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Glimpses: Leaders at the UN, in their own words

United Nations, SEP 27 (AP/UNB) — Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate. Read More »

World leaders must not let down climate protesters

Mostafa Kamal Majumder Three thousand school and college students in Dhaka joined the Global Climate Strike carrying placards seeking climate justice, an end to the use of fossil fuels and chanted slogans urging action from global leaders to protect Planet Earth from climate catastrophes. Read More »

BNP starts withdrawing expulsions on UZ-level leaders

Dhaka, July 10 – The BNP now starts backing home around 200 grassroots leaders who were expelled for participating in last Upazila elections held followed the December 30 parliamentary polls. As part of the endavour, the party has withdrawn expulsion order from 34 leaders at district and Upazila levels till Monday. A senior BNP leader preferring anonymity said that the ... Read More »

Of leaders then and now

By Issa Sikiti da Silva Cotonou, Benin, Jul 8 2019 (IPS) – Richard Dossevi parks his motorcycle taxi on one of the busiest street corners in Cotonou, Benin’s commercial capital, to wait for commuters amid the summer heat. It has been four years since he left his native Togo to seek work opportunities in neighbouring Benin. He found none. So ... Read More »

Aggrieved Chhatra Dal leaders apologise for BNP office siege

Dhaka, July 3 – The aggrieved leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal including those were expelled from the organization yesterday sought apology for the past incidents including locking up at BNP central office and accepted the decision of the party. The agitating student leaders sought apology at an urgent press conference at the ground floor of the party headquarters at Naya ... Read More »

China, North Korean leaders hold talks

Beijing, June 20 (AP/UNB) — The leaders of China and North Korea are holding talks in the North Korean capital. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat down for talks Thursday in Pyongyang. It provided no further details. Xi arrived earlier Thursday for a two-day state visit. He and Kim are ... Read More »

AL-backed BCL leaders clash at DU over central committee

BCL Leaders clash at DU

Dhaka, May 13 – At least seven people were injured during a clash between two opposing factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Madhu’s Canteen of Dhaka University on Monday evening. Earlier in the afternoon, a 301-member central committee of BCL was announced through a press release, leading to a group who were deprived of desired posts to protest and ... Read More »

BNP-led 20-party leaders to meet Monday to treat wounds

Dhaka, May 11 – Amid strong resentment by some alliance partners over the swearing in by five BNP MPs, the top leaders of 20-party alliance are going to meet on Monday. The meeting is scheduled to begin at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office at 4pm, BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told UNB on Saturday. A top leader of ... Read More »