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Bangladesh becomes UNHRC member

  

PNS Desk: Bangladesh has been elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the next three years in an election that took place in New York on Friday.Bangladesh bagged 178 votes in the election where the members of the UN General Assembly voted, an official told UNB.He said Bangladesh will serve as the UN rights body member for the 2019-21 tenure."It is an important milestone for the country," the official told UNB sharing the news.Last time,...

Govt to do everything for development of football: PM

  

PNS Desk: Describing football as the most popular sort of games in the county, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said the government will provide all-out support to develop it through providing proper training for the local booters. "The government will do whatever is necessary to develop this game and impart training to footballers... I can promise," she said while distributing the prizes among the winners of Bangabandhu Gold Cup at Bangabandhu National Stadium. The Prime...

Bringing Tarique back not to be difficult: AG

  

PNS Desk: Attorney General (AG) Mahbubey Alam on Thursday said bringing fugitive BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman back will not be a hard job as he has been sentenced to life term jail in August 21 grenade attack cases.The AG came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at his office a day after a speedy trial tribunal sentenced 19 people to death and 19 others, including Tarique Rahman to life imprisonment, in two cases filed over the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League...

ACC summons Transcom boss Latifur Rahman Oct 18 over graft allegations

  

PNS Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned Transcom Group Chairman Latifur Rahman for questioning over graft allegations that include money laundering.The ACC, the graft watchdog, on Thursday issued a notice instructing him to appear at its headquarters on Oct 18 with his national ID and attested copy of passport.According to ACC, Latifur Rahman, who received Business for Peace Award for ethical business from Oslo-based Business for Peace Foundation in 2012, has made...

Sampadak Parishad to hold press conference Saturday

  

PNS Desk: Sampadak Parishad, a platform of newspaper editors, on Thursday decided to hold a press conference on October 13 at 12 noon at the National Press Club to reiterate its demand that the Digital Security Act be amended to protect freedom of speech, independent journalism and media institutions from the threat of police intervention and arbitrary arrest, reports UNB.The decision was taken at a meeting of the Sampadak Parishad held today at The Daily Star Centre with the Daily...

Bangladesh ahead of India, Pakistan in Human Capital Index

  

PNS Desk: Bangladesh is ahead of India and Pakistan in the Human Capital Index as it performed better than the South Asian average as well as the Lower Middle-Income average in all criteria except for Stunting, according to new World Bank research.Stunting and quality of education hold back a child for achieving her full potential. With current education and health conditions, a child born today in Bangladesh will be 48 percent as productive as she could have been.A Human Capital...

Bangladesh must go far way for cherished prosperity: PM

  

PNS Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Bangladesh witnessed reduction of poverty rate from 40 to 21 percent in the past 10 years as a mark of great success but the country needs to go a far way to achieve its cherished prosperity. “We’ve to sustain the ongoing development and go a far way to change the fate of the downtrodden people of rural areas,” she said while inaugurating 33 projects implemented by LGRD and Cooperative Ministry in 20 districts. “Our prime and...

Helicopter carrying 6 including Channel i MD crashes in Rajshahi

  

PNS Desk: Six people, including Impress Telefilm’s Managing Director Faridur Reza, escaped unhurt as a helicopter of Impress Aviation Ltd crashed in Godagari uapzila of Rajshahi on Thursday. Channel I director Shykh Seraj informed that the accident took place when a team was returning to Dhaka after shooting of a ‘Sarnakishori’ programme for the channel in the afternoon.The helicopter crashed into the land due to inclement weather caused by Cyclone Titli, he said. However, members...

Joj Mia demands capital punishment of Tarique

  

PNS Desk: Joj Mia, the man who was falsely-implicated in the August 21 grenade attack incident, today said he is not fully satisfied over the verdict as the mastermind of the attack BNP’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman was not awarded death penalty.“I am satisfied indeed but not fully pleased as Tarique Rahman was not given death penalty,” Joj Mia in his impromptu reaction told The Daily Star over phone hours after announcement of the much-awaited verdict of the August 21...

Zia charitable case: High Court order on Khaleda’s trial proceedings October 14

  

PNS Desk: The High Court on Wednesday set October 14 to pass its order on a review petition seeking stay on the trial proceedings in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case in her absence, reports UNB. A bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman set the date after concluding the hearing of the petition filed on September 27. On September 20, Special Judge's Court-5 ordered continuation of the trial proceedings of the case at the Old Dhaka Central Jail in absence of BNP...

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