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Mohammed Daoud Khan

Mohammed Daoud Khan or Daud Khan was the 5th Prime Minister of Afghanistan from 1953 to 1963 and the President of Afghanistan from 1973 to 1978. Born into the royal family, he overthrew the Musahiban monarchy of his first cousin Mohammed Zahir Shah and declared himself as the first President of Afghanistan in 1973 with Soviet backing, he would hold this position until his assassination in 1978 during the Saur Revolution led by the communist People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan after he fell out of favor with the USSR. Khan was known for his progressive policies, efforts to improve women's rights, Pashtun nationalism, irredentist claims to land in northwest Pakistan, for initiating two five-year modernization plans which increased the labor force by about 50 percent; the 1978 coup and assassination plunged Afghanistan into an ongoing civil war. Khan was born in Kabul, the eldest son of the diplomat Prince Mohammed Aziz Khan and his wife, Khurshid Begum, he lost his father to an assassination in Berlin in 1933, while his father was serving as the Afghan Ambassador to Germany.

He and his brother Prince Naim Khan came under the tutelage of their uncle Prince Hashim Khan. Daoud proved to be an apt student of politics. Educated in France, he served as Governor of the Eastern Province in 1934-35 and in 1938–39, was Governor of Kandahar Province from 1935 to 1938, his father died when Daoud was 24. In 1939, Khan was promoted to Commander of the Central Forces; as commander, he helped quell the Safi during the Afghan tribal revolts of 1944–1947. From 1946 to 1948, he served as Defense Minister Interior Minister from 1949 to 1951. In 1948, he served as Afghan Ambassador to France. In 1951, he was promoted to General and served in that capacity as Commander of the Central Corps of the Afghan Armed Forces in Kabul from 1951 to 1953. Khan was appointed Prime Minister in September 1953 through an intra-family transfer of power that involved no violence, his ten-year tenure was noted for his foreign policy turn to the Soviet Union, the completion of the Helmand Valley project, which radically improved living conditions in southwestern Afghanistan, as well as tentative steps towards the emancipation of women.

With the creation of an independent Pakistan in August 1947, the Durand Line conflict with the British colonialists was inherited by that country and Afghanistan. Khan supported a nationalistic reunification of the Pakistani Pashtun people with Afghanistan, but this would have involved taking a considerable amount of territory from the new nation of Pakistan and was in direct opposition to an older plan of the 1940s whereby a confederation between the two countries was proposed; the move further worried the non-Pashtun populations of Afghanistan such as the minority Hazara and Uzbek, who suspected his intention was to increase the Pashtuns' disproportionate hold on political power. Border skirmishes with Pakistan began in 1949. Abdul Ghaffar Khan, claimed that Daoud Khan'only exploited the idea of reunification of Pashtun people to meet his own political ends'; the idea of'reunification of Pashtun people never helped Pashtuns' and it only caused trouble for Pakistan. In fact it was "never a reality".

Moreover, Daoud Khan policy of reunification of Pashtun people failed to gain any support from Pashtuns in Pakistan. Baloch tribe in Pakistan wondered why Daoud Khan had included Balochistan as part of his idea without their approval. In 1960, Khan sent troops across the poorly-marked Durand Line into the Bajaur Agency of Pakistan in an attempt to manipulate events in that area and to press the Pashtunistan issue, but the Afghan forces were defeated by the Pakistani Tribals. During this period, the propaganda war from Afghanistan, carried on by radio, was relentless. In 1961, Daoud Khan made another attempt to invade Bajaur with larger Afghan army this time. However, Pakistan employed F-86 Sabres jets which inflicted heavy casualties against the Afghan army unit and the tribesmen from Kunar province which were supporting the Afghan army. Several Afghan soldiers were captured and they were paraded in front of international media which in turn caused embarrassment for Daoud Khan. In 1961, as a result of his policies and support to militias in areas along the Durand Line, Pakistan closed its borders with Afghanistan and the latter severed ties, causing an economic crisis and greater dependence on the USSR.

The USSR became Afghanistan's principal trading partner. Within a few months, the USSR sent jet airplanes, tanks and light artillery, for a discounted price tag of $25 million, to Afghanistan; as a result of continued resentment against Daoud's autocratic rule, close ties with the USSR and economic downturn because of blockade imposed by Pakistan, Daoud Khan was asked to resign. Instead of resigning, Daoud Khan requested King Zahir Shah to approve new'one-party constitution' proposed by him which would in turn increase the Daoud Khan considerable power. Upon rejection, Daoud Khan angrily resigned; the crisis was resolved with his forced resignation in March 1963 and the re-opening of the border in May. Pakistan continued to remain suspicious of Afghan intentions and Daoud's policy left a negative impression in the eyes of many Tajiks who felt they were being disenfranchised for the sake of Pashtun Nationalism. In 1964, King Zahir Shah introduced a new constitution, for the first time excluding all members of the Royal Family from the Council of Ministers.

