Jimmy Carter in a wheel chair at his wife's funeral



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Former US President Jimmy Carter's wife Rosalyn Carter passed away on November 19. The funeral of the former first lady was held at the church in Georgia.

Jimmy Carter, 99, arrived in a wheelchair to say his last goodbyes to wife Rosalyn at the funeral on Tuesday (November 28).

Jimmy Carter, who is in hospice care, traveled two and a half hours to attend the ceremony, British media The Daily Mirror reported. Jimmy Carter arrives in a wheelchair.

Former First Lady Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and others appeared in this heartbreaking farewell. US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were also present.

Earlier in a statement after Rosalina's death, former President Carter said, "She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it." As long as Rosalyn was on earth, I always knew that someone loved and supported me.

In 1976, former Democrat Jimmy Carter was elected President of the United States. The 39th President of the United States served one term. He later lost to Republican candidate Ronald Reagan in 1980 re-election. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Jimmy Carter's current age is 99 years.

   

Putin warns the West about sending troops to Ukraine



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Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Western countries about sending troops to Ukraine. He said the consequences of such a decision would be "painful".

Putin said these things in his address to the nation in Moscow on Thursday (February 29). Warning the West, he said, Russian troops are moving forward on the battlefield in Ukraine. If any country dares to send troops to Kiev's aid now, it will have 'sad consequences'.

The Russian President said, they (Western countries) should finally keep in mind that we have all the weapons that are capable of hitting their territory. Every move by the West carries the real risk of a conflict in which nuclear weapons could be used. And thus civilization can be destroyed.

He said Russia now needs to strengthen defenses on its western border. He made the announcement at a time when Sweden and Finland were about to join NATO.

Putin said the West had fueled the conflict in Ukraine and continued to lie that Russia wanted to invade Europe.

In his address to the nation, Putin also talked about various internal issues of the country. Presidential elections are being held in Russia from March 15 to 17. Putin has no real opposition in this election. As a result, what will be the result of the election is very certain. Putin's presence in the media has also increased since the beginning of this year ahead of the election. He recently made headlines for flying a bomber.

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Request to be called Cabbage and Condom



Majedul Nayan, Special Correspondent, Barta24.com, South East Asia, Bangkok (Thailand)
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Sukhumvit is the most popular tourist spot in Thailand's capital, Bangkok. Bangladeshis also mostly live in this area. And now the most popular restaurant in Sukhumvit area is 'Cabbage and Condom'. People from different countries come here and have a meal. Eating at this restaurant is not just about filling your stomach, but about joining the global initiative to create awareness about birth control and safe sex.

In Thailand 'Goli' is called 'Sai'. Cabbage and Condom Restaurant will be seen after entering Sukhumvit SE-12 and walking 200 meters. Condoms are used in every decoration of the restaurant here. Various sculptures have been made with condoms. There is a photo opportunity with the Mr. and Mrs. Condom sculptures.

Before this many people heard the name but never went. However, last Monday we also went to the restaurant with the family of a Bangladeshi friend who came from the country. A mangrove environment has been artificially created on one side of the interior. Water is always pouring down from the trees into a large aquarium, where fishes are playing.

The lamps used here have a condom-shaped design. But very common question, why this naming?

Talking to the authorities, it is known that Thailand's non-governmental organization Population and Community Development Association (PDA) manages this restaurant under one of their projects. In Thai families and society, there is still a taboo, a kind of taboo, in many cases. As a result, many teenagers are putting their lives in danger due to lack of awareness and secretive thinking. Hence this name is given to raise awareness about safe sex and family planning.

We ordered satay kai (chicken satay), satay goong (shrimp satay), tom kha gai (chicken cooked with coconut milk), som tam thai (pepper salad), pla ka pong neung se with rice. There are about 100 types of food here.

Traditional Thai dance performances are held every Monday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. We also enjoyed it and the staff here is also very sincere.

How does the food taste?

I can now at least claim to have a taste for Thai food. If you give an honest opinion according to that, I will say that the taste of the food is average. I can't say it was very tasty. But there is diversity in serving and originality in decoration.

Here the authorities request the customers to tell them the full name of the restaurant. Because many still feel shy to say the word 'condom'. Therefore, to raise awareness that sex is a normal act and condoms are its accessories, it is requested to be called 'Cabbage and Condoms'.

Here at the end of the meal the staff did not bring any mints when they brought the bill. Instead, he brought a basket full of condoms. He requested to take whatever he wanted from there.

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The Palestinian government submitted resignation letter



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Prime Minister Mohammed Shatayeh and the Palestinian Authority (PA) government that governs parts of the occupied West Bank have submitted their resignations to President Mahmoud Abbas.

