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1.9m excluded from final Assam NRC

1.9m excluded from final Assam NRC
Almost two million people in northeast India were left faৃcing statelessness yesterday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out "foreign infiltrators", in a process the central government wants to replicate nationwide. A total of 31.1 million people were included in a National Register of Citizens (NRC), but 1.9 million were deemed ineligible, according to the Assam government. A large chunk of those excluded were expected to be Muslims. Assam has long seen large influxes from elsewhere, including under British colonial rule and around Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence when millions fled into India. For decades this has made Assam a hotbed of inter-religious and ethnic tensions. Sporadic…

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Draft policy on river dredging finalised
Draft policy on river dredging finalised
The government has finalised a draft policy on river dredging and the management of dredged materials…

MPs, MLAs find their names missing in Assam NRC

MPs, MLAs find their names missing in Assam NRC

Millions of Assamese woke up to a new year with a sense of trepidation. The million-dollar question - is he/she a citizen of India? - was topmost on their minds. The government of Assam has published the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC); it contains the names of 1.9 crore people…
Five months on, DUCSU poll promises remain on paper

Five months on, DUCSU poll promises remain on paper

After a long gap of nearly three decades, the Dhaka University Central Student Union (DUCSU) election was held this year. The organization which is dubbed as the second parliament of the county, has in the past contributed to establishing rights of students and leading from the front in the political…
Social afforestation

Social afforestation

At the present time of rapid climate change, afforestation is one strategy that can prevent Bangladesh from many known and unknown dangers, and participatory afforestaion is not only able to make Bangladesh greener, it will also help poor and marginal people economically. According to a report of this…
The day Heavens cried

The day Heavens cried

“Mera dost Arun chala gaya”,my friend Arun has gone is what India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Bahrain while addressing a huge gathering of the Indian community overseas. It is, he continued, a dilemma that here I am far away bound by duty  while battling an emotion…
Smooth run of bicycle exports

Smooth run of bicycle exports

Bangladesh started exporting bicycles to the European market way back in 1999. The exports fetched around USD 10 million the following year. But things have scaled up considerably over time. After 20 years, the annual export of bicycles to 26 countries has risen to USD 84.24 million.   …
Britons set to protest against Johnson’s Brexit move

Britons set to protest against Johnson’s Brexit move

Demonstrations are expected across Britain yesterday against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament in the final weeks before Brexit. The protests come ahead of an intense political week in which Johnson’s opponents will seek to block the move in court and legislate against…
Group art exhibition ‘Symphony’ at AFD from tomorrow

Group art exhibition ‘Symphony’ at AFD from tomorrow

An art exhibition titled ‘Symphony’ is set to begin at the La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital. The inaugural ceremony of this exhibition will be held tomorrow at 5:30pm on the gallery premises. Professor Biman Bihari Das, Chairman, All India…
Langeveldt’s call to bowl consistently

Langeveldt’s call to bowl consistently

What is needed for Bangladesh fast-bowlers at this moment is to bowl consistently in the right areas in Test cricket. After coming here in Bangladesh taking the new job of fast bowling coach, Charl Langeveldt, emphasized more on this matter. Arranged by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), the (two-day)…
Extortionists active on Kalapara-Kuakata highway in Patuakhali

Extortionists active on Kalapara-Kuakata highway in Patuakhali

A group of people are allegedly extorting money from trucks, pickups and tourist vehicles on the Kalapara-Kuakata highway in Patuakhali.  Members of the group are said to stop vehicles on the highway and force their occupants to pay up in the name of municipal tax or labour union fees. But neither…
Three more public varsities to be established

Three more public varsities to be established

The government is going to set up three more public universities on science and technologies in three districts to make the tertiary level of education more accessible. The districts where the public universities would be set up are Cox’s Bazar, Thakurgaon and Faridpur, University Grants Commission…
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