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Pope meets Myanmar’s military chief in shadow of Rohingya crisis

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 […]

Former Bangladesh Bank Deputy Governor Ibrahim Khaled agrees with former Governor Mohammed Farashuddin’s view that mobile banking is giving rise to corruption. Illegal banking transactions have emerged as a major risk, he said. “Illegal transactions through mobile and agent banking have become a matter of grave concern.” Khaled made the remarks at an annual conference […]

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Jamaat is BNP’s key ally Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that his party will part ways with HM Ershad’s Jatiya Party only if the BNP ended its coalition with the Jamaat-e-Islami. “Our relation with the Jatiya Party is strategic,” Quader said, after paying respect to Shaheed Dr Milon’s grave at the Dhaka […]

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Evin Lewis exploded to score 75 runs off 31 balls as holders Dhaka Dynamites romped to a seven-wicket win over Chittagong Vikings to return to the summit in the Bangladesh Premier League points-table on Monday. Lewis made a mockery of Chittagong bowling to hit as many as nine sixes – the highest by a batsman […]

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Death sentences of 139 BDR soldiers for slaying 57 commanders on deputation from the army during the February 2009 mutiny were on Monday upheld by the High Court Division. Death sentences of seven other BDR solders and Md Zakir Hossain, then a local Awami League leader were reduced to life terms. Death sentences of four […]

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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, like the people in this makeshift camp in September, are displaced in Bangladesh. Credit Tomas Munita for The New York Times Myanmar Is Not aSimple Morality Tale The West made a saint of Daw Aung San SuuKyi. The Rohingya crisis revealed a politician. Roger Cohen NOV. 25, 2017 NAYPYIDAW, […]

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