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1 lakh more wait to cross border

Rohingyas from Myanmar scramble to get relief goods at Ukhia in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday. — Sanaul Haque About 1,00,000 persecuted Rohingyas of Myanmar are waiting along the border to enter Bangladesh as at least 146,000 members of the Muslim majority ethnic group crossed the border in less than two weeks since August 25. Six […]

Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha will leave Dhaka for Canada on 10 September. According to an earlier administrative order of SC, the CJ will stay in Canada from 10 September to 17 September, reports UNB. He then will fly to Japan in a bid to attend an international conference title Conference of Chief Justice of […]

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Export earnings from the USA, the largest export destination for Bangladesh products, witnessed a healthy 17.94 per cent growth in July last compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, mainly due to the good performance of the RMG sector, reports UNB. Bangladesh exports to the USA totalled $ 497.36 million in July of […]

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The story of the hawk snatching one’s ears is well-known. As the story goes, the “victim” becomes so paranoid by a rumour that s/he does not even check its veracity. Unfortunately, the same is happening regarding our Supreme Court’s recent unanimous judgment declaring the 16th Amendment unconstitutional. Many ruling party leaders and their beneficiaries appear […]

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– F R Chowdhury Myanmar (previously known as Burma) is a vast country of 676,550 sq. km. or 261,217 sq. Miles on the north-east coast of Bay of Bengal. It is between Bangladesh and Thailand though it has also long shared a border with India and China. Its population is only about 49 million. The […]

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How Muslim Americans are fighting Islamophobia and securing their civil rights Rally against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations. AP Photo/Andres Kudacki Emily Cury, Northeastern University The past year has been a difficult one for American Muslims. According to a July 2017 Pew survey, 48 percent of Muslims report experiencing […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that India shared Myanmar’s concern about “extremist violence” in its Rakhine state, where a security force operation against Muslim rebels has sent about 125,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh. Modi spoke after talks with Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit aimed at expanding commercial […]

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Rab officials sweeping the flat of a militant suspect in the capital’s Darus Salam found remains of seven people yesterday, a day after the suspect allegedly detonated bombs there causing a blaze. The suspect holed up there caused the explosions beginning at 9:50pm Tuesday, killing himself, his two wives and two children and possibly two […]

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Rohingya refugees get off to the boat as they arrive in Bangladesh by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar, September 5, 2017. — Reuters photo Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday blamed ‘terrorists’ for ‘a huge iceberg of misinformation’ on the violence in Rakhine state but made no mention of […]

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MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana A Tangail court on Wednesday framed charges against Awami League MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana and 13 others in the case relating to murder of freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed. First additional district and session judge  Abul Munsur Miah framed the charges in presence of MP Rana around 11:30am. MP Rana was […]

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Rohingya refugees walk to the nearest village after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 5, 2017. — Reuters photo Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to […]

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Bangladesh spinner Mehedi Hasan (L) celebrates the wicket of Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell with team-mates during the third day of their second Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday. — AFP photo Mustafizur Rahman and Mehedi Hasan made most of the second new ball to bring Bangladesh back into contest in […]

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