Thursday 15 November 2018 ,
Thursday 15 November 2018 ,
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  • BNP’s demand for polls deferment unrealistic: Quader
  • Keep aside 33 pc nominations for women: Leaders
  • BNP submits another list of 1,002 ‘fictitious cases’ to PMO
  • AL to interview its nomination seekers Wednesday
  • No way to defer election date further: CEC
  • Oikyafront to meet EC Wednesday seeking polls deferment
  • Technocrat ministers’ resignation to ‘take effect once PM accepts’
  • New election date aimed at keeping foreign observers at bay: BNP
  • Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar
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Ethnic cleansing still on in Rakhine: UN

Ethnic cleansing still on in Rakhine: UN
The United Nations again described as ethnic cleansing the atrocities against Rohingyas in Rakhine, which as forced nearly 7 lakh persecuted people till now to cross into Cox’s Bazar to escape from the atrocities of the Myanmar security forces, local Buddhist mobs and people from other ethnic groups. The global body’s human rights wing also alleged that killings, rape, torture, forced starvation and abductions are still continuing in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. “The ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas from Myanmar continues. I don’t think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox’s Bazar,” said a press release forwarded yesterday by the UN Human Rights Council quoting Andrew Gilmour,…

Study lays bare sexual abuse of women in public transport

Study lays bare sexual abuse of women in public transport

About 94% of women commuting in public transport in Bangladesh have experienced sexual harassment in verbal, physical or other forms, according to a study by BRAC. A somewhat surprising revelation of the study is that males belonging to relatively older age group of 41–60 years have been identified…
Success without morality not 
acceptable, says president

Success without morality not acceptable, says president

Mentioning the recent incidents of question paper leakage in different public examinations, President Abdul Hamidon Tuesday said all parents want to witness the success of their children, but the achievement having no moral base is unacceptable, reports UNB. The president came up with the remark while…
Historic March 
7 speech

Historic March 7 speech

Forty seven years ago on this day, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered his historic  speech on the then Racecourse Maidan (currently Suhrawardy Udyan) that effectively declared Bangladesh’s independence from the clutches of the West Pakistanis who virtually used this area as their…
Is GDP growth a true indicator of 
economic development?

Is GDP growth a true indicator of economic development?

Economic growth (percentage change of GDP in current year given that any base year) is always taken into consideration as an outcome. Economic growth means more output, employment, income and in consequence is deemed to be more well-being for the people until that growth could cause inadequate impact…
Vietnam keen to invest in Bangladesh: Tran Quang

Vietnam keen to invest in Bangladesh: Tran Quang

Terming Bangladesh as a potential country for investment, visiting Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang said his country wants to invest in telecommunications, agriculture, information technology (IT), textile, oil and gas and infrastructure of Bangladesh to take the bilateral relations to a new height,…
US-backed Syria force to redeploy 1,700

US-backed Syria force to redeploy 1,700

RAQA: A US-backed alliance of Syrian forces announced yesterday it would redeploy around 1,700 fighters from front lines against the Islamic State group to a Kurdish enclave under Turkish attack, reports AFP. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels are waging a weeks-long offensive on Afrin, which is held by…
‘Morshokam’ from Bangladesh to be staged in Kolkata today

‘Morshokam’ from Bangladesh to be staged in Kolkata today

‘Morshokam’, a play by popular Bangladeshi theatre troupe Theatre Art Unit, will be staged today at 6:30pm (local time) at the Eastern Zonal Cultural Center in Kolkata, India. The play will be brought to the stage as a part of the ongoing 8th edition of Theatre Olympics, one of the biggest…
Mash goes great gun as Abahani on top

Mash goes great gun as Abahani on top

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza hogged the headline yet again by becoming the first Bangladeshi bowler to claim four wickets in consecutive four deliveries in the List A cricket. It was also his first hat-trick in any level of cricket, a feat that helped his side Abahani secure an 11-run win over Agrani Bank Limited…
Madrasa boy beaten to death in Bhaluka

Madrasa boy beaten to death in Bhaluka

A madrasa boy, allegedly beaten up unmercifully by one of his teachers in Bhaluka upazila, succumbed to his injuries at National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) at noon in the capital yesterday.  The deceased was identified as Tauhidul Islam, 11, son of Kawsar…
Serial killer Roshu Kha to die for killing woman

Serial killer Roshu Kha to die for killing woman

A local court yesterday awarded the death sentence to Roshu Kha, 45, and his two associates for gang-raping and killing a young woman of Paltaluk village in Faridganj upazila. The gruesome incident had taken place on July 20, 2009. The district judge of the Nari O Shishu Nirjaton Domon Tribunal Court,…
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