Pakistan : Who to follow
“যুক্তরাজ্যে বসবাসরত বাংলাদেশি ও পাকিস্তানিদের স্বাস্থ্য দুর্বলতার কারণ জানতে জিন গবেষণা শুরু করেছে কুইন মেরি ইউনিভার্সিটি অব লন্ডন (কিউএমইউএল)। এ গবেষণার মূল লক্ষ্য হলো ডায়াবেটিস, হৃদ্রোগসহ নির্দিষ্ট কয়েকটি অসুখে আক্রান্ত হওয়ার ক্ষেত্রে জিনগত বৈশিষ্ট্য এবং পারিপার্শিক বিষয়গুলোর প্রভাব নির্ণয়ের মাধ্যমে কার্যকর চিকিৎসাপদ্ধতি নির্ধারণ করা।
পূর্ব লন্ডনে কিউএমইউএলের সম্মেলনকক্ষে গত বৃহস্পতিবার এক সংবাদ সম্মেলনে ওই গবেষণা প্রকল্পের আনুষ্ঠানিক ঘোষণা দেওয়া হয়।”
“এখন ঢাকা শহরে দেড় কোটি থেকে দুই কোটি মানুষ। ১০০ জন মানুষও কেন নেমে আসে না রাজপথে?”
“ডা. ইমরান এইচ সরকারের নেতৃত্বে মিছিলে গণজাগরণ মঞ্চের সদস্যরা ছাড়াও বিভিন্ন প্রগতিশীল সংগঠনের নেতারা উপস্থিত ছিলেন।”
ODI Ranking এ Top 10 এ দ্রুত বাংলাদেশের একজন ব্যাটসম্যানকে দেখতে চাই।
“বিশ্বকাপে সর্বোচ্চ রান সংগ্রাহকের তালিকায় মাহমুদউল্লাহর অবস্থান এখন চারে (সংগ্রহ ৩৪৪ রান)।”
“Members of U.S. Marshals Service Join Military Operations in Mexico Against Drug Gangs
U.S. Justice Department personnel are disguising themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in armed raids against drug suspects in Mexico, according to people familiar with the matter, an escalation of American involvement in battling drug cartels that carries significant risk to U.S. personnel.”
“Tens of thousands of demonstrators descended on the capital city to voice their anger over the uncertain fate of 43 college students, as masked protesters clashed with riot police in Mexico City.”
Drug Traffickers are infiltrating protesters, some masking themselves.
“We are focused in our efforts against Mexican Drug Lords and Drug Traffickers.
“Suspected gang members have confessed to killing more than 40 students missing for six weeks, Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo has said. “
“A lot done, and quickly, but much more still to do
Mr Peña deserves praise for his first four months in office. Having signed a pact with the two main opposition parties to overcome the gridlock that has prevented reforms, especially to the monopolies that hold Mexico back, the new president has targeted the monopolists. An education reform is aimed at seizing control of schools from the teachers’ union,
Mr Peña is not the only one who deserves credit. So does the opposition. It has recognised that Mexicans want change, and is behaving better than the PRI did when out of office.
First, passing a law to make telecoms more competitive is only a first step: it must be implemented effectively. Second, a lot rests on a proposed energy reform (see article). Mexico could be an energy superpower,
the president has resiled from the idea of part-privatising Pemex, but he should at the very least allow it both to offer risk-sharing contracts to private investors for deepwater exploration, shale gas and refining, and to invest more of its profits,
energy reform must go with fiscal changes, which would also finance a social-security reform designed to reduce the incentives for Mexicans to work in the informal economy, as one in two now does.
His predecessor, Felipe Calderón, declared a “war” on drug traffickers which saw 70,000 people die in six years, 30,000 “disappear” and extortion and kidnapping become commonplace. strengthening the police and the court system.
drug barons “
“for India to return to the near-double-digit growth seen in the first decade of the 2000s, it will need to make sweeping changes such as cutting state subsidies and instead spending more on infrastructure, improving a stifling business environment and getting more women into the workforce.
