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Solution to Rohingya crisis lies with Myanmar: UNHCR chief

Live Desk:  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi today categorically said that solution of the Rohingya crisis lies with Myanmar and called for stopping violence against Rohingya people. "Return of Rohingya people to their country must be in a dignified and safe manner," he told a press conference in a city hotel after visiting Kutupalong Refugee camp and other... details

People’s tribunal finds Myanmar guilty of Rohingya genocide

Live Desk: The Myanmar government is guilty of genocide against the Rohingya people and other Muslim minorities, according to the international Permanent Peoples' Tribunal. "The seven-man panel tribunal announced its verdict in Kuala Lumpur after considering documentary and expert evidence as well as the testimony of some 200 victims of the atrocities committed against the Rohingya, Kachin and... details

PM asks top US businesses to be partner of prosperity

Live Desk: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today met the top brasses of the leading American conglomerates urging them to be partner of the economic prosperity of Bangladesh. Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) hosted the meeting over luncheon at Grand Hyatt here. CEO of UTC Associates Aziz Ahmed, vice president of Wall Mart Paul DYCK, chief development officer... details

PM urges expats to publicize Bangladesh’s success stories

Live Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon Bangladeshi expatriates in the United States and elsewhere to widely disseminate the country's success stories as she addressed a reception hosted in her honour by Awami League's US Chapter. "Bangladesh remained in a promising position in every economic and social index and the country is now in a dignified position in the world" which... details

UN chief seeks to avoid war with N.Korea, takes digs at Trump

Live Desk: United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders stoking resentment over refugees for political gain, two apparent digs at President Donald Trump. In his first address to the annual gathering of world leaders at the 193-member UN General Assembly since taking office in... details

PM attends high-level meeting on UN reforms

Live Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today joined a high-level meeting on UN reforms hosted by US President Donald Trump who called on the UN to improve the way it does business. The heads of state and government of 193 countries who arrived in New York to attend the 72nd UNGA session took part in the meeting held at the UN Headquarters (UNHQ). In recent years, the United Nations has not... details

UN chief says Suu Kyi has “a last chance”

Live Desk: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres today said Aung San Suu Kyi now had her "last chance" to stop atrocities on ethnic Rohingya Muslims amid growing global outrage over her response to the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. "If she does not reverse the situation now, then I think the tragedy will be absolutely horrible, and unfortunately then I don't see how this can be reversed... details

US urges Myanmar to stop violence in Rakhine state

Live Desk: The United States today urged Myanmar to stop violence in Rakhine state, end displacement of civilians from all the communities and respect rule of law as it reiterated its condemnation of those attacks and ensuing violence. "The United States is deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in northern Rakhine state in Burma, where at least 300,000 people have fled their homes in the wake... details

Suu Kyi says Myanmar trying to protect all citizens in strife-torn state

Live Desk: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday her government was doing its best to protect everyone in the strife-torn state of Rakhine, as the estimated number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh leapt by 18,000 in one day, to 164,000. Suu Kyi did not refer specifically to the exodus of the minority Rohingya, which was sparked by insurgent attacks on Aug. 25 and an... details

Clashes kill 29 in India as court convicts guru of rape

Live Desk: At least 29 people have died in riots and arson attacks that broke out across two states in northern India after a flamboyant Indian spiritual leader was convicted of raping two of his female followers. The Indian army was deployed in the city of Panchkula on Friday shortly after the court found Ram Rahim Singh guilty of sexual assault. The self-styled “godman” and leader of the... details

Trump urges ‘love for all’ after racially tinged strife

Live Correspondent: US President Donald Trump urged Americans of all backgrounds to unite on Monday after his response to racially-fraught protests drew widespread criticism. "Love for America requires love for all of its people. When we open our hearts there's no place for bigotry and no tolerance for hate," he said. "The young men and women we send to fight our wars abroad deserve... details

Theresa May’s Brexit plans ridiculed as ‘foolish’ by former government legal chief

    Live Correspondent: Theresa May’s assertion that the UK can retain the benefits of the single market and customs union while breaking free of all European laws after Brexit has been mocked by the former chief of the Government’s legal services. It comes after the the Brexit department published a key position paper on the customs union last week, making clear... details

23 killed, 40 injured as train derails in India

live Desk: At least 23 people have died and over 40 injured after 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, reports NDTV. The accident took place around 5.46 pm in Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar, barely 100 kilometres from the national capital, New Delhi. The train was headed from Puri in Odisha to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. One coach rammed into a... details