Liberian, Sierra Leonean, and Guinean Communities in U.S., Europe Join to Honor Victims of…

first_imgAs the United States Capital City Washington DC observed “Ebola Awareness Day,” last Friday December 5,  Diaspora leaders from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Mali gathered in  Washington DC to express solidarity with their four nations in the global fight to halt the Ebola Epidemic.In a solemn ceremony of regional kinship, leaders of the Mano River nations,  along with Malian nationals paid tribute to the deceased victims of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) including doctors, health workers and individual citizens, when they presented plaques of honor to their Ambassadors in Washington.  Special honors were also given to the noted Ebola survivors, Dr. Kent Brantley, and Nancy Writebol of Samaritan Purse, who were evacuated to the United States after contracting the deadly Ebola virus. The presentations were made at National Ebola Summit held at the Washington DC Convention Center by the Diaspora Ebola Network, (DEN). Presenting the awards, DEN Chairman John G.F. Lloyd said the presentations represented the deep sentiments of solidarity and grief felt by the communities of the three nations residing abroad. He extolled the marvelous sprit of collaboration among Diaspora nationals of the Mano River Union, noting “out of this moment of pain we have come together in an unprecedented fashion to show our love for our people.” He continued, “If this spirit of solidarity can endure even beyond Ebola, then the sacrifice of our people will not be in vain.” He was joined by the community leaders of Liberia Sierra Leone, and Guinea, from both America and Europe, who in separate remarks, expressed concern for the plight of their people at home, and pledged solidarity and support for the individual nations.   Dr. Lance Plyer, Samaritan Purse Medical Director for Liberia, who received the awards for the two U.S. survivors Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol expressed humble gratitude on behalf of his mission. After rendering a touching narration of the medical treatment he gave to sustain the life of the two survivors, he pledged the unwavering commitment of Samaritan Purse to the people of Liberia even beyond Ebola. Special recognition was also given to the late Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia, and Dr. Martin Salia of Sierra Leone, who both succumbed to Ebola in the United States.Among key dignitaries at the event was Andrew Weber, the newly appointed Ebola Coordinator at United States Department of State who pledged the continued commitment of the United States government towards stopping Ebola in West Africa for the sake of global security. He noted that the U.S., under the leadership of President Obama is committed to increase its effort with added resources where necessary to ensure the end of the deadly epidemic in West Africa.Also present were top Washington DC City Officials including DC Director of Health Joxel Garcia and City Councilwoman Yvette Alexander, who officially brought greetings from the DC government with the reading of an official Proclamation by Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray declaring the date of the Summit as “DC Ebola Awareness Day.”Their greetings were followed by remarks from the Ambassadors of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, along with a statement by the Charge d’Affairs of Mali. In their official remarks, the four envoys expressed gratitude to the U.S. government, and the entire international community for the support given to their individual countries. Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh of Liberia praised the role of U.S. government and called upon the United States to continue in its role as the global leader in the fight to end Ebola. Ambassador Bockarie Stevens of Sierra Leone extolled the great initiative shown by the three communities, and welcomed the spirit of unity shown in the wake of Ebola. Guinean Ambassador Mamady Conde warned that Ebola is a global threat not limited to West Africa, adding “Ebola does not need any visa to enter a country.” For his part, Malian Charge d’Affairs Moustapha Cisse representing the latest nation to be infected, called upon the international community to work vigorously to stop Ebola at its early stages in Mali. Panel guests included representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the D.C. Department of Health, Samaritan Purse, the DC Office of African Affairs, and other major international agencies.The National Ebola Summit was organized by DEN, a joint Venture of leading Mano River Union Diaspora organizations, in collaboration with the USAID-Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), the Government of the District of Columbia Office of African Affairs, the CDC, and Samaritan Purse. Diaspora organizations working in partnership to host the Summit include the Coalition of Concerned Liberians, (CCL), the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA), and the Guinean Association of America, and the European Federation of Liberian Associations (ELFA), the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas along with several national alumni, county based, religious, and humanitarian organizations.Under the theme “Working Together to Help End Ebola”, deliberations at the Summit were centered upon fostering collaboration and meaningful relations amongst Diaspora organizations and relief groups which have already raised millions of dollars in separate initiatives. The Washington DC Summit coincided with a similar initiative in London, UK organized by the “Elbow out Ebola” movement to highlight issues that will impact on the future recovery, and development in the worst affected West African countries, beyond the end of Ebola.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man remanded for slapping estranged wife

