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Khaleda leaves for Cox’s Bazar Saturday to visit Rohingyas

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to Chittagong on Saturday as she embarks on a four-day tour of Cox’s Bazar to visit the Rohingyas who have taken shelter there in the face of persecution in their own country, Myanmar. The BNP chairperson is scheduled to start her journey from her Gulshan residence at 10am, and will have a break for ... Read More »

North Korea reluctantly opens up on to human rights

When you start from zero, as North Korea does on human rights, anything can seem like progress. So it’s noteworthy that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights for North Korea said this week that the country is “selectively” engaging with the international community on concerns over its horrific rights record. Tomas Ojea Quintana told the UN General Assembly ... Read More »

Quader accuses Khaleda of telling court all lies about Hasina

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday accused BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia of telling a court blatant lies about Awami League and Sheikh Hasina. “Her (Khaleda’s) language is not a political one. This is the language of street. Her speeches will create confusion in the country’s political arena,” he said. Quader was talking to reporters before attending a women ... Read More »

Australian court disqualifies Deputy PM for dual citizenship

Australia’s High Court on Friday disqualified the deputy prime minister and four senators from sitting in Parliament in a ruling that could cost the government its slender majority in Parliament. The decision to disqualify Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens sitting in Parliament means a by-election will be held for his rural electoral ... Read More »

Spain PM Rajoy demands direct rule

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called on senators to approve direct rule over Catalonia, amid an escalating crisis over the region’s push for independence. He said he wanted to dismiss Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, his vice-president and all regional ministers. Mr Rajoy’s speech was met with applause in the Spanish senate, where his Partido Popular has a majority. Read More »

Google is flying high now, but regulatory threats loom

San Francisco, Oct 27 (AP/UNB) — Is it possible to win so much that you end up losing? That’s one question facing Google and some of its tech compatriots as they prepare to testify before congressional investigations into Russian meddling next week. Google continues to pile on billions in ad revenue every quarter. But like its chief rival Facebook, it’s ... Read More »

Assange confirms Cambridge analytica sought wikileaks help

A data-mining firm that worked for Donald Trump’s election campaign made an approach to WikiLeaks, founder Julian Assange said on Wednesday. The statement followed a report in the Daily Beast that Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix made contact with Assange about the possible release of 33,000 of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. “I can confirm an ... Read More »

How ‘Take-Make-Dispose’ economic model Kills

By Baher Kamal Rome, Oct 26 (IPS) – The prevailing “Take-Make-Dispose” linear economic model consisting of voracious depletion of natural resources in both production and consumption patterns have proved to be one of the world’s main killers due to the huge pollution it causes for air, land and soil, marine and freshwater. Read More »

Banker-SME entrepreneur meet held in Barisal

Dhaka – The Barisal Office of Bangladesh Bank in cooperation of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited Barisal Zone organised Banker-SME entrepreneur view exchange and loan distribution program in collaboration with all the commercial banks and financial institutions of the region on 25 October 2017 in Barisal Club. Fazle Kabir, Governor of Bangladesh Bank addressed the program as the chief guest. Read More »

19th World Fest of Youth and Students ends in Russia

Dhaka – The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) ended in Sochi of Russia. Over 25,000 young people of age between 18-35 from 185 countries including Bangladesh took part in the festival, held from October 14 to 22, 2017. Participants included representatives from non-government organizations, teachers, students, politicians, social and cultural activists, power industry workers and journalists among ... Read More »