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Pope urges world to act on Rohingya crisis

Pope urges world to act on Rohingya crisis
Pope Francis yesterday called for "decisive" international action on the Rohingya refugee crisis as he began a visit to Bangladesh, where more than 620,000 of the Muslim minority have sought sanctuary after fleeing violence in Myanmar. The pope made the comments in a speech shortly after arriving from Myanmar, where he walked a diplomatic tightrope, staying away from allegations that the army is waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, despite pressure to publicly confront the incendiary issue. Earlier, a red carpet was rolled out as Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, arrived in the afternoon on a three-day state visit, aiming to promote peace and reconciliation.…

Stray incidents mark left parties’ hartal

Stray incidents mark left parties’ hartal

The eight-hour hartal enforced by several left-leaning parties protesting the fresh power tariff hike was marked by sporadic incidents of clash and arrest across the country yesterday, reports UNB. In a joint press release, Ganatantrik Bam Morcha, Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Socialist Party…
Abducted boy 
found dead 
in Comilla

Abducted boy found dead in Comilla

COMILLA: Police recovered the body of a schoolboy on Wednesday, five days after he went missing, from a ditch at Monairkandi village in Homna upazila, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Riad, 12, a sixth grader of Nilkkhi High School of the upazila and son of Siraj Miah of the village. Jahangir…
Ditching Section 57

Ditching Section 57

Sections of society have welcomed the decision by the government to revoke the controversial Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act (ICT), hailing the move as a step towards ensuring freedom of expression. After an inter-ministerial meeting on Wednesday, two senior ministers…
World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

This year’s World AIDS Day campaign will focus on the right to health. In the lead-up to 1 December, the #my right to health campaign will explore the challenges people around the world face in exercising their right to health. The “#my right to health campaign will provide information about…
Bangladesh prepares to cope up with global change: State minister

Bangladesh prepares to cope up with global change: State minister

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak yesterday said the government is taking preparation to cope with the emergence of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and disruptive technology, reports BSS. “A huge development is taking place in the IT sector of the technology advanced countries and we…
US threatens to ‘utterly destroy’ N Korean regime

US threatens to ‘utterly destroy’ N Korean regime

UNITED NATIONS, United States: The United States warned North Korea's leadership will be "utterly destroyed" if war breaks out but its call for nations to cut ties with Pyongyang was rejected by Moscow while Beijing sidestepped talk of an oil embargo, reports AFP. Washington urged tough…
Zahangir Alom’s solo exhibition begins at AFD today

Zahangir Alom’s solo exhibition begins at AFD today

A two-week solo painting exhibition titled ‘Pinjor Mukto’ (The Uncaged) by artist Zahangir Alom will begin today at the La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD), Dhanmondi in the capital. Eminent artist Professor Rafiqun Nabi will attend the inaugural ceremony as the chief…
Local bowlers outshine batsmen in top 10

Local bowlers outshine batsmen in top 10

Comilla Victorians, the BPL champion of the 2015 season, showcased the best performance than its BPL rivals in the third phase of the ongoing blockbuster Twenty20 Tournament of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in Chittagong. The last and fourth phase matches of the BPL-5 will start from tomorrow…
‘No alternative to Sheikh Hasina 
for development of Bangladesh’

‘No alternative to Sheikh Hasina for development of Bangladesh’

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said there is no alternative to Sheikh Hasina for the development of Bangladesh. They are working against terrorism and extremism under her leadership for a developed country. He made this comment at a public meeting as the chief guest after inaugurating a newly…
Waste of public money

Waste of public money

WASTE OF PUBLIC MONEY: Workers remove tiles, apparently in good shapes, from a pavement along Shahjahan Road at Block-C in Mohammadpur area of the capital on Thursday to replace those with new tiles. The move squanders public money in a city where residents regularly complain of being denied of services…
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