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‘Everything’s changed’: despair of Briton held without charge in Bangladesh

‘Everything’s changed’: despair of Briton held without charge in Bangladesh Hasnat Karim remains in prison although no evidence has been produced to implicate him in 2016 Holey Bakery attack in which more than 20 were killed Bangladeshi police officers escort Hasnat Karim, centre, to a court appearance in Dhaka in August 2016. Photograph: ddp USA/REX/Shutterstock […]

The government of Bangladesh is making arrangement temporarily for providing food and shelter to Rohingya people who fled Myanmar atrocities in Rakhine state. However, a minister said, if their stay in Bangladesh is prolonged, they would be taken to Bhasan Char in Noakhali. The number of Rohingyas who fled Myanmar due to repression in recent […]

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The camps also face dire shortages of food and medicine in what has quickly become one of the world’s largest refugee settlements The World Health Organisation warned Monday of a growing risk of a cholera outbreak in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where some 436,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in Myanmar. […]

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A technical committee of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday recommended raising the price of bulk electricity by 11.78 per cent against proposal of state-run Power Development Board to raise the price 14.78 per cent. The technical committee presented its finding at a public hearing held by the Energy Commission at Karwan Bazar in the […]

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Influx, again

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The influx of Rohingyas fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state had slowed in the last few days, but thousands have started pouring into Bangladesh again. The flow resumed after a brief pause since Monday mainly due to bad weather and lull in violence in Rakhine. Most of the fresh refugees are from Buthidaung area and […]

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Dhaka Metropolitan Police (traffic) file cases against a number of cars used by big shots, including state minister and lawmaker, for wrong-lane driving on Hare Road in the capital on Sunday. — Indrajit Ghosh Traffic department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Sunday filed 57 cases against vehicles, including those carrying a state minister, a lawmaker […]

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A file photo shows a man arranging LPG cylinders in Dhaka. Consumption of liquefied petroleum gas in the country has been increasing at a faster pace since 2013 with growing allegations of charging higher prices and supplying the cooking gas without maintaining quality and quantity. — New Age photo Consumption of liquefied petroleum gas in […]

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Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech last Tuesday had the potential to change the scenario of the ongoing Rohingya crisis and end the misery of the more than 400,000 refugees in Bangladesh. The United Nations, prior to her delivery, had in fact described it as Suu Kyi’s last chance to bring a […]

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