first_imgA man was on Friday remanded to prison by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to an assault charge.Odinga Farley admitted that on June 4, 2018, he assaulted Trisha Alexander with intent to cause actual bodily harm.According to reports, on June 4, the couple had a misunderstanding, which resulted in Alexander receiving several slaps to her face and a fracture finger.The matter was reported, and Farley was subsequently arrested. He was remanded and will return to court on June 22 for sentencing.last_img read more

Coyotes sweep Stanislaus

first_imgIvan Johnson scored 17 points, while Chet Johnson added 14 points. Prentice Harris had only nine points, but contributed five steals and four assists. Cal State held a sizable advantage at the free throw line, where the Coyotes made 30-of-41 free throws compared to just 15 of 19 for the Warriors (11-14, 7-11). The free throw shooting helped off set a 2-for-18 night from behind the 3-point arc for the Coyotes, and a 36-25 rebounding edge for the Warriors. San Bernardino also forced 29 turnovers, and turned the ball over just nine times. Heath Colvin scored 16 points to lead Stanislaus while Scott Behrs and Cameron Quick added 14 points apiece. But a 14-0 run to begin the second half gave the Coyotes some breathing room temporarily in what had been a nail-biter, although Cal State didn’t put the game away until the final minutes. The Coyotes won the first matchup between the teams 103-75 at Coussoulis Arena last month. It was a much closer game than the first time the teams met, but Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team still held off host Cal State Stanislaus 82-76 in a California Collegiate Athletic Association game on Saturday night. The Coyotes (18-5 overall, 14-4 CCAA), ranked No. 2 in the West Region, led by only two points at halftime. center_img The Coyotes jumped out to a 16-7 lead, but the Warriors rallied to take a 26-24 lead on a Casey Fletcher jumper with 7:58 to play in the first half. After San Bernardino finally got some breathing room early in the second half, the Warriors battled back and tied the score 62-62 on a Rondell Howard 3-pointer with 5:22 to play in the contest. Jumpers by Greg Williams and Ivan Johnson sandwiched around a 3-pointer by Yoseph Yaisrael gave the Coyotes a seven-point lead and the Warriors couldn’t get closer than three points thereafter. CAL STATE WOMEN Vanessa Wilt scored a season-high 30 points as the Coyotes (16-7, 12-6) routed host Cal State Stanislaus 86-42 on Friday. Wilt, a junior, was 14-of-15 from the field and was 2 for 4 from the free throw line. She also tied for game-high honors with eight rebounds. She scored 24 of her points in the first half, as the Coyotes built a 42-24 halftime lead. Jaclyn Rainville added 16 points and six rebounds for San Bernardino, which is currently ranked sixth in the West Region. Stanislaus dropped to 6-16, 3-15. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Valtteri Bottas beats Vettel in Austrian GP

