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Rohingya refugee leaders ‘issue demands’ before repatriation

Rohingya refugee leaders ‘issue demands’ before repatriation  PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 January, 2018 Reuters Why the world won’t call the Rohingya crisis ‘genocide’ 19 Jan 2018 Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a […]

Supporters of Ivy, Shamim Osman fight a fierce battle in Narayanganj Narayanganj Correspondent,  bdnews24.com Published: 2018-01-16 Narayanganj’s Chashara has turned into a battlefield as supporters of Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy and AKM Shamim Osman MP are fighting over the eviction of hawkers from pavements. At one stage of the running battle, Ivy’s supporters formed a human shield […]

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File photo of Sultana KamalMahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune At least 800 women were raped in 2017 Advocate, human rights activist and former caretaker government advisor Sultana Kamal said that although Bangladesh has improved in many areas, it is falling behind in addressing human rights issues. “Violations of human rights now occur so frequently that they […]

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Outgoing CPA Chairman Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal Dhaka Tribune Criticism has also been hurled at the ports in South Africa and Morocco that are being visited. Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) Chairman Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal on Sunday embarked on an overseas tour for gaining experience on port operations. It is entirely normal behaviour from […]

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Walkable places don’t rely on footpaths alone. Walking becomes an attractive urban experience when footpaths offer views of monuments, historic and inspiring buildings, engaging shops, green and water, and dynamic public places. Image courtesy: Bengal Institute of Architecture Adnan Morshed I have been walking around Dhaka, kind of randomly, for the past few months. It […]

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Shakib Al Hasan with Pranab Mukherjee. Photo: collected from Shakib Al Hasan’s facebook. Star Online Report Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan met former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a visit to Bangladesh and the cricketer posted a photo of their meeting on his facebook. Shakib gifted the former India President a Bangladesh […]

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THE cabinet’s approval of a draft bill in May 2017 seeking to amend the Bank Companies Act 1991 to allow four of a family to be on the boards of private commercial banks for nine yeas in a row suggested that the government was willing to strengthen family control on the banks. The passage of […]

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South Zone’s Abdur Razzak poses for photographs after reaching the 500-wicket first-class club in Dhaka Wednesday  The 35-year old Abdur Razzak has registered five-wicket hauls 32 times and 10-wicket hauls eight times . Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak emerged as the first Bangladeshi to pick up 500 first-class wickets. The Bangladesh spinner bagged one scalp for […]

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File photo of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir  The by-polls for the mayoral post of DNCC, which was scheduled to be held on February 26, has been stayed for three months. In a knee-jerk reaction, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday accused the Awami League-led government of conspiring with the Election […]

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  বিশেষ রিপোর্ট : : শেখ হাসিনার ব্যাংক ডাকাত সরকারের কবলে পড়ে এবার ডুবতে বসেছে ন্যাশনাল ব্যাংক । শেখ হাসিনার ব্যাংক ডাকাত পরিবারের সদস্য এবং আওয়ামী লুটেরাদের খুশি করতে পারলেই ঋণ মেলে, ঋণ খেলাপি হওয়া যায় আবার নানা অজুহাতে ঋণ অবলোপন করা যায়। ব্যাংকিং খাতে বছরের পর বছর ধরে এমন অনাচারের পর ও শেখ হাসিনার […]

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IGNORANCE, JEALOUSY, AND HATRED BRING SELF DESTRUCTION F R Chowdhury   17.1.2018 Donald Trump had a simple and easy slogan for his election campaign – MAGA – make America great again. Many think that Trump was trying to refer to Barrack Obama presidency period as a dark chapter and promised to bring back the white supremacy […]

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UN chief and rights groups raise concerns over Rohingya deal

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First group of refugees to be sent back to Myanmar next week but critics say details are unclear Michael Safi Wed 17 Jan 2018  Concerns are growing among United Nations agencies and humanitarian groups over an agreement between the Bangladesh and Myanmar governments to repatriate several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees within two years. Bangladesh state […]

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