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A long history of breaking pledges

A long history of 
breaking pledges
Amidst talks of Myanmar’s apparent intention to take back its people, known as Rohingyas, diplomatic sources concerned have warned that Bangladesh’s second neighbour has a long history of breaking promises. With regard to taking back Rohingyas, Myanmar can only be believed when the first Rohingya will return to his or her home in a secure environment with dignity, they said while talking to The Independent. Since August 25, over six lakh Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh to escape from the brutalities of the Myanmar security forces and local Buddhist mobs. This figure is in addition to about 4.5 lakh refugees already living in the country for years. “The last repatriation of Rohingyas took place in 2005 leaving roughly…

UN fact-finding mission disturbed by  accounts of Rohingya killings, rape

UN fact-finding mission disturbed by accounts of Rohingya killings, rape

Three United Nations human rights experts who concluded their first fact-finding mission in Bangladesh yesterday were “deeply disturbed” by accounts of killings, torture, rape, arson and aerial attacks reportedly perpetrated against the Rohingya community in Myanmar, reports UNB. Over 600,000…
Govt takes projects on expatriates’ welfare

Govt takes projects on expatriates’ welfare

The government has taken a number of initiatives, including setting up of technical training centres, specialised hospitals, residential schools, housing projects and a specialised insurance company, for the welfare of Bangladeshi expatriates who are greatly contributing to the country’s economy,…
Police abducting businessman

Police abducting businessman

Yet another big stain has spoiled the reputation of police. Seven members of its Detective Branch were recently caught red-handed by army personnel on charge of kidnapping a businessman in Teknaf upazila and were produced before the police in Cox’s Bazaar. They were carrying a bag containing Tk…
DG order: ‘English classes to be conducted in English’

DG order: ‘English classes to be conducted in English’

The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) issued a gazette notification on 17 October 2017 ordering to conduct English classes in English in schools and colleges as use of Bnegali acts as a barrier to serve the purpose of teaching English in these levels of education. The comments of…
High speed train service planned to reduce Dhaka-Ctg travel time

High speed train service planned to reduce Dhaka-Ctg travel time

The government has finally backed off from its decision to build either a complete elevated expressway over Dhaka-Chittagong highway or an at-grade expressway as it is now looking for introducing high speed train to improve railway connectivity between the capital and the port city, reports UNB. Transport…
US goal is ‘not war’ over N Korea, says Mattis

US goal is ‘not war’ over N Korea, says Mattis

SEOUL: Washington’s goal “is not war” as it seeks to ease high military tension with Pyongyang, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said yesterday, standing at the heavily-fortified border between the two Koreas, reports AFP. Tension has flared on the Korean peninsula as US President…
Shamsur Rahman to be recalled at Bangla Academy today

Shamsur Rahman to be recalled at Bangla Academy today

To mark the 89th birth anniversary of eminent poet Shamsur Rahman which was observed October 23, Jatiyo Kabita Parishad and Shamsur Rahman Smirity Parishad have jointly organised a programme on the premises of Bangla Academy today. The programme will feature discussion, recitation and music rendition.…
Comilla first team to reach Sylhet for BPL

Comilla first team to reach Sylhet for BPL

Overseas players started arriving in Dhaka to join their respective franchisee teams’ pre-tournament practice session as only a week left to begin Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) fifth edition. This year the blockbuster T20 tournament will start from the new host city- Sylhet, where the initial…
Shariatpur–Chandpur regional highway in bad shape

Shariatpur–Chandpur regional highway in bad shape

The 45-km-long Shariatpur–Chandpur regional highway is in a deplorable state. The broken and crater-filled road has not been repaired for the last 10 years. The terrible road condition has been hampering vehicular movement, including the movement of of goods-carrying trucks, buses and cars. The…
UN, US unsure on timing of Rohingya return

UN, US unsure on timing of Rohingya return

The United Nations and the United States do not yet see a condition where hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas taking shelter in Bangladesh can return to their homes in Myanmar safely. The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee lee, told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that the Security Council…
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