first_img0Shares0000Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas celebrates on the podium after winning the Austrian Grand Prix on July 9, 2017 © AFP / Andrej ISAKOVICSPIELBERG, Austria, Jul 9 – Valtteri Bottas roared to the second victory of his career on Sunday when he won the Austrian Grand Prix for Mercedes ahead of championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.The Finn, in his first season with Mercedes after replacing 2016 champion Nico Rosberg, came home 0.658 seconds clear of Vettel who increased his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the drivers championship to 20 points. Hamilton, in the second Mercedes, did his utmost to grab a podium finish after starting from eighth on the grid, but had to settle for fourth behind Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull.“I had a bit of déjà vu in the end to what happened in Russia when he was right behind me,” said Bottas, who is now 19 points behind Hamilton in third.“In the last stint, I had a massive blister on the rear left tyre, so that made it quite tricky. And I think it was the start of my life! I was just really on it today.”Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in action during the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, in Spielberg, on July 9, 2017 © AFP / JOE KLAMARVettel said: “I was struggling a bit in the first part and much happier in the second stint. The last laps were very close – I think I needed one more lap because he was struggling to get up the hill.”For Ricciardo, on his team’s ‘home’ Red Bull Ring circuit, it was a fifth consecutive podium finish and the 22nd of his career.The Australian smiled: “It was a fun race with some decisive moments at the start and then defending Lewis in the last laps. It got pretty close!”Vettel now leads the drivers championship with 171 points ahead of Hamilton on 151 and Bottas on 136, while in the constructors title race Mercedes lead with 287 ahead of Ferrari on 254.Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 champion, came home fifth in the second Ferrari ahead of Romain Grosjean of Haas, the two Force Indias of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon.– perfect start –On a warm afternoon in the Styrian Alps more than 12,000 Dutch fans had descended on the Red Bull Ring to add a festive atmosphere.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel now leads the F1 drivers championship by 20 points after his second-place finish at the Austrian Grand Prix © AFP / JOE KLAMARAs the lights went out, Bottas made a perfect start – so perfect that his rivals were soon protesting and suggesting he had ‘jumped’ – and pulled clear, while behind him, in a cloud of carnage and debris, the ‘orange army’ sighed as their teenage hero Max Verstappen was forced into retirement under their grandstand at the first corner.The luckless Red Bull driver had struggled at the start, due to a clutch problem, and was then caught when Russian Daniil Kvyat drove his Toro Rosso into the McLaren of Fernando Alonso.Alonso’s car suffered serious rear damage and he was helpless as he rammed into Verstappen’s car. He was also forced to retire, again, with an extravagant shrug. It was Verstappen’s fifth retirement in seven races.Amid this mayhem, the voice of Sebastian Vettel was heard on Ferrari team radio. Given his escape from further Baku ‘road rage’ punishment in Paris last Monday, it was ironic to hear him call for the stewards to penalise the Finn, who made the most of his second pole.A stewards’ investigation followed during the race and found there was no evidence against Bottas, who had settled into a strong rhythm at the head of the field.By lap 12, the field had settled with Bottas leading Vettel by eight seconds and Ricciardo, Raikkonen and Hamilton, who was the first of the leading men to pit on lap 32, switching to ultra-softs.Vettel soon followed but Bottas stayed out for a further seven laps when he came in, re-joining second behind Raikkonen, who had yet to stop.On fresh super-soft tyres, Bottas swept past Raikkonen on lap 44 to take command again. The Ferrari man pitted immediately, re-joining fourth behind Hamilton who was struggling for outright pace behind Ricciardo.Vettel, second, began trading fastest laps with Bottas, who responded. By lap 51, with 20 to go, the Finn led by only four seconds ahead of Ricciardo and Hamilton.With seven laps remaining, Bottas led Vettel by two seconds and Ricciardo led Hamilton by just one – perfect for the tense finish that unfolded.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Jose Mourinho lining up first argument as Manchester United manager

first_img1 Jose Mourinho is so confident of being Manchester United’s manager next season that he has already lined up his first argument at Old Trafford.The Portuguese wants to hit the ground running as United boss and, with Louis van Gaal expected to be given the boot, Mourinho has made falling out with someone as soon as possible a top priority.The Special One has identified his main target as Juan Mata, who would fit perfectly into Mourinho’s preferred style of laying into a gifted attacker for not defending enough.According to Spanish media outlet, El Lad Bible, Mourinho is also keeping tabs on Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, whose argument-completion rate under his former boss was close to 100% at the Bernabeu.While Mourinho remains confident of taking over at United, spending tons of money, refusing to develop any homegrown talent and dragging the club’s reputation through the mud, certain members of the United board are known to be concerned about his suitability for the Red Devils role.But a source close to Mourinho told talkSPOOF, “Jose has vowed to continue United’s fine attacking traditions by attacking as much as possible.“He will attack referees, rival managers, players, club doctors, journalists, fans, ball boys, mascots, fluffy kittens and Pep Guardiola’s mum.”Mourinho is believed to be seeking a three-year contract, because he fears turning into a pumpkin if he stays any longer.DISCLAIMER: Like Ed Woodward trying to sign Neymar, Gareth Bale, Pele etc, don’t take this story too seriously. Mourinho is planning for his United team to press for arguments high up the pitch last_img read more

