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  • Justice they want

    The topi-clad man is holding a placard reading a three-word sentence, simple but sharp like a piercing bullet. "We want justice". Coming from a member of the world's most persecuted people of our time -- the Rohingyas.

  • UNSC's Myanmar Trip: Naypyidaw to 'try to fix ties with world'

    As the UNSC delegation begins visiting Myanmar today its government will make an effort to repair its strained relationship with the international community and allow some of Rohingyas to return to Rakhine State.

  • Lightning, rain wreak havoc

    Lightning and thunderstorms killed at least 15 people as nor'wester raged through the country yesterday, disrupting life in the capital where heavy rain inundated many roads.

  • North Korea to shut nuke site in May

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to invite experts and journalists from the United States and South Korea when the country shuts

  • Promises Myanmar Never Kept

    Nurul Amin had fled to Bangladesh along with his parents in 1991, just as more than 2.5 lakh Rohingya who escaped forced labour, rape and religious persecution in Myanmar.

  • Time for UNSC to show it cares

    The UN Security Council, which is entrusted with ensuring global peace and security, has so far failed to protect the human rights

  • Keep pressure on Myanmar to expedite repatriation

    Bangladesh government has urged the visiting UN Security Council delegation to keep pressure on the Myanmar government to speed up the repatriation process and to recognise the Rohingya situation as a crisis.

  • Camp or prison?

    They are like prisons. Yet, the Myanmar government calls them camps. In those camps in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine, one lakh Rohingyas have been languishing for almost six years.

  • Coach ran over car in Dhaka Mayor Hanif Flyover

    Coach severs car driver's leg

    A coach ran over a car driver near Mayor Hanif Flyover at Dholaipar in the capital yesterday, severing his leg from the knee, after rear-ending the car and being chased down.

  • Border Row and Bilateral Issues: Xi, Modi agree to reduce tensions

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended informal meetings yesterday with a promise to reduce

  • Rohingya refugees

    Shield Rohingyas from monsoon

    The United Nations has said that the lives of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees hang in the balance as they face 'life threatening' hazards due to the monsoon and cyclone seasons, which threaten to destroy their makeshift camps in Bangladesh.

  • Buddha Purnima today

    Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, is being observed amid festivity across the country.

  • The United Nations Logo

    Myanmar playing tricks on UN too

    Myanmar has been playing tricks not only on Bangladesh but also on the United Nations Security Council over the repatriation of Rohingyas since September last year.

  • Dhaka hopeful

    Bangladesh looks forward with optimism as the UN Security Council delegation begins a visit to Bangladesh today, eight months into

  • Situation in Rakhine still concerning

    Rohingya refugees cannot be expected to return safely, voluntarily and sustainably from Bangladesh to Myanmar's Rakhine State as the situation remains extremely concerning there, the United Nations says ahead of the Security Council delegation's four-day visit to the two countries.

  • 'No more war'

    The leaders of North and South Korea embraced yesterday and pledged to work for the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula" on a day of smiles and handshakes at the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.

  • Xi, Modi meet to patch up strained ties

    President Xi Jinping sought to open a "new chapter" in relations between China and India as he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Keep up pressure on Myanmar

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday stressed the need for keeping up pressure on Myanmar from different levels for resolving the Rohingya crisis.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina honoured for women empowerment

    'Deeply honoured'

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for mobilising a new global alliance to promote women's rights and empowerment.

  • Rohingya crisis issue

    Global concern high, aid low

    The World Food Programme has so far received donations of $45 million, only 18 percent of $243 million required mainly for providing food to one million Rohingyas and 200,000 locals in Cox's Bazar until December.

  • Tarique no longer citizen

    The law minister and the attorney general have said BNP acting chairperson Tarique Rahman is not a citizen of Bangladesh any more

  • Tk 10cr, some puzzles

    The Rab has claimed to have recovered Tk 10 crore from the house of a businessman with a Commercially Important

  • Gagged, mugged, pushed off bus

    A gang of muggers posing as passengers and bus staffers mugged a boy and shoved him off the moving vehicle in Sitakunda upazila

  • Sundarbans Census: Dolphins declining

    The dolphin census going on in the Sundarbans area is indicating that the number of the mammals in the mangrove forest rivers is

  • Dinajpur map

    Tragedy strikes on a day of anticipation

    As Monira Begum started experiencing labour pains at her home in Dinajpur yesterday morning, her husband Mofazzal Hossain was

  • Mayhem in Satkania

    At least 15 people, including three police constables, were injured after police opened fire during a clash between a group of CNG-run

  • UNSC trip all too crucial

    The UN Security Council's forthcoming visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar appears to be an opportunity for both the countries to garner the high-powered body's support in favour of their respective strategies on the Rohingya issue.

  • ATM Cards Forgery

    The skilful skimmer

    Like a typical cashier, his job entailed scanning purchased items for their price and packing the items into a bag. But unlike other

  • Bdjobs CEO AKM Fahim Mashroor

    Case Under ICT Act: Bdjobs CEO held, freed upon bond

    AKM Fahim Mashroor, CEO of, was freed hours after police detained him yesterday in connection with a case filed under

  • 3-wheelers to have more fuel options

    The government has made a move to amend the four-stroke three-wheeler service guideline to allow the vehicles to use any gas.