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Day: March 24, 2016

Don’t call them illegal immigrants, says Europe human rights commissioner
ENGLISH, Europe

Don’t call them illegal immigrants, says Europe human rights commissioner

    The Council of European human rights commissioner has told British ministers to stop referring to illegal immigrants, claiming they should use the term irregular migrants for foreigners who enter this country without permission. Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner, described Britain's immigration laws as draconian and insisted key policies introduced by the Government should be scrapped. Mr Muižnieks singled out David Cameron, the Prime Minister, for criticism, suggesting he had scaled up the alarmist rhetoric targeting migrants in official speeches. In an official memorandum to James Brokenshire, the immigration minister, Mr Muižnieks said: "The commissioner is worried by the dominant political discourse in the UK which is tainted by alarmism...
15 eminent people received medal of Independence Award
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

15 eminent people received medal of Independence Award

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed over 'Swadhinata Padak' (Independence Award) 2016, the highest state award, to 15 distinguished personalities and the Bangladesh Navy in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. The Prime Minister handed over the awards at a function at the city's Osmani Memorial Auditorium. The recipients are Finance Minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith for defecting for Bangladesh government while working in Pakistan embassy in United States in 1971 and mobilising public opinion in favour of the Liberation War, Jute and Textiles Minister M Imazuddin Pramanik as an organiser of the Liberation War and a freedom fighter, poet Nirmalendu Goon for his outstanding contributions to literature, late Moulvi Asmat Ali Khan as a ...
Tanu killing: No arrest as demand for justice gets stronger
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Tanu killing: No arrest as demand for justice gets stronger

    Hundreds of students from Comilla Victoria College formed a human chain in the district town for an hour demanding arrest of the killers of a female student of the college. After the human chain at Pubali Chattar in Kandirpar area, the students submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner demanding justice for Sohagi Jahan Tanu, reports our correspondent from Comilla. Meanwhile, police have yet to arrest anybody in connection with the killing, said Abdur Rob, officer-in-charge of Comilla Kotwali Police Station. The body of Sohagi Jahan Tanu, 19, a second year history student and a member of Victoria College Theatre, was recovered from Comilla's Moinamoti area on Sunday night. The following day, her father Year Hossain filed a murder case with the local police station....
New Zealand votes to keep British Union Jack flag in historic referendum
ENGLISH, Europe

New Zealand votes to keep British Union Jack flag in historic referendum

    New Zealand has voted to keep its current flag by 57 percent to 43 percent in a nationwide poll. More than 2 million people voted in the ballot to decide whether to keep the British Union Jack on their flag or replace it with a silver fern. The results were announced Thursday. The current flag has been the national symbol since 1902. It was up against a new design that was winnowed from more than 10,000 entries submitted by the public. Those advocating change argued the flag was a relic of the nation's colonial past and too similar to Australia's flag. Those favoring the status quo said the new design was uninspiring or an attempt by Prime Minister John Key to create a legacy.
Victims of Brussels Terror Attacks Named
ENGLISH, Europe

Victims of Brussels Terror Attacks Named

    Victims of the terror attacks in Brussels that left 31 people dead are starting to be identified. The death of student Leopold Hecht in the bombing at Maalbeek metro station was confirmed with immense sadness" by the rector of Saint-Louis University in the Belgian capital. Branding Tuesday's atrocities "barbaric acts", Pierre Jadoul said: There is no word to describe our dismay in the face of this news. All our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones. Olivier Delespesse also died at the station. His death was confirmed by the French Community of Belgium, of which he was a member. Earlier came confirmation that a Peruvian mother of three-year-old twins was one of those killed in the double suicide bomb attack at Brussels airport. The girls are said to have gone off to ...