mission effectiveness in the field; and 3) the reputation of the UN's🇺🇳 general effective system for financing #PeaceOperations.
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1. Massive investment in tubewells in #Bangladesh (incl by World Bank) is considered the poster child of development gone wrong (eg in West Wing) b/c many of the wells contained natural arsenic.

Our new @nberpubs WP shows how wrong this view is. Thread...
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2. Diarrhea is 2nd largest killer of children <5. High population density and flooding make Bangladesh highly vulnerable. In 1970-90s, 8.6 million wells were dug in Bangladesh and 94% rural population moved to clean water sources. Massive achievement until arsenic was discovered.
3. Naturally occurring arsenic was found in many wells with 15% pop in great danger ie drinking water >50ppb arsenic. Big campaign in 1998/2000 to test & paint red contaminated wells. Very high compliance: noone wanted to drink arsenic. But shutting down wells came at a cost...
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@EricHolder has asked an important question:

#When was #America #ever #great?

I realize that there is a nearly unavoidable tendency to snort and spew one's coffee when they hear or read his question for the first time. But, honestly, isn't it worth the exercise to answer it?
So, @EricHolder, I'm going to do just that, and I'm going to ask my ragtag bag of followers and detractors to contribute as well.

I'm going to offer my evidence of moments of American greatness. And I'm going to ask those that read this thread to do the same.
But wait!

There's more!

I'm going to ask my detractors and antagonists (are you seeing this @fedupaton) to contribute as well, and will welcome from them both moments of greatness and moments of shame.
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#Breaking: Just in - At least one person has died in the fire, which has engulfed a skyscraper office in #Dhaka in #bangladesh.
#Breaking: Shocking Video shows that one person fell to his death at the huge fire, which has engulfed a skyscraper office in #Dhaka in #bangladesh. Video contains some Shocking images before playing.
#Update: Just in At least four people dead and many injured from smoke intoxication, of the huge fire, which has engulfed a skyscraper office in #Dhaka in #bangladesh.
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A gunman has opened fire inside a mosque in New Zealand.
Numerous casualties reported following a shooting inside a mosque in Christchurch, NZ. tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-z…
Much of Christchurch, New Zealand on lockdown following at least one shooting incident.
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