Yukon families asking if southern families are giving national MMIW inquiry a

first_imgShirley McLean APTN National NewsSome Yukon families of the murdered and missing are asking the southern groups to give the national inquiry a chance.This comes after a rocky week for the embattled national inquiry that was announced in Sept. 2016 and to date has only held one public hearing.On Monday, Commissioner Marilyn Poitras announced her resignation effective July 15.What followed was a flurry of letters and calls for the remaining commissioners to resign and for the government to reset the inquiry.But the Yukon families who have testified want to be shown some respect for the hardships they’ve endured by telling their truths.“The south just has to stop and think about what they’re demanding,” said Shaun Ladue. “They’re demanding the 100 or odd people I think it was 40 families that got up and spoke at the hearing was all for not that we didn’t’ achieve anything and it did it achieved a lot and I think people in the south are not respecting us they’re not listening to us.”smclean@aptn.calast_img read more

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AL leader hacked dead

first_imgMap of NaogaonA local Awami League leader was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants at Mahmudpur village in Patnitala, Naogaon on Tuesday night, reports UNB.The deceased is Ishaque Hossain, 75, president of upazila unit Awami League and a resident of the village.Rafiqul Islam, additional superintendent of police (Patnitala circle), Ishaque was returning home by his vehicle after attending a party meeting at its office.A group of miscreants swooped on him as soon as he got down from the vehicle at his courtyard around 10:00pm, he said.The attackers chopped him and his driver Dulal Hossain, 35, with sharp weapons, leaving them injured.The injured were taken to upazila health complex where physician declared the AL leader dead.Before the attack, the assailants confined the caretaker of Ishaque’s house to his room, the police official said.last_img read more

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Choose lace pieces for this New Year party

first_imgWondering what to wear at this New Year’s Eve party? Go for lace pieces that will accentuate your features, says an expert.Sujit Kumar Mohanty, Brand Head, Intrika – premium lace apparel brand, suggests what to choose for the celebration: * Ditch the classic black and white lace this season and opt for a brighter pop of colour with shades like fuchsia, red and yellow. For those who are not ready to go bold, a calmer navy blue or bottle green works best.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelf* It’s time for jumpsuits to take a back seat. Matching sets are the new in thing this season. The matching set in white lace is a crowd favourite. You can wear them as pants and skirts with tops for formal occasions or shorts for a casual brunch.* Deep intense colours are not just for your nails or lips. Lace dresses in colours like oxblood, forest green and navy blue are ruling the party scene. Channel your inner diva, and don a lace gown. * A beautifully draped lace sari is not just the perfect go-to for some glam and chic look, but also the lightest fabric ensuring that you can dance your night away.last_img read more

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