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  • China Calls Biden a Fake President and Lloyd Austin a Fake Defense Secretary

    06/03/2023 3:12:38 PM PDT · by C210N · 58 replies
    dainikbidyaloy (Bangladesh) ^ | 5/31/23 | Michael Baxter
    “I am very sort to inform you, Ambassador Burns, that our esteemed minister of national defense, Li Shangfu, will not under any circumstances at this time have a dialogue with Lloyd Austin. It has come to our attention that Lloyd Austin is not a real defense secretary, and his superior, Joseph Biden, is apparently not a real president of the United States of America. We have learned Lloyd Austin speaks for only a portion of your country’s armed forces and that Joseph Biden isn’t in control of your country’s nuclear weapons. This is an alarming revelation—your house is not in...
  • What WAS he planning? Director of research at biotech firm, 37, is charged after 'buying 800 castor bean seeds to extract the deadly toxin ricin'

    03/17/2021 12:27:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17 2021 | EMILY CRANE
    The director of research at a Massachusetts biotech firm has been accused searching online for deadly poisons and purchasing 800 castor bean seeds so he could extract the toxin ricin from them, federal prosecutors say. Dr. Ishtiaq Ali Saaem, 37, was charged on Tuesday with obstruction of justice after he allegedly lied to FBI agents when they were investigating why he was trying to acquire the deadly toxin. Authorities say Saaem had ordered 100 packets of castor beans, which each contained eight seeds, online.
  • UK: Bangladeshi imam who threatened to gouge out eyes of non-Muslims and fill madrasas with weapons on speaking tour

    06/20/2023 7:24:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JUN 19, 2023 | Robert Spencer
    How insane is modern Britain? This jihadi was let into the country with no problem. Other preachers of jihad violence can also enter the country at will, while opponents of jihad murder and Sharia oppression are barred from entry. The Home Office several years ago banned Martin Sellner, Brittany Pettibone, Lauren Southern and Lutz Bachmann from entering, all for the crime of opposing jihad terror and Sharia oppression, and thereby made it clear that it is more authoritarian and unwilling to uphold the freedom of speech than ever – at least when it comes to criticism of Islam, Muslim rape...
  • BRICS: 30 Countries Participate to Ditch the U.S. Dollar as Global Reserve Currency

    06/18/2023 1:01:32 PM PDT · by EBH · 47 replies
    Watcher Guru ^ | 6/15/23
    A growing number of countries are coming forward to join BRICS and accept the new currency for global trade. The South African ambassador Anil Sooklal hinted that the alliance could expand this year becoming BRICS+. The move could add pressure on the U.S. dollar as developing nations would end their reliance on the greenback. The global financial order could tilt from the West to the East creating a new multipolar economy. According to the latest report, the BRICS alliance has formally received applications from 25 countries to join the bloc. The 25 nations that expressed their interest to join are...
  • Terror has taken roots in Bangladesh

    06/17/2023 1:00:44 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, June 17, 2023 | Hiranmay Karlekar
    Though Bangladesh's incumbent Awami League Government is taking strong action, Sheikh Hasina has a very serious challenge on her hands On the face of it, any talk of Islamist terrorism posing a threat to Bangladesh or the latter becoming a global staging ground for it appears absurd. Things have been improving since the savage terrorist strike at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka on July 1, 2016, which left 20 persons (guests at the eatery), all five of the terrorists, two police officers and two members of the bakery’s staff, dead. According to South Asia Terrorist Portal’s Datasheet Bangladesh, from...
  • Breaking the silence about the 1971 Bangladesh genocide

    04/18/2023 8:25:45 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 15 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 17, 2023 | Abdullah Al Imran
    Growing up in Bangladesh, I was raised hearing stories about the massacres, rapes and other horrors inflicted upon my country when Pakistan attempted to crush our fight for independence in 1971. But when I became a journalist and travelled the world, I was shocked to learn how little people in other countries knew about what many consider the worst genocide since the Holocaust. A human rights tragedy that goes unrecognized only deepens the wounds. It tells the victims that they did not matter then, and they do not matter today. In 1971, the Bengali majority in what was then East...
  • 'Can't afford rice' quote lands [Bangladeshi] journalist in jail

