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Rohingya killings ‘a genocide’

Rohingya killings ‘a genocide’
About three thousand Rohingyas have so far been killed in the Rakhine state of Myanmar in the hands of its government security forces since August 25, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said while holding two back-to-back briefings yesterday for foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka. Quoting the foreign minister, Vatican Ambassador to Dhaka George Kocherry revealed this information while talking to reporters after the briefings at the state guest house Padma yesterday. “The international community is trying to help the Rohingyas,” he said. But, while speaking to reporters after the briefings, Foreign Minister Ali would not mention the number of Rohingyas killed by the Myanmar security forces since August 25. Replying to a question,…

Exercise austerity in electricity use: PM

Exercise austerity in electricity use: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to the country's people to exercise austerity in the use of electricity considering it as a national asset, reports UNB. "It's my request to all to exercise austerity in using electricity ...you please don't misuse it," she…
Rain disrupts Dhaka life

Rain disrupts Dhaka life

It took only nine hours for 38mm rains between 6am till 3pm to inundate some of the city streets, lacking proper drainage clogged with garbage and polythene bags that slowed down traffic with long tailbacks in some of them. The situation was worse in Motijheel, Malibagh, Mouchak, Banani, Karwanbazar…
Technical education and skilled manpower

Technical education and skilled manpower

While inaugurating a new building of Zamsed Ahmed High School at Beanibazar upazila in Sylhet, the Education Minister said the government is giving importance on technical education to turn the country's huge population into skilled manpower. The vision from the government’s end is unquestionably…
Substance abuse

Substance abuse

Substance abuse─ including drugs─ adversely impacts individuals, families and communities. Preventing and treating substance use disorders and related problems in children, adolescents and young adults are critical to Bangladesh’s behavioral and physical health. Substance abuse—involving…
New income tax law on the cards

New income tax law on the cards

The government has taken an initiative to formulate a new Income Tax law scrapping the decade-old Income Tax Ordinance, 1984 and excluding the scope of bringing any change to income tax related matters through Statuary Regulatory Order(SRO), reports UNB. According to the National Board of Revenue (NBR)…
Fierce Hurricane Irma slams into Florida Keys

Fierce Hurricane Irma slams into Florida Keys

MIAMI: Hurricane Irma's eyewall slammed into the Florida Keys Sunday, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it bears down on the state's west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns, reports AFP. Irma, packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles (215 kilometers)…
‘Blockade’ wins best documentary award in USA

‘Blockade’ wins best documentary award in USA

Arif Yousuf-directed  documentary film titled ‘Blockade’ won the best documentary award at The World Independent Film Festival (TWIFF) in the United States. The announcement has been made on the official website of the festival recently and the documentary film will be screened on September…
Ctg Abahani take solo lead

Ctg Abahani take solo lead

Chittagong Abahani Limited took solo lead in the Saif Power Battery Bangladesh Premier League football after defeating Brothers Union by 2-0 yesterday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. The Chittagong giants were gifted an own goal at the late hour of first half and then Towhidul Alam Sabuj struck…
Low prices of rawhide disappoint traders

Low prices of rawhide disappoint traders

Raw hides and skins of sacrificial animals were sold at throwaway prices at all places in Chandpur district this year on Eid day and the day after. They were sold at much less than the prices fixed by the government. As a result, the rawhide and skin traders are very worried whether they would be able…
Refugees give accounts of ‘genocide’ in Myanmar

Refugees give accounts of ‘genocide’ in Myanmar

Descriptions of mass killings, tortures and arson are common to all the Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar in the wake of the recent spate of violence since August 24. This correspondent talked to many Rohingyas who have fled Myanmar in the wake of the recent military crackdown. They all gave accounts…
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