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A Rohingya refugee girl looks out as makeshift shelters become flooded due to heavy rain in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday. — Reuters photo Thousands of Rohingyas massed in makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar after fleeing ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar passed a sleepless night as heavy rain beginning from Saturday swamped their shelters making the places […]

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A Rohingya refugee child cries after getting wet in the rain in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 17, 2017. — Reuters photo The government has started weeklong vaccination campaigns among Rohingya children against measles, rubella and polio on Saturday, aiming to check possible outbreak of diseases following fresh influx of Rohingyas. Abdus Salam, civil surgeon of […]

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A man uses a cane to control the crowd while providing relief supplies to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday. — Reuters photo A dishonest quarter is fleecing helpless Rohingyas, who are fleeing violence in Myanmar, in the name of letting them into Bangladesh, then into Cox’s Bazar camps and in some cases deep […]

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The police continued struggling to limit the movement of Rohingyas, the ethnic minority people of Myanmar who entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in their homeland Rakhine State, within the demarcated areas in Cox’s Bazar. The police on Saturday issued an advisory asking the citizens not to rent their houses to any Rohingya to help keep them […]

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A large plume of smoke is seen on the Myanmar side of the border from Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh September 15, 2017. — Reuters photo Myanmar said on Friday a visiting US official would not be allowed to go to a region where violence has triggered an exodus of nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims that […]

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Bangladesh on Saturday expressed grave concern over the successive launching of 2nd ballistic missile over Japan by North Korea and urged it to refrain from missile tests that deviate from the cardinal principle of UN of ‘collective peace and security’. ‘We find it equally disconcerting that within a span of a month North Korea in […]

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Ms. Halimah Yacob – First female president of Singapore! -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Ms. Halimah Yacob, 63, former Speaker of Parliament, became the first woman and first Malay in 47 years to ascend to the Presidency of Singapore- highest office, after successfully filing her nomination papers on Sept 13 as the sole eligible candidate for […]

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Heaven to Hell; Myanmar’s Rohingyas by F R Chowdhury In my earlier article “Myanmar military’s addiction to political power” I tried to explain how the Myanmar’s military very reluctantly relinquished the active political power but still held on to the roots so that it can still dictate the future policy. It is keen to create […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked new officials of the police cadre to put in their best efforts to protect the fundamental and human rights of people. “It’s my firm belief the young police officials will be engaged in ensuring the overall welfare of people,” she said while addressing the passing-out parade of the 34th […]

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Food Minister Qamrul Islam says trickery and politics are to blame for the recent increase in rice prices. Bangladesh has produced 19.2 million tonnes of rice paddies despite flood damage and pests, he said at a press conference at the secretariat on Thursday. “They are playing politics with rice, trying to engineer shortages throughout the […]

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The Supreme Court’s chamber judge has removed the High Court stay on deducting 5 points from examinees taking medical and dental college admission tests for the second time. Justice Hasan Foez Siddique stayed the High Court decision for three weeks after a state petition on Thursday and sent the case to the Appellate Division. This […]

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Highlighting the Rohingya crisis as an important issue, global jihadist groups and several international and native militant outfits have already exchanged such ‘jihadi’ invitations on social media The militant outfits both at home and abroad are fishing in troubled waters as they are trying to inspire their followers to go to Myanmar and fight the […]

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