Corporal punishment is intolerably cruel and totally ineffective

Sir Frank Peters Almost nine years ago corporal punishment to children in schools and madrasahs was outlawed in Bangladesh. But you would be forgiven for not noticing. Sadly, the ‘Business as Usual’ sign is still in evidence at many schools and madrasahs. The perpetrators know about the noble and honourable work of High Court Justices […]

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Somalia: journalist killed in bomb blast

Brussels,19th August 2019- A cameraman embedded with the Somali National Army (SNA) was killed in a bomb attack targeting a military base on 14th August. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in calling for more security for journalists in the country. Cameraman Abdinasir Abdulle Ga’al, 24, working for government-controlled […]

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FedEx business ethics in China questioned

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/8/18 22:30:44 According to official Chinese sources, a sportswear company in East China’s Fujian Province received a package with a gun in it from a US customer delivered by FedEx. Private ownership of firearms is strictly forbidden in China. This is obviously a serious incident. More than 10 articles are prohibited from […]

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Strategic Contention Over Ports: Pakistan’s Gwadar Versus Iran’s Chabahar

An analytical article, written by Vinay Kaura was published on the Indian news website “The Print.in”, Updated: 25 June, 2019. It contains subtitles “India needs Chabahar Port more than ever now, but Trump’s reckless behaviour could ruin it-China and Pakistan have been working overtime to woo Iran and integrate it into their strategic nexus against […]

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Rakhine crisis: Two years on, the struggle for safety, privacy and dignity

Cox’s Bazar / Kuala Lumpur, 19 August 2019 – Tens of thousands of people who fled violence in Rakhine to camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are living their lives in cramped tents and shelters, in conditions that fall well below international standards. Two years on from the exodus triggered by violence on 25 August 2017, over […]

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Over 470,000 people in Hong Kong say “no” to violence

“Anti-violence!”, “Save Hong Kong!” Over 470,000 people gathered on Saturday in a rally held at Tamar Park, Admiralty of Hong Kong, to voice out their demand for peace and stability in Hong Kong. At around 4 p.m. local time, the metro station near Tamar Park was swarming with people. An hour later, the rally started […]

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White paper exposes lies on Xinjiang training centers

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/8/16 10:28:59 Last Updated: 2019/8/16 16:59:38 China on Friday released a white paper on vocational education and training in Xinjiang. For the past two years, the vocational education and training centers have been the focus of debate on Xinjiang affairs. Western countries have been fiercely critical, while developing countries, including Islamic nations, […]

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Fire in Bangladesh capital kills two children

DHAKA, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — Two children were killed as fire engulfed a slum in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka early Thursday, the fire service said. Authorities said the blaze burned some 150 closely packed thatched houses to the ground in the city’s “Jahangir slum,” which is home to thousands of poor people. Mahfuz Riben, a duty officer […]

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Voting begins in Bangladesh mayoral by-polls amid major opposition boycott

DHAKA, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — Voting began on Thursday for mayoral by-polls in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka amid major opposition party’s boycott. A total of five candidates including Atiqul Islam of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League are vying for the mayorship in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) while 116 for the councillor positions. Apart from […]

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