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Israel's Attack On Gaza

Urdu speakers in Bangladesh urge permanent ceasefire

Minority Council of Urdu Speaking People of Indian Origin in Bangladesh has urged the UN to intervene and lift the siege on Gaza and broker a permanent ceasefire. The council formed a human chain in front of the United Nations office in Agargaon in the capital yesterday protesting Israel's 20-day long military attack on Gaza, which left more  than 1,000 people dead, said a press release. Later, the council submitted a written petition to the local UN office addressed to UN...

GAZA CRISIS

Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate halt to violence in Gaza, saying the Palestinian territory is in a "critical condition". "In the name of humanity, the violence must stop," he told reporters. Shortly after he spoke, news agencies reported that the compound housing Gaza's main hospital had been hit by an Israeli...

Eid joy eludes them

As millions have been rushing home to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with near and dear ones, families of eight missing people, allegedly abducted by Rab eight months ago, took to the street yesterday demanding their return home. They expressed their desire, with tears in eyes, to share the happy moments with their missing family members during Eid. The families formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital after arranging a press conference, which was attended by the...

Anomalies in district hospitals

WITH a very low income and high population, Bangladesh has outpaced many of its peers in social development indicators of similar per capita GDP. Improvements in some health indicators are remarkable, especially in reducing child mortality rate. Bangladesh has made dramatic advances and received the United Nations MDG award for being on track for reducing infant and child mortality. However, this overall progress in the health sector has not been equally realised throughout the country, rather regional variations are high...

Israel's Military Offensive in Gaza

UN play your role

UN play your role

People across the country yesterday continued protesting Israel's ongoing military offensive in Gaza, urging the United Nations (UN) to break the silence and play its due role.   They also called upon the international community to force Israel to stop killing innocent Gazans.   Human rights activists urged the UN to deploy UN-led force in...

UN chief Ban for ending fighting in Gaza

UN chief Ban for ending fighting in Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Israel and the Palestinians to "stop fighting" and "start talking" to end the conflict in Gaza. He was speaking in Israel as diplomatic efforts intensified. More than 600 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed in the past 14 days of fighting, officials say. Earlier, US Secretary of State...

UN chief heading to Mideast in Gaza peace bid

UN chief heading to Mideast in Gaza peace bid

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave Saturday for the Middle East to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, the UN political chief said Friday. At an emergency UN Security Council meeting, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said a cease-fire is "indispensable." But the only way to make it stick is...

Pilots warned about Ukraine airspace dangers

Pilots warned about Ukraine airspace dangers

Aviation safety authorities in the United States and Europe warned pilots in April about potential risks flying in or near Ukraine airspace, where a Malaysian Airlines passenger airliner went down on Thursday. The US Federal Aviation Administration on April 23 issued a "special notice" regarding Ukrainian airspace to US aviators and air carriers advising...

Fresh Israel warning as Gaza death toll tops 207

Fresh Israel warning as Gaza death toll tops 207

Israel has urged thousands of Palestinians in eastern and northern Gaza to leave their homes as it continues air strikes. An Egyptian truce initiative on Tuesday failed to halt rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas militants and other groups. Israel, which had its first fatality on Tuesday, said senior Hamas militants had died in strikes...

Israel's Aggression in Gaza

Protests continue in Bangladesh

Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Raushan Ershad yesterday condemned the Israeli air strikes killing innocent civilians in Gaza, while Bangladesh Bar Council urged the United Nations to suspend the membership of Israel until it stops the aggression. In a statement, Raushan said as elsewhere in the world, the people of Bangladesh were "very astonished" at the massive attack being carried out in the month of Ramadan. She urged the UN, Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), and other international bodies...

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