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China Bans Muslim Baby Names
jamuna international desk: The Chinese government, further tightening its grip on Muslims in western China, has prohibited parents from choosing names like "Muhammad," 'Arafat' and "Jihad" for their children.
Officials described the ban, introduced this month, as part of an effort to “curb religious fervor” in the western region of Xinjiang, home to more than 10 million Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group.
An official list of banned names had previously been circulated in Hotan, south Xinjiang, as early as 2015, sources told Radio Free Asia.
The government considers Xinjiang a hotbed of Islamic extremism, violence and separatist thought. But many Uighurs say the government’s strict limits on worship and speech are responsible for tensions in the region.
Published by the ruling Chinese Communist Party as 'Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities', the document's rules now appear to be enforced throughout the region, which is home to the biggest Muslim population in China.
It bans more than two dozen names, including “Mujahid” and “Medina.”
Security officials in Urumqi and other cities in Xinjiang confirmed the ban.
Some said in interviews that if residents did not comply, they risked forfeiting critical benefits for their children, including education and health care.
Rights advocates said the ban showed the lengths to which the government would go to limit the civil liberties of Uighurs in the name of fighting terrorism.
Fakhrul claimed BNP not
jamuna news: Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today claimed their party is not anti-Indian one, but it is always vocal for protecting national interests.
“BNP does politics for protecting the rights and interests of the country and its people. Should we be branded as anti-Indians as we raise our voice for realising our justified rights from India? We’re never against India and its people,” he said.
He came up with the remarks while speaking at a discussion arranged by Muktijuddha and Ziaur Rahman Research Council at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU).
At the programme, the BNP secretary general unveiled the cover of a book on Ziaur Rahman and inaugurated the website of the Parishad.
Fakhrul said the current government has failed to realise people’s due rights from India and ensure the interests of the country and its people.
“The current regime has put the country’s existence at stake. We feel bad as we couldn’t thank our Prime Minister on her return home from India as she came empty-handed,” he said.
He urged the government to raise the issue of ensuring
fairshare of water of 58 common rivers with India, including Teesta, at the United Nations .
“Some people (Indian leaders) gave assurance that the Teesta deal will be signed very soon. But Mamata yesterday (Tuesday) ruled it out saying there is no question of giving Teesta water to Bangladesh. We ask the government to go to the UN to get the due share of water
ofthe common rivers.”
About the recent
flashfloodin haorareas, the BNP leader said the flood created due to onrushof water from upstream India as the neighbouring country opened the gates of the embankments it set up to retain water during dry season. It’s not a justified an action regarding the common rivers.
Women snatch arrested Jamaat
jamuna news: A group of women snatched an arrested leader of Jamaat-e-Islami from police at Ullapara Upazila in Sirajganj.
Arrestee local Jamaat leader
AtwarRahman from his house at the village in wednesdayafternoon as he was wanted in a number of cases, Dewan Kaushik Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Ullapara Model Police Station said.
As police tried to put him into their van, 50-60 women swooped on the law enforcers and snatched
Atwar. The Jamaat leader then fled the scene.
WhatsApp, Facebook, banned in
jamuna news desk: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent "anti-national and anti-social elements" from spreading "inflammatory messages".
Mobile Internet services have remained suspended in the Valley since April 19 following widespread students' unrest.
The Home Department order, written by R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary to Government, in this regard read: "On careful examination of all relevant factors, it is observed that the use of social media platforms, which are being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements by transmitting inflammatory messages in various forms, are immediately required to be regulated/curbed".
The order places a blanket ban on social networking platforms including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, QQ, WeChat, Qzone, Tumblr, Google+, Baidu, Skype, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Pinterest, Telegram, Reddit, Snapfish, YouTube (upload), Vine, Xanga, Buzznet, and Flickr.
The order cites Section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 read with the Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2007, to note the Central Government or State Government has the power to take possession of licensed telegraphs and order stoppage of transmission or interception or detention of messages.
The order directed all Internet service providers (ISPs) that any message or picture through the above-mentioned social networking platforms should be immediately banned.
The ban remains effective till further orders or for a period of one month, whichever is earlier.
The authorities had also blocked over 300 WhatsApp groups that, the government said, had been spreading rumours to stoke passions among the youth during the volatile situation in Kashmir.
The Home Department issued the order to this effect in
exerciseof powers conferred under the Indian Telegraph Act, an official said in Jammu.
7 Signs You're Falling in Love
jamunalifestyle desk: The only thing better than being in love is falling in love. Everything feels new, you aren't quite sure if it's really loveyet, and you start waiting to see who's finally going to say it out loud first. It's the best. Soak up every sickly sweet minute of it.
1. You talk about things you'll do together in the future, without realizing you're talking about the future. It's not weird to talk about that concert that's in three months or the trip you want to take to the beach this summer around
him,because he'll be around to go with you.
2. When you say, "I miss you," it's because you really do miss him after only a day apart. It's not just a cute thing to say, it's a real ache that says he's a part of your life now.
3. You can't remember the last time you thought about your ex. Things with your guy now are so good you can't be bothered with whatever's in the past.
4. Things you usually hate seem OK and even fun if you're doing them with him. Riding a roller coaster you're terrified of? Fine, as long as he holds your hand and promises not to laugh at how you scream.
5. You're comfortable with making little sacrifices for him. You wouldn't put off your responsibilities for him, but if he's sick and needs you to help take care of him instead of going to brunch one morning, you're totally cool with that.
6. He's the "something good" you think about when everything else is really rough. Work is driving you crazy, but at least you've got him to cheer you up when you get home.
7. You feel safe when you're around him. It's hard to describe this feeling, but it really is the best thing in the world. Like nothing bad can happen.
Abducted Sumaiya rescued
jamuna news: Abducted girl Sumaiya was rescued in front of a house in Jurain in the capital early Thursday, 24 days after her abduction from Kamrangirchar in the capital.
Officer-in-charge of Kamrangir Char police station Shahin Fakir said five people, including a woman name
were arrested from the house. Bristi
Sumaiya’s father Zakir Hossain said Sumaiya is talking with everybody. She is well now.
Sumaiya, the five-year-old girl was abducted in front of the house at
April 3. 5:00pmin
On the same day, Zakir Hossain filed a general diary (GD) and also filed a case with Kamrangirchar police station 22 days after her abduction on Monday.
A woman was spotted by a closed-circuit camera of Dhaka South City Corporation of Ward number-56.
The house is situated near Zakir’s house. In the closed-circuit camera, a woman wearing
black veil,was seen with Sumaiya.
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