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Rohingya crisis: Locals worry about future

Rohingya refugees wait in line during a food distribution at the Thangkhali refugee camp in Ukhia on Tuesday. — AFP photo Local people in Cox’s Bazar are worried about their future as over half a million Rohingyas have already crossed the border into the district fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar putting immense strain on infrastructure, […]

Large hoardings have been set up in front of Rail Bhaban in Dhaka, launching an assault on the beauty of the capital city. This photo was taken on Tuesday. — Sanaul Haque Display of banners, festoons and posters by different state-owned organisations defying restrictions is stripping Dhaka city of what remains of its diminishing beauty. […]

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Police take Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Maqbul Ahmad to a Dhaka court to present him to a magistrate there on Tuesday after his arrest. — New Age photo Jamaat-e-Islami on Tuesday announced a three-day protest programme including countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Thursday in protest at the arrest and subsequent remand of its central leaders, including the party […]

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Rohingya refugees walk after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh, October 9, 2017. — Reuters photo UNHCR is working with the Bangladesh authorities on a transit centre to prepare for a potential refugee influx in the coming days. ‘This is in view of yesterday’s sudden increase in people arriving from Myanmar,’ said UNHCR spokesperson […]

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A total of 3,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed following the army operation in the Rakhine State of Myanmar since August 25, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said today. Tension had been brewing in the Rakhine state a month before the operation when the Myanmar government started increasing army deployment at many points of the state, Foreign […]

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The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR has said it is rushing relief supplies to the Bangladesh-Myanmar border areas amid reports that around 10,000 additional Rohingyas crossed into Bangladesh on Monday. This sudden influx is followed by the recent slow inflow of forcefully displaced Myanmar nationals. However, locals in the Anjumanpara area of south-eastern Bangladesh have reported […]

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Veg prices soaring

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Picking up a bitter gourd at Karwan Bazar Kitchen Market, Ahammad Hossain asked the seller for its price. Upon hearing the reply, Ahammad’s face instantly fell. “It’s 100 taka. Don’t bargain. Take it or leave it,” the seller said. “It’s small and can only serve two people. At most it should cost Tk 40. How […]

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim’s statements about his decisions on winning the toss, and the team management telling him to field in the deep, has the BCB “concerned”, according to board president Nazmul Hassan. While no decision had been taken on Mushfiqur’s future as Test captain, Hassan said the board would look into the matter after […]

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A file photo shows a man using an electronic cash register machine at a shop in Dhaka. The National Board of Revenue has dropped its plan of providing ECR to shopkeepers citing complexities in maintenance and after-sales service. — New Age photo National Board of Revenue has dropped its plan of providing electronic cash register […]

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Preparations are on for a price hike in electricity at all levels. As it is, the people are at a loss, what with the burgeoning cost of essentials, including rice. And now if the cost of electricity is increased, they will be in dire straits. It is the people who will bear the brunt of […]

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