    03/30/2023 12:27:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    bbc ^ | Anbarasan Ethirajan
    A journalist at a leading Bangladeshi newspaper has been jailed on charges of publishing "false" news after his report on high food prices went viral. Samsuzzaman Shams of Prothom Alo daily appeared in court and was denied bail, a day after he was arrested. His story - which ran on 26 March, the country's Independence Day - is alleged to have "smeared the government". Rights activists have denounced the arrest and accused the government of stifling press freedom. Shams works for is Bangladesh's largest and the most influential daily. It was not immediately clear how long he would stay in...
  • European Union makes a U-turn, says it’s time to deport more illegals

    03/18/2023 5:32:39 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 18, 2023 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    The irrational leaders of the EU fought long and hard to defend their reckless open-door immigration policies, even calling countries such as Hungary, which opposed those policies, “undemocratic.” Smears including “anti-immigrant,” “racist” and “Islamophobe” were also levied at anyone who protested against the invasion of mostly Muslim economic migrants who entered Europe illegally in droves. Now that open-door policies has proven (as everyone should have known) to be a failed experiment, as well as unsustainable, with Western countries in financial crisis and crime stats going through the roof, the EU is finally backpedaling. Four months ago, Germany deported only 5...
  • Defying the odds: Bangladesh’s journey of transformation and resilience

    03/07/2023 12:14:40 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | 4 March 2023 | Axel van Trotsenburg
    Bangladesh has lot to be proud of. In December 1971, when Bangladesh gained independence, it was among the world's poorest countries. A devastating war had shattered its economy and destroyed its infrastructure. Fifty years later, the transformation of Bangladesh is remarkable. The country has reduced poverty in record time: between 2000 and 2016, extreme poverty dropped from 34 percent to 13 percent. Since 2000, it has remained among the fastest growing economies, and in 2015, it crossed the threshold to become a lower middle-income country. GNI per capita rose to over $2,500 in 2021, a 20-fold leap from its 1971...
  • Boy Ends Up 1,600 Miles From Home in Another Country After Opting for Shipping Container in Hide-and-Seek Game

    02/21/2023 11:40:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Around the middle of this month, workers at Malaysia's Port Klang were surprised to hear knocking from inside one of the shipping containers that had just come off a ship from Bangladesh. When they opened it, they were even more surprised to see a young boy step out. He couldn't speak the local language, so the port workers couldn't figure out who he was or how he ended up inside the container. They alerted law enforcement agencies, which immediately suspected it was a case of human trafficking. "He was the only one found in the container. A police report was...
  • Bangladesh announces new Covid vaccination campaign despite no evidence of a pandemic – Why?

    12/06/2022 5:38:39 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    The Exposé ^ | 12/5/22 | Rhoda Wilson
    On 30 November, Shamsul Hoque announced a target of injecting 9 million Bangladeshis with Covid “vaccines” under a week-long special campaign beginning 1 December. He said vaccine doses will be administered during the week 1-7 Dec at 15,984 centres across the country during the drive. Hoque is the member secretary of the vaccine deployment committee of the Directorate General of Health Services under Bangladesh’s Ministry of Health. The World Health Organisation (“WHO”) recommends that 70 per cent of the population be vaccinated, Hoque said. The announcement came a day after the country had recorded 11 new cases of Covid and...
  • Power blackouts hit 130 million people in Bangladesh

    10/04/2022 8:37:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | October 4, 2022
    Dhaka (AFP) – At least 130 million people in Bangladesh were left without power on Tuesday after a grid failure caused widespread blackouts, the government's power utility company said. Bangladesh has suffered a major power crisis in recent months as a result of higher global energy prices following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and has imposed regular cuts to conserve electricity. But it remained unclear what caused Tuesday's unscheduled blackout, which hit more than 80 percent of the country shortly after 2:00 pm (0800 GMT), according to the Power Development Board. Apart from some locations in Bangladesh's northwest, "the rest of...
  • Blackout in most of Bangladesh after national grid failure (45% restored)

