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Hasina seeks OIC support to launch Rohingya case at ICJ

Hasina seeks OIC support to launch 
Rohingya case at ICJ
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought support from the OIC member states to launch the Rohingya case at International Court of Justice with voluntary funding and technical help to ensure the legal rights of Rohingyas and address the question of accountability and justice. Mentioning that the Abu Dhabi Conference of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in March last created a pathway to move the International Court of Justice she said, "We thank the Gambia for steering the process this far. We make an appeal to the member states to support launching of the case with voluntary funding and technical help." The Prime Minister was speaking on behalf of the Asia Group at the 14th OIC Makkah Al Mukarramah Summit titled 'Hand in Hand…

BNP demands Khaleda release before Eid

BNP demands Khaleda release before Eid

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain yesterday demanded the release of their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail before the Eid-ul-Fitr on humanitarian ground. "The Prime Minister's target was to hang onto power through vote robbery by sending Khaleda Zia to jail. You (PM) have already…
Launch owners’ profit motive makes Eid journeys fraught with risk

Launch owners’ profit motive makes Eid journeys fraught with risk

Workers of some 30 dockyards in and around Keraniganj are passing a busy period in their respective dockyards in refurbishing the old and unfit launches to earn extra money ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr. One of the most abiding features of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival among Bangladeshis is the almost ritual…
Bay of Bengal pollution must stop

Bay of Bengal pollution must stop

According to media reports rights groups have demanded that the government make major polluters of the Bay of Bengal responsible for protecting fish reserves and the natural ecosystem and exempt poor and marginalised fishermen from the 65-day fishing ban. They raised their demands at a human chain formed…
The single-minded determination of Narendra Modi

The single-minded determination of Narendra Modi

In the past week, several images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been flashed. Soon after the BJP’s landslide victory, Modi has been in a conciliatory mood, building bridges, be it through his visits to party patriarchs L.K.Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi or his more recent one to India’s…
Sweet taste to beat the heat

Sweet taste to beat the heat

Only the heavenly taste of mango makes summer bearable in Bangladesh. Mango, known as the king of fruits, has a lot of health benefits. The antioxidant compounds in the fruit are said to protect against colon, breast and prostate cancers. It also helps lower cholesterol, add glow to the skin and improve…
Boris Johnson would make ‘excellent’ British PM: Trump

Boris Johnson would make ‘excellent’ British PM: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said British former foreign minister Boris Johnson would make an “excellent” prime minister to replace Theresa May. Trump was speaking ahead of the start of a state visit to Britain on Monday, during which he will meet May. She is set to resign on June 7 over…
Shajal takes walk down memory lane

Shajal takes walk down memory lane

Abdun Noor Shajal, one of the most popular actors of recent time, has stepped in the showbiz as a host while studying in Jahangirnagar University. He  started his career as an anchor on a popular magazine show of Ekushey Television titled ‘Takdum Takdum’ in 2000. The interesting thing…
Shakib’s mission to reach zenith

Shakib’s mission to reach zenith

As Bangladesh would take on South Africa on Sunday, Shakib Al Hasan will eye to reach a feat that would help him to join an elite club of achieving 5000 runs and 250 wickets in ODI cricket co currently. So far only four cricketers – Abdul Razzaq (234 matches), Jacques Kallis (296 matches), Shahid…
Iron bridge on Chinguria canal turns a death trap

Iron bridge on Chinguria canal turns a death trap

The iron bridge on the Chinguia canal on the Atkhali-Chatra road of Dakua union of Galachipa upazila of Patuakhali has now become risky. Nearly half of the bridge's sleepers have collapsed and the iron railing on one side has been broken. Owing to the broken plates on all the sleepers, it has become…
Local brands back with a bang

Local brands back with a bang

With less than a week left before Eid-ul-Fitr, the annual Eid shopping has reached its peak at various leading markets and shopping malls in the capital. Customers were seen choosing their Eid dresses, footwear and haggling with shopkeepers to wring out the best possible deals for themselves as well…
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