Al Jazeera reported this information on Monday (January 26).

In a statement on Monday, Shatayeh said the decision to resign was made in light of the unprecedented escalation of violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and the war, massacres and starvation in the Gaza Strip, the report said.

"The next phase and challenges require a new governmental and political system that takes into account the new realities of Gaza and establishes a Palestinian Authority based on Palestinian unity," he added.

In a report on a source close to the Palestinian leadership, Saudi Arabia's state media Al Arabiya said that President Abbas is planning to form a new government as soon as the Gaza war ends. Its main mission will be to secure Gaza and oversee its Gaza reconstruction. But it is also said that the new government will be formed with experts (technocrats) and not politicians.

Abbas is also discussing this with Arab leaders. He met King Abdullah II of Jordan for the last time. The Abbas administration has nominated Mohammad Mustafa, chairman of the board of directors of the Palestine Investment Fund, to form a new cabinet, according to reports.

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"Responsibility should be shown in the exercise of power"



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President Md. Shahabuddin urging upon the judges to take care not to abuse the power said, 'Power and responsibility are closely related. Power must be exercised to perform duties. Again, responsibility should be shown in the exercise of power.

He said this at the opening ceremony of the two-day conference titled 'Constitutional Courts of South Asia in the 21st Century: Lessons from Bangladesh and India' at the Inner Court Yard of the Supreme Court on Friday (February 23) at noon.

Addressing the judges, President Md.Sahabuddin said, "The rule of law and justice must be ensured by being responsible to the country and the people and the constitution."

The head of state expressed hope that "judicial candidates will get justice in the shortest possible time at very low cost and the judges will ensure justice through their talent and thoughtfulness."

Stating that the judiciary must participate in the overall development and prosperity of the country, the President said, "The government is strongly committed to ensure the transparency, efficiency and accountability of the judiciary."

President Sahabuddin mentioned, 'Bangladesh Supreme Court started its journey on December 18, 1972 and since its inception it has been working to protect basic human rights of people, establish rule of law and provide justice to justice seekers in a short time.'

He said, "On August 15, 1975, the anti-independence forces captured the state power by killing the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the dreamer of Sonar Bangla and his family. But the Supreme Court did not allow the blueprint of the conspirators to be implemented. The Bangladesh Supreme Court declared the 5th and 7th amendments of the constitution illegal and established the democratic rights of the people of the country.

The Head of State respectfully recalled the role of the judges and lawyers of the Supreme Court who never surrendered to the barrel of a gun and never sold their conscience.

He said that Bangladesh and India, as two friendly countries in South Asia, have crossed a unique path in their respective journeys to establish the rule of law, develop democracy and protect constitutional continuity. President said that both Bangladesh and India have witnessed instances where the Judiciary has intervened to protect the rights of marginalized communities, uphold the principles of environmental sustainable development and good governance.

Referring to India as our closest neighbor and friendly country, President Sahabuddin expressed sincere thanks and gratitude on behalf of the people of Bangladesh for India's cooperation and solidarity in the Liberation War in 1971.

He said that since independence, bilateral and diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and India are gradually expanding in various sectors including trade and investment. He opined that the judicial departments, judges and people of both countries can benefit by exchanging experience and training programs between the judicial departments, judges and related officials of the two countries.

The President also asked the Constitutional Courts of Bangladesh and India to focus on issues such as de-cluttering cases, access to justice and judicial accountability, as well as taking concerted steps for the development of the judiciary.

He said that judges and people of both countries can benefit by exchanging experience and training programs between judges and related officers of the two countries.

Sahabuddin said that Chief Justice of India Dr. Dhananjay Jaswant Chandrachud attended this international conference and gave international multi-dimensionality to the conference.

The President welcomed all the guests including the judges of Supreme Court of India and Kolkata High Court. Bangladesh achieved through the liberation war is now a role model of development in the world. He urged everyone to work together to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh by continuing this trend of development.

Bangladesh Chief Justice Obaidul Hasan, Chief Justice of India Dr. Dhananjay Jaswant Chandrachud, Law Minister Anisul Haque, Attorney General Abu Mohammad Amin Uddin, President of Supreme Court Bar Association Momtaz Uddin Fakir and Appellate Division Justice Borhan Uddin.  Spoke in the event.

Besides, retired Chief Justice, judges of both divisions of Bangladesh Supreme Court, judges of Supreme Court of India and Kolkata High Court, leaders of Supreme Court Bar Association, members of Parliament and learned lawyers were also present. 

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