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Sonali Bank UK in deep trouble

Senior Special Correspondent :Sonali Bank (UK) Ltd has plunged into deep trouble grappling with bad governance and persistent operating losses.The situation forced it to outline a 'restructuring plan', which sparks

Armed Rakhine Buddhists block aid shipment to Rohingyas

Newsdesk :Armed Buddhist protesters in Myanmar threw petrol bombs to try to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state, where the United Nations has accused the military

Army getting ready to take charge of refugee camps

Army getting ready to take charge of refugee camps

Sagar Biswas :The Bangladesh Army is taking massive preparations to take over the charge of relief distribution in Rohingya refugee camps in the country's southeastern Cox's Bazar district following allegation

India will supply arms to Myanmar

New Delhi (Reuters) :India is considering supplying arms to Myanmar's government in a sign of strong support for a neighbor that faces criticism for its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.The arms

Rohingyas to be biometrically registered in 2 months: Maya

Staff Reporter :Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya has said all the Rohingya refugees will be biometrically registered within two months.  "As many as 5,575 Rohingya refugees

9 killed in Rohingya relief-laden truck plunge

9 killed in Rohingya relief-laden truck plunge

UNB, Bandarban :At least nine people were killed and 13 others injured when a truck carrying relief materials for Rohingyas plunged into a roadside ditch near Chakdhala BGB camp in

Force Myanmar to take back refugees

UNB, New York :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing to create pressure on Myanmar government to take

Rohingya issue will be a long time problem

The UN resident coordinator in Dhaka has asked Bangladesh to be prepared "psychologically" that it will have to deal with the Rohingya issue for a long time."This is something (that

We need diplomatic offensive with the option of military cooperation

We need diplomatic offensive with the option of military cooperation

Diplomatic Correspondent :No sweet diplomacy will work. Military in Myanmar has taken calculated military decision to throw the Rohingyas out of their country knowing the weakness of Bangladesh.  Their

Tribunal reveals horrific details of atrocities against Rohingyas

New Straits Times :A woman from Laung Don village fled her house when Myanmar soldiers came into the village, leaving behind her sister who had just given birth and her

248 killed in Mexico quake

Mail Online :At least 248 people are dead after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday causing widespread devastation across Mexico City where a school has collapsed.Twenty children and two

Take back Rohingyas

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has urged the government of Myanmar to take urgent steps for the sustainable return of Rohingya refugees and internally and externally displaced Rohingya Muslims

Suu Kyi denies going `soft` on military

Reuters :Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a suggestion she is soft on the military, which the United Nations has accused of ethnic cleansing, saying her relationship with

OIC leaders must unite

Badrul Ahsan from  New York :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the leaders of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to unite over the Rohingya crisis.Expressing Dhaka's readiness to join any

Take steps to address Rohingya crisis: UN

As the number of Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh surpassed 400,000, UN agencies are scaling up their efforts to assist the displaced people with Secretary-General António Guterres renewing his

Where the relief items go?

Sagar Biswas :Indisciplined distribution is the main reason for not getting adequate relief by the Rohingya refugees though Bangladesh government, several foreign countries, international and local organizations have already donated

Rohingyas scrambling for food, water, medicines

Md Joynal Abedin Khan :Several lakh Rohingyas living in Cox's Bazar's Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas are scrambling for relief items mainly food, clothes,  safe water, and medicine to sustain lives.The

US pledges $32 m for Rohingyas

The United States will provide nearly $32 million for humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslims displaced by sectarian violence in Myanmar. The announcement by the State Department comes a day after

Access to refugee zone to be restricted

Reza Mahmud from Cox's Bazar :Rohingyas are still pouring into Bangladesh through the borders from Myanmar further worsening the conditions of the country's southeastern border district Cox's Bazar, where more

Aid distribution lacks discipline

Kazi Zahidul Hasan :The authorities are yet to restore discipline and order in aid distribution at impromptu refugee camps in Cox's Bazar forcing the Rohingyas to endure untold sufferings.Aid is

Suu Kyi still burying her head in the sand

Reacting to the speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's State Counsellor and de facto leader, on September 19 on the crisis in Rakhine State, Amnesty International said she

Huge foods being wasted

Reza Mahmud from  Cox's Bazar :A large quantity of foods for Rohingya refugees is being wasted in government storages due to mismanagement and manpower shortage.As a result, the refuges are

Trump assures US support to BD

Badrul Ahsan from  New York :The US President, Donald Trump, has assured Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of his country's all out supports on the Rohingya issue while talking on the

BD expects no help from Trump: Hasina

BD expects no help from Trump: Hasina

NEW YORK (Reuters) :Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects

Suu Kyi hides abuses by army

Suu Kyi hides abuses by army

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said her government does not fear "international scrutiny" of its handling of the growing Rohingya crisis.It was her first address to

Humanitarian access to Rakhine State must be allowed

Badrul Ahsan from  New York :International humanitarian organizations - including international staff-must be granted immediate, independent, and unfettered access to people in Rakhine State, Myanmar, to alleviate massive humanitarian needs

Suu Kyi failed to condemn abuses: AI

Staff Reporter :Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are "burying their heads in the sand" over the violence in Rakhine State, Amnesty International said Tuesday, criticising Myanmar's leader for

Widespread criticism

Sagar Biswas :Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi though finally broke her silence on the Rohingya refugee crisis Tuesday, her some remarks and observation drew widespread criticism.  In

Suu Kyi tries to deceive international community: Rohingya leader

A member of the Rohingya community who campaigns for the rights of the Burmese ethnic group in Europe has rejected de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi's speech, saying she

Rice price to go down

Staff Reporter :The country's businessmen have said that the rice price will go down by Tk two to three in the next few days. They said this after a meeting