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U.S. Pulls Military Assistance to Myanmar Over Rohingya Abuses

U.S. Pulls Military Assistance to Myanmar Over Rohingya Abuses But experts say the measures will have limited effect and could even backfire. By Martin de Bourmont Members of a Myanmar military honor guard raise their bayonet-mounted rifles in a salute during a dawn flag-raising ceremony at Yangon’s central Mahabandoola Park on Jan. 4. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty […]

A traffic signal has been installed on Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover, which is going to open to traffic tomorrow. The photo was taken on Tuesday. — Sanaul Haque The 8.7 kilometre Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover is opening to traffic tomorrow after years of delayed construction causing untold sufferings to city dwellers. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to open […]

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Election Commission in its Agargaon office in Dhaka on Tuesday holds an exchange of views with the commissioners on preparations to hold next general election. — Focusbangla photo Elections without the participation of all the political parties would not be acceptable, former chief election commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda said Tuesday. After taking part at Election […]

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The prices of onion increased by more than 50 per cent within a month and it was retailing at Tk 65-Tk 75 a kilogram in the city markets due to off-season supply shortage in the country and the main import market in India. Traders said that prices of onion increased by Tk 10 a kg […]

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Life in limbo Life in limboThe half-million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will not leave soon In fact, more keep arriving  Print edition | Asia Oct 19th 2017| KUTUPALONG THE Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh does not seem temporary. It consists of thousands of tents made of plastic and bamboo spread across undulating terrain. Groups of male […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday reiterated Bangladesh’s call to the United Nations (UN) and the international community to take immediate necessary steps to find out a permanent solution of the Rohingya crisis. “Bangladesh calls upon the United Nations and the international community to take immediate and effective measures for a permanent solution to this protracted […]

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Since 1988, Bangladeshi Peacekeepers have been working with UN missions to keep the peace in countries from Haiti to East Timor, Lebanon to Congo and from Croatia to Namibia Amid the political standoff during the 2010 elections in Ivory Coast, about 120 Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers were deployed at the Golf Hotel in Abidjan for five […]

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Urging Myanmar government to facilitate the safe and voluntary return of all Rohingyas from Bangladesh, the US has said that it is exploring scopes to impose sanctions against the country. “We are exploring accountability mechanisms available under US law, including Global Magnitsky targeted sanctions,” said US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert in a statement on Monday. US […]

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MK Anwar no more

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BNP leader MK Anwar has passed away at the age of 85. The veteran politician breathed his last at 1:20am at his Elephant Road residence in the capital on Tuesday. The news of his death was confirmed by BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan. A BNP standing committee member and former minister, MK […]

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We are quite taken aback by the remarks of the Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister at a seminar where he has said that the waterlogging situation was much worse in expanding cities like Kolkata and Mumbai, compared to Dhaka. After going through a terrible bout of water logging following incessant rains in Dhaka […]

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Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday. The four-time Ballon d’Or winner won a La Liga and Champions League double with the Madrid club this year, striking twice against Juventus in the European Cup […]

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