GLENSWILLY CHURCH BAZAAR CANCELLED

first_imgThe Glenswilly Church Bazaar has been cancelled due to a number of local bereavements in the area.The Bazaar, which was due to take place in the GAA hall tomorrow, Sunday February 16th, will take place at a future date.The committee would like to express its sympathy to all those families who have lost a loved one.  GLENSWILLY CHURCH BAZAAR CANCELLED was last modified: February 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancelledGLENSWILLY CHURCH BAZAARlast_img read more

DONEGAL COMMUNITIES TURN OUT TO SUPPORT WILD ATLANTIC WAY

first_imgPictured at the recent Fáilte Ireland- Wild Atlantic Way community meeting in Dunfanaghy were Patrick Friel, Fiona Monaghan, Fáilte Ireland and Nuala Bradley, Fanad Lighthouse. [Photo Clive Wasson]Fáilte Ireland held a series of meetings across the county this week to inform local communities about the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s new tourism initiative for 2014. Three community meetings were held in Donegal – Dunfanaghy, Ballyliffin and Killlybegs, with a high attendance in each location. The meetings were organised in order to gather local participation and input into how the area can encourage international visitors to ‘linger longer’ as they take in the stunning west coast of Ireland.Pictured at the recent Fáilte Ireland- Wild Atlantic Way community meeting in Dunfanaghy were Joan Crawford, Fáilte Ireland and Gerarda Arnold, Arnolds Hotel & Dunfanaghy Stables. [Photo Clive Wasson]This new project will be fully signposted by March and will include 159 Discovery Points in total.This however is only the beginning – the project will undergo significant development and investment over the next 5-10 years and local input and involvement will be needed to make this new project an international success. Thanking communities for their support, local Fáilte Ireland Manager, Joan Crawford, said “We are delighted with the response so far and would encourage anyone who couldn’t make the meeting to get in touch for further information.“We have received significant investment to get the route to where it is today and with further funding secured for the next few years to complete the signage at all the key points, we are in a good place to ensure the Wild Atlantic Way can deliver more visitors and revenue to the West Coast. Now it’s up to all of us to get behind the initiative and play our role, no matter how small or large.”She added “The meetings have been extremely positive, with all attendees providing strong contributions towards hidden gems in their area as well as community-led initiatives that could be instigated to showcase the Wild Atlantic Way in their area.“We are keen to support these communities to use the Wild Atlantic Way to benefit their area through providing customer care programmes and other practical supports and we intend to work closely with all along the route to ensure this project is a resounding success.”The Wild Atlantic Way is a long distance touring route from Donegal to West Cork with a total length of 2,500km showcasing the Atlantic coastline.The objective of the Wild Atlantic Way is to link the destinations and attractions along the route together, with the ultimate aim of creating a variety of experiences and attracting more international visitors to the West Coast.For further information please visit www.failteireland.ie/wildatlanticway DONEGAL COMMUNITIES TURN OUT TO SUPPORT WILD ATLANTIC WAY was last modified: February 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

People Can Be Devious Lab Rats (and Researchers)

