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Rohingya repatriation halted: Officials UNB . Cox’s Bazar |  Nov 15, 2018   Prothom Alo      Despite all the preparations from the Bangladesh side, the scheduled Rohingya repatriation did not take place on Thursday as Rohingyas are not willing to go back. “The Rohingya repatriation has been halted as they don’t want to go back to Mayanmar,” […]

Myanmar: End of days for Suu Kyi’s iconography Amnesty International’s withdrawal of Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ prize underlines the fact she was never really a rights champion after all By David Scott Mathieson Yangon, November 14, 2018 An activist holds a poster of then pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during […]

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South Asia Is Becoming More Democratic CAPTION FAST FORWARD DEMOCRACY’S NEW STRONGHOLD MIGHT SURPRISE YOU By Maroosha Muzaffar Maldives’ main opposition leader and presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (center) greets a crowd during a campaign rally in the Maldives capital Male, ahead of the presidential elections on Sept. 23, 2018. SOURCEGETTY IMAGES WHY YOU SHOULD […]

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Rohingya refugee girls sold into forced labour in Bangladesh: UN UN’s migration agency has identified 99 cases of human trafficking since September last year. 17 Oct 2018  Al Jazeera A young girl walks through the Kutapalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar [Marcus Valance/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images] MORE ON ROHINGYA US, eight others, request briefing on […]

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Image Credit: AP Photo/Anupam Nath Bhutan’s Elections Demonstrate Continued Democratic Progress Increased voter turnout for Bhutan’s parliamentary elections points to healthier democracy. By Karma Dema September 21, 2018 As vote counts results began trickling in toward the end of election day on September 15 in Bhutan, expectant families and neighbors gathered to watch election results over shared […]

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BD not a poor neighbor anymore: Indian media lauds BD’s tremendous growth Friday 12th October 2018 Daily Ittefaq India, the fastest growing major economy, is seen as the powerhouse of South Asia, but this may soon change. Having already stolen a march over India on key social indices, small neighbour Bangladesh is now on the […]

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PM Narendra Modi assured us India won’t deport NRC-excluded people to Bangladesh: Top official Imam also said Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Harsh Vardhan Sringla, also “repeatedly told us not to worry about the exercise and indeed, it should not be our concern either”. Oct 06, 2018    Source:    PTI Trending News Congress likely to […]

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Yameen concedes defeat and says he’ll hand over power to Solih on November 17 By Editor on September 24, 2018 Male, September 24 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Monday conceded defeat in Sunday’s election to the country’s Presidency and said that he will hand over power to the winning Joint Opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on […]

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Joint Opposition candidate Ibrahim Solih defeats President Yameen in Maldivian election By Editor on September 23, 2018 Male, September 24 (newsin.asia): In the Maldivian Presidential election held on September 23, the Joint Opposition’s impassioned plea for the restoration of democracy secured an overwhelming response from the voters. The Joint Opposition’s candidate Ibrahim Solih, convincingly defeated the incumbent President […]

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Sundarbans sanctuary extended, many lose livelihood UNB . Bagerhat | Sep 23, 2018        Biodiversity boundaries have been extended in the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. Experts expect the move will help boost all types of forest resources including wildlife, fisheries, and trees. The government imposes a ban on the collection of all types of […]

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After partition, Bangladesh was meant for Muslims, West Bengal for Hindus: BJP MP Roopa Ganguly The BJP MP reiterated that the partition was done so that Pakistan becomes a Muslim nation and Bangladesh was mainly for the Muslims. Share:    Written By: Zee Media Bureau Aug 22, 2018 Stoking a controversy, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly inaugurate the construction of 130km Bangladesh-India Friendship Pipeline, between Shiliguri in West Bengal and Parbatipur in Dinajpur, through a videoconference from Dhaka and New Delhi, respectively, on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Focus Bangla The two premiers have also inaugurated the constructions of two railway […]

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