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Powerful earthquake strikes eastern Turkey

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:33 Written/Posted by People Boat Sunday, 23 October 2011 10:20

Turkey’s largest earthquake in more than a decade may have killed 1,000 people, destroying apartment buildings and damaging 4,000 homes in the eastern province of Van, government officials said.

State-run TRT television said 85 people have been confirmed dead, 60 of them in the northern town of Ercis, while 80 buildings, including a dormitory, have collapsed. Officials from the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said 500 to 1,000 people may have died. The magnitude 7.2-earthquake struck in the province of Van by the Iranian border at 1:41 p.m. local time and was followed by more than 80 aftershocks, the observatory at Bogazici University in Istanbul said on its website. The temblor, 5 kilometers (3 miles) below the earth’s surface, was the province’s biggest since 1976 and the country’s most severe since a 1999 quake killed more than 17,000 people.

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Prime Minister Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai greeted with black flags

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 September 2011 16:51 Written/Posted by People Boat Saturday, 24 September 2011 16:40

Nepalese in United States raised black flags to the Prime Minister of Nepal Babu Ram Bhattarai at a program in Chain Federation Hall of Queens, New York, organized by the Mission of Nepal. Led by Co-Founder and Advisor of United Nationalist Nepalese, Mr. Bishal Shah, Bandana Koirala, Kunti Thapa and Binita Nakarmi, protestors raised black flags and shouted slogans against Bhattarai and the Maoists atrocities. Nepal Maoists have been credited with the killing of 13,000 Nepalese during civil war.

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At the event, Bhattarai was about to speak on Nepal’s natural resources. Mr. Shah interrupted the Prime Minister Bhattarai and questioned him, “Is it not you and your criminal party who destroyed and is continuing to destroy the natural resources and national properties of Nepal?”. Thereafter, the protestors showed black flags and shouted slogans like “we love our national dress; you cannot demolish the national pride; you cannot fire the guns here; we don’t need killer as Prime Minister” and so on. The large numbers of Nepalese Community gathered to listen to Bhattarai gave applauded the protestors remarks. The program was briefly interrupted. Protestors left the venue politely after the request of Nepalese community members.  This incident raises the truth that not all Nepalese stay quite when a nation and the nationals are robbed.


In more than a decade, Nepal has not conducted a parliamentary election.  Political parties do not seem to be in mood to consider conducting an election. Approximately 20,000 people were killed in the civil war and the parties entered into a peace deal. However, since then, they have miserably failed to restore peace in the nation. Although the civil war officially ended, crime rate rose to peak in Nepal history. More people are affected by the crime now than they were affected in the Civil War.

 


 

 

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