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Banda

Hastings Kamuzu . 1906--97, Malawi statesman. As first prime minister of Nyasaland (from 1963), he led his country to independence (1964) as Malawi: president (1966--94)

Banda

 

a people living in the Central African Republic (in the region of the Ubangi and Chari interfluve), in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (in the interior regions of the bend of the Ubangi River), and in Cameroon. Their entire population is about 1 million (1967 estimate). The Banda language is in the Central Sudan language group. The majority of the Banda retain their traditional local beliefs; a small number are Christians. Their chief occupations are agriculture (corn, cassava, and taro), and animal husbandry.


Banda

 

an interinsular sea in the Pacific Ocean, between Seram, Selatan Timur, Wetar, and other islands. Area 695,000 sq km. The average depth is 3,064 m and the greatest depth, 7,440 m. The sea currents during February are directed toward the southeast and east; in August, toward the west and northwest. The average annual water temperature is 27° C; the average salinity is 33.0–34.5 parts per thousand. Tides are mixed, attaining 2.4 m in height. Flying fish, shark, tuna, octopus, and other animals live in the Banda Sea. There is a port (the city of Ambon) on the island of Seram.

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Summary: Banda (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 30 (ANI): A Banda court has said that it will grant bail to a person accused of creating nuisance on condition that they will have to plant five saplings.
He said this while visiting Banda Sahib Khan here on Tuesday.
West Midlands Police said in a statement: "Brian Banda, aged 40, and of Samuel Jones Crescent, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, was postal charged with causing grievous bodily harm last month and appeared before Coventry Magistrates' Court on June 29.
In a written statement issued Saturday, the Press Center of the Turkish Presidency said that Banda's visit to Turkey will be the first one ever by a Zambian president.
During the presidency of Kenneth Kaunda, Banda held important diplomatic posts and was active in politics as a member of the United National Independence Party (UNIP).
Appropriate action will be taken against the guilty," H Lal, the district magistrate of Banda said.
During search and clearance operation at Mira Banda, Dakku Banda, Kund Banda, Pir Patai Banda and Kamyari Banda, Pinorai Banda and Chur Banda the security forces destroyed commander Akbars house while terrorists commander Hamood was apprehended at Dardial alongwith 2 Parados.