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JUST IN: A boat carrying around 100 Hindu pilgrims capsized Sunday in a river in northern Bangladesh, as a result of the accident at least 24 people were killed. Local police chief S.M. Sirajul Huda said, the overcrowded boat overturned in the afternoon while returning from...
...a Hindu temple on the other side of the River Karatoa at Boda area in Panchagarh district. Huda added, "the divers and residents recovered at least 24 bodies by Sunday evening. At least 12 women and eight children were among the dead.
He said many of the passengers swam to the shore safely. There are no clear details about how many remain missing. But, the divers continued their search".
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Every now and then I jump into spaces and hear #Bullish propaganda. This thread will be a collection is why there is more #pain coming.

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#Germany next. The people have had enough. How will they survive the winter? 🤷‍♂️

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China-

"We should be harvesting fruits right now, but it's all gone, dead from the scorching sun."

"It's impossible to work out in the orchard, because the ground temperature is around 60° celsius" [140°F]

"It's too miserable to bear witness to."

#food
ndtv.com/world-news/chi…
'China is facing severe shortfalls in the autumn harvest of rice & wheat in the Yangtze basin...

In Sichuan province alone, 47,000 hectares have reportedly been lost, and another 433,000 hectares seared.

The problem, however, extends far beyond Sichuan'
nzherald.co.nz/world/extreme-…
'Parts of the European Union could face 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀 of warmer and drier conditions as Europe weathers a major drought that has fueled forest fires, dried up rivers and devastated crops'

#ClimateCrisis #food #farming #health #nutrition
arkansasonline.com/news/2022/aug/…
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Os prometí que os contaría, voy a ello.

Otro "rescate" con la asistencia de Open Arms. Otro "rescate" que chirría y no poco.

Para empezar, mismo modus operandi, motores valorados en más de 20.000 €, no está mal para huir del "hambre y la guerra".

⇩ ¡Seguimos! ⇩
Es curioso lo que esa embarcación se parece a la utilizada frecuentemente por un conocido traficante que opera en #Zuara (Libia).

Y más curioso aún que hace unos días estuviese en su grupo publicando anuncios en los que ofrecía viajes a Italia.

¡Qué casual todo!
El área del operatividad de este traficante, lógicamente, es #Zuara (Libia).

Y resulta también muy casual que tanto #Astral (de @openarms_fund), como #OceanViking (de @MSF_Sea), fuesen directamente a dicha área para "prestar ayuda humanitaria".
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Till 1951 - 4 years after Partition of Indian Subcontinent : people from West #Bengal and East #Pakistan could travel across without any visas Possibly there was nothing like @BSF_India then . Agriculture , goods were exchanged , fields harvested Was it similar in West Pakistan?
@SatyaDharmaa come to think of it why did this situation continue in the eastern part and not in the western part of the subcontinent ? What did the Bombay Club merchants and their mentors in England really achieve ? Ultimately British ran after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose chased
Them and INA created the atmospherics in the minds of English / British to cut and run . Talk talk by Americans helped to accelerate the process .

But what happened post December 1971 ? People still travelled back and forth between #Bangladesh & West #Bengal But now with visas
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In 2017, a brutal military crackdown on #Rohingya Muslims in #Myanmar’s Rakhine State forced 730,000 people to flee into neighbouring #Bangladesh.

5 years later, conditions in the camps are dire and prospects for repatriation remain low.

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Nearly all of the #Rohingya who fled Myanmar in 2017 remain in sprawling refugee camps across #Bangladesh’s #CoxBazar.

