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Stop Rohingya genocide

Stop Rohingya genocide
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi faced calls for Myanmar to "stop the genocide" of Rohingya Muslims as she personally led her country's defence at the UN's top court yesterday. Suu Kyi, whose silence about the plight of the Rohingya has tarnished her reputation as a rights icon, sat through graphic accounts of murder and rape in the wood-panelled courtroom in The Hague. Rights groups have criticised her decision to represent Myanmar at the International Court of Justice against accusations by the west African state of The Gambia that it has breached the 1948 Genocide Convention. Around 740,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh after a bloody crackdown by the Myanmar military in 2017 that UN investigators…

DUCSU VP Nur sued for ‘defamation’

DUCSU VP Nur sued for ‘defamation’

A defamation case has been filed against Vice-President of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) Nurul Haque Nur. Mujahid Kamal Uddin, vice-president of Salimullah Muslim Hall Students' Union of DU, filed the case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ziaur Rahman yesterday…
ACC summons 11 PWD 
engineers to face grilling

ACC summons 11 PWD engineers to face grilling

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday summoned 11 engineers of Public Works Department (PWD) to face its questioning as there were allegations that they helped GK Shamim in getting tenders and amassed illegal wealth. ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain sent a notice to the PWD chief engineer asking…
Ragging at public universities must stop

Ragging at public universities must stop

It is disturbing to note that there is no sign of abatement of ragging at the public universities in the country. According to a report of this newspaper yesterday, the failure of the proctorial bodies of the country’s premier universities to ensure discipline is pushing up torture and ragging…
Is COP 25 reducing global temperature?

Is COP 25 reducing global temperature?

Calculating the economics of climate change is challenging due to the fact that there are huge uncertainties in the estimation of both the costs and benefits related to climate. The precision of the time horizon, over which benefits and costs of climate change would accrue, is debatable. Also, there…
Revised estimate of HSIA extension project okayed

Revised estimate of HSIA extension project okayed

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved the first revision of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), 1st phase, Project with an additional cost of Tk 7,788.59 crore to cope with the increasing air traffic. With the latest cost hike, the overall…
Drone hits Iraq cleric’s home after Baghdad attack

Drone hits Iraq cleric’s home after Baghdad attack

An armed drone targeted the home of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr on Saturday, hours after his supporters deployed in Baghdad in response to an attack that left 17 protesters dead. The developments marked a worrying turn for the anti-government protests rocking Iraq since October, the country’s largest…
Begum Rokeya hailed as ‘more than a feminist’

Begum Rokeya hailed as ‘more than a feminist’

Speakers at Bangla Academy said that although Begum Rokeya always raised her voice against inequalities and got addressed as a feminist, all of her revolutionary writings and social activities show that she was more than a feminist. “Rokeya was full of positive energy to fight against all odds,…
Elina, Urmi move into 
women’s next round

Elina, Urmi move into women’s next round

Indian players dominated the opening day of Yonex-Sunrise International Badminton tournament as both male and female shuttlers won their respective matches. The tournament was inaugurated yesterday at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium with State Minister for Youth Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel unveiled…
7,000 homeless families get homes in Chandpur

7,000 homeless families get homes in Chandpur

The Prime Minister has repeatedly said, “No one will remain homeless in the country”. In the light of this, about 7,000 homeless families have been given new dwellings till this month in the present fiscal in the eight upazilas of the district. They were now living in peace in these new…
Railway ministry firm on extra efforts to curb accidents

Railway ministry firm on extra efforts to curb accidents

The railway ministry is currently observing its traditional service week, which ends today, to improve passenger services at a time when a spate of train accidents have rocked the faith of commuters in Bangladesh Railway. Experts say the railway department should ensure quality services across the sector…
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