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Covid-19 claims 13 lives within 24 hours; lowest in eight months

Government planning to organise 'Amar Ekushey Book Fair' in April-May

42,000 workers are being trained in vaccine application

Aircraft to be made in Lalmonirhat: PM Hasina

Small entrepreneurs will get a loan of Tk 10,000 crore at low interest

Bangladesh gives another list of 2,30,000 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Dhaka, January 13: The Bangladesh government has provided a list of 2,30,000 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar as part of the repatriation process. The list was handed over to the Myanmar ambassador in Dhaka on Monday, said Delwar Hossain, director general of the Myanmar wing of the foreign ministry.

Pakistan, China, North Korea among several other nations in US' religious freedom violation list

Dhaka, December 10: The United States of America has designated several nations, including China, Pakistan and North Korea, as countries of concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for 'engaging systematic, ongoing, egregious religious freedom violations'.

Netherlands, Sweden to keep up pressure on Myanmar to repatriate Rohingya refugees

Dhaka, December 9: The Netherlands and Sweden will continue to pressure Myanmar to repatriate the forcibly displaced Rohingya to their homeland Rakhine. This was stated by the ambassadors of the two countries.

Commonwealth to form large pool of lawyers to fight Rohingya genocide case

Dhaka, December 5: Patricia Scotland, secretary general of the Commonwealth, said her organization was looking for ways to help Gambia in the legal battle over the Rohingya genocide and that the Commonwealth would stand by Bangladesh, because, they have sheltered the largest number of forcibly displaced people in the world.

UN adopts resolution to resolve Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, November 19: A resolution was adopted for the fourth time by a large majority in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly with the aim of resolving the Rohingya crisis urgently.

Japan to contact Myanmar for speedy repatriation of Rohingya

Dhaka, November 17: Naoki Ito, Japan's ambassador to Bangladesh, said Tokyo would work with Myanmar to expedite the repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya to Bangladesh.

Xi Jinping visiting Myanmar, real face of China unveiled

নিজস্ব প্রতিনিধি, ঢাকা, জানুয়ারি ১৯ : দুই দিনের সফরে শুক্রবার মিয়ানমার গেছেন চীনের প্রেসিডেন্ট শি জিনপিং।

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar from accusations of genocide, at top UN court

New York: Myanmar will have “no tolerance” for human rights abuses committed in Rakhine state and will prosecute the military, if war crimes have been committed there, Aung San Suu Kyi told the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN’s main judicial body, on Wednesday.

Genocide hearing: First day ends

আন্তর্জাতিক ডেস্ক, ঢাকা, জানুয়ারি ১১ : সংখ্যালঘু রোহিঙ্গা মুসলিম গণহত্যার দায়ে আন্তর্জাতিক বিচার আদালতে (আইসিজে) মিয়ানমারের বিচার শুরু হয়েছে। মঙ্গলবার বাংলাদেশ সময় বিকেল ৩টার দিকে এই মামলার শুনানি শুরু হয়ে চলে ৬টা ১০ মিনিট পর্যন্ত।

Two years after exodus, Myanmar’s ‘desperate’ Rohingya youth need education, skills: UNICEF

New York, Aug 17: The daily struggle to survive for Myanmar’s Rohingya people in one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, has caused “overwhelming” despair and jeopardized the hopes of an entire generation, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, said on Friday.

Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report

New York, Aug 6: Money earned by the Myanmar military from international and domestic business deals, “substantially enhances its ability to carry out gross violations of human rights with impunity” according to a report released on Monday by an independent United Nations group looking into military-business ties in the South East Asian country.

Scale of displacement across Myanmar ‘very difficult to gauge’, says UN refugee agency

New York, Feb 9: Concern over escalating violence in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine states continues to grow, with civilians reportedly forced to flee both internally, and across the border into Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have already sought shelter.

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey promotes Myanmar tourism, faces criticisms online

New York, Dec 9: Amid allegations of human rights abuses of the Rohingyas in Myanmar, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey is facing criticisms after he promoted the Southeast Asian country as a tourist destination.

Security Council urges conditions that allow safe return of Rohingya refugees

New York, May 2: After seeing for themselves the conditions facing Rohingya refugees in the camps of southern Bangladesh as well as homes they fled in Myanmar, Security Council members called on Tuesday for them to be allowed a safe return.