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Rohingya inflow swells further

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state wait for aid at Kutupalong refugee camp in Teknaf on Tuesday. — AFP photo The inflow of persecuted Rohingyas into Bangladesh, who fled the ongoing violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar, increased significantly as 50,000 of them crossed the border in the last 48 hours, taking the total to […]

Several explosions at a suspected militant hideout cordoned off by RAB overnight have rocked Dhaka’s Mirpur. The elite police unit earlier said suspect ‘Abdullah’ had agreed to surrender, but he did not while the siege rolled into 22 hours at 10pm on Tuesday. bdnews24.com Chief Crimes Correspondent Liton Haider and Senior Correspondent Kamal Hossain Talukder said […]

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A file photo shows daily essentials including rice at a shop in capital Dhaka. The prices of fine-grade rice increased on both wholesale and retail markets in the capital after Eid-ul-Azha that was celebrated on Saturday. — New Age photo The prices of fine-grade rice increased on both wholesale and retail markets in capital Dhaka […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the international community to mount pressure on Myanmar to stop pushing its nationals into Bangladesh and take back its refugees staying here. ‘Hosting a huge number of Myanmar nationals is a big burden for Bangladesh. We’ve given shelter to them only on a humanitarian ground,’ she said. The […]

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Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 3, 2017. — Reuters photo At least 1,23,000 Rohingyas have so far crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar, fleeing persecution in their homeland Rakhine state since the eruption of the latest spell of violence on August 25, UN refugee agency […]

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Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan gestures during the second day of their second Test against Australia at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday. — AFP photo Australian opener David Warner hit an uncharacteristic 88 not out to guide his side to a commendable 225 for two as Bangladesh’s defensive mindset allowed the visitors […]

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Around seven persons with a big stash of explosives are inside the Mirpur building that lawmen have cordoned off since midnight, a top officer said today. Rapid Action Battalion’s (Rab) Director General Benazir Ahmed told reporters this afternoon they suspect presence of seven suspected militants inside. “They have around 50 improvised explosive devices (IEDs), petrol […]

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