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UNSC urges ‘prompt steps’ to end violence

UNSC urges ‘prompt steps’ to end violence
The UN Security Council yesterday expressed concern about excessive force used by Myanmar during its security operation in Rakhine state and called for "immediate steps" to end the violence, reports AFP. The unanimous statement followed a council meeting held behind closed doors to respond to the violence that has driven nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee across the border to Bangladesh. The council condemned the violence and called for humanitarian aid workers to be able to reach those in need in Rakhine state. Ethiopian Ambassador Tekeda Alemu, who holds the council presidency, told reporters after the meeting that council members "expressed concern about reports of excessive violence during the security operations and…

12 Nobel laureates seek 
UNSC intervention

12 Nobel laureates seek UNSC intervention

Twelve Nobel laureates, including Prof Muhammad Yunus, and 15 other eminent global citizens in an open letter on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to intervene immediately to end the human crisis in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, reports UNB. Addressing the UNSC president and its members,…
Bill to check illegal human-organ trade placed in parliament

Bill to check illegal human-organ trade placed in parliament

The ‘Transplantation of Human Organs Bill, 2017’, was placed in Parliament on Wednesday with a provision of three years of rigorous imprisonment or Tk 10 lakh fine or both for violation of the law, aiming to check the illegal trade of human organs, reports UNB. Health and Family Welfare…
Latest technology for boosting crop output

Latest technology for boosting crop output

Innovation and adoption of time-befitting latest agriculture technologies can increase crop production at reduced costs despite adverse impacts of climate change to ensure food security. According to a report of this newspaper on Monday, adoption of latest technologies can make farm activities more…
Revitalising ‘gram’ (village) police

Revitalising ‘gram’ (village) police

Local Government is a locality based government system. In our country, it’s existence was permanent in nature, although it had it’s different shape and size. In old and medieval age, this region was governed on the basis of rural institutions. These institutions mainly worked to collect…
Tk 665.61cr project approved for religious infrastructure

Tk 665.61cr project approved for religious infrastructure

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved a project titled ‘Development of Universal social infrastructure’ involving Tk 665.61 crore for development, renovation and extension of some 10,000 universal social infrastructure like graveyards, mosques,…
Wind back in Europe’s sails: EU president

Wind back in Europe’s sails: EU president

STRASBOURG: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a flagship speech Wednesday that the "wind is back in Europe's sails" after last year's shock Brexit vote, an act he insisted Britain would regret, reports AFP. In his annual State of the Union address to the European…
Musical instrument artistes’ national congress held

Musical instrument artistes’ national congress held

The 3rd national congress of the country’s musical instrument artistes was held at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital on Monday. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the congress, while veteran singer Syed Abdul Hadi,…
Kayes, Soumya out to make a point in SA tour

Kayes, Soumya out to make a point in SA tour

Imrul Kayes was the first choice in opening slot of Bangladesh alongside Tamim Iqbal since his debut before he lost his favourite position to Soumya Sarkar. As Kayes was sidelined with injury from the series against New Zealand, Soumya got an opportunity to accompany Tamim in the opening position. Since…
Three get life term for raping girl in C’nawabganj

Three get life term for raping girl in C’nawabganj

A court in Chapainwabganj yesterday sentenced three people to life imprisonment and fined them of Taka 1,00,000 each for raping a girl in Shibganj upazila in 2013. Judge of the Chapainawabganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 and District and Session judge Md Ziaur Rahman gave this…
Nearly 4 lakh Rohingyas enter so far, thousands more waiting

Nearly 4 lakh Rohingyas enter so far, thousands more waiting

Rohingyas are continuing to cross the border, fleeing from the violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. The number of the people seeking asylum in Bangladesh is constantly increasing, as the Myanmar government forces are burning down Rohingya-majority villages every day. Besides, thousands are waiting…
These Scottish islands may hold the secret to happiness

These Scottish islands may hold the secret to happiness

It was nearing midnight and the sky still remained light. The only hint of sunset visible from the kitchen window was a pink smudge above the Minch, the stretch of water that separates the islands of the Outer Hebrides from the mountains of the Scottish coast. Accessible by propeller plane or ferry…
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