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Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh to Be Relocated to Remote Island

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh to Be Relocated to Remote Island By MAHER SATTARJAN. 31, 2017 The Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, this month. The United Nations has called the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group denied citizenship in Myanmar, the most persecuted minority in the world. Credit Allison Joyce/Getty Images DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s […]

Sheikh Hasina defends Indo-Bangla power plant project near Sundarbans By PTI | Updated: Jan 28, 2017 The 1320 MW coal-based power plant in Rampal is a joint India-Bangladesh project currently under commissioning.   Budget 2017: DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today lashed out at the protesters seeking relocation of an Indo-Bangla joint power plant […]

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নিজেকে ছাড়িয়ে যাওবার প্রত্যয় সিদ্দিকুরের সিনিয়র করেসপন্ডেন্ট | বাংলানিউজটোয়েন্টিফোর.কম   সিদ্দিকুর রহমান (বামে)/ছবি: দীপু মালাকার-বাংলানিউজটোয়েন্টিফোর.কম ‘বসুন্ধরা বাংলাদেশ ওপেন’ গলফের আগের দুই আসরেও খেলেছেন বাংলাদেশের খ্যাতিমান গলফার সিদ্দিকুর রহমান। কিন্তু ওই দুই আসরে প্রত্যাশিতভাবে তাকে জ্বলে উঠতে দেখা যায়নি। প্রথমবার লিডার বোর্ডে ৩৮ নাম্বারে থাকা এই দেশসেরা গলফার দ্বিতীয়বারের ‍টুর্নামেন্ট শেষ করেছিলেন যৌথভাবে ৩৫ নম্বরে থেকে। […]

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The Assassination of a Revered Muslim Lawyer Stuns and Saddens Myanmar Feliz Solomon   Many in Myanmar are in mourning this week after the assassination of a prominent Muslim lawyer and peerless symbol of the country’s democracy movement, Ko Ni, who was shot in the head at point-blank range on the pickup curb of Yangon […]

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A dozen eminent citizens on Monday said that an election law should be enacted in line with constitutional obligation as permanent arrangement to appoint the election commissioners. They made the recommendation during the talks with the search committee, appointed by the president for reconstituting the election commission, at the Supreme Court premises. The eminent citizens […]

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Police officers are seen near a mosque after a shooting in Quebec City, January 29, 2017. Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau called a ‘terrorist attack on Muslims. Police said two suspects had been […]

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Netrokona and Jamalpur districts of the Mymensingh division are getting public universities Monday’s regular Cabinet meeting, chaired by prime minister, agreed in principle to the Acts for the Bongomata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib University of Science and Technology in Jamalpur and the Sheikh Hasina University in Netrokona. With them, the number of public universities in Bangladesh […]

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The ongoing Dhaka International Trade Fair will end on Feb 4 instead of Jan 31. The decision came from a meeting of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) on Monday that organises the month-long fair every year. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed told reporters after the meeting, “This time, the fair will continue for four more days […]

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Altogether 127,198 Bangladeshi pilgrims will perform the Hajj this year. Pilgrims, who want to perform the Hajj this year, will have to spend at least Tk 14,000 more than last year. Monday’s regular Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, initially approved the ‘National Hajj and Umrah Policy 2017’ and Hajj Package 2017. Cabinet […]

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The Muslim world: Liberals pay the price for Trump and Saudi-supported illiberalism By James M. Dorsey US president Donald J. Trump’s fuelling of Islamophobia with his newly imposed travel ban as well as his war on the mainstream media feed an increasing trend towards supremacism and intolerance as well as restrictions on freedom of expression, […]

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Imam Sheikh, the 17-year-old who came to light after giving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her family members a tour on his rickshaw-van Friday, has been picked for a job in Bangladesh Air Force. Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the religious affairs secretary of the ruling Awami League, confirmed it to the Dhaka Tribune Sunday morning. He […]

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The indexes in both the stock exchanges of the country have dropped sharply within hours of a warning sounded by the Bangladesh Bank in its monetary policy announcement. The central bank has asked for close monitoring of the recent boom in the markets to avoid the boom-and-bust repeat in 2010. The DSEX, the main stock […]

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