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Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinicians and other health workers said. The medics’ accounts, backed in some cases by medical notes reviewed by Reuters, lend weight to repeated allegations, […]

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Aslam Fakir  Orders to hang Juba League leader Aslam Fakir, convicted for murder, were suspended at the last moment due to his ‘unnatural’ behaviour. However, there is nothing ‘unnatural’ in his behaviour following his release from prison. On the contrary, he is busy with his political campaigning. Aslam Fakir has been seen with the Faridpur-4 […]

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Hours after the voting began, Bangladesh Nationalist Party boycotted the polls to the newly formed Karnaphuli upazila parishad in Chittagong Sunday on allegation of vote rigging and forcing out of their polling agents from 26 centres. The party announced the decision at a media conference around 10:30am. Immediately after voting began, Mohammad Osman, the pro-BNP […]

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A graphic carried out by Indian television channel CNN News 18 on its report on failed attempt to assassin prime minister Sheikh Hasina . After a meeting of the cabinet committee on law and order, its chairman Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday straightway rejected reports in foreign media about a failed attempt to assassin the […]

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A Rohingya refugee child reacts as people wait to receive aid in Cox’s Bazar, September 23, 2017. — Reuters photo Police and members of Rapid Action Battalion in a joint drive detained 79 Rohingya people at Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar in the last eight hours between 12:00pm and 8:00pm on Saturday. The joint force […]

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Rangs Group, one of the leading business conglomerates in Bangladesh, opened a vehicle assembly plant in Sonargaon on Friday to tap the fast-growing local market. The facility sprawling over 40 acres of land in Sonakhali under Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj will initially assemble pick-ups and human haulers with completely knockdown (CKD) kits from Indian multinational […]

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Finally, the barbaric regime of Myanmar has been put on the dock and found guilty of the crime of all crimes: genocide. The verdict was delivered on the last day of the final session of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) on alleged state crimes against the Rohingya, Kachins and other ethnic minority groups on September […]

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Two Rohingya men carry a patient to home after treatment in a health centre at Kutupalang refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday. — Sourav Lasker The influx of Rohingyas into Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Myanmar continued on Saturday as there was no let-up in violence, what the United Nations termed a textbook example of […]

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Untreated chemical effluents continue to be directly channelled into rivers causing severe water pollution when World River Day is going to be observed today. The photo was taken at the River Sitalakhya in Narayanganj on Saturday. — Sony Ramany Most of the government directives and a High Court order to save the country’s important rivers […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said the ruling Awami League would not forge any unity with BNP which was a true nationalist party. Addressing a discussion, Fakhrul said the biggest failure of the government was that it yet could not create a national unity to face the challenge of current […]

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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 […]

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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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