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UNHRC asks Myanmar to open door for probe

The UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday asked Myanmar authorities to allow independent investigation into possible genocide in Rakhine State. In a resolution, the council also asked Myanmar for immediate steps to stop organised violence against ethnic minority Rohingyas that made them ‘barely human’ over five decades. The resolution was adopted in a special session […]

A senior government official said that the proposed law would not apply to Jammu and Kashmir Indian government has drawn up a draft law that makes practising instant divorce or triple talaq, a “cognisable and non-bailable” offence, which is punishable with three years in jail and a fine, The Indian Express reported. The draft law, […]

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Naznin Tithi Dr Maung Zarni, a UK-based Burmese genocide scholar and human rights activist who campaigns for the end of Myanmar genocide against Rohingyas, talks with The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about how the international community has failed to take concrete and effective actions to end the state-directed persecution spanning 40 years. What made you take up the […]

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Both teams have qualified for the playoffs, but which team will finish in what position in that top four could be known better by the end of the day Abu Jayed and Benny Howell took two wicket each as Khulna beats Comilla by 14 runs in the first match of day 20 of Bangladesh Premier League BPL […]

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Bikalkpadhara Bangladesh chief AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury has rolled out a new political alliance, ‘Jukta Front’, after a meeting at JSD President ASM Abdur Rab’s residence in Dhaka. In the new coalition, Bikalpadhara has Rab’s Jatiya Samajtantrik DAL-JSD, Abdul Kader Siddique-headed Krishak Sramik Janata League and Mahmudur Rahman Manna’s Nagorik Oikya as partners. Badruddoza said uniting […]

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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Monday invited applications from eligible entities for awarding 4G licences and published schedule for auction of three bands of spectrum, seeking bids from eligible firms. The moves of the telecom regulator came following a decision made by the commission at a special meeting held in its office on Monday, a […]

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