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Now, Rohingyas face trafficking woes

Now, Rohingyas face trafficking woes
Faced with financial desperation at refugee camps, Rohingya women and children are falling prey to traffickers, who lure the vulnerable victims with “risky opportunities” to earn money. Talking to the victims, NGOs, law enforcement agencies and middlemen, The Independent found that the refugees are being trafficked for sex trade, unpaid domestic work, forced marriages and even bonded labour. Especially, fair women and children aged between five and 14 years are the main targets of middlemen, and sometimes these refugees are even trafficked to neighbouring countries like India and Malaysia. Ironically, Rohingyas who have been residing in the refugee camps in Bangladesh for several years play a key role in the racket. Sources said…

Navy ship BNS Bangabandhu
to attend Doha  
exhibition

Navy ship BNS Bangabandhu to attend Doha exhibition

The warship of Bangladesh Navy BNS Bangabandhu left the country yesterday to attend the 6th Doha International Maritime Exhibition and Conference- (DIMDEX-2018) to be held at Doha in Qatar from March 12-14 this year. A total of 230 naval personnel led by commander of warship Rear Admiral M Ashraful…
PM opens 33 development schemes in Rajshahi

PM opens 33 development schemes in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday opened 21 development projects and laid the foundation stones of 12 other schemes including eight new police stations of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, reports BSS. The PM inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of the projects by unveiling their plaques…
Training young 
drivers

Training young drivers

We cannot allow underage drivers on the streets, even though a large number of such people are compelled to find work for a livelihood.  It’s widely known that most drivers of the small but swift human haulers are teenagers, with almost no training. Accidents usually happen when these untrained…
Raising awareness about natural disasters

Raising awareness about natural disasters

Better known for its natural disasters globally, Bangladesh still stands fifth among the top disaster risk countries in the world. It is difficult to think when our neighboring countries take various initiatives to make their people more aware to protect the natural environment, to ensure a suitable…
Issues will be ironed out soon: BTRC chief

Issues will be ironed out soon: BTRC chief

In the beginning, there may be a few problems with 4G network coverage, but the internet users, who have always complained about slow internet speed in the country, will soon get fast 4G services, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood said. “We…
‘Some’ missing Nigerian schoolgirls rescued

‘Some’ missing Nigerian schoolgirls rescued

DAPCHI: The families of dozens of girls missing for several days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria on Thursday waited anxiously for their return after the state government and military said some had been rescued, reports AFP. Police said on Wednesday that 111 girls from…
Shilpakala observes Amar Ekushey thru elaborate programme

Shilpakala observes Amar Ekushey thru elaborate programme

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), the premier cultural organisation of the country, observed Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day in a befitting manner through a day-long programme on February 21. The programme began with paying tribute at the Shaheed Minar by the BSA director general…
Mash, Anamul keep Abahani on top

Mash, Anamul keep Abahani on top

Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza led from the front, claiming a five-for while opener Anamul Haque Bijoy hit a century as Abahani Limited sealed its fifth straight victory in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) with a comprehensive 47-run win over Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club yesterday at BKSP-3 ground. The victory…
2 lakh children get nutritious biscuits in Nilphamari

2 lakh children get nutritious biscuits in Nilphamari

Two lakh 18 thousand and 534 students of 982 primary level educational institutions are getting nutritious biscuits daily during the school period under the School Feeding Programme (SFP) in the district. The information was disclosed at an orientation meeting on ‘Implementation of the SFP in…
Country up 2 places in graft index

Country up 2 places in graft index

Bangladesh has made slight progress in curbing corruption in 2017, according to an international survey among 180 countries. However, there is little reason for cheer as the country continues to be the second worst performer after Afghanistan among the eight SAARC nations, Transparency International…
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