3 Dec

Bangladesh initiates fresh search for its missing liberation fighters

first_imgBangladesh government has renewed search for its missing liberation war fighters believed to have buried in graveyards in Tripura. A team led by two senior diplomats of the country on Tuesday visited a Muslim burial ground in South Ramnagar in Agartala and interacted with elders at the locality.This was second initiative in past five years of the Bangladesh government to identify grave of hundreds of its missing fighters who fell fighting Pakistani army during war of liberation in 1971. Though Bangladesh could not count on exact numbers, but stated that it would be several hundred.India’s External Affairs Ministry in 2013 advised Tripura government to support Bangladesh teams that would carry our search to mark graves of their liberation fighters. Especially west Tripura district administration was assigned to conduct a survey on its own to support Bangladesh officials.Two senior diplomats of Bangladesh Mission in Agartala, Assistant High Commissioner Shekhawat Hussain and First Secretary Mohammad Jakir Hussaid Bhuyan visited the graveyard at South Ramnagar, on edge of border with Bangladesh. During interactions with local elders they were appraised that some 150 dead Bengali freedom fighters were given burial at the graveyard in months of turmoil in 1971.The team officials took note of accounts of the eyewitnesses who oversaw the burials. They said they were under instruction to send a detailed report to their government for further action.So far Bangladesh search team could identify and disinter remains of Hamidur Rahman, who was posthumously conferred highest civilian award of the country, from Ambassa area in Dhalai district in December 2007. The remains were subsequently buried in Dhaka with full state honour.last_img read more

10 Aug

November 8 2002 The olive trees at Arcosanti are

first_imgNovember 8, 2002 The olive trees atArcosanti are all descendents of a rescue mission in the early 1960’s.Camelback Road in Phoenix was widened and the olive trees lining thestreet were to be removed. Soleri and the Cosanti staff rescued a fewof the trees and planted them at Cosanti. From those trees, Solerisuccessfully propagated hundreds of new ones to fill the landscapingneeds for Cosanti and Arcosanti. The October workshop spent a morning with the landscapingdepartment harvesting this years crop of rich black olives in the MindsGarden. [Photo: nk & text: sa] Workshopper NancyHackenmiller is picking olives in front of the vaults. [Photo: nk &text: sa] Workshopper StevenTalcott is checking the crop. The next step will be to pierce the skinof each olive to help release the bitterness. The olives are soakedtwice in a salt brine for 2 – 3 month each. Then resident RandallSchultz takes over the rest of the process at his company ‘High DesertFarms’. High Desert Farms is located in Cordes Lakes and providesdelicious canned and dried goods to shops all over the country. Therethe olives are pulled out of the brine, rinsed thoroughly, sorted bysize and color and then canned with various herbs and spices. They aresold at the ArcosantiGallery and Visitors Center and used at special dinners at theArcosanti Cafe. [Photo: nk & text: sa]last_img read more

7 Aug

News channel Euronews has teamed up with Microsoft

first_imgNews channel Euronews has teamed up with Microsoft to provide a selection of programming to MSN users in 10 languages.Euronews content will be delivered via the recently-launched new MSN news portal in 29 countires. Euronews on MSN will be available on multiple deivces including desktop computers, smartphones and tablets.Euronews content will be available on MSN in Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish, and the service will be delivered in 15 countries in the Middle East in English and Arabic as well as in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden – in English – Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.“We are very pleased to offer Euronews’ trusted and rich content to the new MSN, which fits perfectly our strategy to deliver the right content at any time and on any device,” said Arnaud Verlhac, director worldwide distribution, Euronews.“Built from the ground up for a mobile first, cloud first world, the new MSN focuses on providing people with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate both the digital world and everyday life,” said Amanda Morgan, head of global marketing for MSN at Microsoft. “Our partnership with Euronews furthers that commitment by providing our users with content from some of the world’s best and most authoritative media sources, data and services to enable users to do more. Integrating groundbreaking stories from Euronews will allow us to deliver on that goal.”last_img read more