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Heaven to Hell; Myanmar’s Rohingyas

Heaven to Hell; Myanmar’s Rohingyas by F R Chowdhury In my earlier article “Myanmar military’s addiction to political power” I tried to explain how the Myanmar’s military very reluctantly relinquished the active political power but still held on to the roots so that it can still dictate the future policy. It is keen to create […]

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked new officials of the police cadre to put in their best efforts to protect the fundamental and human rights of people. “It’s my firm belief the young police officials will be engaged in ensuring the overall welfare of people,” she said while addressing the passing-out parade of the 34th […]

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Food Minister Qamrul Islam says trickery and politics are to blame for the recent increase in rice prices. Bangladesh has produced 19.2 million tonnes of rice paddies despite flood damage and pests, he said at a press conference at the secretariat on Thursday. “They are playing politics with rice, trying to engineer shortages throughout the […]

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The Supreme Court’s chamber judge has removed the High Court stay on deducting 5 points from examinees taking medical and dental college admission tests for the second time. Justice Hasan Foez Siddique stayed the High Court decision for three weeks after a state petition on Thursday and sent the case to the Appellate Division. This […]

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Highlighting the Rohingya crisis as an important issue, global jihadist groups and several international and native militant outfits have already exchanged such ‘jihadi’ invitations on social media The militant outfits both at home and abroad are fishing in troubled waters as they are trying to inspire their followers to go to Myanmar and fight the […]

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This photo taken on September 5, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar arriving at a new camp in Unchiprang near the Bangladeshi border town of Teknaf. — AFP photo The United Nations Security Council on early Thursday (Bangladesh time) called for immediate steps to end the violence and ensure the protection of civilians in the Rakhine […]

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Rohingya refugees get off a boat after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip. Reuters In the northern area of Rakhine state of Myanmar, 176 out of 471 Rohingya villages now stand empty after ‘the whole village fled’, said government spokesman Zaw Htay in Yangon, adding others were partly […]

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that police blocked their relief convoy for Rohingya refugees at Ukhia in Cox’s Bazar. He said those in a discussion at Dhaka Wednesday afternoon. He said the party’s relief team led by Mirza Abbas was stopped with their 20 relief trucks by authorities while on the […]

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The government’s long quest for overcoming gas crisis would finally be over next year when it hopes to bump up the supply by 37 percent, ridding on imports of liquefied natural gas, said the energy adviser yesterday. “There will be no gas crisis from next year,” said Prime Minister’s Energy Affairs Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury yesterday […]

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Politics and diplomacy change like quicksilver! It’s all about interests. Only recently India and China were at loggerheads over a disputed piece of land in Bhutan’s Dokhlam. They were almost at war, but now the two countries have adopted one and the same stand concerning Myanmar. Myanmar is strategically treating the Rakhine state and Rohingya […]

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