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BSF extracts Bangladeshi mans finger nails

first_imgUnfortunately cruelty also has its various forms. Members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) have showed that when they tortured a Bangladeshi youth by removing the nails of his fingers along the Patari border early Saturday.The victim is Azim Uddin, 20, son of Kabir Uddin of Tulsidanga village in Sapahar upazila.Locals said Azim went to India along with some other cattle traders on Friday night to bring cattle.BSF men from Rangamati camp under Bamankhola district chased them while they were returning home along with cattle, said commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Battalion-16 Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud.The border force caught Azim and took him to their camp, he said.The BSF members tortured him inhumanly and extracted the nails from all the fingers of the youth, the BGB official added.As Azim fell unconscious following the torture, they left him at the Zero Point of the Purnavora river.  Around 5:00am, a patrol team of the BGB battalion spotted unconscious Azim and took him to Upazila Health Complex, said Masud.last_img read more

4 killed in lightning strikes

first_imgFile photo of LightningAt least four people were killed and 12 others injured in lightning strikes in Baliadangi and Ranisankail upazilas of Moulvibazar on Tuesday, reports UNB.Three people were killed on the spot and 12 others were injured after being struck by lightning while working in a mango orchard in Baganbari village of Baliadangi at 2:30pm, said officer-in-charge of Baliadangi police station Mosadderul Haque.The deceased are Nurul Islam, 35, son of Bappa Mohammad; Rabiul Islam, 27, son of Abdul Karim; and Abdul Zabbar, 45, of Jagadal village in Ranisankail upazila.The injured were taken to the Upazila Health Complex.In a separate incident, a teenager was killed on the spot after he was struck by lightning while collecting ducks from a pond in Alsia village of Ranisankail upazila.The deceased is Abu Sayeed,13, son of Mansur Ali, said Abdul Mannan, OC of Ranisankail police station.last_img read more

Why Longtime Conservative Stalwart Max Boot Left The GOP

first_img Share maxboot.netConservative columnist Max Boot is the author of “The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right.”Longtime conservative stalwart Max Boot knows the exact moment he stopped being a Republican.“That moment was the night that Donald Trump won the presidency,” he said. “I re-registered the very next day because I could not stay part of a Trump-ified Republican Party.”He says the GOP has become very different than the party of Ronald Reagan that he joined in the 1980s, citing many members’ willingness to align with a President who maligned minorities, mocked John McCain’s time as a prisoner of war, and who wanted to ban Muslims from entering the country – among other things.“I was viscerally and instantly opposed to Donald Trump from the moment that he started running for office castigating Mexicans as rapists and murderers,” Boot said. “That was just so outrageous and so out of line. And he continued to outrage me on an almost daily basis.”Boot now sees himself as a center-right independent and writes about his dissatisfaction with his former party in his book The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right. He speaks at an event tonight with the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston.In the audio above, he talks with Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty about his decision and where conservatives like him go from here.last_img read more

49000 Texas Children Could See Their Parents Lose Temporary Protected Status

first_img Share Currently, a federal injunction is keeping TPS in effect for people from El Salvador and Haiti, but not Honduras. Those three countries make up 94% of immigrants with these protections. If parents can’t stay in the United States legally, some will leave their families and return to their home countries, according to the report’s author Nicole Svajlenka.“We know that separating children from their families has a lot of repercussions ranging from emotional distress to economic turmoil and all of these are really lasting for young children’s development,” said Svajlenka.She said other parents may opt to stay in the country illegally and could be deported at any time, which would also cause emotional stress for children. Svajlenka also said Texas children have the most to lose if TPS is ended.“Texas is actually the state with the largest number of US citizen children that would be impacted,” she said.TPS has allowed hundreds of thousands of people escaping natural disasters or conflict to work and live legally in the United States for decades. TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti have lived in the United States an average of 22 years.  More than half of the 49,000 TPS holders living in Texas from those three countries live in the Houston area.  X Listen center_img Photo courtesy of Teodoro Aguiluz (CRECEN)Joel Gómez (right), with the Center of Central American Resources (known as CRECEN by its acronym in Spanish), assists Martir Velasquez (left) with his paperwork to re-register as a recipient of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS).A total of 49,000 Texas children have a parent with Temporary Protected Status from El Salvador, Honduras or Haiti, according to a study by the Center for American Progress.The parents of those children could lose their immigration status if federal courts side with the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the vast majority of those protected.  00:00 /00:59 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more