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UN chief and rights groups raise concerns over Rohingya deal

First group of refugees to be sent back to Myanmar next week but critics say details are unclear Michael Safi Wed 17 Jan 2018  Concerns are growing among United Nations agencies and humanitarian groups over an agreement between the Bangladesh and Myanmar governments to repatriate several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees within two years. Bangladesh state […]

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a news briefing at the party’s central office at Naya Paltan in Dhaka on Monday. Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said that they were ‘shocked’ by the speech of President Abdul Hamid in parliament for it had ‘no mention of […]

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The circular reads that Bitcoin is not an authorised and legal currency in any other country in the world Bangladesh Bank has banned the use of Bitcoin, a virtual cryptocurrency, in Bangladesh by issuing a circular on its website. The circular read that Bitcoin is not an authorised and legal currency in any other country […]

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Bangladesh cricketer Mahmudullah DHAKA TRIBUNE/Md Manik Against Sri Lanka, Mahmudullah will be an important member of the Tigers set-up and he vowed to give his best for the national team Bangladesh middle-order batsman and Test vice captain Mahmudullah expressed confidence ahead of the home series against Sri Lanka. BCB made changes to the Tigers’ Test team […]

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The government of Myanmar has informed UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee that all access to the country has been denied and cooperation withdrawn for the duration of her tenure. Lee had been due to visit Myanmar in January to assess the state of human rights countrywide, including the human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in […]

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M A Taslim The annual income and expenditure of a nation rarely match. If income exceeds expenditure the nation lends out the surplus, and when expenditure exceeds income, the country has to borrow from overseas to pay for the deficit. Foreign lending is usually regarded as a good thing for the nation, but foreign borrowing […]

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Only 20 percent of the loans written off by banks in Bangladesh have been recovered in the last 12 years, says a new report. The study by LR Global Bangladesh says the country has the highest share of non-performing loans or NPL and lowest capital adequacy ratio or CAR, compared to its peer economies. Bad […]

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has recognised the historic 7th March Speech of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of world’s documentary heritage. The historic 7th March speech of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been included in the memory of the World International Register, a list of world’s important documentary […]

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Since 1988, Bangladeshi Peacekeepers have been working with UN missions to keep the peace in countries from Haiti to East Timor, Lebanon to Congo and from Croatia to Namibia Amid the political standoff during the 2010 elections in Ivory Coast, about 120 Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers were deployed at the Golf Hotel in Abidjan for five […]

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Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, during the 8060th Security Council Meeting   Bangladesh representative at Security Council: The situation in Myanmar (8060th meeting)

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According to the United Nations, at least 409,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh fleeing the unrest in Myanmar Former Indian foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal has said India should support Myanmar to fight the Rohingya crisis instead of supporting Bangladesh. “Bangladesh will make a mistake if they expect anything from India regarding this [Rohingya issue],” he […]

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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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