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Rohingyas to return thru' diplomatic efforts: Minister

  

Pns: The Rohingya issue will dominate at the minister-level meeting to be held this month in Myanmar as Bangladesh expects the return of all Rohingyas living in Bangladesh to their homeland through diplomatic efforts. "We believe we'll be able to help Rohingyas return to their homeland through diplomatic efforts," Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told reporters in the city on Sunday confirming his visit to Myanmar this month.He said the Bangladesh envoy to Myanmar is also working...

Clauses for arbitration to be added in all govt contracts: Anisul

  

Pns: Law Minister Anisul Huq on Saturday said the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken decision in principle to incorporate appropriate clauses for arbitration in all government contracts. "I hope the Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division of my ministry will initiate a proposal soon in this regard," he said.The minister said these while addressing a seminar organized by Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) marking its 6th...

Govt was cautious against provocation of war with Myanmar: PM

  

Pns: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government was very much cautious to avert any kind of war with Bangladesh's neighbour despite repeated provocations from Myanmar. "Our nearest neighbour, at one point, showed such an attitude that there'll be a war with us. I alerted our army, border guards and police so that they must not get confused with any provocation as long as I don't order them," she said.The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a reception...

Bangladesh's mega refugee camp plan 'dangerous': UN official

  

Pns: A top UN official said Saturday Bangladesh's plan to build the world's biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly. The arrival of more than half a million Rohingya refugees who have fled an army crackdown in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state since August 25 has put an immense strain on already packed camps in Bangladesh.Hard-pressed Bangladesh authorities plan to...

225,000 Rohingyas living with limited water, sanitation supports

  

Pns: Some 225,000 of new arrivals from Myanmar into Cox's Bazar are living in new spontaneous settlements with very limited water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure due to an absence of planning. The number of new Rohingya arrivals into Cox's Bazar reached 515,000 since August 25 and some 60 percent of new arrivals are children and 30 percent are children under 5 years old, says a latest UNICEF report.In the last week, 5011 cases of diarrhoea have been reported, said...

UNHCR appeals US$84mn funds for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

  

Pns: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urgently seeking US$83.7 million in additional funds for the next six months to help the more than half a million Rohingyas in Bangladesh. According to latest estimates, some 515,000 Rohingyas have fled from Myanmar since August 25, including people continuing to arrive this week. The emergency assistance is focused on protection, shelter, water and sanitation and bolstering the capacity of the local host communities across south-east...

No scope of question paper leak in MBBS admission test: Nasim

  

Pns: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Friday said there was no scope for question paper leakage in MBBS admission test. "Rumour of question paper leakage was spread. Those who are doing this they are enemy of meritorious students," he told newsmen while visiting an admission test centre at Dhaka University Kalabhaban.The minister said the test was held amid tight security and members of admission test committee were monitoring the examinations...

Bangladesh to move ahead despite Rohingya influx: PM

  

Pns:Asserting that Bangladesh never felt scared in facing problems, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the country will surely make its great strides in development despite the inflow of tens of thousands of forcibly evicted Myanmar nationals into it. "We, the Bangalee nation, fought and liberated the country at the call of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman . . . we never got scared in the face of any problem. We rather want to advance further by tackling it...

CJ to retire with dignity, hopes Nasim

  

Pns: Spokesperson of the Awami League-led 14-party grand alliance Mohammad Nasim on Thursday hoped that Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha will go on retirement with dignity. “The post of the Chief Justice is a glorious and dignified one. Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is a revered person and we also respect him. It’s unfortunate that he repeatedly tried to make the post controversial after assuming office,” he said. Nasim, also Heath and Family Welfare Minister, further said...

1 held with foreign currencies at HSIA

  

Pns: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) officials arrested a man along with foreign currencies worth Tk 1.28crore in city's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Thursday.Md Mamun Miah, 41, a resident of Gukulnagar village in Sirajdhikhan upazila of Munshiganj district, was arrested before boarding a flight of Malaysian Airlines Flight.Tipped off, the CIID team was monitoring Mamun's movement after he completed his immigration formalities. When Mamun was...

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