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Genocide Case: Bangladesh lauds accountability efforts at ICJ

PM Hasina to remain sympathetic to Rohingyas, says Foreign Secretary Photo : Courtesy Bangladesh has appreciated the accountability efforts at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) lodged by Gambia on crimes committed on Rohingyas allegedly with genocidal intent by Myanmar. Dhaka underscored complementarities between accountability and creation of an atmosphere conducive to sustainable repatriation, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

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BNP stages protest demanding Khaleda’s release in city

The leaders and workers of BNP demonstrated a protest rally demanding unconditional release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday morning. The procession led by its senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi paraded through Mogbazar Mor area to Rail gate. After procession, Rizvi said,”the government has imprisoned Khaleda illegally and is now trying to kill her in jail baring ...

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Work to raise awareness against injustice: President to artistes

Dhaka, Dec 12 : President Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged artistes to work more for raising public awareness against injustice and oppression in the society. He made the call when an 11-member delegation of Bangabandhu Sanskritik Jote, led by its President Tarana Halim, met him at Bangabhaban. President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting. During the meeting, ...

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Bangladesh facing multi-dimensional threats due to climate change: Info Minister

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud urged the global community to take united initiative to combat the devastating effects of climate change. “Bangladesh has become the innocent victim of climate change. According to World Bank, the carbon emission rate of Bangladesh is only 5 tons per capita,” he said at a side event on ‘Climate Change Initiative of Bangladesh’ at COP ...

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Appellate Division rejects Khaleda Zia’s bail petition

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. The six-member Appellate bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after hearing the petition. “The petition is dismissed,” the court announced. On December 5, the top court deferred the hearing until ...

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Keraniganj Factory Fire: Death toll jumps to 11

The death toll from Keraniganj plastic factory fire climbed to 11 after two more victims succumbed to their injures at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday. Bachchu Mia, inspector of DMCH police outpost, said two victims, who suffered burns during the devastating fire, died at the hospital around 11:10am. One of the deceased was identified as Jahangir Hossain, 55, ...

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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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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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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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