Underground Maoist group admits responsibility for journalist’s murder and threatens nine others

first_img RSF_en January 27, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Underground Maoist group admits responsibility for journalist’s murder and threatens nine others Follow the news on Bangladesh February 26, 2021 Find out more to go further News BangladeshAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information An underground Maoist organisation has admitted responsibility for the murder of a BBC stringer and in a letter, apparently from its leader, threatened to kill nine more named journalists in the region.Manik Saha died instantly when a bomb was thrown at his head in a street in Khulna in the country’s south-west on 15 January.Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called on the authorities, in particular the interior minister, to continue to explore every avenue to track down and punish Saha’s killers.The international press freedom organisation added that it believed that the death threats again nine other journalists should “unfortunately” be taken very seriously. “Khulna police should do everything possible to protect the nine journalists who are under death threat,” it added.Reporters Without Borders has for several years denounced the activities of Bangladesh’s underground Maoist groups.Gaffar Tushar, leader of the Maoist group, “The People’s War” admitted responsibility for murdering Manik Saha, correspondent for the daily New Age and stringer for the Bengali service of the BBC World Service, in a letter sent to the Khulna regional press club on 22 January.This dissident faction of the Proletarian Party of East Bengal threatened to kill nine journalists in Satkhira, a town a few kilometres west of Khulna). Those named as under threat were: Mizamur Rahman, Kallayan Banerjee, Subash Chowdhury, Ram Krishna, Shahin Goldar, Kazi Dulal, Abul Kalam, Abdul Bari and M. Raju, all local correspondents for Dhaka-based dailies, who have written about the armed group’s illegal activities, in particular extortion. The journalists have all asked for police protection.A few days earlier the Daily Star revealed that anonymous telephone calls had been made to several journalists in Khulna in which Saha was described as an “enemy of the revolution”.The journalist’s murder prompted a two-day general strike in Khulna on 16 and 17 January. Information minister Tariqul Islam, who went to the town, promised to leave no stone unturned to find and punish those responsible. Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activistscenter_img Organisation News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News May 19, 2021 Find out more BangladeshAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Lake Avenue Church: In Dust and Ashes

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith Essays & Inspirations Lake Avenue Church: In Dust and Ashes By JEFF MATTESICH, ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF CHILDREN’S & STUDENT MINISTRIES Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 1:48 pm Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day that has been honored by Christians for well over ten centuries. It falls at the beginning of Lent, a six-week season of preparation for Easter. In the earliest centuries, Christians who had been stuck in persistent sin had ashes sprinkled on their bodies as a sign of repentance, even as Job repented “in dust and ashes” (Job 42:6 ). Around the tenth century, all believers began to signify their need for repentance by having ashes placed on their foreheads in the shape of a cross. Notice that even this very sign of sinfulness hinted at the good news yet to come through its shape. Ash Wednesday is not some dour, depressing holy day because it symbolically anticipates Good Friday and Easter.I have come to greatly anticipate Ash Wednesday at Lake. It is a time in which we pause and reflect on the Lenten season. It is a time in which I, with my church family, come in deep contact with my humanness and the need I have for repentance. It sets us up for the Easter season in beautiful ways. It is truly one of my favorite evenings of the year as we together declare our need for forgiveness and a Savior.Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:00 pm, FL 300 (Warehouse)Join the LAC family as we mark the start of the Lenten season with a time of reflection, confession and worship. Questions? Contact Dorothy at [email protected] or (626) 817-4832.For more details about the Ash Wednesday service visit http://www.lakeave.org. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

JPL’s Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Curiosity got close to this outcrop on Sept. 9, 2016, which displays finely layered rocks. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSThe layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by JPL’s Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp. The new images arguably rival photos taken in U.S. National Parks.Curiosity took the images with its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sept. 8. The rover team plans to assemble several large, color mosaics from the multitude of images taken at this location in the near future.“Curiosity’s science team has been just thrilled to go on this road trip through a bit of the American desert Southwest on Mars,” said Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada at JPL.The Martian buttes and mesas rising above the surface are eroded remnants of ancient sandstone that originated when winds deposited sand after lower Mount Sharp had formed.“Studying these buttes up close has given us a better understanding of ancient sand dunes that formed and were buried, chemically changed by groundwater, exhumed and eroded to form the landscape that we see today,” Vasavada said.The new images represent Curiosity’s last stop in the Murray Buttes, where the rover has been driving for just over one month. As of this week, Curiosity has exited these buttes toward the south, driving up to the base of the final butte on its way out. In this location, the rover began its latest drilling campaign (on Sept. 9). After this drilling is completed, Curiosity will continue farther south and higher up Mount Sharp, leaving behind these spectacular formations.Curiosity landed near Mount Sharp in 2012. It reached the base of the mountain in 2014 after successfully finding evidence on the surrounding plains that ancient Martian lakes offered conditions that would have been favorable for microbes if Mars has ever hosted life. Rock layers forming the base of Mount Sharp accumulated as sediment within ancient lakes billions of years ago.On Mount Sharp, Curiosity is investigating how and when the habitable ancient conditions known from the mission’s earlier findings evolved into conditions drier and less favorable for life.For more information about Curiosity, visit http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Science and Technology JPL’s Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations From JPL/NASA Published on Friday, September 9, 2016 | 3:47 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Top of the News last_img read more