Since taking office six months ago, the Modi administration has trimmed red tape, ended government price caps on diesel and allowed more foreign investment in some industries
Senior officials have hinted recently that bigger moves could be in the offing—including an end to India’s state coal monopoly and making it easier for companies to acquire land.
Mr. Sinha said the new government’s approach has been “systematic and methodical” and that it is using state governments as laboratories to try out new policies before rolling them out nationwide.
Japan has promised $30 billion in public and private investment over five years. China has pledged $20 billion.”
“Thousands Have Fled Westward to Avoid Military Offensive in North Waziristan”
“For nearly 45 years, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said has ruled what is arguably the Arab world’s most-stable country. But his prolonged medical stay in Germany is giving rise to fears of an uncertain political transition ahead.
Any shift in Oman’s leadership stands to have a significant impact on the Middle East policies of the U.S. and other Western countries that have cooperated closely with the 73-year-old bachelor, on issues ranging from Arab-Israeli peace to the security of global energy shipments, since he assumed his throne in 1970.
Sultan Qaboos in recent years also served as a critical back channel between the Obama administration and Iran, according to U.S. and Omani officials. His efforts helped initiate the current negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear program.”
“Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday threw his weight behind Afghanistan’s efforts to reach out to the Taliban for peace talks, hosting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a visit”
“Afghan – and India – focused Progress Towards Security and Stability in Afghanistan‘. continue to operate from Pakistan territory to the detriment of Afghan and regional stability. Pakistan uses these proxy forces to hedge against the loss of influence in Afghanistan and to counter India’s superior military,” the Pentagon told the Congress in its latest report ‘
The report cites the terrorist attack on the Indian consulate in Herat in Afghanistan in May, which came just ahead of Modi taking charge as the prime minister.
“In May of this reporting period, the Indian consulate in Herat Province was attacked by a group of four heavily armed militants. The attack came three days prior to the swearing-in of the new Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Modi is perceived as being close to Hindu nationalist groups, a fact that may have played into the timing of the attack,” the Pentagon said.
“In June, the US department of state announced that the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba was responsible for the attack,’ it added. LET is a Pakistan-based terror group, closely associated with Hafiz Saeed, who India considers as the mastermind behind the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.
Pentagon also suggested that Pakistan’s ‘‘ with militant groups is detrimental to regional stability, especially in neighbouring Afghanistan.
“These relationships run counter to Pakistan’s public commitment to Afghan-led reconciliation. Such groups continue to act as the primary irritant in Afghan-Pakistan bilateral relations,” the Pentagon said in its 100-page report.
It further said that India to root for a stable and secure Afghanistan.
“India and Afghanistan signed a strategic partnership declaration in 2011, which formalised cooperation on governance, economics, commerce, education, public administration, and security and law enforcement,” the report said.”
“And it (Pakistan’s armed forces) has made common cause with militant Islamists who it hoped would further its interests abroad—keeping India on edge to the south and sowing confusion in Afghanistan to the north in hopes of preventing anti-Pakistan forces growing there.
The country is now paying a terrible price for its sponsorship of foreign terror. It has spawned dozens of local extremist groups attacking Pakistan itself. Since 2001 nearly 50,000 Pakistanis have died in terror-related violence.
For a long time the generals refused to see the Islamists for the threat they are. Officers from the army’s spy wing, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), were probably involved in funding and planning deadly attacks in Mumbai in 2008 carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba.
… the army can always play a spoiling game, especially when it comes to relations with India. It makes no secret of despising Mr Sharif’s enthusiasm for a rapid normalisation of relations, and opposes a crucial free-trade deal. And even as Mr Sharif dreams of visa-less travel across the Indo-Pakistani border, after years of relative calm the ceasefire line in contested Kashmir has become hot again. The officers probably deserve some of the blame for that.”
“In the past a strong public rebuke from an army chief would have sparked panic among politicians. But a feisty judiciary and media appear to have made even the threat of a coup unthinkable.”
… over 7m Afghans, about 60% of those eligible, appear to have voted, half as many again as in 2009. Around 35% of those who cast a ballot were women. … A vibrant and largely independent media reported with vigour and professionalism”