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35 killed in Bangladesh Due to Landslides

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In a series of landslides and flashfloods triggered by torrential rains in southeastern Bangladesh at least 14 people were killed and over 35 others injured, officials said on Saturday.

In the past two days, the  unceasing rains caused by a virtually persistent low in the Bay of Bengal and resulting in the swelling of rivers that have also marooned thousands of people residing in hundreds of villages.

Bangladesh Landslides

Dozens of villages submerged in wasters  in western and northwestern districts delinking the road communication of the marooned areas with their administrative units.

Around seven people were buried under the  mud alive, while on Friday, Some were drowned in gushing waters from upstream and crushed under trees. This dangerous Mudslides in the region injured over 35 people.

They said, Cox Bazar’s scenic sea resort district and neighbouring Bandarban hill district were the worst scenes of the disaster. Today, The MeT office in a latest bulletin said,” Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and vigorous over North Bays, and also the low over Bangladesh and adjoining area persists.”

On the other hand Bangladesh warning centre and Flood Forecasting reported that the Ganges padma basin covering the northwestern and parts of central Bangladesh and rivers in south eastern hill basins are in rising trend.

Bangladesh Landslides

An eviction campaign launched by authorities dismantling dozens of shanties which is being built on hill slopes in the  Chittagong and relocated dozens of families to makeshift shelters in Cox’s Bazar. Next month, Experts feared a severe flood if rivers in all the major basins outburst their banks simultaneously.

IS MP Government Hiding Something on Farmer's Killing?

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On the agricultural land of India, where farmers do the hard work to cultivate crops are facing the worst. Amidst of all the blame games of politicians on the farmers protest, Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav slammed BJP with another acquisition. Swaraj India on tuesday said, state (Madhya Pradesh) government is trying to hide something on the farmers killing and therefore, not allowing anyone to enter Mandsaur.

“One week has passed since the killing of the five farmers in Mandsaur in police firing. By stopping the leaders who wanted to meet the kin, the government is trying to hide something and that must be revealed,” Yadav told reporters after returning from Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh. His remark came after a day when he along with his social activists Medha Patkar and Swami Agnivesh were not allowed to meet the families of the farmers who had died on June6.

He also added that, ” the way in which farmers were killed in police firing shows it was a murder.” Not only this but he also alleged that farmers were beaten to death after the firing had stopped.

“If we talk to any ruling leader of Bhartiya Janta Party in the state, they shall boast of the enhanced farming but the fact is that they the agricultural policy is production oriented not producer oriented,” said Yadav.

While expressing his anger on the farmers killing in Mandsaur, he said that demonetisation drive by Narendra Modi is also responsible for farmers condition. He belivies that demonetisation has played a major role in the low demand for the produce. After demonetisation the demand dropped drastically .

He also alleged that money for the crops that was deposited in the farmers’ bank accounts, was deducted by the bank without any prior information to the farmers, which is compeletely illegal.

He also said that, ” farmers are protesting in Mandsaur and Neemuch because they were not getting Minimum Support Price for their crops.”

Meanwhile Swami Agnivesh said in Madhya Pradesh, “that the citizens dont have the permission to move anywhere.” He also lashed on BJP government for not implementing the M.S Swaminathan reccomendations as promised by BJP in its manifesto.

Saudi Arabia Closed Airspace to Flights From Qatar After Cutting Diplomatic Ties

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On Tuesday, the aviation body of Saudi Arabia said the conclusion of its airspace to flights from Qatar was inside the Kingdom’s sovereign right to shield its citizens from any danger. The remarks came in response to comments on Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were violating international law by closing out Qatar flights. The closure of airspace was to protect the nation and its citizens from anything, it admires as a danger and as a protective step, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency.

Alike statements were also made by the UAE and Bahraini aviation authority after a CNN interview of Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, Akbar-al-Baker, who condemned the three Arab countries for the airspace closing. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar have been for quite a long time main defenders of open-skies policies, which remove limitations on flying between states. All these policies helped the region’s largest airlines (Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways) to come out as super connectors connecting travelers amongst East and West. The independent aviation consultant John Strickland told Reuters, “From an industry viewpoint, it’s unfortunate and disappointing when the airlines get caught up in broader political sensitivities which inhibit the benefits of competition and consumer choice, which the region is renowned for.”

A week ago, the Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar, blaming them of instigating local agitation, supporting terrorism and getting extremely near Iran, all of which Doha denies. On the whole, 18 of the destinations in the region are currently out of bounds for Qatar Airways, which has also been forced to close its workplaces in UAE and Saudi Arabia. Al Baker had requested to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a U.N. agency that oversees the Chicago convention that ensures common overflights, to announce the airspace shutting as illegal. According to the report of UAE state news agency WAM, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority said that it is completely dedicated towards the Chicago convention, but that the state saves the sovereign right under international law to save its national security if important.

