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Rights Groups Raise Concerns as India Starts Steps to Deport Rohingya

Rights Groups Raise Concerns as India Starts Steps to Deport Rohingya By Jaishree Balasubramanian on Oct 12, 2018 05:14 pm India has started taking biometric data from Rohingya Muslims, officials said Friday, raising concerns from rights activists who warned that the move could lead to the deportation of thousands of refugees who fled a brutal military […]

Verdict in Aug 21 Cases: BNP reacts to observations It’s similar to AL’s political speech, says Fakhrul BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka on Friday, October 12, 2018. Photo: Collected Staff Correspondent The Daily Star 12 October 2018 Court’s observations in the […]

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Even dead not spared The Daily Star 12 October 2018 Long after their death, 2 local BNP leaders, another sued for vandalism; home boss asks IGP to look into it Murad prays by the grave of his father Mansur Ali Master, who died a year back, at the Jurain Graveyard on Thursday. Police named Mansur […]

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COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION 2018-V Foreign policies rank prominent in voters mind Shahid Islam   12 October 2018  Weekly Holiday Time may be a great healer, although at times it also adds to the afflictions one endures. Never before did the citizenry of Bangladesh bother so much about the regional and global policies pursued by their governments, […]

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Awami League sets high bar  Fazlur Rahman Raju   Dhaka Tribune  October 13th, 2018 The ruling party wants its strongest available candidates to help fuel a drive for a third consecutive term Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Resolving internal conflicts and picking the right candidates will be the Awami League’s key challenges, say party insiders A cautious Awami League […]

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Quader: BNP becoming irrelevant just like Muslim League  Dhaka Tribune Tanjil Hasan, Munshiganj October 12th, 2018 Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inspected construction progress of the Padma Bridge Project in MawaTanjil Hasan/Dhaka Tribune He made the comment while speaking to reporters at Mawa area of Munshiganj on Friday Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul […]

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New projects to please voters Jahangir Shah . Prothom Alo, Dhaka | Oct 12, 2018        The government is hastily approving development projects one after another ahead of the general elections, apparently to please the voters, despite these projects not being in the Annual Development Programme (ADP). In the last three months, a total of 126 […]

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Global internet may experience ‘major disruption’ UNB . Dhaka |Oct 12, 2018        Internet users across the globe may experience widespread network failures as the key domain servers are slated to undergo routine maintenance over the next 48 hours. Russia Today reported that from now on global internet users might experience network connection failures as the […]

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Demands, goals of Unity Process ‘nearly finalised’ Prothom Alo Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Oct 12, 2018        The leaders of BNP, Jukta Front and Gano Forum have finalised a draft framework of greater national unity with common demands to force the government to hold a fair and neutral national election. Emerging from a meeting on […]

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Australia Agrees to Train Indonesians in Cyber Security By Anton Muhajir on Oct 11, 2018  Australia will send experts to train Indonesian law enforcement personnel in cyber security,  Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said Thursday. Ryamizard and his Australian counterpart, Christopher Pyne, discussed counter-terrorism and what role Canberra might have in the Southeast Asian intelligence-sharing […]

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Rohingya refugee camp murders blamed on rivalry, grudges Police also believe the 19 killings at Cox’s Bazar may be the result of criminal gangs exploiting vulnerable people A Rohingya refugee performs prayers at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh in this Aug. 25 file photo. Government officials say personal grudges, group rivalry and crime are […]

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Bangladesh fails to reduce inequality World Index gives the populous nation a poor rating while critics blame focus on mega-projects A low-paid tannery worker dumps waste at a tannery yard at Savar, near Dhaka on July 10. Bangladesh was ranked 148 among 157 nations in the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2018 published Oct. […]

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