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Tuesday, 24 January 2017
The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has warned against the planned relocation of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “[Such a move] would be a brazen violation of UN resolutions,” the Doha-based body said in a statement relea...
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is likely to arrive here on a three-day state visit next month to advance the “special relations” with Bangladesh. The Palestinian side has proposed February 1-3 for the visit but the date is yet to be finalised, a diplom...
Monday, 23 January 2017
The Saudi finance ministry said on Sunday there would be no fees applied on remittances out of the country, days after the kingdom\'s advisory Shoura Council said it was looking at a proposal to impose a 6 percent levy on expatriate remittances. Saudi Arabia is \"c...
Sunday, 22 January 2017
At the age of free flow of capital and liberal visa regime, Bangladeshi travellers hold passports that are considered one of ‘worst’ ones in terms of easy access to any another country. The Bangladesh passport holders enjoy visa-free entry or can obtain vis...
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Following the Narayanganj seven-murder verdict, the Human Rights Watch has urged the government to take immediate steps to disband Rapid Action Battalion and replace it with a rights respecting force.A Narayanganj court on Monday sentenced 26 people, including 16 former...
Thursday, 19 January 2017
A Lakshmipur court has sentenced 11 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Awami Juba League to different terms in jail in a case in connection with an attempt to murder the BCL’s district unit vice president Ashraful Alam. In protest against the verdic...
Thursday, 19 January 2017
India’s Border Security Force on Wednesday returned the body of a Bangladeshi national three days after they recovered it along the Bangladesh-India border in Chapainawabganj. The Bangladeshi national, Ismail, 19, is son of Habibur Rahman of the village Ghughupar...
Monday, 16 January 2017
Around six million people have been displaced from their homes due to the effects of climate change in Bangladesh, International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today. Increased temperature and variations in rainfall are the most prevalent elements of c...
Saturday, 14 January 2017
The Bangladesh government clamped down on media and civil society and state authorities detained, maimed, killed, and disappeared members of the political opposition, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. Bangladesh authorities have failed to...
Sunday, 08 January 2017
On August 8, a Bangladesh news website published an article claiming that two militants – Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, allegedly ISIS’s Bangladesh coordinator, and sacked army major Syed Ziaul Haq, said to be behind a series of targeted killings &nd...
Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Indonesia is carrying out intensive diplomacy with bridge building between Myanmar and Bangladesh to help address the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. The Straits Times wrote this on Tuesday, quoting Indonesia’s foreign minister Retno Marsudi. Jakarta is also keepi...
Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Shop owners of the DCC market which caught fire in the wee hours of Tuesday have alleged their shops were set on fire as part of a conspiracy to evict the market. Talking to the media, most of the shop owners who rushed to the scene to save their shops don&rs...
Tuesday, 03 January 2017
The Saudi embassy in Dhaka has withdrawn the restriction on visas for male migrant workers, said a leader of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira) yesterday.  The embassy had imposed the restriction, saying that recruiting agencies we...
Monday, 02 January 2017
Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mohajote (BJHM) on Friday said a total of 98 members of the Hindu community were killed and 357 others injured across the country till 29 December this year. An alliance of Hindus in Bangladesh, the Hindu Mohajote revealed this in a report releas...
Sunday, 01 January 2017
In just a matter of one week, the zila parishad polls have cast a dark shadow over the relief that the Narayanganj elections had brought. This was the first ever district council election in the country and should have evoked more enthusiasm and public participation tha...
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