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Violence, food crisis set off fresh exodus

An estimated 12,000 Rohingyas crossed into Bangladesh yesterday as a severe food crisis and violence in Myanmar have triggered a fresh exodus. Besides setting fire to Rohingya homes in Rakhine State, the Myanmar army and local Buddhists are burning down shops, markets and even crop fields, claimed the newly arrived refugees. As misfortune would not […]

Foreign diplomats come out of state guest house Padma after attending a briefing on the Rohingya crisis hosted by foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali in the capital on Monday. — Ali Hossain Mintu Bangladesh on Monday urged the international community for maintaining momentum in their engagement for a peaceful solution to the humanitarian crisis involving […]

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Police have arrested Jamaat-e-Islami chief Maqbul Ahmed, Secretary General Shafiqur Rahman and several other top leaders of the party on charges of ‘planning to create political anarchy’. Police raided a house at road 11 of Uttara’s Sector 6 where the Jamaat leaders met to discuss the alleged plan on Monday night, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Detective […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday claimed that the government ‘grabbing power forcibly’ had launched an ‘attack’ to demolish all the organs of the state. Khaleda, who is now in London, came up with the remark in a message issued on the occasion of ‘Shahid Jehad Dibos’ today. Nazir Uddin Jehad, an activist […]

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Khadiza, younger sister of slain extremist Marzan, surrendered to the law enforcement agency men along with her three children at around 3:00pm on Monday, Azmal Huda, officer in-charge, Kotwali police station confirmed New Age in the afternoon. The OC told New Age that operation inside Khadiza’s house is on. The law enforcement agency people, earlier,  […]

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The 2017 Nobel season wrapped up on Monday (October 9) with the economics prize awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago. The Nobel Economics Prize was created by the Swedish central bank “in memory of Alfred Nobel” and first awarded in 1969, unlike the other prizes which were created in his last will […]

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Continuation of internal clashes may become a big headache for Awami League, aiming to retain power for a third consecutive time “When members of a political party engage in clashes despite believing in the same ideology, it is clear that they are fighting over personal issues,” he told the Dhaka Tribune. Conflicts over political dominance, […]

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PayPal headquarters in USA. Photo: Reuters PayPal, world’s most popular online money transfer service, is all set to launch their services in Bangladesh on 19 October. State minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak confirmed this to Prothom Alo on Monday. Prime minister’s ICT adviser Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy will inaugurate PayPal in Bangladesh on […]

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A Comilla court has issued warrants for the arrest of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and other absconding suspects over a 2015 case involving the deaths of eight people in an arson attack. The order was issued by the Comilla District and Sessions Judge’s court after police submitted a chargesheet against 78 people in the case, […]

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Bodies of Rohingya refugees are transported after their boat with passengers fleeing from Myanmar capsized off the Inani beach near Cox’s Bazar, September 28, 2017. — Reuters file photo At least 12 people died and scores were missing Monday after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees — many of them children — capsized, the latest […]

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The Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (NCD Alliance) warns South Asian countries including Bangladesh about the “aggressive” spread of the diseases such as heart problems and diabetes affecting people mostly in younger age. “What’s really worrying that it’s affecting the people of the region younger than the rest of the world,” Katie Dain, chief executive officer, of […]

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The High Court on Sunday stayed the trial proceedings of a case filed over seizure of liquid cocaine from a container carrying sunflower oil at Chittagong port on May, 2015. HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain why the trial proceedings of the case should not be scrapped. The HC bench of […]

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