Myanmar military plane crash

Four Myanmar military personnel were killed and one survived Wednesday when an air force utility aircraft crashed after taking off from the airport in the capital Naypyitaw, officials said.
An Information Ministry statement identified the aircraft, which crashed in a rice field about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the airport, as a Beech 1900, a 19-passenger twin-engine turboprop no longer in production. Photos of the crashed plane showed that most of its fuselage had burned up, reports AP.
The dead included a major, two captains and a corporal, said Gen. Aung Ye Win of the office of the Myanmar army commander. The sole survivor was another corporal who has been hospitalized.

Atambayev underlines development of cooperation with EU

– with Abdyldayev
February 10, 2016 President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev underlined the importance of cooperation development with the European Union during his meeting with Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev.
The press service of the head of state specified Minister Abdyldayev told about the upcoming participation of the Kyrgyz delegation in the 14th meeting of the Cooperation Council between the European Union and Kyrgyzstan. The sides will discuss a range of topics aimed at further development and deepening of bilateral cooperation.
The Minister also reported on the prospects for expanding trade and economic cooperation with the European Union, in particular, in the supply of domestic goods to the European countries.
Almazbek Atambayev added implementation of joint projects with EU in various fields is important for bilateral ties too. AKIpress


Badwani | 9th  Feb. 2016: Hundreds of farmers today from tens of villages of Narmada Valley, Badwani and Dhar Districts, occupied the office of District Collector, Badwani and compelled him to stand upright in front of the agitating Adivasis and other farmers, farm labourers and fishers. Collector Shri Gangwar obliged the people in high spirit, hearing their “aakrosh” with full of anger and agony both. The issues raised included the farmers’ right to optimum prices for the farm produce, the loot through the corporatized crop insurance scheme, compensation for the crop affected by natural calamities and no forcible acquisition; diverting agricultural lands to the corporates. They also protested against the move by the Collector to transfer the incomplete and inadequately established resettlement sites to the Village Panchayats without the latter having the legal mandate, capacity and funds to complete the task of rehabilitating thousands of families (90% of the 50000+ oustees) who are residing in their original villages, awaiting entitlements, till date.
The farmers in Nimad region of Madhya Pradesh, the prime agriculture and horticulture are facing multiple frontal attacks on their livelihoods due to natural and man-made calamity both. The untimely rains in 2014 and drought in 2015 as well as virus on the chilly and banana plantations have resulted in loss worth lakhs of rupees in each Tehsil. However, the compensation given by the Government without timely, complete, and perfect valuation of losses has been in peanuts and has left out thousands of farmers in the lurch. The farmers now demand full compensation. The farmers demand that the highly publicized promise by the state Chief Minister to give Rs.8000 per hectare should be fulfilled since farmers deserve just and equal treatment compared with the corporates. The demand raised is for Rs. 2200 per quintal for the wheat which is the golden crop in Nimad, almost ready for harvesting;Rs 2000 per quintal for maize, jowar (millet), bajra and other hilly millets as also Rs 1000 per quintal for banana, papaya and other fruits. Devram Kanera exposed the scandalous scheme of crop insurance wherein there is involuntary imposition and deduction of premium but no rational compensation granted on the basis of the scheme. Dhevendra Tomar and Bhagirath Dhangar put forth the serious agro crises begun to be faced in the Nimad region and the fact that suicides have started happening in the Nimad region also.
Sanovar Bi, the woman farmer expressed the woes faced by the women farmers who cannot feed their family although they feed the nation. She spoke about the atrocities committed by the seed companies cheated and looted in natural calamities. She screamed against the insensitivity of the State towards women in farming. She too demanded special concessions to be given to the dam affected farmers in irrigation, power connections and loans. Shyama the fisherwoman questioned the Madhya Pradesh administration not registering the proposed fishing cooperatives and not giving them the right to “aquatic farming”. GokhruBhilala from forest village Bhadal in Barwani exposed the corruption in each department due to which the Adivasi farmers are being cheated and looted and Gram Sabha resolutions are neither recognized  nor followed.
Representatives of Jagrut Dalit Adivasi Sangathan, Hari Singh and Nasri Bai also raised issues related to the corporate favouritism on one hand and injustice to the MNREGA labourers having converte dadivasi farmers into labourers and inspite of the law, neither provided them  full employment nor full payment, is condemnable, they both said. Meera Bahan of NBA explained the demand for treating agricultural work as NREGA works so as to stop migration which is in lakhs per year, even from the Narmada valley where the rich natural resources are not properly harnessed. To generate employment subsidizing agriculture work through NREGA would help both farmers and labourers, she asserted.
Medha Patkar compered 3 hour long dialogue with the Collector, who patiently stood before  the crowd of hundreds of men and women along with the representatives of people and took the administration to task on the issue of prices for agricultural produce and compensation. She questioned the slogan-mongering by Mr. Shivraj Singh Government and demanded that when the Collector is ready to take up all issues at State level he should also convey to the CM that his Government should take decisions and declare the prices of wheat and other produce as also the details of crop insurance before 18th February, the Mahakumbh planned by BJP to conceal its anti-farmer policies and image. If they do not respond the large mass gathering at Sansad Marg on February 24th by 400+ organizations. All activists and farmers and other displaced with many Sarpanchas and members, Jila Panchayats at various levels. unanimously warned the Collector against any illegal and irrational move to handover the resettlement sites.  The Collector admitted that no such attempt would be made again till the NVDA’s work and responsibilities for constructing civic amenities at rehabilitation sites is fulfilled. People demanded that the press release issued by the district administration should be withdrawn and all papers with signatures of Sarpanchas and Secretaries taken on Collectorate on January 30th should be repealed. The Collector also accepted the strongly put demand to hold public hearings on rehabilitation in five villages including Pichhodi, Bheelkheda, Kasravad, Dhanora and ChhotaBarda and assess compliance at the earliest. He also had to be told that there has to be special Gramsabha in village in every district. He also had to be told that under PESA Act that in this scheduled area that each Gramsabha is to be consulted wise issue of land acquisition and rehabilitation. Without the same rehabilitation cannot be taken as completed. Collector agreed but could not produce any timetable of the same.
People in Narmada valley are up on mobilization for the 24th rally organized at Sansadmarg by 400+ more organizations under the banner of BhoomiAdhikarAndolan.
Pema Bhilala              KailashAvasya          Devendra Tomar       Bhagirath Dhangar