To date, not a single refugee has returned to Rakhine State through the formal repatriation mechanism.
#Myanmar’s government has so far proven unable to provide the #Rohingya with sufficient guarantees around their security, access to citizenship and livelihood opportunities upon return.
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In #Afghanistan, #India blew $2bn on building hospitals, dams, highways, parliament and more. So, they kept us out of resolution talks but included #Pakistan

Now, we reward them with thousands of tonnes of free wheat. Now they’re killing the remaining handful of #Hindus & #Sikhs
One of our Prime Ministers got our soldiers butchered to defend the integrity of Sri Lanka. He got blown to pieces for that.
This PM is busy bailing them out of bankruptcy and Chinese debt-trap with billions of US dollars of Indian taxpayers.
And they let in a Chinese spy-warship
We give #China $100 Bn/year in imports for illegal occupation of our territory, arming #Pakistan and kicking us on the border to encroach further.
We gave another $100 Bn/year to the #Arab sheikhdoms to humiliate us on our internal issues like democracy, free speech and #Kashmir
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Noakhali Massacre 1946
"22 men of a big Hindu family were killed mercilessly and the women of the house were made to lie down on the floor. Then, 'they' (Islamists) used their leg to wipe out the sindoor from the forehead of these women. 1/3
Ultimately, 'they' inserted Koi fish into their private parts to torture them."

~Shri Rabindranath Dutta
Journalist during Great Calcutta Killings & Noakhali Massacre 1946 (Excerpts from his interview for our film - Bengal's Truth) 2/3
This is one of the innumerable cases of atrocious against Bengali Hindus in the span of more than 8 decades. Imagine the horror, sorrow and pain of Bengali Hindus. Ironically, their persecution is still continued till date. 3/3

#BengaliHindus
#Bangladesh
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This is the business in which TMC leader Anubrata Mondal is accused of making hundreds, maybe thousands, of crores. This is a normal day at work in his enterprise. #cowsmuggling #Bengal
According to a 2016 estimate, about 3,000 cows stolen from across India are smuggled into #Bangladesh for slaughter EVERY DAY.
The cattle smuggling business is believed to be USD 500 million a year.
There is active connivance of BSF officials, Indian politicians and bureaucrats.
Cow vigilante killings have less to do with Hindutva than economic survival of small farmers.
Cattle thieves take away their last insurance in a bad year.
In 2017, for instance, #Bengal topped cow vigilante killings: 5 of 9. Farmers said they killed cow smugglers just to survive.
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1/5 On #NationalPeacekeepersDay, it's important to confront the myth that #Canada is a #peacekeeping country - it's not. Canada is ranked #71 in world w only 54 soldiers wearing @UN blue helmets, according to @UNPeacekeeping statistics: bit.ly/3zJDWR1 ⬇️ 🧵 Image
2/ In 2015 @JustinTrudeau govt came to power promising more peacekeeping, but didn't. In 2017 govt also launched #ElsieInitiative to increase women in @UN #peaceoperations, but only 18 Canadian ♀️ are on #peacekeeping. #Canada doesn't do peacekeeping because it doesn't want to. Image
3/ So what countries are doing #peacekeeping & helping the @UN? Global south countries: #Bangladesh ranked #1 w over 6K peacekeepers, #Nepal, #India, #Ghana, #Senegal & #China is ranked #10.
How about the #US, the world's biggest, most well-funded military? What's its ranking❓🤔 Image
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Ok - back in SDNY Magistrates Court, co-defendants Chowdhry (sp) and Mendez being presented after arrest yesterday, and hospitakization. Fire Marshal at US table. Thread below Image
Charge is "possessing an unregistered Molotov cocktail on June 8, 2022." Also July 24, arson in The Bronx. Both defendants have family in the gallery (where Inner City Press is the only media, like last Friday on Azerbaijan AK47 stalking of Iran dissident.
Notably, Mendez with CJA lawyer "Gunther" consent to detention, while Chowdhry charged with Rson is.applying for bail, with Federal Defender.
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🌎Today, 83 Parliamentarians from around the world, including representatives from every continent, send a letter to welcome the climate proposals of @petrogustavo, the new #Colombia President who takes office on Sunday!

