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Rohingya leader in Bangladesh shot dead

COX'S BAZAR Unidentified assailants on Wednesday (Sept 29) shot dead a top Rohingya community leader during a refugee camp within the Bangladesh resort district of Cox's Bazar, officials said. Mohib Ullah was talking with other…

Bangladesh seals border with India

Dhaka Bangladesh has decided to close its border with India for the next 14 days to control the spread of the deadly virus. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told Sunday a ban on entry from India has been imposed in line with the…

Whale carcass washes ashore

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh A whale carcass washed ashore at Himchhari beach in Cox's Bazar Friday morning. The dead marine mammal, which is around 35 feet in length and five feet in width, is assumed to have weighed around three tons.…

4 killed in anti-Modi protests in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh At least four people were killed and dozens were injured when activists of a non-political Islamic group clashed with police in Bangladesh's largest port city on Friday afternoon, according to local police. Several…

 Fire consumes over 100 shanties in Dhaka

DHAKA, Bangladesh A devastating fire in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka burnt down over 100 shanties on Sunday evening, officials and locals said. “Primarily we came to know that nearly 150 houses have been damaged due to the fire,” local…

Rohingya camp fire destroys 4 Unicef schools

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Four Unicef schools for Rohingya children in refugee camps in Bangladesh have been destroyed in a fire, officials said on Tuesday, with the UN children's agency calling it arson. It was unclear who might attack…

At the root of the crisis lies Myanmar

While one appreciates the concern that North American imams and Muslim leaders have for the Rohingya population, it serves to become another example of certain segments of the international community’s compulsion to provide sanctimonious…

Myanmar’s move

For a true resolution to the Rohingya crisis, two things need to happen without any compromise. The first is the voluntary repatriation of the Rohingya to their homeland of Rakhine under the right conditions. This means that they must be…

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A mutually beneficial relationship

India has long been seen as Bangladesh’s staunchest ally, going as far back as Bangladesh’s Liberation War, in which India played a crucial role. To that end, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s words which stated that…

India bans onion export to Bangladesh

The Indian government on Monday banned exports of all types of onions to Bangladesh, citing a shortage in supply in India itself due to heavy rainfall and floods. The ban comes close to a year after India announced its move of not…

Flood death toll rises to 251 in Bangladesh

Dhaka,Bangladesh A total of 251 people have been killed in floods caused by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water in parts of Bangladesh, said a government report. According to the daily flood report of the country's Health Emergency…

Cyclone Amphan kills 82 in Bangladesh,India

DHAKA The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade killed at least 82 people, officials said, as rescue teams scoured devastated coastal villages on Thursday, hampered by torn down power lines and…

Myanmar arrests 48 Rohingya fleeing camps

PETHEIN Nearly 50 Rohingya Muslims have been detained at sea by Myanmar's navy, a local official said Friday, the latest from the persecuted minority to be caught trying to flee camps in Bangladesh and Myanmar's restive Rakhine state. It…

Bangladesh: Alarming rise in road crashes

DHAKA, Bangladesh More than 5,000 casualties in road accidents across Bangladesh in 2019 marked an alarming rise compared to figures in previous year, said a report published on Saturday. In 2019, deaths in road crashes in Bangladesh…
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