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Rohingyas spreading out

A Rohingya refugee reacts as people scuffle while waiting to receive aid in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday. — Reuters photo Many of Rohingyas who have entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar to save life are now spreading out deep into the country despite restrictions on their travel outside the designated camps in Cox’s Bazar. The […]

The government would request Myanmar to take back 33,000 registered refugees living in two camps in Cox’s Bazar as a part of total repatriation of Rohingyas entered Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Rakhine state. Myanmar is likely to dispatch a minister of the office of state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi next week as a part […]

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A traffic police fines a car for plying wrong route at Bijay Sarani in Dhaka on Tuesday. — Sony Ramany Traffic department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Tuesday filed 58 cases against drivers of motorcycles and other vehicles for wrong lane driving at Bijoy Sarani crossing and Hare Road. DMP additional commissioner (traffic) Mosleh Uddin […]

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The number of refugees arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25 has risen to 480,000, international aid bodies said on Tuesday, adding that the figure had risen because 35,000 new arrivals had not been included in a previous tally. The refugees are fleeing a Myanmar military offensive launched in response to about 30 coordinated […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday complained that the government was not making sincere efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis. Fakhrul, who went to Cox’s Bazar by air from Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon, made the remark while talking to journalists at a hotel in the beach town. The BNP secretary […]

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A file photo shows men weighing paddy at a wholesale market in Brahmanbaria. The Asian Development Bank on Tuesday retained its previous lower forecast of economic growth for Bangladesh at 6.9 per cent for the current fiscal year 2017-2018 amid slower income growth in agriculture, wage employment and remittance inflows as well as weak domestic […]

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The new Rohingya policy

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The September 2017 response of the Bangladesh government to the unfolding crisis in Myanmar concerning the Rohingyas is certainly worthy of praise on humanitarian grounds and has duly been acclaimed globally. Intriguingly, however, this represents a sudden reversal of and stands in sharp contrast to the government’s long-held Rohingya policy. This commentary searches for recent […]

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