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  • Bangladesh Project to House Rohingya on Flood-Prone Isle Ready for Opening0

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    • October 12, 2018

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Oct 12, 2018  Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this month will open a refugee housing complex on a flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, with officials saying it is ready to accommodate 25,000 Rohingya from Myanmar who are sheltering in southeastern Bangladesh. The government says it plans to relocate

  • Rights Groups Raise Concerns as India Starts Steps to Deport Rohingya0

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    • October 12, 2018

    By Jaishree Balasubramanian on Oct 12, 2018 05:14 pm India has started taking biometric data from Rohingya Muslims, officials said Friday, raising concerns from rights activists who warned that the move could lead to the deportation of thousands of refugees who fled a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar. Many Rohingya who hold identity cards issued by

  • Bangladesh: COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION 2018-V0

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    • October 12, 2018

    12 October 2018 Foreign policies rank prominent in voters mind Shahid Islam   12 October 2018  Weekly Holiday Time may be a great healer, although at times it also adds to the afflictions one endures. Never before did the citizenry of Bangladesh bother so much about the regional and global policies pursued by their governments, as

  • 11 Uyghurs Fly to Turkey after Malaysia Drops Immigration Charges0

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    • October 12, 2018

    By Hadi Azmi on Oct 11, 2018  The Malaysian government sent 11 Uyghur refugees from China’s Xinjiang province to Turkey after dropping immigration charges against them in defiance of a request by Beijing that they be returned there, their attorney said Thursday. The move came after a Kuala Lumpur Court granted a request by prosecutors

  • Bangladesh fails to reduce inequality0

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    • October 12, 2018

      World Index gives the populous nation a poor rating while critics blame focus on mega-projects A low-paid tannery worker dumps waste at a tannery yard at Savar, near Dhaka on July 10. Bangladesh was ranked 148 among 157 nations in the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2018 published Oct. 9. (Photo by Stephan

  • Maldives Supreme Court to hear case on Presidential election on Sunday0

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    • October 12, 2018

    October 12, 2018 Male, Oct 12 (newsin.asia) – The Maldives Supreme Court, on Sunday, will begin hearing the legal challenge filed by the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives against last month’s presidential election, local media reported Friday. A notice on the Supreme Court website said that a hearing on the case had been scheduled at

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  • As an Indian, I am not proud: Amartya Sen

    August 20, 2019 Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Monday criticised the Narendra Modi-led administration’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the region into two Union Territories, NDTV reported. “I don’t think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy,” the 85-year-old economist said, adding that the Centre’s decision

  • Was India Behind 2009 Border Guards Massacre in Bangladesh?

    August 17, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed the tragedy as an external conspiracy. One explanation for the mutiny was that the rebel soldiers opened fire on their officers when they dismissed appeals for better pay. The viciousness of the mutiny convinced many Bangladeshis that something more than

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