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UN calls for calm after shots fired in Rohingya camp in Myanmar

The UN has called for calm after several Rohingya Muslims were shot and wounded in a Rakhine state camp, in a raid linked to the failed escape of more than 100 of the stateless minority from the grim settlements. Some 120,000 Rohingya have languished in displacement camps near Rakhine’s capital, Sittwe, since riots in 2012. […]

Individual taxpayers avail tax services at the concluding day of the week-long tax fair at the O cers’ Club premises in the capital. A record number of tax returns was submitted this time, alongside the growth in tax income Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Tax fairs were also held in all divisional headquarters, in 56 districts, […]

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Bangladesh’s fielding consultant Ryan Cook (L) gives some tips to the players during a training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. — BCB photo Bangladesh fielding consultant Ryan Cook on Monday urged his charges to set their own standards to become the best fielding side in the world. The Tigers produced dismal fielding […]

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11th Parliamentary Election Electoral integrity matters M Sakhawat Hussain The Election Commission (EC) had announced the schedule for the 11th parliamentary election on November 8, 2018 and shifted the poll date from December 23 to December 30, 2018 as the opposition BNP and the newly formed alliance Jatiya Oikyafront decided to hold a couple of […]

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False News Websites Hit Bangladesh Ahead of General Election By Sharif Khiam on Nov 19, 2018 Benar News Several websites that spread fake content and masquerade as online portals of genuine news organizations have cropped up in Bangladesh in the past few days, alarming media executives who say these could mislead voters ahead of next […]

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Into the electoral fray from behind bars Anwar Hussain, Chittagong Dhaka Tribune November 19th, 2018 Representational Photo Bigstock  Still in jail nine accused collect nomination Nine people accused in different cases have collected nomination forms to contest the forthcoming 11th general election slated for December 30. Of them, seven leaders have collected nomination papers from […]

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The Daily Star November 20, 2018 Ershad lying low, again Could not be contacted by JP rank and file for the last two days Star file photo of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad Shakhawat Liton and Rashidul Hasan Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has been unreachable for most of the party ranks for the last […]

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The Daily Star November 20, 2018 EC Order to Remove Posters, Banners Local admin steps in A large replica of a boat, electoral symbol of the Awami League, being taken inside a building on C&B Road in Barishal city during a mobile court drive yesterday. The local administration had to take down such election campaign […]

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We want a fair election Matiur Rahman | Update: 20:18, Nov 19, 2018             [This is slightly a customised version of the statement made at an exchange of views between opposition coalition of Jatiya Oikya Front and editors of newspapers in Dhaka on 16 November.] Dr Anisuzzaman (a noted academic), […]

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HC for stern steps to prevent crimes like Narayanganj 7-murder Prothom Alo English Desk | Update: 00:38, Nov 20, 2018             Terming the Narayanganj seven-murder a grotesque crime and inhuman conduct, the High Court has observed that a strong message needs to be sent to the perpetrators so that nobody […]

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BTRC set bad example ‘blocking’ Skype: BNP UNB . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Nov 20, 2018 BNP on Monday said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has set a bad example by ‘blocking’ telecommunication application Skype across the country. Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul […]

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19 November 2018 Ambassador Earl Miller   New U.S. Ambassador Earl R. Miller arrived Dhaka on Sunday, November 18. Earl R. Miller was confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on October 11, 2018. He served most recently as Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana from 2014 to 2018. Ambassador Miller, a […]

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