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Don’t deport Rohingyas till Nov 21: Indian SC

  

Pns: Indian Supreme Court yesterday posted the matter for further hearing on Nov 21 granting more time to all the parties to argue on Rohingya Muslims deportation case, reports UNB. The court also observed that no Rohingya refugees should be deported until the next date of hearing in the case, reports Outlook India yesterday. The SC said the Rohingya Muslims issue is of great magnitude and the State has a big role to play. It allowed the petitioners to approach it in case of any...

AL to propose use of EVMs in next polls

  

Pns: The Awami League (AL) during its talks with the Election Commission (EC) would not submit any new proposal, except the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the next general election, slated for 2019, insiders said. They also said that the ruling party will clearly tell the EC that the commission will arrange the next elections and have magistracy powers to conduct the polls. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be the head of the election-time government and extend all-out support...

I am not ill, leaving country temporarily

  

Pns: Brushing aside all speculations about his ‘ill health’, Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday said he was ‘completely in good health’ and will return to the country after his leave. While leaving his official residence in the capital for Dhaka airport to fly to Australia around 10pm, SK Sinha got out of his car as it reached the main entrance and talked to journalists who gathered in front of his house last night. "I am neither ill, nor fleeing. I am leaving the country...

Int’l community to exert more pressure on Myanmar: Tofail

  

Pns: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Friday said the international community must exert more pressure on Myanmar to resolve Rohingya crisis. "Bangladesh is trying its best to resolve the problem diplomatically. Pressure on Myanmar needs to be mounted to take back Rohingyas from Bangladesh," he said.The Commerce Minister made the remarks after inaugurating two-day "Showcase Korea 2017' in the city.He said Myanmar has already proposed to take back Rohingyas but it continued...

CJ likely to go abroad today

  

Pns: Appellate Division Senior Judge Md Abdul Wahab will be the acting CJ till the return of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha who is expected to go abroad on leave today. A notification was issued by the law, justice and parliamentary affairs ministryin this regard yesterday. According to sources close to the office of the CJ, Sinha is scheduled to go to Australia via Singapore by a Singapore airlines flight tonight. The CJ had written to the President on Tuesday, informing him that he...

UNSC hears Kofi Annan brief today

  

Pns: The UN Security Council will hold an informal meeting today to hear from former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, also the head of Myanmar’s government-appointed Rakhine advisory commission, about the plight of the Rohingyas, according to international media. France and Britain requested the meeting with Annan as the council weighs its next steps to confront the crisis over the mass exodus of the Rohingya, who have crossed into Bangladesh. Britain has been working on a draft Security...

Thousands of Rohingyas still scattered outside camps

  

Pns: Although the government has allocated 2,000 acres of land at Balukhali to bring all Rohingya refugees who have crossed over to Bangladesh at one place, 1.5 lakh Rohingyas still remain scattered in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban districts. They have taken shelter in the homes of the local people at Cox’s Bazar Sadar, Ukhiya upazila, Teknaf upazila, Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar district and Naikhonchhari upazila of Bandarban district. The Cox’s Bazar district administration said that...

Home Minister to visit Myanmar Oct 23

  

Pns: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said he would visit Myanmar on October 23 for holding talks with the Myanmar government on repatriation of the Rohingyas, who were forcibly ousted from their homes in the Rakhine state and pushed into Bangladesh. "The main agenda would be quick repatriation of the Rohingyas as the Myanmar's minister has assured here to take back their citizens during his visit to Dhaka recently," he told newsmen at his ministry at Bangladesh...

Gazette issued on CJ’s leave and acting CJ

  

Pns: The Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry issued a gazette notification on Thursday saying that Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah will serve as the acting Chief Justice until Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha returns to work. According to the notification, Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah will perform as the acting Chief Justice during the leave of the CJ, for extended period or until the CJ returns to his work.On October 10 last, SK Sinha sent a letter to President Abdul Hamid...

WB to support govt over Rohingya issue

  

Pns: The World Bank has said it is ready to move with a programmne of support for the government, host communities and Rohingyas to cope with their huge entry into Bangladesh."We appreciate that Bangladesh is supporting the Rohingya people as it works diligently to reduce poverty and increase prosperity," said Annette Dixon, Vice President at the World Bank for the South Asia Region, during his meeting with Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday.The World Bank Vice President also...

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