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  • BNP leaders’ motorcade comes under attack in Gazipur
  • 20-party still intact, only few leaders quit: BNP
  • Bangladesh moves down in global competitiveness index
  • 2 female ‘militants’ surrender at Narsingdi hideout
  • US, eight others, request briefing on Myanmar Rohingya crackdown
  • Crew dies in cargo vessel fire in Ctg
  • Uttarkhan fire death toll rises to 5
  • Pakistan hangs 6-year-old Zainab's killer
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Pressure on Myanmar keeps mounting

Pressure on Myanmar keeps mounting
International pressure on Myanmar for the unprecedented atrocities committed by its military against Rohingya population is mounting as the foreign affairs committee of the United States House of Representatives, lower house of Congress, is going to hold a hearing on genocide against the persecuted people. The chairman of the influential foreign affairs committee, Ed Royce, described the atrocities against hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas as genocide. The hearing titled “Genocide against the Burmese Rohingya’ will begin on the Capitol Hill tomorrow at 10 am Washington time and 9pm Bangladesh time. Greta Van Susteren, a veteran journalist and lawyer, and Stephen Pomper, program director of the United States International Crisis…

Seven lakh fishermen to get 20kg rice each

Seven lakh fishermen to get 20kg rice each

The government has imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting people’s favourite hilsa fish between October 7 and October 28. The ban was announced after the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock held a meeting on the 'Mother Hilsha Saving Drive-2018' in the city…
Derelict street children susceptible to drug addiction

Derelict street children susceptible to drug addiction

RAJSHAHI: The hustle-bustle Rajshahi city was becoming calm with the gradually growing night. Tired and exhausted city dwellers were preparing to take rest while night guards were patrolling the streets, reports BSS. It was around midnight. Then three children aged between seven and 10 were seen busy…
Building awareness about skin diseases

Building awareness about skin diseases

At a seminar organised by the dermatology and venereology department of BSMMU, doctors and specialists have called for a uniform guideline to treat skin diseases and fungal infections. This side of health is often not given the required attention with many people relying on uncertified self- proclaimed…
Time is short for Morrison

Time is short for Morrison

Australian politics is certainly passing through a long spell of leadership turmoil or “Muppet Show” as new Prime Ministers Scott Morrison himself described it recently. With the centre-right government tried to unite behind Prime Minister Morrison to deflect a de facto vote of no confidence…
Bangladesh wants Chinese 
hydro power thru Myanmar

Bangladesh wants Chinese hydro power thru Myanmar

Government officials at a workshop in the capital urged the Chinese investors to invest in the country’s power sector, reports UNB. "The country needs on an average $9 billion in power sector each year up to 2041" said Rahmat Ullah Mohd Dastagir, additional secretary of the Power Division,…
After Idlib deal, Turkey faces tough task to oust jihadists

After Idlib deal, Turkey faces tough task to oust jihadists

BEIRUT: A Russia-Turkey deal may have stopped a regime assault on Syria's Idlib for now, but analysts are sceptical that rebel backer Ankara can impose it on the jihadists who dominate the area, reports AFP. Under the agreement announced Monday, a demilitarised zone is to be set up around Idlib,…
‘Praner Khela’ presents 
Shama Rahman and Turjo today

‘Praner Khela’ presents Shama Rahman and Turjo today

Shama Rahman, one of the leading contemporary Rabindra Sangeet singers, along with Mustafizur Rahman Turjo, will perform at a musical evening titled ‘Praner Khela’ today.  Bengal Foundation has organised the event at the Chhayanaut auditorium in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.  …
Magical Mustafiz nails it down

Magical Mustafiz nails it down

It was a matter of research when Bangladesh last time won a close game until they broke the jinx, winning the game against Afghanistan by three runs, which kept their hopes of playing the final of the Asia Cup alive. The last time they won a game in small margin like three runs was against New Zealand…
Erosion by Jamuna intensifies in Tangail

Erosion by Jamuna intensifies in Tangail

At least 100 homesteads of Bhuapur, Tangail Sadar and Kalihati Upazila have been eroded during the last 7 days due to an onrush of water from the upstream.  Croplands and arable land have been devoured and homeless people have taken shelter on the road and houses for friends and relatives. They…
CMC opens regional HQ 
in Dhaka next month

CMC opens regional HQ  in Dhaka next month

China National Machinery Imp & Exp Corp or CMC  is going to control its activities of the South Asian region by the middle of October, basing its head office in Dhaka rather than from Beijing, Hong Kong or Thailand. Kang Hubiao, Vice President of CMC and Chairperson of South Asia Regional Centre…
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