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Rights Groups Criticize Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh, VOA

Rights Groups Criticize Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh Last Updated: November 29, 2017  Maaz Hussain Bangladeshi human rights group Odhikar activists and volunteers demonstrating against enforced disappearances in the country on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances in Khulna, Bangladesh Aug. 30, 2017. Share Hazera Khatun says she has spent every day for […]

28 Nov 2017  Alex Thomson Chief Correspondent At the forefront of the campaign to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been her local MP Tulip Siddiq. Now she is being asked to use her influence to free a person campaigners say has been locked up illegally – a British-trained barrister in Bangladesh who was abducted by men […]

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Unprecedented number of Bangladeshis travel to India, Thailand and Singapore for medical treatment. At just 35, Suraiya Begum had to have her left ovary removed as a diagnostic centre in Dhaka discovered a tumour in it back in 2001. Later on, she moved to Kolkata with critical gynecological problems and diabetes, where specialist doctors informed […]

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BNP and its associate party leaders are mired in dozens of cases, and it is a matter of major concern for party leaders and activists. The BNP has recently been uncharacteristically calm in the political arena. The party feels its three programmes organized over the past 30 days have been quite successful, based on the […]

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The United States on Wednesday warned that North Korea’s leadership will be ‘utterly destroyed’ if war breaks out as it called on countries to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea — including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang. Washington urged tough action at an emergency meeting of the Security Council called to respond […]

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Bangladesh on Thursday joined the world’s nuclear club as 32nd nation through pouring of the first structural concrete for construction of its first nuclear reactor at Rooppur in Pabna for electricity generation. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina poured the first concrete to the location where the first unit of the proposed two-unit nuclear power plant with 2,400MW combined […]

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Under-19 pacer Qazi Onik made an impressive debut in the Bangladesh Premier League to claim 4-17, helping Rajshahi Kings to beat Chittagong Vikings by 33 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing a modest target of 158 runs, Chittagong were bundled out for 124 runs in 19.2 overs to see themselves out of […]

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The Communist Party of Bangladesh, the Socialist Party of Bangladesh and Democratic Left Alliance will enforce nationwide eight-hour hartal from 6:00am to 2:00pm today in protest against recent power price hike. The left parties on Wednesday called on people to observe the hartal peacefully ignoring any provocation. The hartal was also called in demand of […]

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Nahela Nowshin It’s getting harder and harder to breathe—literally. Dhaka’s air has become so unbreathable that it is almost impossible to pass the streets without noticing someone wearing a mask, trying to brave the triple whammy of construction dust, smoke from burning garbage and leaves, and vehicular emissions. That is why when in early November […]

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People mainly invest in savings certificates as bank interest is low The sale of savings certificates was on the rise in October after a downward trend during the previous two months, Bangladesh Bank data has revealed. Last month, the government borrowed Tk4,620 crore from the sector, an increase of 26% on the Tk3,665 crore borrowed […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed optimism that the Rohingya crisis will be resolved through bilateral discussions but at the same time, she wants the international pressure on Myanmar to continue. She called the international community for continuing pressure on Myanmar when United Nations Under Secretary Fekitamoeloa Katoa Utoikamanu paid a courtesy call on her […]

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The army chief told the pope that ‘there’s no religious discrimination in Myanmar and there’s the freedom of religion’Pope Francis held talks on Monday with Myanmar’s military chief at the start of a delicate visit to a majority-Buddhist country that the United States has accused of “ethnic cleansing” against its Rohingya people. Myanmar’s army has […]

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