#FossilFreeColombia🇨🇴

fossilfuelfreefuture.org/colombia Image
⚖️These MPs across the world seeking to tackle #FossilFuels are ready to strengthen their international cooperation to support @petrogustavo + @FranciaMarquezM proposals to build a #FossilFreeColombia and a #FossilFreeFuture🌎 Image
.@saberhc, MP from #Bangladesh and co-initiator of the Parliamentarians' call for a #FossilFreeFuture affirms his support of the proposals of @petrogustavo #PactoHistorico for a #FossilFreeColombia

🇨🇴🇧🇩🌎A historic turning point for #Colombia & the world: fossilfuelfreefuture.org/colombia Image
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#climatechange🌍🌡 is the greatest threat to human #health👩⚕️. 
Here are 5 ways climate change is impacting our health and how the future could look like if no action is taken. 
A 🧵. 1/11
#climatechange #globalwarming #savetheplanet #climate #climatecrisis #climatechangeisreal
1. Extreme Heat🌡: Heat waves are deadly⚰. One study attributed more than 1/3 of heat-related deaths to climate change. Future warming could result in an additional 2K - 10K deaths/year in each of 209 U.S. cities. 2/11
Heart attacks & strokes can result from prolonged exposure to heat. The heart has to work harder to pump blood and minerals are lost through sweat. Extreme heat can also worsen pre-existing conditions such as kidney damage, especially for vulnerable populations such as 👴👵. 3/11
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Much of the literature on 1971 War is preoccupied with the conflict between India & Pakistan, with the Cold War as backdrop, marginalizing the people of the land where it was fought. Indian accounts are predictably triumphal with regard to victory over Pakistan, 1/n Image
with the memoirs of a few officers peppered with self-promotion and derogation of others. Most of the key players did not publish memoirs. Pakistani discussion on 1971 are full of butter recriminations, mostly with regard to losing to India, 2/n
with deafening silence from the majority of those who had served in East Pakistan. The Bangladeshi refrain, by contrast, plays volubly and melodramatically on the theme of Pakistani 'villains' and Bengali 'victims' 3/n
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1st Pic : TMC minister and his close lady (Arpita) whose flat had the cash.

200 Kilo 70 years Bengal minister's friendlist is long - Monalisa (2nd Pic) and Arpita.

@amitmalviya @blsanthosh @narendra52 @asliarpita @TVMohandasPai @ARanganathan72 @sushilkedia @LevinaNeythiri
ED Partha Interrogation: ম্যারাথন জেরা পেরল 24 ঘণ্টা, ইডির প্রশ্নবাণে ফের অসুস্থ পার্থ, এখনও চলছে জেরা 😂😂👇 etvbharat.com/bengali/west-b…

@amitmalviya @blsanthosh @narendra52 @asliarpita @sushilkedia @Susmita52559467 @Aditi_Ghosh @ShibajiBhattac5 @Munmun0690 @AntraBhattacha1
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The #USA killed #India’s #nuclear physicist #HomiBhabha and Prime Minister #LalBahadurShastri—confessions of Robert Crowley, then second in command of the CIA's Directorate of Operations (in charge of covert operations) recorded in a book by Gregory Douglas.
Via @MeghBulletin
Pertinent to note here that the confession by the CIA officer indicates the #US government in 1966 wilfully murdered 117 civilians on @airindiain flight 101 just so they could kill #HomiBhabha .
An act of State sponsored #terrorism by #WashingtonDC any way you look at it .
A lot of water has flown under the bridge since then . Every nation has national imperatives that overrule previous issues. We've let this slide just as we've let the 1971 Enterprise incident go .
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17/7/22 - wapenhandel voor gevorderde? ‘Oekraïens vrachtvliegtuig met ‘gevaarlijke lading’ gecrasht in Griekenland’ ad.nl/buitenland/oek… Image
17/7/22 - begrijp ik het nu goed dat Nederland wapens aan de Oekraïne levert en de Oekraïne deze wapens doorstoot naar Jordanië? @SigridKaag @KajsaOllongren
17/7/22 - bijzonder, @flightradar24 spreekt over eindbestemming #Amman #Jordanië, de Nederlandse pers spreekt over eindbestemming #Bangladesh. Even afwachten hoe dit zich gaat ontwikkelen. #Kavala #Greece
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Happy #WorldSnakeDay. #Snakes have an unfair reputation as being poisonous/ aggressive. Our fear of snakes may come from Christianity. Satan took the form of a snake tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden. Yet snakes aren't bad at all! They're critical to ecosystems around the world
#Snakes evolved 130 million years ago in the Cretaceous period from a common ancestor that they share with #birds and other #reptiles. They have cloacal spurs or vestigal limbs, which shows their shared ancestry with limbed reptiles. #WorldSnakeDay 🐍🐍🐍
#Snakes see on the infrared spectrum using heat receptors called pit organs making them epic predators with natural night vision goggles to see prey. Snakes have a detachable jaw which can swallow food whole that is much larger than its own body weight. #WorldSnakeDay 🐍💚
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1/ Voltaire has a famous phrase “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”. Atrocities like #Kremenchuk are happening. Therefore, we need to talk about the absurdities. We do this to understand the Russian invasion of #Ukraine #StandWithUkraine Image
2/ It is important to address and debunk the absurdities that poison the public conversation. For the particular case of the Russian invasion, there is one absurdity that I want to highlight. The idea that Russia is still some kind of superpower. Ridiculous and widespread idea.
3/ There is no way around this. Russia is NOT a superpower. Moreover, let me argue that Russia would have never invaded Ukraine if this “Russia is still a superpower” meme was less prevalent. Lets analyze what makes a superpower and whether Russia classifies as one.
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“'Every piece of real estate in #Bangladesh is populated, and this entire area is underwater,' said Sheldon Yett, the United Nations Children’s Fund representative to the country, referring to the northeast."

