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Nations urged to support Gambia to ensure accountability for genocidal crimes against Rohingyas

The governments of all the countries and international community have been urged to extend all possible support to The Gambia to ensure justice for the victims of genocide committed against the Rohingyas in the Rakhine State by Myanmar authorities. The call was made at a reception hosted in honour of The Gambian Minister of Justice Abubakar Tambadou and Special Envoy ...

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Focus of all dev programmes on rural Bangladesh: PM

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government is implementing all its development programmes centring rural areas to provide a better economic status to Bangladesh villages. She made the statement when Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Armida Salsiah ...

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President adviser: 70 soldiers dead in Niger after attack

Suspected Islamic militants ambushed a military post in western Niger and killed at least 70 soldiers, a presidential adviser said late Wednesday, marking the deadliest attack on the West African country’s forces in recent memory. The violence comes just days ahead of a summit in France where French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to meet with West African leaders to ...

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The main parties and policies in the British election

The United Kingdom’s 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers in Thursday’s elections for Parliament’s lower House of Commons. Here is a look at the main parties and their policies: The Conservative Party: “Get Brexit Done” is the key message pushed – over and over — throughout the campaign by flamboyant Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservatives to ...

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Chinese citizen found buried in capital, police doubt planned murder

The body of a Chinese citizen has been discovered buried beside his residence in Dhaka’s Banani, police said. The deceased was identified as Gaoxian Hui, 47, a stone trader and supplier. He had been supplying stones in the Padma bridge construction project also. Officer-in-charge of Banani Police Station Noor-e-Azam said they recovered the body of Gaoxian Hui, 47, around 12:00 ...

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Imrul guides Challengers to first win in BPL

Veteran Imrul Kayes hit 38-ball 61 runs with two fours and five sixes guiding the Chattogram Challengers to register their first win over the Sylhet Thunder in the Bangladesh Premier Leauge’s special edition – Bangabandhu BPL on Wednesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The Thunder batted first after losing the toss and posted a moderate total of 162 runs in ...

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Jahir president, Alamgir general secretary of Habiganj AL

Habiganj Correspondent : Advocate Md Abu Jahir has been re-elected president and Advocate Alamgir Chowdhury has been elected general secretary of the Habiganj district Awami League (AL) for the next three years. Besides, outgoing general secretary Advocate Abdul Majid Khan has been made central working committee member of the party. AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul ...

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Plane carrying 1 of Liverpool’s owners skids off runway

Liverpool’s Naby Keita,center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the group E Champions League soccer match between Salzburg and Liverpool, in Salzburg, Austria, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Photo: AP A private jet carrying a member of the American ownership group of English soccer club Liverpool skidded off the runway at an airport on Wednesday. No one ...

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Hague Hearing: Dhaka, Washington expect good outcome

Suu Kyi’s moral degradation saddens Dr Momen Photo: Courtesy Bangladesh and the United States are expecting good results on accountability front as the second day hearing on genocide by Myanmar against Rohingyas began at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday. “We feel proud that a country like The Gambia came forward with the case. Yesterday’s hearing was a ...

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Move on to submit manipulated report on Khaleda’s health: BNP

BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government is trying to submit a different report on Khaleda Zia’s health condition before the Supreme Court changing the one made by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University authorities. “The medical board’s report sought by the court is yet to come. We came to know that steps are being taken to submit a different report ...

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