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NEWS FLASH DESK Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reissued a strong warning against the wrongdoers, saying that law will take its own course against those who will commit crimes. BSS. “The law will take its own course against criminals whoever might be and whichever party they belong,” she said when expatriate Bangladeshis living in Azerbaijan called on her at Hotel Hilton Baku here yesterday evening. The prime minister said: “You’ve seen that it (action) is continuing. If any of our party man is indulged in crime, he or she is getting punishment instantly.” Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League President,…
BSS The nearly half a million Rohingyas who have entered Bangladesh since August will likely not be leaving soon, the UN said Wednesday, calling for longer-term plans to manage the influx. The head of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, called the current camp set up "a recipe for disaster", with overcrowding and unhygenic conditions creating a breeding ground for "possible epidemics." "The important thing is to get people in places where they can be assisted more easily," Grandi told reporters in Geneva, referring to the estimated 480,000 mostly Muslim Rohingyas who have fled Myanmar violence. "It is…
NEWS FLASH DESK Bangladesh today urged the international community to pursue Myanmar government for "immediate and unconditional" implementation of the Kofi Annan Commission's recommendations on Rakhine state where Rohingya Muslims have been facing widespread abuses that created serious humanitarian crisis. "We want that the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Commission should be implemented in totality, immediately and unconditionally for permanent solution of the crisis," said Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque after the second diplomatic briefing at State Guest House "the Padma" here this afternoon. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali organized the briefing to inform the foreign diplomats about the humanitarian…
Saturday COAST (a Bangladeshi NGO), NRC, and UNHCR jointly organized a side event, speakers emphasize global solidarity and sharing responsibilities in respect of climate displacement should be reflected in two global compacts as being prepared by UN. Noted that preparing two global compacts, one on refugees and another one on migration have been agreed by states during September 2016 in New York UN summit on large scale movement. The side event title “Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Compacts” have held in Geneva International Conference Centre on the eve of ongoing UNHCR Annual Dialogue. The side event was…
> Newsflash Desk Bangladeshi-born American scientist Dr. Shafiqul Islam jointly won the prestigious Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW). The prize was awarded to the team of Dr Shafiqul Islam (Tufts University, USA) and Dr Rita Colwell (University of Maryland at College Park) for their outstanding performances in developing and testing a model that uses chlorophyll information from satellite data to predict cholera outbreaks at least three to six months in advance, according to the official website of PSIPW. Dr Rita Colwell is an internationally-acclaimed oceanographer and microbiologist who has spent the bulk of her career studying…
var gandr_conf = { siteid : 7820, slot : 23098, }; Newsflash Desk The United States is sharpening its criticism of Bangladesh's tribunal on war crimes after death sentences were upheld this week against two influential opposition leaders. U.S. lawmakers overseeing foreign policy described the tribunal as "very flawed" and a means of political retribution. The State Department was less pointed, saying Friday that executions should not take place until it's clear the trial process meets international standards. More than 15 people, mostly leaders of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party, have been convicted of war crimes committed during the country's 1971…
Staff Correspondent Bangladesh recognises France as an “active voice” in promoting and protecting democracy, civil liberty and freedom across the globe, the foreign minister has said. We share so many common values,” Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said on Tuesday on the France’s national day. July 14 is the French National Day, also known as the Bastille Day. On that day in 1789, people stormed the Bastille prison tower, a symbol of tyranny, to get rid of absolute monarchy. The foreign minister speaking at a reception hosted by France Ambassador Sophie Aubert at her residence said the day was a “source…
Desk Putting emphasis on strong political will to find an effective solution to stopping all forms of irregular movements and human trafficking in the region, Bangladesh today expressed its commitment to join any regional or global effort to address the issue. "There appears to be strong political will to find an effective, comprehensive and sustainable solution to address all forms of irregular movements and human trafficking in the region," Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque told a crucial meeting on human trafficking in Bangkok today. While delivering his opening statement at the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Thai capital,…