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The race for India’s presidency begins today as UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee, and opposition BJP-backed PA Sangma submit their nomination papers amid clear signs that the ruling alliance will win with a thumping majority. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refused to support Pranab in the race. She instead tried her best to mobilise support […]

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By: Pradeep Seneviratne

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A tense situation prevailed in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday following the sectarian violence between Rohingya Muslims and majority Buddhists in neighbouring Myanmar. Residents at Rakhine neighborhoods are living in apprehension of possible attacks by the dominant Rohingyas in the area, our correspondent reports from Teknaf after visiting the area. Parents stopped sending […]

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Following the recent killing of 30 people in clashes at Mongdu city in Myanmar, hordes of panic-stricken Rohingyas have crossed over to Bangldesh in the last couple of days, sources in the district administration said on Saturday.(The Independent ) Also, around 250 Rohingya people, who earlier entered Bangladesh legally for business, are stuck as they […]

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By: Nizam Ahmed Bangladesh has tightened security along the border with Myanmar to prevent a possible influx of Rohingya Muslims following raging sectarian violence that killed 12 people in western Rakhine state over the last one week, security officials said in Dhaka on Friday. The sectarian violence has spread into Maungdaw town close to Bangladesh […]

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Hillary and the Prime Minister discussed several issues related to Indo-US relations. She also urged India to speed up the civil nuclear deal and cut oil imports from Iran. According to […]

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All eyes are on the meeting between US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday in Kolkata, amid speculation that Hillary may quiz Banerjee about her opposition to the Teesta water sharing agreement with Bangladesh. This would be unusual and may have a whole lot of unintended […]

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India on Wednesday thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the birth of Bangladesh. Foreign minister SM Krishna wrote to his Bangladeshi counterpart Dipu Moni, saying that the “cause of liberation of Bangladesh has been very close to our hearts, and […]

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