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Assam citizens’ list NRC: 1.9mn people in uncertainty

New Delhi, Aug 31 (AP/UNB) — India on Saturday published the final citizenship list in the state of Assam that excluded nearly 2 million people amid fears they could be rendered stateless. The list, known as the National Register of Citizens, intends to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from the state. A total of 31.1 million people ... Read More »

Dhaka for Yangon to remove trust deficit thru proper action

Dhaka – Bangladesh on Thursday urged Myanmar to take “decisive actions with demonstrable political will” to reasonably address the core concerns of Rohingyas to create a conducive environment for their return. Bangladesh also reminded Myanmar that it needs to be done in line with the spirit and provisions of the bilateral instruments on repatriation and the recommendations of the Advisory ... Read More »

1299 new dengue patients admitted, four died on Tuesday

Dhaka, Aug 27 – Four more patients died of dengue mosquito-borne disease in Dhaka, Rangpur and Jhenaidah on Tuesday. Hospitals across the country admitted a large number of dengue patients on the day. A total of 1,299 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the last 24 hours across the country. Read More »

Protect BD migrant workers from middlemen: PM

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the authorities concerned to be mindful so that the people who have gone abroad to attract good luck do not end up being cheated by middlemen. “We’ve to give a special attention so that no one is cheated by middlemen. We’ve the responsibility to look after their security and welfare because ... Read More »

Rohingyas stage big rally, demand citizenship right

Cox’s Bazar  – Thousands of Rohingyas staged a huge rally in Ukhiya on Sunday demanding that the international community step up pressure on Myanmar to meet their five-point demand, including repatriation, citizenship and trial in the international court of those involved in killing and persecution. The Rohingyas, holding placards and banners, started gathering at extension-4 of Kutupalong Camp in Ukhiya ... Read More »

Rohingyas, Locals pick up conflict after JL leader’s murder

Cox’s Bazar, Aug 23 (UNB) – Hundreds of agitated locals stormed a Rohingya camp and vandalised makeshift houses and NGO offices following the murder of a local Jubo League leader in Teknaf. They burned tyres and plastic boxes to block a five-kilometre road from Teknaf municipality to Leda Point for three hours. The residence of Rohingya leader Noor Mohammad was ... Read More »

Enemies of Hindus are enemies of the nation: Quader

Dhaka, Aug 23 (UNB) – Ruling Awami League’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the enemies of the country’s Hindu community are also the enemies of the nation. “Those who are your (the Hindu community) enemies and hostile to you are communal forces … They’re the enemies of the state,” he told a rally at Palashi intersection in the ... Read More »

PM inducts ‘Gaangchil’ 3rd Boeing 787-8 to Biman fleet

Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to improve the standard of passenger services of Biman Bangladesh Airlines so that it can brighten the country’s image abroad. “We hope you’ll uphold and enhance Biman’s reputation by improving the standard of its services for passengers,” she said. The Prime Minister was addressing a ... Read More »

Traditional Khadi garment of BD under threat of extinction

Cumilla, Aug 22 (UNB) — Villages in some upazilas of the district were once abuzz with sounds of Khadi, or handspun fabric, being woven. But with the changing times, this traditional handloom cloth, spun into yarn on a spinning wheel, is slowly but surely heading towards extinction. Fearing for the worst, the Khadi weavers and traders have been demanding to ... Read More »

PM finds BNP regime’s involvement in Aug 21 attack

Dhaka, Aug 21 (UNB) – Alleging that the then BNP-Jamaat government was involved in the grisly August 21 grenade attack in 2004, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said it is not possible to carry out an attack of such scale without government’s patronage. “Such an incident (grenade attack) cannot take place in broad daylight without the patronage of the ... Read More »