Stories By 'The Daily Star'
Policymakers can no longer ignore it
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Seven years into the devastating Syrian war, the international community remains still divided as experts fear a possible bloodbath in Idlib, the last stronghold of the Syrian armed opposition.
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In March of last year, the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) had launched a Joint Response Plan appealing for USD 951 million as humanitarian assistance for the Rohingya refugees. That only a third of that amount has been raised so far is a major cause for concern. We had not expected such poor humanitarian response on the part of the international community at a time when resource-strained Bangladesh has been doing everything in its power to meet the needs of more than a million people.
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Still 300 deaths on roads in last month
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Proper planning now can avert impending crisis
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The accused in a rape case who is a member of Dhunat upazila unit of Awami League has been let off by the Officer-in-charge (OC) of Dhunat Police Station on the basis of a technicality, that the address of the accused was wrong. The victim’s family members have stated however that the police official in question is guilty of letting the accused off due to political influence and bribery, an accusation refuted by the OC in question.
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