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Life-saving assistances still scarce

A Rohingya refugee collapses as he waits to receive aid in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday. — Reuters photo Rohingyas, who entered Bangladesh fleeing recent violence in Rakhaine state of Myanmar causing the fastest and most urgent refugee emergency in the world, were still in urgent need of life-saving assistances like shelter, food, medication and sanitation […]

A roundtable organised by opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday rejected prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s proposal, placed in UN General Assembly, for ‘safe zones’ for Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh fleeing atrocities by Myanmar security forces that began on August 25. The roundtable demanded that Bangladesh should recognise the Rohingyas, who took shelter in Bangladesh, as refugees. […]

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Three United Nations peacekeepers from Bangladesh were killed and four others were injured on Sunday in explosion of a powerful improvised explosive device planted in the ground by a terrorist group in West African country Mali, said Inter Services Public Relation Directorate. The deceased Bangladeshi peacekeepers were Sergeant Altaf of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps […]

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The Prime Minister’s Office today dismissed Indian media reports claiming there was a plot to assassinate Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last month. “The reports are confusing, motivated and baseless,” said a press release signed by Mohammad Ashraful Alam, deputy press secretary to the premier. The PMO requested the media to “exercise caution and judgement in distributing […]

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Rohingya refugees react as aid is distributed in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 21, 2017. — Reuters photo The government has no intention to give refugee status to Rohyingas who fled the military crackdown in Myanmar and entered into Bangladesh, said industry minister Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday. The government would push back Rohingyas, he said […]

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Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinicians and other health workers said. The medics’ accounts, backed in some cases by medical notes reviewed by Reuters, lend weight to repeated allegations, […]

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Aslam Fakir  Orders to hang Juba League leader Aslam Fakir, convicted for murder, were suspended at the last moment due to his ‘unnatural’ behaviour. However, there is nothing ‘unnatural’ in his behaviour following his release from prison. On the contrary, he is busy with his political campaigning. Aslam Fakir has been seen with the Faridpur-4 […]

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Hours after the voting began, Bangladesh Nationalist Party boycotted the polls to the newly formed Karnaphuli upazila parishad in Chittagong Sunday on allegation of vote rigging and forcing out of their polling agents from 26 centres. The party announced the decision at a media conference around 10:30am. Immediately after voting began, Mohammad Osman, the pro-BNP […]

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A graphic carried out by Indian television channel CNN News 18 on its report on failed attempt to assassin prime minister Sheikh Hasina . After a meeting of the cabinet committee on law and order, its chairman Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday straightway rejected reports in foreign media about a failed attempt to assassin the […]

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A Rohingya refugee child reacts as people wait to receive aid in Cox’s Bazar, September 23, 2017. — Reuters photo Police and members of Rapid Action Battalion in a joint drive detained 79 Rohingya people at Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar in the last eight hours between 12:00pm and 8:00pm on Saturday. The joint force […]

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Rangs Group, one of the leading business conglomerates in Bangladesh, opened a vehicle assembly plant in Sonargaon on Friday to tap the fast-growing local market. The facility sprawling over 40 acres of land in Sonakhali under Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj will initially assemble pick-ups and human haulers with completely knockdown (CKD) kits from Indian multinational […]

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Finally, the barbaric regime of Myanmar has been put on the dock and found guilty of the crime of all crimes: genocide. The verdict was delivered on the last day of the final session of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) on alleged state crimes against the Rohingya, Kachins and other ethnic minority groups on September […]

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