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Aid yet to reach Rohingyas

Rohingya refugees jostle to receive food distributed by local organisations in Kutupalong of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday. — Reuters photo Thousands of Rohingyas fleeing violence in Myanmar, who have entered Bangladesh or have been stranded along the borders, are in bad need of relief goods, which are yet to reach them. International humanitarian agencies have […]

Myanmar’s security forces planted internationally banned antipersonnel landmines along its border with Bangladesh which have so far severely injured at least three civilians, including two children, and reportedly killed one man in the past week, Amnesty International confirmed on Saturday. ‘This is another low in what is already a horrific situation in Rakhine State. The […]

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Late monsoon heavy rains in the upstream Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal provinces of India have caused flooding in the north-eastern districts of Bangladesh. Local rivers breached their banks and overflowed, again inundating areas in Sherpur, Netrakona and Sunamganj, said officials. Due to heavy onrush of rainwater from Meghalaya, the hilly rivers — the Bhugai in […]

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Humanitarian agencies operating in Cox’s Bazar urgently need USD 77 million to assist people who have fled violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar, said the United Nations in Dhaka on Saturday. ‘Since 25 August, an estimated 290,000 people are believed to have crossed the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh, tripling the Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar […]

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BGMEA building Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association wants to use its illegally-built headquarters in Dhaka for one more year until construction completion of its new office at Uttara plot given by the government at a concessionary rate. A six-month deadline given by the Supreme Court to demolish the illegal BGMEA building expires tomorrow. ‘We […]

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Rohingya Crisis, George Soros, Oil & Lessons For India When George Soros comes to this or that country… he looks for religious, ethnic or social contradictions, chooses the model of action for one of these options or their combination and tries to ‘warm them up’. By Shelley Kasli – September 8, 2017 The ongoing crisis […]

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