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August 4, 2020

Nuclear-free world is crucial for sustainable development

"Most people are completely, blissfully ignorant about the situation, and those of us who believe in sustainable development are not able to do anything", this is how Dr SP Udayakumar describes the current situation relating to nuclear power and its uses throughout the world. Dr Udayakumar is a writer and anti-nuclear activist from Tamil Nadu, India. He is the convener of the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), which has been at the forefront of the anti-nuclear struggle in Kudankulam, . He also co-founded the South Asian Community Center for Education and Research (SACCER). He points out that the UN Security Council's five permanent countries (the P5), which include China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States, along with Germany as the plus one, must b...

Bangladeshi shopkeeper shot dead in Boston robbery

Boston Police have arrested the man who shot a Bangladeshi shopkeeper in the head during a robbery in the city's Roxbury (Massachusetts, USA) neighborhood last month. Boston police arrested Stephon Samuel, 25, on Friday, local time, three weeks after the ongoing movement of expatriate Bangladeshis in Boston. Arrested Stephon  was charged with armed robbery by means of a firearm, armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and armed career criminal level 1, according to Boston Police. Samuel was in custody at the Plymouth County House of Corrections on unrelated charges, police said. Police said Samuel's arrest follows an investigation by the Boston Police homicide unit, the Forensics unit in combination with the Brockton Po...