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Myanmar conducts ‘final phase’ of ethnic cleansing

Myanmar conducts ‘final 
phase’ of ethnic cleansing
A systematic campaign against Rohingyas, an ethnic minority in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state of Myanmar, is now in its final stages with ongoing Army operations, bringing to a head a drive that commenced in 1962. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 604,000 Rohingyas have crossed over to Bangladesh to save their lives since the recent spell of military crackdown began in August 25, following a coordinated attack on police posts by Rohingya insurgents. Local people say the number of refugees is likely to have crossed 700,000 and more are coming in as the exodus continues. According to their estimates, 87,000 Rohingyas had entered Bangladesh after the military crackdown on September 9, 2016, in Rakhine.…

Rohingyas given shelter to avoid destabilised situation

Rohingyas given shelter to avoid destabilised situation

Bangladesh has given some comfort to the Rohingyas by sheltering them to avoid a destabilised situation, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said yesterday. Speaking at a national consultation on global compact on migration (GCM), a proposed global mechanism to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration,…
Mouchak-Moghbazar flyover opens to traffic

Mouchak-Moghbazar flyover opens to traffic

The much-awaited 8.7-km Mouchak-Moghbazar flyover was fully opened to public with the just-completed around 4-km Malibagh-Rajarbagh-Shantinagar section on Thursday, aiming to ease traffic congestion and ensure better road communications in the capital, reports UNB. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally…
Ensure the flyover’s utility

Ensure the flyover’s utility

Finally the Mouchak-Moghbazaar flyover was opened to the traffic yesterday after a prolonged wait. For the construction of this crucial piece of infrastructure in the capital, the inhabitants of that locality suffered a lot everyday, thanks to the slow pace of its construction. The deadline for finishing…
Bangladesh China relations: A critical analysis

Bangladesh China relations: A critical analysis

Sino-Bangladesh relations have a tall tale of critical discourse analysis, which is necessary for the people of both countries to restore the spirits of the modern diplomatic relations. As we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the modern diplomatic ties between Bangladesh and China in October 2017, critical…
Executive director of Sabuj Shangha among16 sued for cheating

Executive director of Sabuj Shangha among16 sued for cheating

Thangamara Mahila Sabuj Shangha (TMSS) executive director  Prof. Dr Hosne Ara Begum is among the 16 people accused of cheating in a case filed over the ownership of the Pundra University of Science and Technology. Md Golam Rabbani, vice-chairman of the board of trusties of the university, has filed…
Teesta Ltd signs deal with PDB for 200-MW solar plant in Gaibandha

Teesta Ltd signs deal with PDB for 200-MW solar plant in Gaibandha

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Teesta Solar Limited (TSL) and TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co Ltd yesterday to develop a 200-MW Solar PV Power Plant in Sundarganj of Gaibandha. TSL is a joint venture of the Beximco Power Company Ltd, a sister concern…
Thais bid goodbye to beloved King

Thais bid goodbye to beloved King

BANGKOK: A solemn but colour-splashed procession streamed through Bangkok's historic heart on Thursday as Thailand bade farewell to King Bhumibol Adulyadej in an elaborate, ritual-laden funeral that gripped a nation mourning the loss of its chief unifying figure, reports AFP. Some 300,000 black-clad…
Iranian play ‘Manus’ to be staged at BSA today

Iranian play ‘Manus’ to be staged at BSA today

Iranian theatre troupe Verbatim will stage their theatrical production ‘Manus’ at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segun Bagicha in the capital at 7pm today. The play will be brought to the stage as a part of the ongoing weeklong international theatre festival…
Fizz to miss few initial BPL matches

Fizz to miss few initial BPL matches

Paceman Mustafizur Rahman yet another fell into a trap of long injury as soon as coming back to his regular business from a protracted-injury layoff following the surgical operation on his left shoulder. For this he will miss to play a string of initial games of the upcoming Twenty20 Tournament of the…
Trees being cut to widen road in Thakurgaon

Trees being cut to widen road in Thakurgaon

Over two hundred trees, including mahogany, shishu, rain tree and jackfruit, along the 4.34km stretch of road from the town to the railway station are being cut down for widening the road.  During the cutting of these trees, accidents have taken place and severe traffic jams are also occurring…
BIWTA seeks indemnity against cases

BIWTA seeks indemnity against cases

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has requested indemnity from around 300 cases filed against it by vested quarters in order to protect the country's rivers. Besides, the BIWTA is yet to accept around 4,500 pillars built by the district administration as they have not been…
In search of Russia’s lost gold

In search of Russia’s lost gold

It was our third night on the Trans-Siberian Express in mid-July, and we had grown accustomed to the heat. The prehistoric cars contained neither air conditioning nor showers. My husband Dennis, who doesn’t speak any Russian, was left to play with his new fancy video camera, but I was more fortunate…
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