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Rohingya repatriation move falls flat again

Rohingya repatriation 
move falls flat again
The stage was set to send back the first batch of displaced Rohingya people to their homeland in Myanmar but they ignored the call of the authorities, saying several of their demands, especially their security and granting of Myanmar citizenship, had to be met first. The displaced Rohigyas, who were in the list of those to be repatriated, said they did not want to go back to Rakhine, where they had been persecuted by the Myanmar army. He claimed the environment there was not conducive to their return.  Commissioner of Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission (RRRC) Abul Kalam told journalists in Cox’s Bazar, “The Rohingya people don’t want to go back until their demands are met.”  Meanwhile, Foreign Minister…

UNHCR pushes for continued engagement of all parties

UNHCR pushes for continued engagement of all parties

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas will require the continuous engagement of all concerned to build their trust as it is a process, not a one-off event. “UNHCR remains committed to its role in supporting both governments in this process,”…
‘Khaleda Zia was well-informed about 21 August grenade attack’

‘Khaleda Zia was well-informed about 21 August grenade attack’

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the then prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia was definitely well-informed about the 21st August grenade attack. So, she must be brought to justice to deliver fairness to the victims of the carnage. “The attack was held at the instigation of Tarique…
Tech support to tackle dengue

Tech support to tackle dengue

This year, dengue outbreak in an unprecedented scale has sent a warning: unless we are prepared in all areas with necessary equipment and strategies, mosquitoes will continue to wreak havoc on human life. Dengue has been a common ph enomenon in our lives for about a decade, but this year, the enormity…
How to live better

How to live better

While our daughter Mayisha has been growing through adolescence to adulthood, I have always wondered about writing something that helps her understanding the world around. I kept jotting down my thoughts regularly, with a hope that someday all these words would look fairly ‘complete and adequate’,…
Furniture industry records consistent growth

Furniture industry records consistent growth

Furniture export earnings in July, the first month of FY2019-20, show a growth of 9.68 per cent, thanks to rising local investments, exploration of new markets, innovative designs and quality, affordable labour force and modern technologies, said industry insiders. These factors have helped the country…
Iran unveils home-grown missile defence system

Iran unveils home-grown missile defence system

Iran unveiled its new home-grown air defence system yesterday at a time of increased tensions with the United States. Iranian officials have previously called Bavar-373 the Islamic republic's first domestically produced long-range missile defence system. Tehran began making Bavar -- which means…
Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ 
on BSA stage today

Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ on BSA stage today

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) will stage world-famous play ‘Hamlet’ today at 7pm at National Theatre Hall of BSA in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The play ‘Hamlet’, originally written by William Shakespeare, has been translated and adapted by late writer Syed Shamsul Haq…
Afghanistan Test a useful platform 
for away Indian series: Mominul

Afghanistan Test a useful platform for away Indian series: Mominul

Nearly after a five-month international break, Bangladesh national cricket team left handed batsman Mominul Haque gearing up for one-off Afghanistan Test keeping in mind that the only Test can be an ideal platform for him to perform well against India in the World ICC Test Championship, slated to begin…
Huge hilsa haul brings cheer to fishermen

Huge hilsa haul brings cheer to fishermen

Finally, fishermen are happy over a good haul of hilsa fish in the Meghna River in the Ramgati upazila in Laximpur from Tuesday night.  Fishermen, wholesale dealers as well as consumers are elated as a huge amount of hilsa has been netted of late in the two costal districts of Noakhali and Laxmipur.…
Yaba makes inroads thru India

Yaba makes inroads thru India

In addition to the old smuggling route of yaba through Cox’s Bazar, the drug traders are now feeling more comfortable in smuggling the madness drug from Myanmar into Bangladesh through four spots on the Indo-Bangladesh border in greater Sylhet. The drug traders are using the hilly roads and waterways…
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