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UN expert concerns over Myanmar HR slides

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Staff Reporter
A United Nations Special Rapporteur has issued a strongly worded statement accusing the government of Myanmar of policies reminiscent of the previous military government, and of presiding over a worsening security and human rights situation.
Yanghee Lee, ending a 12-day visit to the country, listed a catalogue of concerns including reports of killings, torture, the use of human shields by security forces, deaths in custody and an ongoing humanitarian crisis for the Rohingya...
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Voter list updating starts in M’singh today

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Staff Reporter
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda will inaugurate countrywide voter list updating program in Mymensingh today.
The CEC along with four election commissioners will open the nationwide data collection of possible voters at Mymensingh Town Hall at 11am on tomorrow (Tuesday)...
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Siddiqur to be taken to Chennai for eye treatment

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Staff Reporter
Government Titumir College student M Siddiqur Rahman who suffered serious eye injuries during a police action at Shahbagh on Thursday will be taken to Chennai of India for better treatment.
The Health Ministry has taken the step, said a PID handout on Monday.
It said Health...
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2 JMB men’s death sentence commuted

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Court Correspondent
The High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence of two banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) men to life imprisonment in a case filed over the countrywide series bomb attacks on August 17, 2005.
The two convicts are Kamruzzaman alias Swapan and...
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Rain disrupts normal life

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Staff Reporter
The entire country, including capital Dhaka, experienced non-stop pouring throughout the day on Monday due to active monsoon.
Light rain started coming down in many parts of the capital from Sunday and it continued till the evening.
The Met office recorded 32 mm of rainfall in...
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