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PM slams US congressman’s proposal to annex Rakhine

PM slams US congressman’s 
proposal to annex Rakhine
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday came down heavily on US Congressman and Chairman of the Asia and Pacific Subcommittee Brad Sherman for his proposal to incorporate Rakhine State of Myanmar into Bangladesh, terming it ‘flagitious’ and ‘unjust’. “This is a flagitious and unjustified proposal. It is never acceptable... we are happy with our 54,000 square mile or 1,47, 000 square kilometer territory,” she told a press conference on the outcomes of her just-concluded visit to China when asked for comments on Sherman’s proposal during US congress’s hearing on State Department’s budget for South Asia last month. Sheikh Hasina added that Bangladesh offered makeshift refuge to the ethnic minority…

BNP accuses govt of controlling judiciary

BNP accuses govt of controlling judiciary

BNP yesterday alleged that the government is controlling the judiciary through its politicisation for hanging onto power. "Since it came to power in 2008, Awami League politicised the judiciary in a cunning way to ensure its absolute power. Now there's no independence of the judiciary as it…
‘Loss of evidence a big concern for rape case victims’

‘Loss of evidence a big concern for rape case victims’

Elimination or destruction of evidence in different ways makes it difficult to prove a case of rape. Only 30 per cent of medical tests succeed in doing so. The rest fail to establish the crime due to damaged or lost evidence. Among the proved cases, 60 per cent of the victims were aged under 18 years,…
Water quality 
must improve

Water quality must improve

No one drinks water directly from the tap in the city but that is hardly an excuse to supply putrid, smelly and contaminated water which cannot be used for other household work. After a recent public backlash against the low quality of water, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, LGRD,…
Which shoppers are driving the remarkable growth in superstores across Bangladesh?

Which shoppers are driving the remarkable growth in superstores across Bangladesh?

Superstore retailing is on the rise and booming in Bangladesh and have become the dominant destination for grocery shopping, especially those from a middle and upper-class background. Although the culture of superstores in Bangladesh is a relatively recent phenomenon, the first store opened in 2002…
Steps taken to make capital 
market vibrant: PM

Steps taken to make capital market vibrant: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government has taken various steps to ensure a vibrant capital market that will supplement its efforts to make Bangladesh a developed country by the year 2041. "Various measures are being taken to protect the interests of investors which will ensure…
EU ‘strongly urges’ Iran to stop nuclear enrichment

EU ‘strongly urges’ Iran to stop nuclear enrichment

The European Union said yesterday it was “extremely concerned” by Iranian plans to breach the uranium enrichment cap set by the 2015 nuclear deal, calling on Tehran to reverse course. Iran said Sunday it would breach the cap “in a few hours” and on Monday announced it had passed…
LRB splits into halves

LRB splits into halves

Here comes the most stunning news for the fans of LRB--the band which is almost synonymous with late legendary musician, Ayub Bachchu, fondly called AB--is that their favourite band splits into halves. After the demise of AB in last October, the country’s music world has already witnessed several…
Dhoni changes the face 
of Indian cricket: ICC

Dhoni changes the face of Indian cricket: ICC

Celebrating his illustrious career, the ICC has paid tribute to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, applauding the World Cup winning captain for changing “the face of Indian cricket”. Dhoni, who has won all cricketing accolades including captaining India to triumph at the 2011 ODI World Cup, 2007 T20…
Five get life for killing farmer

Five get life for killing farmer

A court in Mymensingh yesterday sentenced five people to life term imprisonment for killing a farmer in Gouripur upazila of Mymensingh in 2002. The convicts were identified as Ruhul Amin, 57, Nurul Hoque, 55, Munjurul Hoque, 52, Kala Chand, 55, and Nabi Hossain, 55, of village Tenguripara in Gouripur.…
Dhaka meet on ‘Global Commission on Adaptation’ begins today

Dhaka meet on ‘Global Commission on Adaptation’ begins today

Representatives of different international organisations will meet in Dhaka today, to talk on climate change issues, especially adaptation, and generate a report through recommendations.  Bangladesh is going to host the two-day event—"Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation…
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