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UN move will embolden North Korea officials

On November 18, the UN Human Rights Committee passed a resolution denouncing human rights abuses in North Korea. North Korea indeed has one of the world’s most notorious human rights records, but this time, the resolution contains an important twist: It urges that the North Korean regime be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) […]

Technology or trust?

PAKISTAN is experiencing historical moments in terms of the changing relationship between the state and citizens. One of the moot points is the process of reconfiguration of the country’s election system, which needs wide-ranging reforms to be autonomous, transparent, accountable and efficient. Efforts are under way to rectify an election system that does not inspire […]

In Nepal, maintaining the momentum

In his second visit to Nepal, Narendra Modi will face a tricky and polarised political environment. In a few days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Nepal, his second time in a short span. Though this visit is for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, it is the bilateral relationship and […]

US envoy’s statement tantamount to intervention

The Obama Administration named a new ambassador for Bangladesh, Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat. Her final appointment has been cleared by US Congress and she would soon be on her way to Bangladesh to take over charge from the present outgoing US ambassador. But there is also some uneasiness in Bangladesh about her coming though our […]

Like the Emancipation Proclamation, Obama’s order forces democracy

Bruce Ackerman braham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation provides the foundational precedent for President Obama’s executive order on immigrants in the country illegally. Before Lincoln issued his pronouncement in September 1862, congressional majorities had expressly affirmed that the war effort only aimed “to preserve “the Union” without “overthrowing … established institutions” in the rebel states. The proclamation […]

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Modernization of armed forces to keep pace with the world: PM

Speaking at a reception organized marking Armed forces day at Senakunja, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, the present government wants to see a disciplined, skilled, modern and well-equipped armed force in the country. And in order to achieve the set goal the prime minister asked the members of the armed forces to contribute more maintaining […]

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Tigers demolish Zimbabwe in first ODI

TBT Desk Bangladesh won the first One-Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe by 87 runs in Chittagong on Friday. A superb ton by Shakib Al Hasan (101), a fighting fifty plus by Mushfiqur Rahim (65) and a cracking lower-order cameo by debutant Sabbir Rahman (44 off 25) led Bangladesh to 281 for seven in their 50 […]

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in DRC

DHAKA : Having reached that 42-day mark, the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) is now considered free of Ebola transmission. According to World Health Organization( WHO) recommendations, the end of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in a country can be declared once 42 days have passed and no new cases have been detected, reports BSS. By […]

17 BCL men held over SUST violence

SYLHET : Police arrested seventeen activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in connection with Thursday’s factional clash at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), reports UNB. Two of the arrestees were identified as Anik and Khokon while the identities of the others could not be known. Akhtar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Jalalabad Police Station, said […]

Immigration officers in Malaysia charged with BD detainee’s murder

DHAKA : Two Perlis Immigration officers were tentatively charged in the Magistrate’s Court in Kangar town in Malaysia on Friday with murdering a Bangladeshi detainee on October 29, reports UNB. Mohd Aminnudin Mohd Yasin, 32, and Zuhairul Effendy Zualkafli, 32, allegedly killed Abu Bakar Siddiqe, 45, in the pantry at Level 2 of the Immigration […]