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Saturday, 22 October 2016
The UN’s world heritage body has made an urgent intervention to stop the construction of a coal power station in Bangladesh. UNESCO said the plant could damage the world heritage-listed Sundarbans mangrove forest, which houses up to 450 Bengal tigers. ...
Friday, 21 October 2016
Bangladesh on Thursday, has urged the United Nations Security Council to consider working on a resolution against Israel’s illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Addressing the UN Council during an Open Debate, Permanent Representative of Ba...
Friday, 21 October 2016
The Bangladesh parliament should repeal a new law aimed at regulating civil society organisations that accept foreign funds, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. In a statement on Wednesday, the global human rights body said, “The new law subjects non-governmental ...
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Despite the government\'s assurance that the Rampal power plant would not harm the Sundarbans, the Unesco stays firm in its stance against the project and has again requested the government to cancel and relocate it to a more suitable place. Otherwise, the UN\'s cultur...
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Traffic snarls in capital Dhaka cost $4.6 billion a year in lost time, fuel and health consequences, among other elements, says the UN Development Programme (UNDP). That is the annual income of over a million citizens but many people felt they had no choice but to comm...
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
The European Union will discuss the formation of new Election Commission in Bangladesh at the next Bangladesh-EU joint commission meeting in Brussels in December next as the tenure of the current EC expires in February next year.   “We’ve a history of...
Friday, 14 October 2016
(New York) – Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release three children of opposition leaders convicted of war crimes who were forcibly disappeared and have been illegally detained since August 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. Bangladesh’s donors ...
Thursday, 13 October 2016
It was early evening on Monday 22 August when the men came for former Brig Gen Abdulahail Amaan Azmi. There were about 30 of them, according to the caretaker in the apartment block where he lived. Abul Kalam Azad says they were in plain clothes but had an air of confi...
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
The European Union has hoped that Bangladesh, as a Member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, will take all necessary actions to implement the UN Resolutions, and thus fully contribute to the enhancement of fundamental rights and human dignity in the world. &nb...
Monday, 10 October 2016
Their words and actions are examples of blatant contradictions. While scrutinising the Foreign Donations (voluntary activities) Regulation Bill 2015, a parliamentary sub-committee had stressed the need to make the proposed legislation NGO-friendly and internationally a...
Saturday, 08 October 2016
The Rapid Action Battalion has complained to the home ministry of police excesses against its members, saying the prevailing situation is so tense that it might go out of hand anytime soon. It has alleged that police on several occasions assaulted Rab personnel even af...
Friday, 07 October 2016
All the election bodies now face challenges in checking the influence of muscle power, money and biased media reports while arranging fair and free polls, said a high official of Indian Election Commission, reports UNB.  “There’re three major challenge...
Thursday, 06 October 2016
While the excuse was the usual one of “interference in internal affairs,” Bangladesh’s perfectly choreographed dovetailing to India’s refusal to attend the Islamabad South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference re...
Wednesday, 05 October 2016
From the first moments the Muslim Brotherhood heard news of the arrest of Guidance Bureau member Dr Mohamed Kamal, along with Dr Yasser Shehata, the group formed a follow-up committee to investigate and document all available information. This proved with certainty that...
Wednesday, 05 October 2016
Egypt\'s security forces killed a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader and another member of the outlawed Islamist group in an overnight shootout at a Cairo apartment, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. According to a ministry statement, carried by the state MENA news ag...
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