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Myanmar says UN move could harm talks with Bangladesh

Myanmar said on Wednesday that the UN Security Council’s statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could ‘seriously harm’ its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 600,000 people who have fled there to escape a Myanmar military crackdown. The Security Council had urged Myanmar, in a statement on Monday, to ‘ensure no further excessive use […]

Thousands of taxpayers thronged to submit returns and collect the newly introduced ‘Income Tax ID Card’ from the weeklong tax fair that concluded yesterday. As of Day 6 of the fair, taxmen collected Tk 1,791.12 crore, up 4 percent from a year earlier. Some 2.69 lakh returns were submitted, which is an increase of 79.44 […]

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The UN Security Council has once again dropped plans, in the face of likely Chinese veto, to adopt a resolution demanding an end to the violence against the Rohingyas. What we have instead is a formal statement calling upon Myanmar to ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine State, to restore civilian […]

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Any return of the Rohingya refugees who took shelter in Bangladesh must be voluntary, safe and dignified, the UNHCR assistant high commissioner for protection said yesterday. Volker Türk, the UNHCR official, also appreciated the role of Bangladesh in tackling the Rohingya issue and assured the country of full support from his agency. “The people of […]

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Tubs in the passage of administrative building at Chittagong University lie damaged after Bangladesh Chhatra League activists went on the rampage there on Tuesday. — New Age photo Activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, on Tuesday vandalised offices and vehicles at Chittagong University, demanding removal of an associate professor within 24 […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina and speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury exchange greetings with participants in Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference at Ganabhaban in the capital on Tuesday.— Focusbangla photo The 63rd general assembly of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association on Tuesday called for urgent action from the international community to resolve the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingya community. The call […]

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Sylhet Sixers opener Upal Tharanga plays a shot during their Bangladesh Premier League match against Rajshahi Kings at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. — Sourav Losker Hosts Sylhet Sixers continued their blistering form in the fifth Bangladesh Premier League securing their third successive win over Rajshahi Kings by 33 runs at Sylhet International […]

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BNP has announced to hold its ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ rally on November 12, Sunday at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka. Party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir informed the rescheduling at a press conference held at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office. Earlier on Monday, BNP deferred its Wednesday’s rally at Suhrawardy Udyan to Saturday due […]

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Death toll in the illegal stone quarry in Sylhet’s India-border area Bangla Tila rose to six, mostly children, after a pit caved in and buried extraction workers this morning. The deceased were primarily identified as Zakir, 16, Nahid, 13, Shakil, 12, and Maruf, 13, Kadir, 13, and Sundor Ali, 35, our Sylhet correspondent updates quoting […]

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The country’s banking sector is in dire straits due to lack of good governance, insiders say. As many as 13 out of the 48 state-owned, private and specialised banks are plagued with default loans and irregularities in loan disbursement thanks to lax control and monitoring system of the Bangladesh Bank. Among them, eight are state-owned […]

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