    10/04/2022 8:21:39 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-4-22 | Ruma Paul
    Large swathes of Bangladesh were left without electricity on Tuesday after a grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working to gradually restore power supply in the country of 168 million people. The country's power grid malfunctioned at around 2 p.m. (0800 GMT) on Tuesday, leading to blackouts across 75-80% of the Bangladesh, Bangladesh Power Development Board official Shameem Hasan told ReuteAn investigation was underway to ascertain the reason for the grid's collapse and power had been restored in 45% of the regions hit by the blackouts, he said. Bangladesh, which gets three quarters of its electricity...
  • Dozens killed, over 450 injured in Chittagong container depot fire

    06/19/2022 12:15:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Sri Lanka Guardian ^ | June 5 2022 | Pimple Barua
    Dozens killed, over 450 injured in Chittagong container depot fire By Sri Lanka Guardian •June 05, 2022 •Bangladesh The number of casualties could increase further by Pimple Barua, Chittagong At least 37 people have been killed and over 450 injured in a fire caused by an explosion at a private Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Sitakunda upazila in Chittagong. The fire broke out at BM Container Depot in Kadamrasul area of the upazila on Saturday night. Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Police Outpost Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Alauddin Talukdar told Bangla Tribune: "The bodies have been kept at the morgue." Istakul...
  • The terror factory in Afghanistan

    06/06/2022 2:14:34 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, June 4, 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar
    [Image] The Taliban’s stated wish to have peaceful relations abroad notwithstanding, the global consequences of competitive militancy are dangerously severe Will Afghanistan again become an exporter of global terrorism? My answer, an emphatic “yes”, will trigger sharp protests. Many perhaps will cite some of what Zabiullah Mujahid, Deputy Minister for Culture and Information and official central spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (henceforth Islamic Emirate), said at the Taliban’s first official press conference in Kabul on August 17, 2021. The Taliban, he said, wished to have peaceful relations with other countries and no group would be allowed to use...
  • Why That Big Randomized Trial On Face Coverings Didn’t Find What Corporate News Claimed It Did

    05/18/2022 9:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The ^ | May 18, 2022 | Pat Fidopiastis
    Science recently published the largest cluster-randomized trial to date on face coverings, a massive study that the science community had been calling for since the start of the pandemic.As the fear of Covid wanes with its news coverage, one of the remaining vestiges of the narrative involves face coverings. The premier journal Science recently published the largest cluster-randomized trial to date on masks, a massive study that the science community had been calling for since the start of the pandemic. This study divided rural villages in Bangladesh into those encouraged to wear either medical or cloth masks, or no mask....
  • Russia’s arms sales could go to zero over Ukraine

    05/03/2022 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 8, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The poor performance of Russian equipment deployed in the Ukraine war is bound to be giving global buyers second thoughts.How can it be that a large Russian army attacking force, capable of causing untold destruction, is being checkmated and systematically devastated by Ukraine’s military, in particular its special forces?And what impact will this have on the Russian army and its industrial backbone, the Russian companies that build the tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile air defenses and aircraft including fixed-wing and helicopters ­– all of which have suffered extreme losses in the conflict?Russia’s exports consist of various commodities, most prominently wheat,...
  • Lithuania cancels decision to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladesh after UN vote on Russia

    03/07/2022 6:31:30 PM PST · by BusterDog · 23 replies
    LRT ^ | 3/7/22
    Lithuania has cancelled its decision to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladesh after the country abstained during the United Nations General Assembly vote on condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Rasa Jakilaitienė, a spokeswoman for the prime minister, has said.
  • Bangladeshi Ship Hit By Missile at Ukrainian Port -Reports

    03/02/2022 12:22:52 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 2, 2022 | Mike Schuler
    A Bangladeshi ship anchored at the northern Black Sea port of Olvia in Ukraine has reportedly been hit by a missile, killing one crew member.
  • India's anti-Muslim firebrand and possible future PM

    02/08/2022 9:49:23 AM PST · by RandFan · 16 replies
    France 24 ^ | Feb 8 | France 24
    A monk known for his incendiary anti-Muslim rhetoric leads the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party into elections in India's most populous state Thursday, where a strong win could put him in pole position to succeed Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yogi Adityanath, 49, has stirred controversy since his surprise appointment in 2017 as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India home to over 200 million people -- more than the entire population of Brazil. Office has done nothing to temper his views, and as he seeks a second term he is exhorting Hindu voters to back the BJP...