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Gambia slams Suu Kyi silence

Gambia slams Suu Kyi silence
The Gambia hit out yesterday at Aung San Suu Kyi's "silence" over the plight of Rohingya Muslims after the Nobel peace laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN's top court. Lawyers for the African country said her arguments that Myanmar's 2017 military crackdown was a "clearance operation" targeting militants ignored widespread allegations of mass murder, rape and forced deportation. "Madame agent, your silence said far more than your words," Gambia's lawyer Philippe Sands told the International Court of Justice, referring to Suu Kyi, who is officially acting as Myanmar's agent in the case. "The word 'rape' did not once pass the lips of the agent," added…

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Nations urged to support Gambia
The international community has been urged to extend their support to The Gambia to ensure justice for the victims of the genocide committed against Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine state. The call came up at a reception hosted in honour of the Gambian minister of justice, Abubacarr Marie Tambadou,…

BNP slams SC verdict on Khaleda bail

BNP slams SC verdict on Khaleda bail

The BNP yesterday announced that the party would hold a countrywide demonstration on Sunday for its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail. It said that the government would be compelled to hold an election afresh under a neutral government and an impartial Election Commission (EC) by scrapping…
56 new AIDS patients detected in Khulna division in a year

56 new AIDS patients detected in Khulna division in a year

Fifty-six new aids patients were detected in the division between November 2018 and October 2019. The patients include 26 men, 24 women and six children. This year, 12 AIDS patients died – eight of them were women. According to Strengthening of HIV Services Project of Khulna Medical College Hospital…
Sea level rise threatens agriculture

Sea level rise threatens agriculture

Though Bangladesh faced acute shortage of food in the initial decades, today the country has shed the ignominious image of a hungry nation to that of a well-fed one. In the last 25 years, Bangladesh’s agricultural productivity growth has been among the highest in the world and supported around…
Learning the lingua franca of the world

Learning the lingua franca of the world

English language is the linguistic tool to open the door of the globalised world. Consequently, how to master this language more effectively has become a serious cause for concern nowadays. As English is the most used international language and the fourth most widely spoken language in the world, it…
BTRC forms body to stop SIM 
registration for illegal VoIP trade

BTRC forms body to stop SIM registration for illegal VoIP trade

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has formed a body to find ways to stop the registration of SIM cards used in illegal VoIP business. Following an investigation, the regulatory body said SIM cards were now being registered by using five types of documents. Among them, four…
Russia’s only aircraft carrier on fire in port

Russia’s only aircraft carrier on fire in port

Russia’s only aircraft carrier caught fire yesterday while undergoing maintenance in an Arctic shipyard, news agencies reported, raising concerns for the future of the navy flagship. Russia’s Interfax, RIA Novosti and TASS news agencies quoted local emergency services as saying at least…
Loko Natyadal to stage ‘Amra Tinjon’ today

Loko Natyadal to stage ‘Amra Tinjon’ today

Theatre troupe Loko Natyadal, one of the most prominent theatre troupes in the country, will stage its latest theatre production titled ‘Amra Tinjon’ at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The play will be brought to the stage…
Rajshahi begin with emphatic win

Rajshahi begin with emphatic win

Hazratullah Zazai (56 not out) and Shoaib Malik (36 not out) provided Rajshahi Royals a flying start when they thrashed star-studded Dhaka Platoon by a thumping nine wickets in their first match of the day two of the Akash-DTH Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at the Sher-e-Bangla National…
Betel leaf farming becomes boon for Rajshahi farmers

Betel leaf farming becomes boon for Rajshahi farmers

Betel-leaf farming has been playing a vital role towards improving socio-economic condition of people in many areas of the region as it has an extra fame for the crop and its marketing. As it’s more profitable than many other crops to the farmers number of its farmers and acreage is increasing…
Onion import by plane costs Tk 150 per kg: Minister

Onion import by plane costs Tk 150 per kg: Minister

Onions imported by airplanes on an emergency basis have cost Tk. 150 a kg and the price of the bulb will remain stable in case of healthy competition in the market, said commerce minister Tipu Munshi. He was addressing a seminar in the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) building in the city yesterday.…
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