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Fair polls impossible without neutral govt role: Sujan

Civil society members at a roundtable said a fair election would be impossible if the government did not play a neutral role during the elections. Citizens for Good Governance (Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik, Sujan), the civil society platform for good governance, organised the roundtable titled on ‘Specific Steps for Fair Polls’ at the National Press Club […]

Bangladesh’s balance of payments entered the negative territory for the first time in 16 years in July on the back of a wide mismatch in trade. The overall balance was $179 million in the deficit in the first month of fiscal 2017-18 against $480 million in the surplus a year earlier. While historical monthly data […]

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The unanim-ously adopted press statement of the UN Security Council (UNSC) condemning violence in Myanmar at the closed-door meeting on Wednesday is encouraging but unlikely to deter the Myanmar government from continuing its heinous acts of ethnic cleansing. The UNSC statement is more of a symbolic gesture rather than a substantive action. It won’t even […]

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A man uses a cane to control the crowd while providing relief supplies to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday. — Reuters photo A dishonest quarter is fleecing helpless Rohingyas, who are fleeing violence in Myanmar, in the name of letting them into Bangladesh, then into Cox’s Bazar camps and in some cases deep […]

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The police continued struggling to limit the movement of Rohingyas, the ethnic minority people of Myanmar who entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in their homeland Rakhine State, within the demarcated areas in Cox’s Bazar. The police on Saturday issued an advisory asking the citizens not to rent their houses to any Rohingya to help keep them […]

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A large plume of smoke is seen on the Myanmar side of the border from Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh September 15, 2017. — Reuters photo Myanmar said on Friday a visiting US official would not be allowed to go to a region where violence has triggered an exodus of nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims that […]

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Bangladesh on Saturday expressed grave concern over the successive launching of 2nd ballistic missile over Japan by North Korea and urged it to refrain from missile tests that deviate from the cardinal principle of UN of ‘collective peace and security’. ‘We find it equally disconcerting that within a span of a month North Korea in […]

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BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a press conference organised on behalf of the BNP-led 20-party alliance at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that a ‘civilised’ government dealing with the Rohingya crisis would have convened an […]

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