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Bangladesh

Editorial

Repatriation of Rohingyas

THE 8th round of foreign office consultations between Bangladesh and Myanmar has yielded some good results. The Rohingya issue, particularly expatriation of Rohingya refugees, who have been bearing tremendous hardship in refugee camps, over two decades in some cases, has been the major stumbling block in the improvement of our bilateral relationship. We are happy to note that a definite progress has been made by Myanmar's fresh commitment to start the process of repatriation of the stranded Rohingya refugees...

Lower courts need 3,000 more judges

Bangladesh Law Commission has recommended recruiting 3,000 judges at lower courts for quick disposal of pending cases and reducing sufferings of justice seekers. The commission in a report also observed that most of the lower court judges do not follow relevant rules and regulations while discharging judicial duties, further delaying disposing of cases. It sent its report to the law ministry and its parliamentary standing committee on June 26. The committee had asked for its suggestions on how to reduce the...

Dhaka to press for Nur Hossain's return

Bangladesh is likely to request New Delhi to hand over Nur Hossain, the alleged mastermind of the seven murders in Narayanganj, at the three-day long home secretary-level talks between Bangladesh and India beginning today. The meeting is also expected to address issues like cross-border crimes, land boundary agreement and killing along the border. The secretary-level meeting, 15th of its kind between the two countries, will be held at Hotel Sonargoan. Indian Home Secretary Anil Goswami and Senior Bangladesh Home Secretary Mozammel Haque...

Blue Economy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday underscored the marine-based economic activities and management of sea and its resources through “Blue Economy”, saying such activities could create new horizon for the development of a coastal country like Bangladesh. She also emphasised the need for tapping the huge potentials of sea and sea resources through proper management to ensure sustainable development. The prime minister made the observations while inaugurating a two-day “International Workshop on Blue Economy” at a hotel in the capital. Hasina said the marine-based...

Dhaka Bank Cup 2014
West Indies vs Bangladesh

Shiv & Shane make Tigers toil

Shiv & Shane make Tigers toil

Centuries from Shivnaraine Chanderpaul and opener Shane Jeffers defied Bangladesh's bowlers in the three-day practice match against St Kitts and Nevis at St Nevis yesterday. At the time this report was filed the hosts were poised at 297 for four, in the morning session on the third day, and were trailing by 80...

Fakhrul sued for calling Hasina ‘killer’

Fakhrul sued for calling Hasina ‘killer’

A defamation case was filed against BNP's Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today for terming Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Sheikh Hasina a “killer”. Nur e-Alam Siddique, vice president of Awami Matsyajibi League, filed the case against Fakhrul with the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka. After hearing the charges, Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha...

Judges' impeachment move ‘not in people’s interest’: Dr Kamal

Judges' impeachment move ‘not in people’s interest’: Dr Kamal

The way government is going to amend charter to empower the parliament to impeach Supreme Court judges is "not right at all" and "not in the interest of the country and its people", eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain said today. Public opinion should be solicited in this regard, he opined, stressing that any amendment...

PM for marine-based economic activities

PM for marine-based economic activities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today underscored the marine-based economic activities and management of sea and its resources through ‘Blue Economy’, saying such activities could create new horizon for the development of a coastal country like Bangladesh. She also emphasised on using the huge potentials of sea and sea resources through proper management to ensure...

Hasina goes for Khaleda-bashing

Hasina goes for Khaleda-bashing

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday branded her political archrival Khaleda Zia "a killer" and "a person with a sick mind", and said the BNP chairperson had better go to Pakistan. "There are many people in Bangladesh who still wish to be slaves of Pakistan and they do not believe in the country's independence. Khaleda...

Dhaka Bank Cup 2014
West Indies vs Bangladesh

Top order stumbles

Top order stumbles

Bangladesh's top order collapsed on the first day of their three-day practice match against St Kitts and Nevis at St Kitts yesterday. At the time this report was filed, the Tigers were stuttering at 63 for three with openers Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman sent back to the pavilion. Tamim scored 20, while...

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