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India demonstrates anti-satellite power

Pakistan terms it militarisation of outer space Online Agencies India on Wednesday became “a space superpower” by acquiring anti-satellite capability, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Wednesday, calling it “a proud moment”. Only the US, Russia and China possessed the technology until now, Modi said in his televised speech. He narrated that a pre-fixed target- […]

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Probe into grave HR violations in Rakhine remain absent: UN

Special Correspondent UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has said investigations into allegations of grave human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State remain absent. She said there are currently no conditions for the voluntary, sustainable, dignified, and safe returns of the over 730,00 Rohingyas currently in Bangladesh, as well as the almost 130,000 […]

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US terms Bangladesh polls ‘lopsided’: decries rights abuse

Shakhawat Hossain The United States in a recent report has identified most significant human rights problems in Bangladesh during last year. The US report listed unlawful or political killings, forced disappearances, life-threatening prison conditions, freedom of speech limitations, negative government pressure on and fear of reprisal by press and media, and impunity for security force […]

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Bangladesh: an unhappy nation

Special Correspondent Bangladesh has slipped 10 notches on the Happiness Index, lagging much behind Pakistan but still ahead of India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. According to World Happiness Report 2019 as released on Wednesday—on the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Happiness—Bangladesh was placed 125th among 156 countries of the world, while Sri Lanka and […]

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FIFA’S MAHFUZA IN THE DOCK

Big leaders don’t care for defamation case Faruque Ahmed The arrest of Mahfuza Akhtar Kiron, leader of women football team and executive committee member of Bangladesh Football Federation and Council member of FIFA makes hardly any sense in a case on charge of allegedly hurting the prime minister’s image. Many believe every utterance explaining a […]

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Kashmir assembly polls deferred

Online Agencies The Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections were deferred as the New Delhi government could not accede to state administration’s demand for over 70,000 paramilitary forces personnel for conducting the simultaneous polls. The J&K administration’s demand could not be met as a large number of personnel would be required for deployment across the country […]