first_imgVisiting Indian home minister Rajnath Singh meets prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Saturday. Photo: PMOPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said Bangladesh always favours resolving any issue with its neighbouring countries through talks.”We’re always in favour of holding dialogue to solve any problem. We’ve resolved many issues like land boundary disputes through this process,” she said when visiting Indian home minister Rajnath Singh met her at her official residence Ganabhaban.PM’s additional press secretary M Nazrul Islam briefed newsmen after the meeting, reports UNB.He said the prime minister mentioned that Bangladesh strongly condemns terrorism and violent extremism in its all forms.”In line with its zero-tolerance policy against terrorism and violent extremism, Bangladesh doesn’t allow its territory to be used by any terrorist individual, group and entity against any state or people,” the prime minister quoted to be said.About the county’s socioeconomic development during the incumbent Awami League government, she said the government has attached utmost importance to the development of rural areas.”The Father of the Nation was the leader of the common people. He always wanted development of the general people. We’re accomplishing his unfinished works,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh achieved 7.78 per cent GDP growth as the main target of the government is to build a self-reliant Golden Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.Recalling her meetings with the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, the Hasina described her last meeting in Kolkata as a fruitful one.Indian home minister Rajnath put emphasis on a regional dialogue for eliminating terrorism and militancy from this region. “But, for non-cooperation by some of the countries, it is not taking place,” he said.He mentioned that the cordial relation between Bangladesh and India is now at its peak.Rajnath highly appreciated the socioeconomic development of Bangladesh, especially the achievement of 7.78 per cent GDP, under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.”Probably, this is the highest and fastest GDP growth in the world,” he said.Special Secretary (Border Management) of Indian home ministry Braj Raj Sharma, Bangladesh’s home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, home secretary (public security division) Mostafa Kamal Uddin, home secretary (protection service division) Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury, IGP Javed Patwari and principal secretary M Nojibur Rahman were, among others, present during the meeting.last_img read more

first_imgRahul Gandhi Indian police on Thursday briefly arrested leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi as he tried to reach farmers striking in Madhya Pradesh, where five protesters were earlier killed in clashes.The 46-year-old Congress party leader was detained as he crossed into the volatile region in central India by bike, having ditched his car to avoid detection by local authorities who denied him permission to visit.Gandhi, the scion to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that ruled India through its Congress Party for decades, almost reached the epicentre of farmer riots that have roiled the area in recent days, but was stopped and held by police.“Rahul Gandhi has been bailed out of the jail,” Manoj Kumar Singh, the police chief in the bordering Neemuch district, told AFP.Thousands of farmers in the state governed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have for days been calling for loan waivers and a floor price for crops as economic and weather conditions pinch profits.The strikes turned violent Tuesday and five farmers were killed by police gunfire.Gandhi—forced to shout to reporters as police led him away—blamed Modi for the farmers’ deaths.Madhya Pradesh is one of several largely agricultural Indian states that have suffered disappointing rains and crop failures in recent years.More than 1,600 farmers killed themselves in Madhya Pradesh in 2016, official figures show.India has nearly 260 million farmers and farm labourers, and agriculture accounts for 17 percent of the gross domestic product.last_img read more

first_imgAt Netflix, she oversees retail and licensee partnerships, publishing, interactive games, merchandising and experiential events, leading a team focusing on developing the consumer-products portfolio across all categories for Netflix’s original TV series and films. Based in L.A., Fleischer officially started on Sept. 4.“Christie brings a wealth of experience and creativity from the consumer products world,” Kelly Bennett, Netflix’s chief marketing officer, said in announcing her hire. “She has helped to build some of the world’s most beloved brands and we’re thrilled that she will join us to give our fans more opportunities to interact with Netflix in new and exciting ways.”Fleischer commented, “With the amazing series and films being developed on a global scale, we have the opportunity to truly revolutionize the way people engage with the characters and shows they love. With the creative freedom offered here and the global audience, there’s a huge opportunity to deliver a best-in-class experience for people wherever they are.”Fleischer holds an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Netflix is stepping up its merchandising game with the hiring of Christie Fleischer as global head of consumer products.Fleischer joins Netflix from the Walt Disney Co., where she was most recently head of merchandise for parks, experiences and consumer products. In that role, she led Disney’s global business focused on product strategy, product development, creative, sourcing, supply chain, and logistics across the company’s parks and resorts, Disney Stores, and licensing divisions.Prior to her head of merchandise role, Fleischer was SVP of retail and merchandise for Disney Parks & Resorts where she oversaw merchandise product strategy, product development, planning, visual merchandising, store design, supply chain and logistics. Before joining Disney in 2007, she worked in merchandise-management roles at Warnaco and American Pacific Enterprises.last_img read more