TEHRAN (IQNA) – France discriminated against a Muslim woman who was prevented from attending vocational training in a public school while wearing her hijab, a UN committee ruled. "The committee concludes that the refusal to allow (Mezhoud) to participate in the training while wearing her headscarf constitutes a gender and religious-based act of discrimination," the UN Human Rights Committee determined, according to the document. Mezhoud approached the UN Human Rights Committee after she lost a series of appeals in French courts. The committee said France had breached articles 18 and 26 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on religious freedom. The country also must take steps to ensure similar violations of international law will not happen again.
August 04, 2022 19:00 UTC
Doctors in training at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital have called off a strike after three days and returned to work after assurances from hospital authorities. Interns at the hospital had stopped providing medical care to patients from Tuesday morning to protest an attack against two students. Ahmed Muntakim Chowdhury, general secretary of the Intern Doctors Council, said the strike was called off after police arrested one of the attackers and the college administration assured them their demands would be met, reports bdnews24.com. The students blocked the road in front of the medical college to protest the incident and call for the arrest of the attackers. The college administration has filed two cases at the Sylhet Kotwali Police Station – one over the sexual harassment of an intern and another over the attack on Tuesday.
August 04, 2022 17:47 UTC
A new survey shows credit card use has quickly grown in the last few months and many people say they are also racking up debt due to the increased use of their cards. PennyWise Podcast host Teri Barr is talking with Sara Rathner, a Personal Finance Expert with NerdWallet, to learn why so many people are turning to their credit cards right now. Sara also shares five important tips to help you avoid going into debt due to your credit card use. More Pennywise episodes with Sara:More from Sara at NerdWallet:See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
August 04, 2022 17:46 UTC
The intent may be to get your personal information or to convince you that this or that candidate should have your vote. If we’re to maintain a democracy, it is paramount that each voter verifies the information about and shared by the candidate, their party and PACs. I understand that it’s easy to follow a party line, social media or some charismatic individual. Before I vote, I check media that is known for its fact checking and truthful analysis. We were taught those skills in our schools -- and now we must use those skills to protect the integrity of our public school system.
August 04, 2022 16:31 UTC
Wendy Caldwell, left, of Belleview, prepares to donate blood with the help of Damaris Mack, of OneBlood, during The Villages Parrot Heads blood drive at The Villages Public Safety Department Fire Station 44 in The Villages.
August 04, 2022 13:42 UTC
First-graders, London Spencer, right, Za’Ryah Aaron, middle, and Tinsley Miller, left, listen to the reading lesson taught by Tutors for Kids volunteer, Doug Kreiselman, of the Village of St. James, at Beverley Shores Elementary School. Tutors for Kids pairs adults with students who might need extra help in school subjects.
August 04, 2022 13:42 UTC
Bangladesh has called on major world powers to avoid conflict and resolve the escalating tension over Taiwan through dialogue. In a post on its official Facebook page on Thursday, Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed the need for calm to maintain stability in the region, reports bdnews24.com. Taiwan has become a flashpoint in the already fraught US-China relations following US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island this week, to Beijing's great chagrin. In response, China's People's Liberation Army conducted a series of military exercises, including live firing, on the waters and in the airspace surrounding the island of Taiwan. China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory and reserves the right to take it by force, said on Thursday its differences with the self-ruled island were an internal affair.
August 04, 2022 13:19 UTC
The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Mobile Rail Museum started its journey on the tracks on Monday, to convey the ideals and struggles of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the people of Bangladesh. Since the inauguration, people have been crowding the Gopalganj Railway Station. The museum will be on display at Gopalganj till August 5 and then set off to other northern regions. Photo/Dhaka Tribune
August 04, 2022 12:07 UTC
Lady Lake, FL (32159)TodayBecoming partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%..TonightPartly cloudy skies. Low near 75F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
August 04, 2022 09:32 UTC
The International Monetary Fund has reassured Bangladesh of support, saying funds requested by the country will “safeguard it from further deterioration of external conditions”. Even as Bangladesh tackles immediate challenges created by the Russia-Ukraine war, it recognises the need to respond to the long-term challenge posed by climate change, an IMF spokesperson said on Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com. IMF’s new Resilience and Sustainability Trust is expected to be operationalised for Bangladesh in the coming months. The IMF staff will work with Bangladesh authorities to design a program “most relevant to its economic and social dynamics, according to the statement.
August 04, 2022 08:40 UTC
Episode 49: A recent Gallup poll found that small businesses are the most-respected institution in America today. And, according to the Better Business Bureau, if consumers spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays within their local economy. However, a column last year by Matthew Yglesias, points out that, unlike small businesses, larger companies look for more qualified candidates for leadership jobs instead of often relying on family members when hiring for top jobs. Links to stories discussed during the podcast:Pittsburgh Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw complains about Walmart in Illinois, by Zach Roth, State Journal-RegisterAbout the hosts: Scott Rada is social media manager with Lee Enterprises, and Richard Kyte is the director of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
August 04, 2022 07:27 UTC
The Padma Bridge has raked in more than Tk 780 million in July surpassing the tolls earned by Bangabandhu Bridge, the second largest bridge in the country, in the same period. The Bangladesh Bridge Authority said as many as 587,020 vehicles travelled across the Padma Bridge from Jul 1-31 paying Tk 785,019,400 in tolls. Quazi Mohammad Ferdous, chief engineer of the Bangladesh Bridge Authority, said: “The toll rate of Padma Bridge is higher than that of Bangabandhu Bridge. So, the total toll for Padma Bridge was higher. The highest toll on the bridge was recorded at almost Tk 41 million on Jul 8.
August 04, 2022 04:09 UTC
A total of 1,000 cartons of food items from Bangladesh have been distributed in Palestine’s Gaza. The food donation reached the homes of Palestinian enclaves recently as a token of appreciation and deep ties between the two countries. In July, the Palestine Embassy in Dhaka also provided flood-affected people in Sylhet with essential food items. In 2021, many Bangladeshis also donated food and money to the Palestine embassy to extend their hands of cooperation for the brotherly country.
August 04, 2022 04:03 UTC
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