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Prevent Rohingya genocide

Prevent Rohingya genocide
The UN's highest court ordered Myanmar yesterday to do everything in its power to prevent the alleged genocide of Rohingya Muslims, as international justice stepped into the crisis for the first time. The International Court of Justice rejected arguments made by Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in The Hague in December and set out urgent steps for the majority Buddhist nation to end the violence. The mainly Muslim African state of The Gambia had asked the court to impose emergency measures following a 2017 military crackdown by Myanmar that sent around 740,000 Rohingya fleeing into neighbouring Bangladesh. Presiding judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said that "the court was of the opinion that the Rohingya in Myanmar remain…

BNP slams EC, brands it as ‘useless’

BNP slams EC, brands it as ‘useless’

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday described the Election Commission (EC) as 'biased and useless' body as it has failed to take any action against those attacked the electioneering of their party's mayoral candidates of the two city corporations in Dhaka. He also…
Children voice their demands, concerns with MPs

Children voice their demands, concerns with MPs

For the first time, some 300 children representing the same number of electoral constituencies in the country came face-to-face with elected Members of Parliament (MPs) to voice their demands, concerns and aspirations in the city during the 1st National Session of Generation Parliament yesterday. Generation…
Airfare for pilgrims should be reasonable

Airfare for pilgrims should be reasonable

Every year, millions of people go to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj and of this, a large number are from lower middle class backgrounds who spend a lion’s share from their life’s savings to pay for the airfare to and from Saudi Arabia. In such a situation, the hike of the Biman Bangladesh…
Life cycle net-worth and investment strategies

Life cycle net-worth and investment strategies

For most of our life, we will be earning and spending. Rarely, however, will our current money income exactly balance with our consumption desires. Sometimes, we may have more money than we want to spend; all other times, we may want to purchase more than we can afford. And these imbalances will lead…
Lack of progress in curbing money laundering

Lack of progress in curbing money laundering

The government’s promise to come down hard on money laundering is mostly falling flat because of the lack of political will and proper coordination among different bodies, say economists. Citing the increasing value of the dollar in the country, the economists claim that the amount of money laundered…
UK parliament ratifies Brexit divorce law

UK parliament ratifies Brexit divorce law

After years of acrimonious debate, British lawmakers on Wednesday finally approved the terms of their country’s historic departure from the European Union—due in just nine days time. MPs in the lower House of Commons had already backed the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which ratifies the…
‘Golapjan’ coming to Shilpakala today

‘Golapjan’ coming to Shilpakala today

Theatre Art Unit, a popular theatre troupe in the country, will stage its praiseworthy production ‘Golapjan’ this evening at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital. The proceeds from the show will be given to the welfare fund of theatre artistes. …
Mahmudullah gears up to cover Shakib, Mushfiq’s absence

Mahmudullah gears up to cover Shakib, Mushfiq’s absence

Bangladesh’s middle order is looking vulnerable in absence of two stalwarts-Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, captain Mahmudullah Riyad has planned to plug the loopholes by promoting him up in the batting order. Mushfiqur Rahim pulled him out of the tour due to security concern while Shakib…
Commercial farming of cassia leaf benefits Kaliganj farmers

Commercial farming of cassia leaf benefits Kaliganj farmers

Farmers in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah have been leaning towards cassia leaf farming commercially, considering the financial benefit of the medicinal, as well as spicy crop, leaving traditional crops. The area of farming has been increasing every year as its production cost is very low, said one of…
Electioneering gains momentum as polling date nears

Electioneering gains momentum as polling date nears

With only seven days to go for the Dhaka City Corporation elections, slated for February 1, all mayoral and councillor candidates of the Awami League and the BNP, along with their supporters, have been carrying out hectic campaign. The ruling party candidates have been dominating the campaigning since…
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