first_imgHuman lab rats can fool human researchers, who in turn can fool the human public.  Honesty must be the only policy in science.Fraud by Lab RatsThe laugh is on psychologists who published a landmark longitudinal study in the 1990s about adolescent sexual attitudes.  Science Daily and Live Science reported that the “National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health” (nicknamed Add Health) was skewed by young pranksters who apparently lied on questionnaires about their sexual orientation, inflating the numbers of homosexuals and bisexuals from an expected one percent to 5-7 percent.  The psychologists were further surprised that large numbers of the self-reported nonheterosexuals reported going straight in the later years of the survey.  Surprised, the researchers published the results anyway.  Their “widely-cited” paper, based on 14,000 participants responding in four waves between 1994 and 2008, “led researchers, clinicians and policymakers to an inflated sense that gay youth are more suicidal, depressed and psychologically ill than are straight youth.”Only now are the researchers realizing that “they should have known something was amiss.”  It’s possible some of the adolescents didn’t understand the questions, but more likely, a follow-up study concluded, they were just joking, thinking it funny to pretend to be homosexual while answering the questions.  The report in Archives of Sexual Behavior is titled, “The Dubious Assessment of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Adolescents of Add Health.”  Because policymakers can be reluctant to question “scientific” results, “The possibility could have serious implications for a generation of researchers who study the data, and it may have broader implications for understanding teen love, health and sexuality, the researchers in the study say.”  The articles did not specifically mention any policies or laws enacted on the basis of the questionable data.Fraud by Lab ResearchersLast year saw the downfall of a number of psychologists caught fabricating and inflating their data.  Now, one geneticist is seeking a comeback after his humiliating downfall.  Science Insider says that Woo Suk Hwang, the Korean cloner who disgraced himself eight years ago with fraudulent papers about human embryonic stem cells (1/09/2006), is trying to redeem himself with his old specialty of cloning animals.  His scandal had caused some serious soul-searching by journals about scientific integrity (2/05/2006).  In Nature, David Cyranoski wrote more at length about Hwang’s redemption after “one of the most widely reported and universally disappointing cases of scientific fraud in history,” one his university president had called “an unwashable blemish on the whole scientific community as well as our country.”  How, then, can the blemish be washed?  Can the leopard change its spots?Hwang no longer works with human embryonic stem cells, but exercises his expertise with animal cloning.  He started, after all, as a veterinarian.  Still, he is a known liar.  He admitted to lying, but still maintains he really did create a line of hESCs.  He also blames his co-author for duping him.  He has spent no time in jail, despite a 3-year sentence (later reduced to 18 months, pending appeal).  Meanwhile, his lab, still staffed by some of his original colleagues during the scandal, is making good money cloning dogs and other animals – much of it supported with government grants.  The lab has published 40 peer-reviewed papers since the scandal.  “The fact that Hwang is being published in peer-reviewed journals is a sign that he is becoming accepted once more.”  His investors and colleagues seem to think that having been caught in such a high-profile scandal will keep him on best behavior, knowing he will be scrutinzed more carefully.  One partner was impressed with “how hard he works, and how passionate he is for science.”  Another scientist, though, is skeptical: “If you fabricated data once, how would one know that you will not do it again?”It is likely Hwang still feels the lure of fame for human therapeutic cloning.  The government has given him permission to work on human embryos – just not to clone them.  That hasn’t kept him from applying.  With hopes for redemption, the lure of fame, and enough ambiguity about some aspects of his retracted papers, will he once again be given trust by a public that sees this scientific hero as too high to fail?  More importantly, what’s the complaint about ethics of fraud in a field – human cloning – widely criticized by many ethicists as immoral?In passing, Cyranoski made this statement about the choice between human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC):Nevertheless, Woo Suk Hwang intends to return to human therapeutic cloning. But he may be trying to ride a wave that has already passed. A competing technology — induced pluripotency, discovered in 2006 — creates stem cells from adult cells, skirting the difficulty of sourcing human eggs and the controversy of embryo destruction. Even the announcement last year that a human stem-cell line had finally been created from a cloned embryo got a more muted reception than the carnival that greeted Hwang when he announced his now-discredited paper.In hindsight, it’s ironic that Hwang fell just months before the iPSC revolution.  Cyranoski’s words reinforce the theme that iPSCs appear to have rendered hESC work redundant if not irrelevant.  Since “therapeutic cloning” remains just as ethically controversial as before, one wonders why Hwang and others still pursue that path with such zeal.Update 1/22/14:  Nature published an editorial to correct a false impression some were getting from Cyranoski’s article that Hwang has been rehabilitated within the scientific community.  “Nothing could be further from the truth,” the editors say: nor should scientists rush to rehabilitate him.   The editors question the originality, impact, or scientific value of any of his work, and warn about Hwang’s apparent selfish motives to recover, an effort that some South Koreans seem too eager to accept for reasons of national pride.Update 1/29/14:  The whistleblower who alerted the media to the Hwang fraud told Nature about the threats and abuse he suffered as a result.  For daring to expose a South Korean star scientist, Young-Joon Ryu had to go into hiding six months with his wife.  It took years for him to find new employment, but he does not regret his decision.  “The Hwang case was a wake-up call for many journals to police [fraud] more seriously,” a European science publisher said, adding, “little has formally changed regarding the protection and encouragement of constructive whistle-blowing”.Consider the parallels to Kermit Gosnell, the late-term abortion monster.  He was condemned not for performing abortions per se, but for violating procedural rules in the manner he did it.  It appears that Hwang, who showed himself unworthy of trust, is being given trust once again after a wrist slap and a public show of indignation.  How terrible that he would lie and fake his data!  That he pressured women to donate eggs and experimented on fertilized human embryos is seen as a lesser offense.  A society that can tolerate unethical behavior in one sphere is not likely to repress it in another.When a preacher sins, he is usually out of the ministry for good.  It doesn’t mean he can’t earn a living some other way, but no longer can he be trusted to teach others how to live.  While we all love redemption stories, there are certain roles in society that demand higher accountability.  Science (like any scholarly pursuit) should be one of them.  A scientist who has betrayed a trust by fraud undermines any future credibility.  Let that person take up truck driving or cooking, assuming he or she can be trusted to deliver the goods honestly.  Notice once again that science is not a mechanical method.  It depends on the minds and hearts of fallible human beings, aspiring to ethical ideals that are timeless and universal, not made of matter in motion. 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Tariffs Could Boost Solar Panel Prices