Khan had stepped down. In addition to having been Prime Minister, he had held the portfolios of Minister of Defense and Minister of Planning until 1963. On July 17, 1973 Khan seized power fr

Ardhangini (2018 TV series)

Ardhangini is an Indian Bengali-language television drama series, broadcast on Star Jalsha and Star Jalsha HD and streams on hotstar. The series aired at 6 pm every day, debuting on 8 January 2018 and ending on 18 November 2018, it was shifted to the 5:00 pm slot. This show comes from the house of Acropolis Productions; the series is the official remake of Piyaji. Ardhangini tells the story about overcoming and embracing each other's differences in ideologies and embarking on a journey of love after marriage; the series starred Jeetu Kamal as Ayush and Rahul Banerjee as Umapati. Umpati is a man rooted to Traditional value system and believes that men and women are born for separate duties, he is dreams of an ideal, ritualistic wife who shares his values. Ishwari conversely is a free spirited, empowered lady, exceptionally talented and well trained in classical dance, she believes. These two different personalities meet each other on a chilly morning at the holy Ghat across the Ganges in Haridwar.

When two different individuals, antipodal as personalities meet, their destinies having had a significant role to play, their respective worlds come crashing down. But at this point, they've seen a long and happy spell with each other overcoming many challenges thrown on the way to rediscover herself Ishwari is bound to perform the challenging task of a housemaid a consultant a care giver and a lover to prove herself as a worthy wife not only to her husband umapati but to all her in laws. Next she comes across challenges posed by the jealous Ganga Umapati's childhood friend who secretly wants to become Umapati's wife but fails to do so, and comes challenges from Umapati's Aunt Mamoni who just cannot tolerate Ishwari and makes life difficult for her. But Ishwari uses her intelligence to single handedly prove her innocence against every accusation and thereafter bring out the real culprits of the misdeeds for which she is falsely implicated. All these family drama culminate to a happy point when Ishwari proves that Mamoni Umapati's own sister Anjali and Mamoni's son Vishnu are involved in a robbery in their own house.

After Mamoni Vishnu and Anjali are put behind bars by the Law peace returns to the Bhattacharya family and they start planning for Nandi and Dev's marriage to the daughters of the family Arati and Payel After this the family decide to go to Haridawar. On the way disaster strikes as their train derails and the sole survivors of the accident are Ishwari and Kakamoni. Everyone else Thammi Boroboumoni, Arati and Umapati die in the train accident on the other side Ishwari's mother suffers a massive heart attack in Haridwar and is assumed to be dead. After gaining consciousness Ishwari sees Umapati die due to lack of proper treatment in front of her eyes; this causes her a deep trauma and she suffers from major amnesia and mentally is transported back to be 10 years old girl. This comes as a big challenge for Dr. Ayush, treating Ishwari and is her secret childhood admirer; the story explored the life of a mentally unstable Ishwari after the sad demise of Umapati, the troubled yet exhilarating path that her life has taken on.

Here comes Ayush, an old friend that adores Ishwari like no other, takes her by the hand and takes on the world with her. But Ishwari in Episode 304 regains her memory and forgets Ayush and leaves Ayush. Ayush commits suicide and the serial ends on a sad note. Nabanita Das as Ishwari Jeetu Kamal as Ayush Rahul Banerjee as Umapati Payal De as Ganga Tulika Basu as Komolika Moyna Mukherjee Anuradha Roy Bhaskar Bannerjee Mithu Chakroborthy Pinky Mallick Director - Soumik Bose Producer - Snigdha Basu, Sani Ghose Ray Screenplay - Rishita Bhattacharya Dialogue - Antara Banerjee Camera - Sandip Editing - Nilanjan Music Director - Indrashish Ardhangini on Hotstar

Baker City Municipal Airport

Baker City Municipal Airport is three miles north of Baker City, in Baker County, Oregon. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility; the first airline flights were Empire Airlines Boeing 247Ds in late 1946. The airport covers 398 acres at an elevation of 3,373 feet, it has three asphalt runways: 13/31 is 5,095 by 100 feet. In the year ending July 13, 2010 the airport had 16,200 aircraft operations, average 44 per day: 77% general aviation, 22% air taxi, 1% military. 37 aircraft were based at the airport: 76% single-engine, 3% multi-engine, 8% helicopter, 14% ultralight. Airport page at Baker City website Baker Aircraft, the fixed-base operator Aerial image as of May 1994 from USGS The National Map FAA Terminal Procedures for BKE, effective February 27, 2020 AC-U-KWIK information for KBKE Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for BKE AirNav airport information for KBKE ASN accident history for BKE FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures