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Unaccompanied children looking for parents

Hundreds of unaccompanied Rohingya children separated from both parents and relatives in the ongoing violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar are roaming in Cox’s Bazar in search of their near and dear ones while UNICEF finds over 2,00,000 Rohingya children at risk. Stressed, tired and incredibly vulnerable children who entered Bangladesh fleeing violence and persecution, […]

Rice prices shot up further by Tk 10 per kg on an average in one month, hurting consumers, particularly the country’s poor and the low-income groups. Rice prices steadily rose in last five months though the government imported the staple to keep the market stable. Food officials told New Age that limited imports proved far […]

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A fresh spell of floodwater inundated new low-lying areas in Bogra and Sirajganj as the River Jamuna overflowed its banks on Tuesday. Jamuna swelled due to onrush of water from upstream India along with heavy rains in Bangladesh, said officials of Water Development Board. They said that the floods in the country’s Sylhet region had […]

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Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” The phone features wireless charging, an infrared camera and special hardware for facial recognition, which will replace the […]

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Rohingya genocide: the world can’t help until Myanmar changes its ways Ashraful Azad, University of Chittagong After two weeks of extreme violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where at least 400 people have been killed and 270,000 Rohingyas have fled their homes, the country’s de facto leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, finally spoke up […]

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said a total of 370,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August 25. “The increase in the estimated total is a result of more interagency assessment teams being able to reach more villages, hamlets and pockets where refugees have gathered,” UNHCR said in a statement […]

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BNP on Tuesday appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for visiting Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar but strongly criticised her government for not adopting a motion in parliament condemning the ongoing genocide against the ethnic community by Myanmar authorities. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, while speaking at a discussion programme arranged by Jatiyatabadi Jubo […]

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Describing the atrocities by Myanmar military as “acts against humanity and violation of human rights”, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Rohingya refugees are Myanmar nationals and it must take its citizens back. Bangladesh wants to maintain peace and good relations with its neighbouring countries, but it cannot accept “unjust acts” the Myanmar government is […]

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The High Court on Tuesday stayed an order on the government’s decision to deduct five marks for second time medical admission seekers. The HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain passed the order. Besides, the court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why the government’s decision to deduct […]

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