The Swedish government has extended the temporary border controls on its borders with neighboring Schengen states until March 9, the Swedish Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The government has decided to extend the border control measure until March 9 at the last meeting, which took place at the end of last week, the ministry’s spokesman Victor Harju told RIA Novosti. Stockholm introduced temporary border controls within the Schengen free-travel zone in November 12, to curb the migrant influx.

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Focus on women’s work can help bring women out of poverty, contribute to empowerment: Renana Jhabvala

Eminent women’s rights activist to join UN panel on women’s economic empowerment
New Delhi, 9 February: UN Women welcomes the invitation to SEWA National Coordinator and Padmashri awardee Renana Jhabvala to serve on the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Established on 21 January 2016 at the World Economic Forum, the Panel will provide recommendations for key actions that can be taken by governments, the private sector, the UN system and other stakeholders, as well as policy directives needed to achieve the new targets and indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals which call for the economic empowerment of women.
Ms. Jhabvala has made significant contributions to research and policies on women’s economic empowerment and has also played a key role in organising women workers and networks into trade unions and cooperatives. Her inputs and recommendations, particularly with regard to the recognition of unpaid care and domestic work, will be of immense value to the High-Level Panel.
“I’m very happy to be selected for the UN Panel,” Ms. Jhabvala said. “Women’s work is invisible and as a result, women are at the base of the economic pyramid. Women are stuck on a ‘sticky floor’ of low technology, low productivity, low skills, low earnings and low dignity. Yet, work is central to all women’s lives, and more so for poor women. By focussing on women and their work, this Panel will contribute to bringing women out of poverty and to their empowerment.”
“Gender equality and women’s empowerment and specifically women’s economic empowerment-are intrinsic to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Secretary-General said in the communication addressed to Ms. Jhabvala. “Yet, large gender gaps in economic opportunities and outcomes remain across all countries and regions,” he added.
The inaugural meeting of the High-Level Panel that will coincide with the 60thsession of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in March 2016, and the Panel’s first report containing action-oriented recommendations will be released in September 2016.
For more information contact Rineeta Naik,

Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “put refugees on buses” and flood Europe with migrants if EU leaders did not offer him enough cash to help curb the influx of asylum seekers, a leaked record of a high-level meeting claims.
“We can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria anytime and we can put the refugees on buses,” Erdogan was quoted as telling European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk after being told that the EU was offering Turkey €3 billion over two yearsThe minutes of the meeting that apparently took place in November in Antalya have been published by the Greek financial news website
After Tusk mentioned the difficult situation in the European Union, Erdogan, who reportedly demanded €6 billion over two years, said: “So how will you deal with refugees if you don’t get a deal? Kill the refugees?”
23 – 24 May 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

WHO:  Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey
Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the United Nations General Assembly
Mr. Stephen O’Brien, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator
Over 5,000 participants, including Heads of States and Governments, representatives of crisis-affected communities, CEOs from the private sector, Heads of multilateral organizations, international and national NGOs, youth representatives, civil society, diaspora, civil-military, and academia
WHY: Humanitarian needs are rising with 125 million people affected by conflict and disaster. There are more people displaced today than ever since the Second World War: over 60 million. The human and economic cost of disasters caused by natural hazards is also escalating. The impacts of climate change become more profound, and disasters are expected to become more frequent and more severe. Never before has humanitarian action delivered so much for so many vulnerable people around the world. But unless we adopt more effective ways to address their suffering, we cannot aspire to a world of peace, security and sustainable development where no one is left behind.

WHAT: The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit is a call to action to unite around our shared humanity. The aims of the Summit are: to reaffirm our shared commitment to humanity and the universality of humanitarian principles; generate greater global leadership and political will to end conflict, alleviate suffering and reduce risk; and agree on a set of concrete actions and commitments to able us to better prepare for and respond to crises. The United Nations Secretary-General will use this historic moment to call for placing humanity at the centre of global decision-making. He will highlight five core responsibilities that the whole international community must shoulder:
1.                  Securing global leadership and political will to prevent and end conflicts;
2.                  Respecting the norms that safeguard our humanity, including international humanitarian and human rights law;
3.                  Leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first, including by improving gender equality and empowering women and girls;
4.                  Moving from delivering aid to ending need, by putting people at the centre and reinforcing local and national systems, and ending the humanitarian-development divide; and
5.                  Investing in humanity by diversifying and optimizing humanitarian financing.
Acting on these responsibilities is not just a moral imperative, but a strategic necessity to confront today’s global challenges. To outline what is needed to deliver on the five core responsibilities, the Secretary-General will put forward an Agenda for Humanity that will provide the framework for the Summit. In Istanbul, the Secretary-General will call on leaders at the highest level from all humanitarian stakeholder groups – including Governments, international and regional organizations, affected communities, civil society, humanitarian organisations, the private sector and academia – to announce commitments and bold actions to deliver on the Agenda for Humanity.
WHEN:           Monday, 23 May 2016: from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m and Tuesday, 24 May 2016: from 9.00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (GMT + 2)
WHERE: Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) and Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Center (LKCC) in Istanbul, Turkey
.Media reports


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