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Suu Kyi lies at ICJ

Suu Kyi lies at ICJ
Former diplomats and experts termed the speech of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) yesterday as a “clear lie”. In her speech, Suu Kyi defended the Myanmar Army for atrocities against Rohingyas. Her speech was harshly criticised, with critics saying “it is her moral degradation” for taking such a stance despite having once fought for human rights. “She is clearly telling lies. She was once the icon of democracy but has since been reduced to a puppet,” Abul Hasan Chowdhury, former state minister for foreign affairs, told The Independent yesterday. “Her speech is shocking. The Nobel academy should think of taking back her Nobel Peace…

Shun negative attitudes towards leprosy patients, says PM

Shun negative attitudes towards leprosy patients, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged everyone to shun negative attitudes and stop isolating leprosy patients and instead take initiatives for their proper treatment. "We've to discard the mentality that if anyone is affected by leprosy, the person should be sacked or isolated from society,"…
    Migratory birds battle poachers in Khulna

    Migratory birds battle poachers in Khulna

    Although the poaching of migratory birds is a punishable act, it is going on unabated here under the nose of the local administration and police. It is even alleged that police take money from bird hunters and traders to allow their illegal act. Migratory birds visit Bangladesh from the remotest corners…
    Closure of evening courses in public varsities a positive step

    Closure of evening courses in public varsities a positive step

    It is a welcome piece of news that University Grants Commission (UGC) announced yesterday the closure of evening courses at all public universities responding promptly to President Abdul Hamid’s strong reaction against this trend while speaking at the 52nd Convocation of Dhaka University on Monday.…
    Freelancing can become Bangladesh’s 
gateway to a vast digital economy

    Freelancing can become Bangladesh’s gateway to a vast digital economy

    M Shamim Hasan, 30, is a 2019 National Freelance Award Winner. Shamim is one of the true success stories out of thousands in terms of freelancing in Bangladesh. From 2009 to 2019 he has earned more than USD 2.5 lakh just from working with coding, working from one particular freelancing marketplace.…
    Onion prices keep falling, finally

    Onion prices keep falling, finally

    Amid public concern, prices of onion have dropped in retail and wholesale markets across the capital as imported onion have become ubiquitous in the markets. Price of different varieties of onion fell by Tk 40-50 both in retail and wholesale markets in the capital. Visiting markets in the capital’s…
    95 Rohingyas face jail in Myanmar

    95 Rohingyas face jail in Myanmar

    Nearly 100 Rohingya appeared in a Myanmar court yesterday after being arrested for trying to flee persecution, their lawyer said, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the UN's top court to deny allegations of a genocidal campaign against the ethnic minority. One-by-one, the weary detainees stepped…
    Painting show ‘Tales of the Old Dhaka’ underway at AFD

    Painting show ‘Tales of the Old Dhaka’ underway at AFD

    A weeklong group painting exhibition titled ‘Tales of the Old Dhaka’ by Joloj Artist Group is underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka in Dhanmondi of the capital. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on the gallery premises on Tuesday. The exhibition has…
    Challengers blow away Thunder

    Challengers blow away Thunder

    Chattogram Challengers got off to a winning note when they tucked past Sylhet Thunder by five wickets in the curtain raiser of the Akash-DTH Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20-2019 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. The Challengers fumbled to chase the…
    Faridpur Branding Fair fails to serve purpose

    Faridpur Branding Fair fails to serve purpose

    With the slogan, 'Sonali Anshe Bhorpur, Valobashi Faridpur' (Full of golden fibre, we love Faridpur'), the district administration has arranged the month-long Faridpur Branding Fair that has nevertheless failed to cover the full range of goods produced in the district. Faridpur is the largest…
    Climate change, sea-level rise serious threat to agri growth

    Climate change, sea-level rise serious threat to agri growth

    Climate change and sea-level rise pose a serious threat to the country's impressive growth in agricultural productivity. Bangladesh and the World Bank (WB) yesterday launched the Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment Plan (CSAIP) to address the impact of climate change on agriculture and to prioritise…
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