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Dhaka still in difficulty to gain India, China support

Dhaka still in difficulty to 
gain India, China support
Bangladesh is yet again facing difficulty in getting support from China and India with regard to a special session on Rohingya crisis scheduled to be held tomorrow at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. The HRC is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 states responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. Members are elected for a three-year term. This will be the 27th special session of the UNHRC since its inception titled "The human rights situation of the minority Rohingya Muslim population and other minorities in the Rakhine State of Myanmar". The last one was held on December 14, 2016. “A special session is really special,” said a senior…

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17 private varsities still without VCs
17 private varsities still without VCs
At least 17 private universities do not have vice-chancellors (VCs) appointed by the President, though…

Serve the wider community

Serve the wider community

Pope Francis left Dhaka for Rome on Saturday wrapping up his three-day high profile visit with expression of gratitude and prayers for the people of Bangladesh. While addressing local Christians, the leader of about 120 crore Catholics across the globe described the service to the wider community as…
With mayor’s death, city lost a civic crusader

With mayor’s death, city lost a civic crusader

Dhaka city dwellers have lost a civic crusader with the death of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq. He will be long remembered as a great visionary and for his good works and wisdom, said urban experts and green activists, reports UNB. They said despite being elected mayor with the…
Pope’s call for reconciliation

Pope’s call for reconciliation

The Pope came to Bangladesh after a visit to Myanmar at a time when these two countries are at the middle of a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. In the last three months, about a million Rohingya people from Rakhine State in Myanmar fled to Bangladesh after an indiscriminate military crackdown…
Judge Dalveer Bhandari in World Court

Judge Dalveer Bhandari in World Court

India and Indians are rejoicing: not all of them but most. There are political barbs by way of the Congress party acting as spoiler but the Modi Government and the entire foreign ministry team led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has reasons to be happy and elated. The bunch of officers steered…
Leather export falls in Q1 over tannery relocation hazards

Leather export falls in Q1 over tannery relocation hazards

Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data shows that the export of leather and leather products fell significantly in the first four months (July–October) of the current financial year (FY2017–18). The sector registered a slightly negative growth rate of 0.02 per cent that resulted in earnings…
N Korea blasts ‘dangerous’ US-South joint military drill

N Korea blasts ‘dangerous’ US-South joint military drill

SEOUL: North Korea yesterday blasted the United States and South Korea as "warmongers" on the eve of their largest-ever joint air exercise, saying it could trigger a nuclear war, reports AFP. The comments came as White House National Security Advisor H.R McMaster warned of the "increasing"…
Mad Theatre to stage ‘Naddiyo Natim’ at Shilpakala Dec 12

Mad Theatre to stage ‘Naddiyo Natim’ at Shilpakala Dec 12

After five successful shows in Guwahati, India and London, UK last month, Mad Theatre will stage yet another show of their maiden play ‘Naddiyo Natim’ at home this month. The play will be staged at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital on December…
Dhaka confirm play-off berth

Dhaka confirm play-off berth

Sylhet Sixers mathematically kept their hopes to play into the play-offs following their crushing 10-wicket win over Chittagong Vikings yesterday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Earlier on Saturday, Dhaka Dynamites ensured the last-four berth, inflicting a 99-run defeat on Rajshahi Kings…
Women get self-reliant making handicraft from pineapple leaves

Women get self-reliant making handicraft from pineapple leaves

The traditional role of agriculture—ensuring food security, creating rural jobs and earning foreign exchange through exports—is being diversified in keeping with sustainable development aimed at meeting millennium goals. Pineapple leaves, once considered as wastes, are playing a big role…
Dhaka happy with pope visit

Dhaka happy with pope visit

The government is satisfied with the just-concluded three-day visit of Pope Francis while the diplomats described the visit as a good one. The visit of the leader of 120 crore Catholics across the world has been able to attract more global attention regarding the plight of persecuted Rohingya community,…
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