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Influx on amid diplomatic move

Rohingya refugees walk through water after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, at a port in Teknaf on Wednesday. — Reuters photo Bangladesh continued diplomatic move for ensuring return of Rohingyas to their homeland Rakhine State of Myanmar while Rohingya influx into the country continued on Wednesday with thousands of the ethnic minority people fleeing ethnic cleansing […]

W Patrick Murphy .– UNB photo The United States has said they want accountability for atrocities in Rakhine State of Myanmar and their efforts seek to end the violence, support the displaced and their return home. ‘We’ve assessed that atrocities have been committed and we must pursue accountability,’ said W Patrick Murphy, Special Representative and […]

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Amid worldwide criticism and backlash, State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi today said her government started working to repatriate those who have entered Bangladesh to flee violence in the country.  “Myanmar government has also started working on implementing the recommendations of the Kofi Annan commission,” Suu Kyi said at a meeting with Bangladesh […]

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Chinese president Xi Jinping addresses the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 25, 2017. — AFP photo President Xi Jinping was formally reappointed head of the Communist Party Wednesday, commanding a new ruling council whose role will likely be eclipsed after he established himself as China’s most powerful leader […]

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Bangladesh Army members arrested seven detectives for allegedly kidnapping a businessman as well as recovered Tk 17 lakh ransom money in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar early Wednesday. The seven detectives of the Detective Branch (DB) of police were detained from a vehicle at an army check post in Marine Drive area, Major Nazim Ahmed, who […]

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has passed a $1.2 billion financing scheme for the second phase upgradation of the Dhaka-Northwest international trade corridor in Bangladesh. “Bangladesh has good prospects of becoming a regional trade hub, if the country’s transport infrastructure can be improved to bring down transport costs and make the sector more competitive,” Dong […]

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Flyovers have flattered to deceive in Dhaka, often exacerbating the traffic problems they were meant to solve Even though flyovers can be effective in reducing travel time, in Dhaka they often contribute to traffic congestion because of faulty design and shortsighted planning, experts say. Most of the flyovers opened with fanfare recently have been off-ramped […]

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