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ROHINGYA REFUGEES: PM expects no help from Trump

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US President Donald Trump yesterday about Rohingyas flooding into Bangladesh from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees. As Trump left an event he hosted at the United Nations on reforming the world body, Hasina said […]

Light rain, heavy pain

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Light rain yesterday caused severe traffic congestion at different parts of the capital, inflicting sufferings to the city dwellers. Commuters, especially office-goers, and schoolchildren, had to spend at least 30 minutes to an hour more to reach their destinations. A low over the northwest Bay of Bengal caused the rainfall. About 10 millimetres (mm) of […]

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New analysis of satellite imagery from Burma’s Rakhine State shows the near total destruction of 214 villages, Human Rights Watch said today. World leaders meeting at the United Nations should urgently adopt a General Assembly resolution condemning the Burmese military’s ethnic cleansing, while the UN Security Council should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo. […]

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Traders have announced a reduction in the prices of rice after receiving assurances from the government of ‘solutions to several problems’. “Rice prices will fall by Tk 2-3 per kg starting tomorrow,” said Bangladesh Auto Major and Husking Mill Owners Association General Secretary KM Layek Ali after a meeting with three ministers at the Secretariat […]

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Rohingya refugee woman waits for aid with her daughter along a road in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 18, 2017. — Reuters photo Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are ‘burying their heads in the sand’ over the violence in Rakhine state, Amnesty International said Tuesday, criticising Myanmar’s leader for failing to condemn the army’s […]

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Hussain, Mufiso and Zafor by their tarpaulin shelter in the new Kutupalong settlement, Bangladesh on September 10, 2017. — Reuters photo Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar are rejecting leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that many members of their minority group are safe. Suu Kyi said Tuesday that most Rohingya villages weren’t hit […]

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Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says that her country does not fear the scrutiny of the international community, as more than 400,000 minority Rohingya have fled violence in the country’s northern Rakhine State, CNN reports. “It is not the intention of the Myanmar government to apportion blame or to abdicate responsibility. We condemn […]

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Akij Jute Mills, a concern of Akij Group, may finally get the government approval to purchase a Malaysian company along with its subsidiary for $80 million, or Tk 652 crore, making it the seventh Bangladeshi company to invest abroad. The local company intends to acquire Malaysian Robin Resources and its fully-owned subsidiary Robina Flooring — […]

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Arakan is burning. The Burmese rulers appear to be on the brink of achieving their much-longed-for a “final solution” of the Rohingya question. A reign of terror has been let loose in northern Arakan. Rohingyas are being shot, butchered, disembowelled, torched and drowned. Women are being raped and gang-raped, and children are being mutilated often […]

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The names of a few families have repeatedly emerged in the loan scam of state-owned BASIC Bank. The top loan dodgers, who have defaulted on loans in billions of taka, are from three families. These are the families of the former president of the Chittagong Chambers of Commerce (CCC) Murshed Murad Ibrahim, former Farmers Bank’s […]

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