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Suu Kyi may face prosecution over Myanmar military’s actions

Suu Kyi may face prosecution over Myanmar military’s actions

Myanmar’s civilian leader, a Nobel laureate once extolled as a champion of democracy, could face prosecution for crimes against humanity because…

Tunisia’s ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died yesterday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry told AFP. He was 83. "We had confirmation of his death 30 minutes ago," the ministry said, without giving further details.…

‘US support to tackle money laundering to continue’

US Ambassador Earl Miller yesterday said his country is committed to supporting Bangladesh in its efforts to tackle money laundering, terrorism financing, and strengthening the rule of law. "We share a common goal of preventing terrorism by identifying and choking off financial support for terrorists…

‘Dhaka now a city of casinos like Las Vegas’, quips BNP

In the wake of crackdown on illegal casinos in the city, BNP senior leader Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan yesterday alleged that the government has turned Dhaka into a city of casinos like that of Las Vegas, USA. "We earlier heard that Bangladesh would be upgraded into a developed country like Singapore.…

Bangladesh welcomes UN reform, commits to SDGs

Bangladesh welcomes the United Nations (UN) secretary-general’s reform of the UN system, according to foreign ministry officials. The reform assigns responsibility to the UN resident coordinator to monitor all activities of the UN’s many organs. It aims to improve the efficiency of UN activities…

SC refuses to stay HC order on Prof Fouzia’s appointment

The chamber court yesterday refused to stay Professor Fouzia Rezwan’s appointment as the principal of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNSC). Chamber judge of the Appellate Division Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed “no order” on a petition filed seeking a stay order on Prof Fouzia’s…

491 patients admitted to hospitals with dengue fever

A total of 491 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours. Of them, 159 were admitted to different Dhaka hospitals and 332 to hospitals outside the capital. Meanwhile, a total of 81,052 patients have already been released after treatment, according to…

JU VC meets home minister

The vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University (JU), Prof. Farzana Islam, paid a courtesy call on home minister Assaduzaman Khan Kamal yesterday (Thursday). The VC told The Independent: “I apprised him of the present situation on the campus centring admission." Asked about the ongoing agitation…

BNP leader Dudu sued

A case was filed yesterday against BNP Vice-Chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu on charge of issuing death threat to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Nurul Alam, President of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Rangunia Upazila unit in Chattogram, filed the case against Dudu with the court of Chattogram Judicial Magistrate…
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