first_imgA tit-for-tat imposition of trade tariffs has pitted China against the U.S. and Europe and could slow the growth of photovoltaic installations worldwide, according to a report in The Washington Post.China was setting tariffs as high as 57% on U.S.-produced polysilicon, a key ingredient used in the manufacture of PV panels. The U.S. and the European have imposed tariffs of their own on Chinese-made panels, and the combination will not only hurt U.S. polysilicon manufacturers but boost prices worldwide, The Post said.REC Silicon has a manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, Washington, that employs more than 500 workers. The plant exports 80% of the polysilicon it produces to China, but some customers there are already canceling orders.In 2012, the U.S. produced 24% of the global supply of polysilicon. Prices have been falling for more than a decadeThe trade dispute may eventually mean higher prices, but the long-term trend has been in the other direction.NPD Solarbuzz, a solar market research company, reports solar module prices have dropped steadily over the past decade in both the U.S. and Europe.By March of this year, Solarbuzz reported prices for 329 modules had fallen below $2 per watt. The lowest price for a multi-crystalline module was $1.06 per watt (the module cost is about 35% to 40% of the total installed cost of a PV system).last_img read more

Bihar ATS nabs Bangladeshi terror suspect from Pune district

first_imgA team of Bihar anti-terrorist squad (ATS), aided by the Pune ATS, has arrested an alleged terror suspect from Pune’s Chakan industrial area in connection.According to sources, Shariat Anwarul-haq Mandal (19), alleged to be a resident of Nadia district in West Bengal, was detained by the Maharashtra ATS in Chakan and arrested by the Bihar ATS team.He is believed to be an associate of the two Bangladeshi terror suspects arrested earlier this week by the Bihar ATS in Patna.The Bihar ATS on Monday had arrested Khairul Mandal and Abu Sultan, two Bangladeshi residents of Khulna alleged to have affiliations with terror outfits like the banned Jama’at-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and the Islamic State in Bangladesh.Shariat Mandal, who was reportedly working as a construction worker in Chakan, was produced before the Sessions court here and was later taken to Bihar for further questioning on a transit remand.Khairul Mandal and Abu Sultan had allegedly entered the country illegally without valid documents, had travelled to a number of states in a bid to induct youth into proscribed terror outfits. Shariat Mandal’s whereabouts was revealed following their interrogation.last_img read more