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Trump urges ‘strong and swift’ U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis

Trump urges ‘strong and swift’ U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis David Brunnstrom, Tommy Wilkes UNITED NATIONS/COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, declaring the crisis a […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the OIC member states to show unity for solving the Rohingya crisis before it is too late. She put forward some proposals, including full implementation of the recommendations made by the Kofi Annan-led Rakhine advisory commission, in this regard. She said Bangladesh was ready to join any initiative […]

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Petrobangla, the state-run Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Corporation, has drafted a proposal to raise the prices of natural gas by up to 105 per cent to adjust high import costs of Liquefied Natural Gas scheduled to begin in 2018. On its proposal Petrobangla considered a hike by 92 per cent for industrial boilers, up […]

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Six workers, including a woman has died after a fire erupted at a textile factory in Munshiganj. The incident was reported Wednesday morning from the factory of Ideal Textile Mill in Charmuktarpur area near the district town, said police. Four fire-fighting units from Munshiganj and Narayanganj are working at the scene to put out the […]

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered the allocation of $15 million to alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Rakhine state of Myanmar. This was announced by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work, […]

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The government move to verify and register freedom fighters, is likely to face a setback as the guidelines are not being followed properly, the minister and officials admit. The verification process in upazila, district and metropolitan areas began on 21 January. Out of 488 committees, the National Freedom Fighters Council has received recommendations from 341 […]

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A Rohingya refugee holds an umbrella during rain in Bangladesh`s Balukhali refugee camp. AFP file photo  Bangladesh’s army was Wednesday ordered to take a bigger role in helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled ethnic violence in Myanmar, by distributing relief aid and building shelters. Troops would be deployed immediately in Cox’s Bazar […]

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The Election Commission (EC) announced on Tuesday that it will arrange for dialogues with three mainstream political parties – the ruling Awami League, BNP and Jatiya Party in October. Helaluddin Ahmed, acting secretary of EC, confirmed the news and informed that the Commission will sit in talks with Ershad-led Jatiya Party on October 9, BNP […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the OIC member states to show a unity for solving the Rohingya crisis before it is too late and placed some proposals before the OIC, including full implementation of the recommendations made by the Kofi Annan Commission. ‘I call upon OIC countries to show a unity to solve […]

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Rohingya refugees seen using cell phones freely near camp areas. Cell phone companies are not following registration rules. The picture was taken from Leda Rohingya camp in Teknaf on Tuesday. Photo: Gias Uddin Certain Rohingyas recently entering Bangladesh are buying SIM cards without registration. They are purchasing the SIM cards with the help of their […]

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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar 19 September. Photo: AFP Aung San Suu Kyi faced mounting criticism Tuesday over what some world leaders are now calling the “ethnic cleansing” of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, despite her plea for patience from the […]

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The government has targeted to earn Tk 11,000 crore by selling spectrum at the upcoming 4G technology auction that will allow mobile phone operators to offer high-speed data service. Industry experts, however, cautioned that the government should not be too much focused on making a huge amount of money from the auction because high prices […]

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