nytimes.com/2022/06/24/wor… #Sylhet #FinnegansWake
1/ "But this year, the #rains have been especially intense, a harsh reminder that #climatechange is bringing more extreme weather around the world."
2/ "In #China, where recent #flooding has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, the state-run news media reported this week that water levels had surged beyond flood levels in more than a hundred #rivers."
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Good Morning #Klimakatastrophe!
„Golfstrom-System nähert sich womöglich kritischer Schwelle und Zusammenbruch“ heise.de/news/Golfstrom…
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#Italien: "110 Tage ohne Regen - wegen extremer Trockenheit wird in Norditalien das Trinkwasser knapp. Etliche Gemeinden wurden aufgerufen, es zu rationieren – oder zeitweise ganz abzuschalten." #Klimakatastrophe 2/6
spiegel.de/panorama/itali…
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The India-Pakistan War of 1971 turned the INS Vikrant into one of India’s shining #war heroes but #didyouknow that this legendary aircraft carrier started life as the HMS Hercules in the Royal Navy? That didn’t stop her from winning glory for the #IndianNavy! 1/10
#navalhistory
It seemed as if the Vikrant - India’s first aircraft carrier - would never see action. She was 28 years old when she played a pivotal role in the ‘Bangladesh War’ of 1971; she was in poor shape; and her speed was just 25 kmph, almost half her designed speed. 2/10
#Indianhistory
But this didn’t stop the old #warship from undergoing sea trials and the rigorous training of her crew, air squadrons and their pilots, in preparation for the impending #war that pitted #India against #Pakistan for the liberation of East Pakistan, or #Bangladesh. 3/10
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ICYMI: Intelligence shows "The relationship between the #Taliban & #alQaida remains close, w/the latter [alQaida] celebrating the former’s success & renewing its pledge of allegiance" per report from @UN Sanctions Monitoring Team released Friday
Intelligence from @UN members "suggest that #alQaida has a safe haven under the #Taliban & increased freedom of action" per report "[AQ leader] Ayman al-Zawahiri has issued more frequent recorded messages since August, & there is now proof of life for him as recently as Feb 2022"
#alQaida-#Taliban relationship "underscored by the presence, both in #Afghanistan & the region, of alQaida core leadership & affiliated groups, such as alQaida in the Indian Subcontinent (#AQIS)" per @UN report
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16 October 1946 is a black day in the history of Indian subcontinent when thousands of Hindus were slaughtered mercilessly in eastern Bengal’s #Noakhali, but what really changed for Hindus in East Bengal (Now #Bangladesh) after more than 7 decades?

#WatchTrailer
In an (1/2)
attempt to document their stories of horror, pain, helplessness and grief, we are coming up with a detailed #documentaryFilm on the plight of Hindus from Bangladesh.
Please #Donate:

crowdkash.com/campaign/2759/…
#HindusOfBangladesh

#साभार
(2/2)
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