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Pope uses word ‘Rohingya’

Pope uses word ‘Rohingya’
Pope Francis yesterday referred to refugees who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh as ‘Rohingya’, using the politically sensitive name for the persecuted minority for the first time on an Asia tour dominated by their plight after meeting some of them in Dhaka, reports AFP. In a brief but strongly worded speech that followed an emotional encounter with a small group of Rohingyas, pope asked for forgiveness for the Rohingyas who have suffered ‘in the face of the world's indifference’.     “Today the presence of God is also called Rohingya,” the pope said on the sidelines of a gathering with the leaders of different faiths in Dhaka. "Your tragedy is very hard, very great, but it has a place…

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96 addl judges to be promoted soon
96 addl judges to be promoted soon
The government has finalised a list of 96 additional judges for promotion to the post of district judge…

Govt giving extra importance on development of CHT: PM

Govt giving extra importance on development of CHT: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on yesterday said the government is giving extra importance comparing to other areas of the country for the development of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) as this area was neglected for more than 20 years, reports UNB. "We are giving additional importance on the development…
Blame game continues among teachers

Blame game continues among teachers

Teachers of Rajshahi University (RU) fine arts faculty are well aware of the two questions that have triggered an outrage on the campus and widespread criticism on social media. Many have already blasted the university authorities for coming up with such "extremely communal" questions. The…
Eid-e-Miladunnabi

Eid-e-Miladunnabi

The 12th of Rabiul Awal brings with it great blessings and joy for the Muslims. It is the day when Allah Almighty sent His most beloved and the most praised Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) to this world to guide the humanity towards the ultimate truth and path of light. It was through the…
Population explosion vis-a-vis food-grain production

Population explosion vis-a-vis food-grain production

Way back in late 18th century, philosopher Thomas Malthus wrote the following ominous words, based on what he saw and felt about the future of humanity! He wrote: "The power of population is so superior to the power of the Earth to produce subsistence for man that premature death must in some shape…
Jewellery sector in doldrums

Jewellery sector in doldrums

With the slump in demand for gold ornaments and fall in their wages and job opportunities, many goldsmiths and artisans are opting either to leave their traditional profession or migrate to India, putting the country's jewellery sector into jeopardy, reports UNB. Jewellery traders and goldsmiths…
Trump weighs recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Trump weighs recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Washington: President Donald Trump is considering recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that could upend decades of American policy and ratchet up Middle East tensions, but is expected to again delay his campaign promise to move the US embassy there, US officials said on Thursday,…
Celebrities mourn Annisul Huq’s untimely death

Celebrities mourn Annisul Huq’s untimely death

A pall of gloom descended on the country with the news of Annisul Huq’s death. He passed away at a hospital in London on Thursday night. Annisul had strong ties with the country’s cultural world as a popular television anchor. Many celebrities of the showbiz have expressed shock and grief…
Dhaka’s first priority to be in top four

Dhaka’s first priority to be in top four

The remaining fixtures of the first round of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will resume in the country’s “Home of Cricket” in Mirpur after a two-day break. Defending champions Dhaka Dynamites will compete against Rajshahi Kings in the second match for their qualification…
Grabbing of Lauhajong River poses environmental hazards

Grabbing of Lauhajong River poses environmental hazards

 The sorry state of the Lauhajong River is posing environmental hazards in Tangail town. With a round-the-year flow, the river was once a blessing for local people. But the situation has changed for quite some time. Indiscriminate construction on its banks and release of toxic chemicals and sewerage…
AL ready to ‘hold polls anytime’

AL ready to ‘hold polls anytime’

The government is seriously considering holding snap polls in a bid to avoid any unpleasant situation that can go against the ruling party during the run-up to the next general election, said sources in the Awami League's (AL's) Dhanmondi political office. The next parliamentary election can…
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