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Govt committed to ensuring freedom of judiciary: Anisul

Azam Parvez, Rangpur Correspondent Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq on Thursday said the present government is firmly committed to ensuring freedom of judiciary. “Awami League (AL) always believes in the rule of law and we are respectful to the rule of law regardless of any disagreement in opinion,” he said at […]

9 killed in Rohinga relief-laden truck plunge

BANDARBAN : At least nine people were killed and 13 others injured when a truck carrying relief materials for Rohingyas plunged into a roadside ditch near Chakdhala BGB camp in Naikhongchhari upazila on Thursday, reports UNB. The deceased were identified as Abdullah, 18, Sayedul Amin, 32 of Dakkhin Salamipara, Abdul Jalil, 40, Abdullah, 16, of […]

Saudi aid for Rohingya to arrive today

DHAKA : An aircraft of the International Organisation for Migration (IMO), the UN Migration Agency, carrying Saudi Arabian humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees will arrive in Chittagong today. “The Boeing 747, chartered by IOM, carrying 100 tonnes of tents, sleeping mats, blankets and food baskets will leave Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, today and will arrive in […]

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Beichuan, The Preserved Ruins of an Earthquake Destroyed Town

Interesting News: Few places provide the opportunity to see the aftermath of a violent natural calamity. The town of Beichuan is one of them. Beichuan is a rural town located approximately 143 kilometers north of the provincial capital of Chengdu, in China, in a valley well-known for the Longmen or Dragon Gate seismic fault. In […]

Imran H Sarkar gets bail in defamation case

DHAKA : A court here on Thursday granted bail to Ganajagaran Manch spokesperson Imran H Sarkar and cultural activist Sanatan Ullash in a defamation case filed for their derogatory remarks on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports UNB. Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sheikh Samidul Islam granted the bail upon a bond of Tk 10,000 each […]

Rohingya torture and the world headmen’s miraculous silence

As a human being and a Muslim I cannot help myself but to aggrieve for systemic persecution of Rohingyas’ in Burma. I saw my wife so moved by the news of Rohingyas persecution that she couldn’t resist her tears. We are undergoing terrible pain for such violence. I wish to be blind. Mind naturally becomes […]

Saudi woman with an obligatory mission

October 6, 2013 was a momentous day for female activists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That was the day when the Ministry of Justice, a male dominated bastion finally relented and granted four Saudi women the licence to practice law in the country. Previously female law graduates, some of whom had achieved a doctorate […]

Improved energy planning

Improved energy planning is proving to be more and more an absolute imperative for Bangladesh in the backdrop of its growing energy needs to expand its economy, fast and mindless depletion of its main prevailing energy source, inadequate attention and actions in relation to conservation and optimum utilisation of energy and non development of some […]

Youth Career Conference 2017 today

Staff Correspondent: Youth Club of Bangladesh is going to organise “Youth Career Conference 2017” today at DAE Auditorium, Khamarbari , Dhaka where more than 250 students from 40 different uiniversities due to participate. The number of educated unemployment increasing steadily in our country. The main reason for this is that there is not much guidance […]

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Biren Sikder elected ‘best youth minister’ in South Asia

DHAKA – State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr. Shri Biren Sikder was elected the ‘best youth minister’ in South Asia on the concluding day of the South Asian Youth Summit in India on Wednesday, reports BSS. International Youth Committee Chairman Jayanta Patra handed over the award of the ‘best youth minister’ to Biren Sikder, […]

Su Kyi, Khaleda speaking same language: Inu

DHAKA – Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said Myanmar’s State Councilor Aung Sang Su Kyi and Chairperson of BNP Khaleda Zia were speaking in the same way, reports BSS. “They are not for peace, they are proponents of violence,” he said while addressing a meeting at the National Press Club in the city. The […]

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PM for deeper understanding within South

New York – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the need for promoting a deeper understanding and broader exchange within the South aiming to go far and fast, reports UNB. “The countries in the South are often well-positioned to understand each other’s development realities and challenges. We, therefore, need to promote a deeper understanding and […]

More aid needed for Rohingyas to avoid massive public health disaster: MSF

Dhaka A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh is needed to avoid a massive public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, says the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), reports UNB. Most of the newly arrived refugees have moved into makeshift settlements without adequate […]

BNP seeks national unity to resolve Rohingya crisis

Dhaka – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said their party wants a national unity to drum up world opinion to resolve Rohingya crisis and repatriate Myanmar’s persecuted citizens taken shelter in the country, reports UNB. “There’s no alternative to forging a national unity to overcome Rohingya crisis and face the challenge […]

Suu Kyi lying about Rohingyas: Nasim

Dhaka – Health MinisterMohammadNasim on Thursday said Aung San Suu Kyi, the state counsellor of Myanmar, is deceiving the global community by telling utter lies about Rohingya persecution in Rakhine State, reports UNB. Referring to Suu Kyi’s claim that the Myanmar government is unaware of the reason behind the exodus of 450,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh […]

80,000 sacks rice seized in Ctg

Chittagong – A mobile court here on Thursday seized 80,000 sacks of rice from a warehouse in Pahartoli Sagorika BSCIC area in the city on Thursday afternoon, reports UNB. Executive Magistrate Murad Ali said on secret information the team of mobile court conducted a drive in the warehouse of ‘Ahmed Trading’ and seized the rice […]

Rice prices up as govt stock dwindles: BNP

Dhaka – BNP senior leader Abdullah Al Noman on Thursday alleged that the rice prices have marked an unusual rise as the government has failed to stockpile enough food grains, reports UNB. “Rice prices are going up abnormally as its supply is very poor against its demand. The government was supposed to keep the stock […]

Young leaders for strengthening EC for fair polls

Dhaka – The young leaders of different political parties and youth organisations on Thursday called for strengthening the Election Commission (EC) to hold the next general election in a free and peaceful manner, reports UNB. They came up with the call in a roundtable discussion titled ‘Advancing youth leadership and participation for peaceful election’ organised […]

Neo-JMB commander Mehedi remanded

Dhaka – A court here on Thursday put commander of the banned militant outfit Neo-JMB Imam Mehedi, who was arrested from South Banasree area in the capital, in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorist Act, reports UNB. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after assistant superintendent of police Belayet Hossain, also […]

Public funding must for ensuing universal health coverage: Minister

Dhaka – State Minister for Health Zahid Maleque on Thursday said a significant public funding in the health sector and its equitable distribution is imperative to ensure sustainable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) and sustainable development goals (SGDs), reports UNB. He made the remarks while addressing a dissemination workshop of Bangladesh National Health Accounts […]

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Padma Oil ex-MD held in city

Dhaka – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested Md Abul Khair, former managing director of Padma Oil Company Limited (POCL), from his Gulshan residence for allegedly embezzling over Tk 3 crore, reports UNB. A team of ACC, led by its director Jayed Hossain, conducted a raid on the house of Khair at dead of night and […]

Army to help distribute relief among Rohingyas: Quader

COX’S BAZAR : Road Transport and Bridges MinisterObaidul Quader on Wednesday said army will be deployed at Rohingya camps for the proper distribution of relief materials and rehabilitation of the refugees who have fled to Bangladesh amid persecution in Myanmar, reports UNB. “The government has decided to deploy army at the Rohingya camps…they’ll help the […]