Bangladesh secures top position in ship breaking

The shipbreaking industry of Bangladesh has captured the global market by dismantling around 47.2% of world vessels. A report titled ‘Review of Maritime Transport 2019’ published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) revealed the data on October 30. Three countries, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan account for 70–80% of the international recycling […]

16 killed as 2 trains collide head-on in Brahmanbaria

At least 16 people were killed and over 50 injured when two intercity trains collided head-on in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria. “Chittagong-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita collided near Mondobhag Railway Station around 3:30am on Tuesday,” Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner Hayat-ud-Dowla Khan told Dhaka Tribune. “The accident occurred because the loco masters did […]

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at ICJ

Gambia has filed a case at the United Nations’ top court accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said on Monday. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court, is the United Nations’ top legal institution that rules on disputes between states. Both […]

Tureen Afroz removed as war crimes tribunal prosecutor

The government has removed Barrister Tureen Afroz from the post of International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) prosecutor for breaching discipline and professional misconduct. Solicitor Wing under the Law and Justice Division of Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs issued a notice in this regard on Monday, reports UNB. The notice stated that the order will […]

Cyclone Bulbul weakens into deep depression, danger signals withdrawn

Cyclone Bulbul has weakened into a deep depression while cutting its path through the Bangladesh coast after landfall on Saturday night. Maritime ports have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal No. 3, Shamsuddin Ahmed, director of Bangladesh Meteorological Department, said on Sunday morning. It came hours after the Met Office issued great danger signal […]