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Barrage of challenges as Myanmar faces ICJ

Barrage of challenges 
as Myanmar faces ICJ
Myanmar is facing a barrage of legal challenges in an attempt to hold it accountable over the alleged genocide against its Rohingya Muslim population. West African nation Gambia last month launched a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN's top court in The Hague, while rights groups have filed a separate lawsuit in Argentina. The International Criminal Court (ICC) also approved an investigation into the 2017 military crackdown that forced some 740,000 Rohingya to flee into Bangladesh. UN investigators last year branded the bloody expulsion a genocide, and called for the prosecution of top generals -- including the powerful army chief. They also accused civilian leader and one-time democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her…

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Dhaka sees ray of hope
Dhaka sees ray of hope
The upcoming three-day-long hearings of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) beginning on December…

‘Master’s poor skill responsible for launch accident’

‘Master’s poor skill responsible for launch accident’

The launch accident that took place on Saturday was caused by the master’s poor skill and inefficiency, according to the probe committee’s preliminary report. The committee also pointed out that there was absence of various mechanical equipment, including rudder and GPS system. Members of…
    Secretariat area to be ‘no horn zone’ from Dec 17

    Secretariat area to be ‘no horn zone’ from Dec 17

    The surrounding areas of the Secretariat will be ‘Silent Zone’ or ‘No Horn Zone’ area from December 17. As part of making the capital free from sound-pollution, the surrounding areas of the Secretariat, Zero Point, Paltan, Kadam Foara, Shikkha Bhaban and Secretariat Link road…
    Two-state solution is the only way for lasting peace in ME

    Two-state solution is the only way for lasting peace in ME

    In a praiseworthy move the US House of Representatives on Friday threw its weight behind a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians. This comes at a particularly crucial time as the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been vocally expressing his desire to annex the West Bank. The…
    Siraj Ud Daula really a great hero?

    Siraj Ud Daula really a great hero?

    It is said that the essence of William of Dalrymple, as a writer of book on history, is that he is perpetually digging for the story in history. This is reflected is his book The Anarchy, a graphic retelling of the East India Company’s “relentless rise” from provincial trading company…
    Three tower companies 
seek fees waiver

    Three tower companies seek fees waiver

    Three companies that were awarded licences for tower-sharing business last year have been unable to kick off activities due to disagreement with mobile phone operators. After failing to commence business activities, the three companies—Summit Towers Limited, Kirtonkhola Tower Bangladesh Ltd, and…
    Hong Kong marks half year protest anniversary with huge rally

    Hong Kong marks half year protest anniversary with huge rally

    Vast crowds of democracy protesters thronged Hong Kong’s streets yesterday in a forceful display of support for the movement on its six-month anniversary, as organisers warned the city’s pro-Beijing leaders they had a “last chance” to end the political crisis. Tens of thousands…
    Curtain rises on ‘15th International Short & Independent Film Fest’

    Curtain rises on ‘15th International Short & Independent Film Fest’

    The curtain rose on the 15th edition of ‘International Short & Independent Film Festival’ (ISIF 2019) on Saturday. Organised by Bangladesh Short Film Forum (BSFF), this year’s festival is set to screen 200 films from 45 countries and also featuring commemorative speeches, national…
    Tigresses lift gold medal

    Tigresses lift gold medal

    Bangladesh women’s cricket team embellished the day eight further with the credible gold medal when the Tigresses crushed their Sri Lankan counterparts by a neck of two-run difference in the roller-coaster final fixture of the XIII South Asian Games women’s cricket competition at the Rangasala…
    30 brick kilns in one village 
make life hazardous

    30 brick kilns in one village make life hazardous

    Thirty brick kilns that were set up in Bagbaria village in sadar upazila occupying the Modhumati River and defying the government ban have become a serious threat to the everyday life of the villagers as well as the environment. Invariably cloaked in dust, the village is now widely known as 'Brick…
    Local, old onions still sell for up to Tk 230 per kg

    Local, old onions still sell for up to Tk 230 per kg

    The prices of some imported onions had dropped, but local newly harvested and old onions were still selling at high rates in the capital’s kitchen markets yesterday. Although the price of local onions was lower than last week’s rate, the bulb was still selling at above Tk 200 per kg in the…
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