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Here’s How Bangladesh Sold Its Future to the Gulf States

Here’s How Bangladesh Sold Its Future to the Gulf States By James Montague on 12/09/2017 Why do millions of migrants pay a heavy price to keep some Arab nations afloat? Bangladeshis make up one of the biggest groups of migrant workers in Qatar’s Industrial Area. Credit: Reuters The armed guard carrying the pump-action shotgun was […]

Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says Image copyright EPA Image caption The number of Rohingya arriving in Bangladesh has tripled since a week ago Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. […]

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Jatiya Sangsad on Wednesday resolved to take appropriate legal steps for the cancellation of the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution that had empowered parliament to remove Supreme Court judges. The parliament unanimously adopted the motion moved by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal faction lawmaker Mayeenuddin Khan Badal following a general discussion […]

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Food minister Qamrul Islam visited Myanmar in the past week avoiding an alert issued by the Bangladesh embassy in Yangon to refrain from high level engagements with the country. After Myanmar military started to deploy more troops in Rakhine state in the second week of August, Bangladesh embassy in Yangon sent a letter to the […]

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Foreign diplomats inspect Bangladesh-Myanmar frontier area at Tambru Bazar in Bandarban on Wednesday in the wake of recent Rohingya inflow into Bangladesh. — Focusbangla photo Ambassadors, high commissioners and mission chiefs of different foreign embassies and UN organisations on Wednesday visited Cox’s Bazar to see the plights of minority Rohingyas who fled into Bangladesh from […]

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Police have barred a rally of the Islami Andolan Bangladesh protesting the persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar, on grounds that it blocked traffic on some roads in Dhaka. The Islamist political organisation took out the rally around 11am on Wednesday from the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque located at the heart of the capital city. The […]

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With the next general elections coming up, the government is investing billions of taka in the country’s infrastructure development. The members of parliament (MPs) are receiving Tk 6.65 billion in alocations to renovate and construct mosques, prayer grounds, graveyards, Hindu temples, crematoriums, churches, and Buddhist temples in their respective constituencies. The Local Government Division is […]

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Religion is not the only reason Rohingyas are being forced out of Myanmar Minorities in Myanmar, including the Rohingya, are resilient in the face of persecution. Giuseppe Forino, Author provided Giuseppe Forino, University of Newcastle; Jason von Meding, University of Newcastle, and Thomas Johnson, University of Newcastle Recent weeks have seen an escalation of violence […]

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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi talks during a news conference with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Naypyitaw. Reuters file photo  Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session […]

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Rohingya refugees go about their day inside their temporary shelter near Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar, September 13, 2017. — Reuters photo As more and more refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar, the European Union has announced additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to address the most pressing needs of Rohingya civilians. The funding comes on […]

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A Chittagong court on Tuesday indicted Rapid Action Battalion’s (RAB) four sacked members and their three informers in a case of looting Tk 20 million from a shrine of Talsara in Anwara of Chittagong in 2011. Fifth additional district and sessions judge of Chittagong Md Nure Alam indicted the RAB men, including RAB-7’s (Chittagong RAB) dismissed commanding […]

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A Rohingya refugee boy lights a fire to cook food outside his temporary shelter near Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar, September 12, 2017. — Reuters photo Two leading human rights groups on Tuesday slammed the UN Security Council for inaction over the crisis in Myanmar, where 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee in a […]

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