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Rohingya boat capsize death toll rises to 25

  

Pns: Eleven more bodies of Rohingya people, including four children, were recovered from the Naf River in Teknaf upazila on Tuesday morning. With the recovery of the bodies, the death toll from the Sunday's boat capsize rose to 25, said Md Mainuddin, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Model Police Station.Bodies of three Ronhingyas were recovered from the Saint Martin's Island, four from Habirchhara and four from Mitha Panirchhara in Teknaf Sadar upazila, added the OC, saying the death...

Bogra student rape: Charges pressed against Tufan, 12 others

  

Pns: Police on Tuesday pressed charges against 13 people, including Sramik League leader Tufan Sarkar, over the torture of a schoolgirl and her mother after the rape of the girl. Investigation officer of the case Inspector (Operations) Abul Kalam Azad of Bogra Police Station said they submitted separate chargesheets to the court in the evening. The other charge-sheeted accused are Tufan's wife Tasmin Rahman alias Asa Sarkar, Bogra municipality councillor Marzia Hasan Rumki, Lovely...

Jamaat calls daylong hartal for Thursday

  

Pns: Jamaat-e-Islami has called countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Thursday in protest against arrest and remand of its ameer and top eight other leaders. The announcement was made through a statement issued by M Alam, affiliated with Jamaat-e-Islami’s central publicity wing, on Tuesday.Earlier on Monday night, detectives arrested Jamaat Ameer Maqbul Ahmad, its Nayeb-e-Ameer Mia Golam Parwar, also a former MP from Khulna-5 constituency, Secretary General Dr Shafiqur Rahman and...

CJ seeks President’s permission to go abroad

  

Pns: hief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has sent a letter to President Abdul Hamid seeking his permission for going abroad. The Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry received the letter on Tuesday, said Abu Saleh Sk Md Zahirul Haque, Secretary to the Law and Justice Division of the ministry.In the letter, the Chief Justice said he will leave the country on October 13 and return home on November 11, Zahirul Haque said while talking to UNB over phone."We'll send the letter...

$112.5mn needed to address Rohingyas’ requirements till Feb: UNHCR

  

Pns: UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has said it requires nearly $112.5 million until February 2018 to address the needs of Rohingyas who have fled violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar and taken shelter in Bangladesh since August 25. The additional financial requirements for the emergency in Bangladesh -- for urgent activities to provide protection and lifesaving assistance to Rohingyas -- amount to $83.7 million over the six months between September 2017 and February 2018. The...

Militant Marzan’s sister Khadiza surrenders

  

Pns: Militant Marzan’s sister Khadiza has surrendered with her 3 children at around 3pm. “She surrendered after we brought her father Nizam Uddin and mother here,” sources said.Police have cordoned off the building.Earlier, police suspected that Khadiza, neo-JMB leader Marzan, and her husband Mashiur Rahman are in one of the flats.Preparations for a raid began after SWAT arrived on the scene at 10:30am. Law enforcers used Megaphones to call on the suspects to...

Rohingya crisis: Dhaka not to take any ‘suicidal step

  

Pns: Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Monday said Bangladesh will not take any ‘suicidal’ decision like getting involved in any war with Myanmar as it wants a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis through diplomatic efforts. “Why should we get involved in war? We won’t do that. Why should we destroy our development? We want peace,” he told reporters after briefing diplomats at state guesthouse Padma here in the afternoon.He said Bangladesh is now a role model of development...

Border to be remained open for Rohingyas: Quader

  

Pns: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Bangladesh border would remain open for Rpohingyas until the violence stopped at the Rakhain state of Myanmar. The minister made this comment following a query from a reporter while the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) conducting drives against the vehicles without fitness certificates at Banani."The border of Bangladesh with neighboring Myanmar would remain open till the ethnic cleansing operation...

TIB condemns UN inaction over Rohingya persecution

  

Pns: Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has strongly condemned the UN failure to take into cognizance and act upon a report of an independent expert it commissioned before the military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhain state. TIB on Sunday expressed deep disappointment that the UN not only suppressed the report it received in May 2017 but also ignored the prediction of the report that security forces were going to be “heavy-handed and indiscriminate” in dealing with the...

Drone footage shows humanitarian Rohingya crisis

  

Pns: Shot across several days in October, drone footage shows a spread of makeshift tents and shacks in Balukhali camp. Refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar could become radicalised if they feel abandoned by the international community, a charity boss warns.Leaders globally dubbed it the “world’s most urgent crisis” with thousands facing ­starvation and disease.Edouard Beigbede rof Unicef said: “We need to give them hope for the future. If you don’t give hope there’s...

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