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BD gets first ever woman election commissioner Since its inception  in 1972, the election commission has seen 11 chief election commissioners and 23 election commissioners — all men. Just-appointed  Begum Kabita Khanam, a retired judge, is the first woman election commissioner in Bangladesh’s 45-year history. Last time the search committee, formed by the then president, recommended the name of one woman but she was not selected ... Read More »

Myanmar Govt denied atrocities by its military against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar’s government remains “in denial” about alleged atrocities by its military against minority Rohingya Muslims, officials present at a meeting in Bangladesh said, despite leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s pledge to investigate the findings of a devastating UN report.  The closed-door meeting of diplomats, government officials and international agencies in Dhaka follows a report last week from the United Nations ... Read More »

BB deputy director killed in city road crash A Bangladesh Bank deputy director was killed being hit by a bus in Motijheel area of Dhaka on Tuesday morning.  The deceased is Golam Hossain, 45. Three people were also injured in the incident, said Wari police sub inspector Moazzem Hossain. Read More »

5.6m quake jolts northern India

AFP, India A strong 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit northern India late Monday night, the US Geological Survey said, rattling cities as far away as the capital New Delhi.  The quake struck at 10:33 pm local time (17:03 GMT) with the tremor’s epicentre 35 kilometres (21 miles) northwest of the Himalayan town of Pipalkoti in northern India’s Uttarakhand state, the USGS said. ... Read More »

IU student found dead

IU Correspondent A student of the Islamic University (IU), Kushtia, was found dead in a mess on the PTI Road in Kushtia on Monday, reports news agency UNB.  The student was identified as Atikur Rahman Atik, 25, a masters’ student of Public Administration Department of the university and son of Delwar Hossain in Bhurungamari of Kurigram district. Officer-in-charge of Kushtia ... Read More »

Deep Sea Blocks: Posco Daewoo closing in on DS-12? The Energy Division has sent a proposal to the Cabinet Economic Affairs Committee to approve a deal with Posco Daewoo International Corporation for deep sea block DS-12 for oil and gas exploration. Petrobangla, the state hydrocarbons agency, has already signed an initial deal with the South Korean company for the block on December 7 last year. Officials said once ... Read More »

RUET teachers start strike to protest student demo

Teachers at the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) have gone on strike to protest against student demonstrations, even after the administration accepted the students’ demands, reports  Teachers will boycott classes and exams from Monday until the students who protested are punished, said the university’s Teacher’s Association President Nirendranath Mustafi. Students laid siege to RUET’s administrative building from ... Read More »

CEAT tyres to be manufactured in Bangladesh

Indian tyre manufacturer CEAT has planned to set up a tyre manufacturing plant in Bangladesh, reports  The Mumbai-based RPG Group company signed a joint venture agreement with the local AK Khan and Company to set up the plant with an initial investment of $67 million. CEAT AK Khan Limited managing director Jyotibrata Banerjee said CEAT wants to become the ... Read More »

Rohingya women raped by Myanmar forces: HRW

Myanmar government forces committed rape and other sexual violence against ethnic Rohingya women and girls as young as 13 years old during security operations in northern Rakhine State in late 2016, Human Rights Watch has said, reports  The Myanmar government should urgently endorse an independent, international investigation into alleged abuses in northern Rakhine State, including into possible systematic rape against ... Read More »

17 hurt in city road crash At least 17 people were injured in a road accident at Keraniganj in the capital Dhaka on Sunday night. Sources said that a bus and two human haulers collided with each other in the area around 7:00pm. At one stage, the two haulers plunged into roadside ditch, leaving 17 people injured. Confirming the matter, Officer-in-charge (OC) of South Keraniganj ... Read More »