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UN Security Council to meet Wednesday on Myanmar violence

The United Nations Security Council will meet Wednesday to discuss the violence in Myanmar that has sent more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, the council president said. Britain and Sweden requested the urgent meeting amid growing international concern over the ongoing violence in Rakhine state. ‘It’s a sign of the significant worry that […]

In 2006, the Rupnagar canal in Mirpur, Dhaka used to be 3-8 metres wide and looked like a proper canal. Over the next 10 years, however, the canal was reduced to almost nothing by the illegal structures built along its banks. As the canal kept disappearing, the waterlogging problems in Mirpur kept deteriorating. The following […]

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Terming the Rohingya crisis a national one, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday said it wants a national unity to face the problem instead of doing politic over the issue. “We don’t want to do politics over the Rohingya issue. We think it’s a national crisis and we’ll have to tackle the situation uniting […]

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Law Minister Anisul Huq on Monday hoped that the review of 16th amendment case will return power to MPs to sack judges. Earlier, the stated failed to get appellate verdict of of the 16th Amendment in favour of it as the high court verdict had called the parliament dysfunctional. However, the law minister still believes […]

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Tanners are offering merchants low prices for rawhides under the excuse of having borne high investment for machinery at the newly constructed Savar leather estate, running operations there on a limited scale, of having unsold stocks and falling international prices of leather goods. The business cycle mainly centres around the Eid-ul-Azha sacrifices when over 50 […]

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“We will remain unwritten through history, no X will mark us on the map; but in books of prose and poetry, you loved me once, in a paragraph.” ― Lang Leav, Memories Alone on the bus, after the last passenger had disembarked from it, the girl looked to a quiet, undisturbed ride home. It was dark outside. […]

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Mahmudullah has been recalled to Bangladesh’s 15-member squad for their two-Test series against South Africa, which begins on September 28. Bangladesh also strengthened their seam-bowling options by adding Subhasis Roy and Rubel Hossain to the squad. Shakib Al Hasan, who was granted a break from the South Africa Tests, and Nasir Hossain, who underperformed in […]

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Rohingya crisis: UN sees ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar 11 September 2017 From the section Asia Asia migrant crisis Media playback is unsupported on your device Aid agencies say Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are in desperate need of aid The security operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, the UN […]

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Rohingya Muslim crisis: 400,000 sign petition to strip Aung Sang Suu Kyi of Nobel Prize ‘The de facto ruler has done nothing to stop this crime against humanity,’ says campaigner Harriet Agerholm @HarrietAgerholm Monday 11 September 2017 02:55 BST The Independent Online The leader of Burma’s National League for a Democracy was given the prestigious award […]

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The Hindu Suhasini Haider, Delhi 11 September, 2017 Delhi broke silence on Rohingya issue India’s shift in position on the Myanmar issue on Saturday, where it expressed concerns about the outflow of Rohingya refugees for the first time in recent months, was prompted by a series of requests from the Bangladesh government “at the highest […]

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A Rohingya man pulls a child as they walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip on Sunday. — Reuters photo Intermittent heavy rains from Sunday night caused huge sufferings to Rohingays who entered or were trying to enter Bangladesh fleeing persecution and […]

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