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Govt plans shelter, registration

Rohingya women and children lie and sleep by a road at Ukhiya in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar on Sunday after they crossed the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh. — Sanaul Haque The government on Sunday started the process of mandatory registration of the Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh recently fleeing persecution in Myanmar and gathering them […]

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali holds a meeting with diplomats of western countries and representatives of aid agencies over Rohingya crisis at State Guest House Padma in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo Bangladesh on Sunday said genocide was going on in Rakhine State and presented an eight-point proposal for Myanmar and the international […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday urged prime minister Sheikh Hasina to go to different countries including India and China for resolving the Rohingya crisis as around three lakh members of the persecuted ethnic group entered Bangladesh in the recent days. He alleged that Myanmar undermine the independence of Bangladesh by […]

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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on Sunday. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. — AFP photo More than 1.6 million homes and businesses in south Florida were without power from Hurricane Irma on […]

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Sakib al Hasan Bangladesh’s plan for forthcoming South Africa tour suffered a huge blow when star all-rounder Sakib al Hasan handed a request for six months of sabbatical from Test cricket, citing fatigue. Bangladesh Cricket Board media committee chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed the request from Sakib, adding that the final decision will be taken by […]

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Ittefaq Report President Abdul Hamid has urged the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries, as well as the whole international community, to ensure the victimised Rohingya people’s safe return to their homeland – Myanmar. The President made the call while addressing the first OIC Summit on Science and Technology in Kazakh capital Astana on […]

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Rohingya refugees stretch their hands to receive food distributed by local organizations in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, September 9, 2017. — Reuters photo The United Nations has appealed for aid to deal with a humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Bangladesh after the number of Muslim Rohingya fleeing Myanmar neared 300,000, just two weeks after violence erupted there. […]

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State-owned BASIC Bank, which earned notoreity for loan forgery involving billions of Taka in recent years, has lost Tk 760 million on the pretext of purchasing office space for the bank. This scam has been revealed by a finance ministry investigation that also found the bank’s controversial former chairman, Abdul Hye Bachchu, involved. For purchasing […]

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The second undersea cable in Bangladesh has started commercial operations from Sunday, after almost an one-year delay. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the cable through a video conference from her official residence Gono Bhaban in Dhaka in the morning. The cable was built at a cost of Tk 660 crore will have an initial bandwidth […]

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Armed Rohingya insurgents, as seen in one of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army’s (ARSA) online channels. Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire, starting on Sunday, to enable aid groups to help ease a humanitarian crisis in northwest Myanmar. Nearly 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh and 30,000 non-Muslim civilians have been displaced inside Myanmar after […]

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The government has sold Tk 73.52 billion in savings certificates in July, the first month of the new fiscal year. Compared to the same period last year, the savings certificate sells have increased by 49 percent this year, said latest Bangladesh Bank data. The rise in sells however, is still two percent less than the […]

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Malaysia will do what it can to help Bangladesh deal with the growing influx of Rohingya who have fled there to escape the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister said the violence against the Rohingya has escalated to appalling levels. “They are being persecuted, murdered, raped and […]

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