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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
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You've heard of people losing their homes because of the partition but have you ever heard of a GODDESS losing her home because of it?!

Read on to know more about this forgotten and neglected chapter from the Partition of Bengal and India in 1947
This is the original vigraha of Maa #Dhakeshwari, the patron Goddess of #Dhaka after whom the city is named. The #Dhakeshwari Temple was built in the 12th century by Ballal Sen
She currently lies ignored and forgotten in the streets of #Kumartuli in #Kolkata
@ReclaimTemples @PradzWorLd @p_dgofficial @ProudSanatani43 @upword_ @YearOfTheKraken @Shaktitva @indiccollective The #Dhakeshwari temple, Dhaka is considered an Upa Shakti Peetha where the crown jewel of Maa Sati fell

The Puja of Maa Dhakeshwari in Kolkata currently is done in the Navratri style of Puja which happens for 9 days in contrast to the usual Durga Puja which lasts 4 Days
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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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At least 1,337 journalists have been killed while covering the news since 1992. Their names form The #LastColumn logo. Each time a journalist is killed, their name will be added to the logo. #pressfreedom
In this thread, we share the final work of 24 journalists who were killed in line of duty since 1992. #LastColumn @CPJLastColumn thelastcolumn.com
Marie Colvin’s #LastColumn was published on February 19, 2012. Three days later, she was killed alongside French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik when Syrian forces struck their makeshift press center in Homs, Syria. thelastcolumn.com
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#Breaking: Huge fire in #Bangladesh races through apartment buildings

▪️broke out at a building used as chemical warehouse
▪️has now reached other buildings
▪️not yet under control
▪️death toll has risen to at least 56 people
#Update: The death toll of the Fire at a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar, #OldDhaka #Dhaka, in #Bangladesh has reached to at least 60 people & 100+ injured!

Firefighters says they have the fire under control.
#Breaking: Update - The death toll of the Fire at a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar, #OldDhaka #Dhaka, in #Bangladesh has reached to at least 69 people. Here is a video the moment when the violent fire broke out!
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48 years since #Bangladesh was liberated. Happy #VictoryDay to my Bagladeshi friends.

Samr thing is celebtated in India as #VijayDiwas to commemorate victory in the #1971War
As the #LiberationWar was reaching its inevitable conclusion, #Pakistani forces went on a killing spree in #Dhaka.

Hundred’s of intellectuals- profs, journalists, docs, artists & engineers were blindfolded & later executed en masse.
#Bangladesh
My #Bangladeshi friend equated it to damaging an unborn child's brain just before its birth.
Rampant anti-intellectualism in the age of Trump & Modi, anti-science policies, murder of rationalists etc makes this chapter of Bangladeshi history so relevant.
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
#Hinduism
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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Protests in #Bangladesh cpj.org/2018/08/cpj-sa… #alert
Plan the assignment and ensure that you have a full battery on your mobile phone. Know the area you are going to. Work out in advance what you would do in an emergency. #CPJEmergencies
Always try to work with a colleague and have a regular check-in procedure with your base. #JournalistSafety
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