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PM urges IMO director to push Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the International Organisation on Migration (IMO) to pressure Myanmar to take back the Rohingya refugees. The PM made the call during a meeting with IOM Director General William Lacy Swing at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York on Tuesday evening, said Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque. “The PM said […]

A truck carrying Red Crescent’s relief goods for Rohingya plunging into a ditch killed at least nine people and injured 10 others in Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari. The identity of the deceased persons were not ascertained yet. “The driver of the relief truck lost control over the steering and veered off the road and plunged into a […]

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Local and international organisations have sent 270 tonnes of food to Bangladesh to distribute among Rohingya refugees, while the government has allocated another 500 tonnes. More than 400,000 Rohingyas, have escaped from Myanmar to flee from a military offensive in response to insurgents’ attacks on dozens of police posts and an army base on Aug […]

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Myanmar’s Vice-President Henry Van Thio says his government is “deeply concerned” about the exodus of people from Rakhine state into Bangladesh. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, he said Myanmar was investigating “a problem of significant magnitude”. But he repeated the government line that the reason for the upheaval was unclear and that the “great […]

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Spinners are facing troubles as they cannot release cotton from Chittagong port in time due to congestion that was created from the breakdown of two of the four gantry cranes in June. Cotton is an essential raw material for the garment sector, the country’s main export earner. The spinners import cotton from India, the US, […]

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The reactions of some of our “very close” friends since the outbreak of the most recent Rohingya crisis have compelled me to ask myself as to where all our good friends have gone. Hardly have we faced such a crisis situation encompassing the bilateral as well as the international domain. And hardly have we been […]

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Trump urges ‘strong and swift’ U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis David Brunnstrom, Tommy Wilkes UNITED NATIONS/COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, declaring the crisis a […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the OIC member states to show unity for solving the Rohingya crisis before it is too late. She put forward some proposals, including full implementation of the recommendations made by the Kofi Annan-led Rakhine advisory commission, in this regard. She said Bangladesh was ready to join any initiative […]

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Petrobangla, the state-run Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Corporation, has drafted a proposal to raise the prices of natural gas by up to 105 per cent to adjust high import costs of Liquefied Natural Gas scheduled to begin in 2018. On its proposal Petrobangla considered a hike by 92 per cent for industrial boilers, up […]

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Six workers, including a woman has died after a fire erupted at a textile factory in Munshiganj. The incident was reported Wednesday morning from the factory of Ideal Textile Mill in Charmuktarpur area near the district town, said police. Four fire-fighting units from Munshiganj and Narayanganj are working at the scene to put out the […]

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered the allocation of $15 million to alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Rakhine state of Myanmar. This was announced by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work, […]

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The government move to verify and register freedom fighters, is likely to face a setback as the guidelines are not being followed properly, the minister and officials admit. The verification process in upazila, district and metropolitan areas began on 21 January. Out of 488 committees, the National Freedom Fighters Council has received recommendations from 341 […]

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