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PM shocked at death of 3 BD peacekeepers in Mali IED blast

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PM shocked at death of 3 BD peacekeepers in Mali IED blast

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed profound shock at the death of three Bangladeshi peacekeepers who were killed in an IED blast in Mali.

 

 

In a message of condolence, Sheikh Hasina prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and conveyed her deep sympathy to the bereaved families.

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Turkey to construct shelter homes for 1 lakh Rohingyas

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The Turkish government will construct shelter homes for one lakh Rohingya refugees who have taken shelter in Bangladesh amid Myanmar persecution.

 

Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, came up with the information while talking to reporters after a meeting with the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TCCA) Coordinator Ahmed Rafiq at the secretariat on Sunday.

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PM Hasina clears urgent files from USA

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in the United States in connection with the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA), has cleared a number of important files from Washington.

 

"The prime minister has cleared a number of urgent files from Washington in the last two days," PM's Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan told BSS on Sunday.

 

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Army to help dist admin in relief efforts

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Bangladesh Army will start working in coordination with the district administration on the relief efforts and rehabilitation of Rohingya refugees from today.

 

The army and the administration will distribute relief materials at 12 different points in Ukhia and Teknaf, Cox's Bazar Deputy Commissioner Ali Hossain told a press conference at his office yesterday.

 

Since August 26, the administration, donors and NGOs have built 26,000 sheds in 12 slums in Ukhia and Teknaf.

 

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Annisul’s condition improving

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The condition of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq is gradually improving although he is still in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital, reports UNB.

 

“He (Annisul) sometimes opens and closes his eyes as well as moves some parts of his body,” said his personal secretary Mizanur Rahman.

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Rohingyas and the cost of kindness

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It is certain that the present Rohingya sensation will soon die down, and be replaced in public memory by something far more banal.

 

For now, international aid will flow in, journalists will fly in and young activists will donate from their own pockets. Then, when the headlines wane and public fancy shifts, the latest entrants will become like the old Rohingyas: forgotten inside their ghettos. This is when the real work begins.

 

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Bangladesh to continue to keep normal ties with Myanmar : Inu

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Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu has said that Bangladesh would continue to keep normal ties with neighbouring Myanmar until that country cuts diplomatic relation.

 

"Myanmar did not severe diplomatic ties with Bangladesh. They are our friendly neighbour. We condemned the persecution on Rohingyas inside Myanmar, summoned the Myanmar envoy several times and strongly protested the Rohingya influx," said the minister at a press conference at the Secretariat on Monday.

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Commonwealth commends Bangladesh response to Rohingya refugees

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Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has commended Bangladesh government for setting aside land to receive hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar.

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Special Police, RAB Units: Home considers risk allowance

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The Police Headquarters has sought a special allowance, equivalent to the monthly basic salary, for the members of SWAT team under Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Unit and bomb disposal units of Rab and CTTC, considering their risks they face during anti-militancy drives.

 

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Visit of refugee camp PM assures of assisting Rohingyas until return to Myanmar

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday assured of standing beside the fleeing Rohingyas, who have taken refuge at Cox's Bazar, until their return to Myanmar.

 

The Prime Minister came up with the assurance while visiting Rohingya camps and distributing relief materials among the Rohingya refugees at Kutupalong Bazar in Ukhia of Cox's Bazar.

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Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh will take Dhaka-based diplomats to refugee camps

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Exhausted Rohingya refugees rest on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, September 10, 2017. Reuters

Bangladesh has said it will take diplomats to the country's southeastern part, where Rohingya Muslims have taken refuge after fleeing violence in Myanmar.

 

 

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said on Monday that they have arranged a visit for diplomats to the bordering district of Cox's Bazar on Sept 13.

 

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Rohingya persecution is akin to genocide: NHRC

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Blasting the atrocities on Rohingya people, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque said Myanmar’s persecution was tantamount to genocide.

 

“This genocide needs to be tried at international court if needed,” he said during a press briefing at the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Cox’s Bazar.

 

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Tofail for diplomatic solution to Rohingya crisis

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Tofail for diplomatic solution to Rohingya crisis

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Monday said the crisis regarding Rohingya influx into the country should be resolved through effective diplomacy.

 

“As a neighbouring country, we’ll try diplomatically so that Rohingya people are sent back to their homeland Rakhine state,” he said.

 

The minister was talking to reporters after a meeting with the country manager of International Finance Corporation Wendy Werner at the secretariat.

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Myanmar unleashing genocide ignoring int'l pressure : NHRC

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Terming the persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar tantamount to genocide, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque has said that country is still unleashing the massacre ignoring international pressure on it.

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Rohingyas to be registered biometrically

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Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said Rohingyas coming from Myanmar will be registered in biometric method, reports BSS.

 

He added that the participation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its cooperation will be there as special care is being taken so refugees cannot enter the country with drugs or any other illegal things.

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PM undergoes check-ups at Fazilatunnesa hospital

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Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina has undergone routine check-ups while visiting the Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital in Gazipur on Saturday.

 

Her sister Sheikh Rehana also accompanied her and underwent some routine health tests, in a gesture showing their trust to the treatment of Bangladeshi doctors, reports bdnews24.com.

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Mayor Annisul stable

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The condition of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq, who is now in a London hospital ICU, is stable, reports UNB.

 

“All organs of the DNCC mayor have been functioning normally,” said his personal secretary Mizanur Rahman.

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