The three nations’ aviation bodies likewise said that non-Qatari private and chartered flights from Qatar must submit applications to them at least 24 hours before crossing the airspace. They said that the request must include a list of names and nationalities of crews and travelers, as well as the load carried by aircraft.

ISIS Has Made Ramzan a Bloody One at Home and Abroad This Year

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As its vice-like grip is slipping in Iran and Iraq from its grasp, the Islamic State group threatened to make the current year’s Ramzan a bloody one at home and abroad. With brutal attacks in Britain, Iran and Egypt among others and a land-grab in the Philippines, the Islamic State group is attempting to distract attention from its losses and win over supporters around the globe in the competition for Jihadi volunteers amid the Muslim holy month. The militants persisted that losing territory has just made harder to kill in their English magazine this week.

Siriya in Ramzan

From attacking the West to expanding in the Philippines, to targeting Shia powerhouse Iran, the attacks have started since Ramzan’s beginning on May 26, is something al-Qaida itself never gambled. The author and analyst of Jihadi groups, Assaf Moghadam said, “They can say here is something that al-Qaida has refrained from doing. From their perspective, it’s been a great Ramzan so far.” In any case, a powerful counter-message is developing in these days. By the time of fasting moreover also a period of high TV ratings in the Arab world, the telecommunications company Zain has released a commercial that starts with footage of a man creating a suicide bomb. Before the end, confronted with bloodied casualties and survivors of extremist attacks, the man lurches and fails in his main aim. “Let’s bomb delusion with the truth,” a man sings. This commercial has been watched for more than 6 million times on YouTube. It ends with “We will counter their attacks of hatred with songs of love”.

Iran

The attack on Iran marked a new platform for the Islamic State group, which had endangered the Shia-majority state constantly without really striking it. Killing 17 people, five Islamic State extremists battle-tested in strongholds Mosul and Raqqa at the same time targeted the nation’s parliament and shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. It shows more than any other Ramzan attacks that the bloodshed in Iran the group’s violent attempts to influence recruits it has the staying authority to preserve the lost of its two major strongholds.

The both radical Sunni groups, IS and al-Qaida, are fighting for recruits in the worldwide Jihad movement. On the other hand, the al-Qaida has never attacked Iran. The al-Qaida’s founder Osama Bin Laden had put the Persian state beyond reach, referring to and the nation’s role as a part of money and arms.

ISIS in Ramzan

Egyptians Attack

The covered Islamic State gunmen trapped a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a religious community south on May 26, killing 29 innocents on the eve of Ramzan (Muslim-holy month). The group has allocated out Egyptian Christians with fierceness, carrying out four attacks since December and cautioning of more to come.

London Bridge

Three men armed with knives furrowed a rented van into walkers on London Bridge, then sliced their way through the evening crowd at Borough Market on June 3, killing eight innocents. The accused believed to be the group’s ringleader, Khurram Butt, had also appeared in a documentary a year ago called as “The Jihadis Next Door” and his neighbors said that he was insisting youngsters join Islamic State. In Britain, it was the third attack in three months claimed by the extremists.

Philippines Attack

The Islamic militants in the Philippines lined up with the Islamic State group two weeks ago, attacked the southern lakeside city of Marawi, parts of which they possess till the present time, in a plot that they outlined in chilling point of interest on the back of a paper calendar. Among those at the table for the top secret meeting was the alleged leader of Islamic State group’s Southern Asia Branch, Isnilson Hapilon, who’s on Washington’s list of most-wanted terrorists and has $5 million rewards on his head.

RBI to Issue New Notes of Rs 500, Check How it is Different From Older Notes

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Once again RBI (Reserve Bank of India) is all ready to issue a new series of Rs. 500 denominations, earlier RBI issued the new series of Rs. 500 and 1000 at the time of demonetization. This time there is not much difference between the issued series of new Rs 500 and a series of 500 that was issued at the time of demonetisation.

The only difference between the recently issued series and the series issued at the time of demonetisation is the difference of the insets. Notes that were issued at time of demonetization had letter ‘E’ on the number pannel and now letter ‘E’ has been replaced by letter ‘A’ on the number panel.

Along with the signature of RBI governor Urjit Patel, year of printing 2017 will also be there on the currency. One more thing that makes this new series different from the other is the logo of ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ on the other side of the note.

But the good news is that unlike demonetisation time, people don’t have to worry about the introduction of a new series in the market because Rs. 500 notes, that were introduced at time of demonetisation are still valid.