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India wants to see inclusive polls in BD, claims BNP

The News Desk: Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday told Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia that India wanted a fair and inclusive general election in Bangladesh which would be acceptable to all. Sushma expressed the views when Khaleda, also former prime minister, along with her party leaders called on Sushma at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka at about ...

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Khaleda gets conditional bail in two graft cases

THE NEWS DESK: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, who returned home on Wednesday after issuance of warrant for her arrest, surrendered before the court on Thursday. And the former prime minister, Khaleda, was granted bail by the special court in Dhaka, after she had sought bail in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Upon hearing the prayers, the ...

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Diwali 2017: When is the Hindu festival of lights and how is it celebrated?

Mr Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: Millions around the world join events for the festival of lights Wednesday 18-19 October 2017 Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, the main theme is the triumph of light over darkness and ...

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T.S.Eliot’s The Cocktail Party Staged at Southern University Bangladesh

T.S.Eliot’s The Cocktail Party

The Department of English of Southern University Bangladesh staged The Cocktail Party in the University Auditorium on 4th of October 2017 as a part of celebration of 129th Birth Anniversary of modern British American poet T.S.Eliot. In the play, T.S.Eliot delves into numerous issues such as the struggle for individuality, the need to find meaning outside of social conventions, indecisiveness ...

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Resident Raises 11 Corruption Charges Against CJ Sinha

THE NEWS DESK: Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is facing 11 charges, including money laundering and corruption, the Supreme Court said in a statement yesterday, a day after he left the country for Australia. President Abdul Hamid informed the judges of the SC’s Appellate Division about the allegations last month and they discussed the allegations with Justice Sinha, it mentioned. ...

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Swami Shuvananda Puri was nominated as the ambassador of peace

শান্তির দুত

Special Correspondent:  Swami Shuvananda Puri was nominated as the ambassador of peace to the international conference in Nepal. International Conference of three days held on 31st August to 2nd September 2017 at Kathmundu in Nepal.  In the presence of all foreign overseas guests in the title of spiritual advancement, the Swami Shuvanand Puri Maharaj was nominated as Ambasador of peace ...

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Land grabbing and Sexual Assault on Hindu girl in Chittagong

hindu torture

Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal – Home Minister of Bangladesh ultimately took up the matter of Torture, land grabbing and sexual assault on Hindu girl – Ms.Baby Chowdhury and her family members of 80/81 Muradpur – (Badhir School ) Panchlaish Police station, Chittagong reluctantly. Although a case No.09 dared 12.10.2017 under section 143/448/341/342/323/354/506 of penal code filed by Ms.Ratna Bala Prajapati (60) ...

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Rohingya! Who are the Rohingya?

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’? More than 480,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the end of August [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera] The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. They are an ethnic group, majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the ...

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‘ About 80% working kids in risky jobs’

RAJIB SHARMA, CHITTAGONG: Around 80 percent working children–81 percent of the total are boys and 79 percent girls-are engaged in risky jobs in urban areas, says a study. It says around 24 percent of working children are subjected to accidents in their workplaces while 26 percent work in unhygienic conditions. The Implementation, Moni-toring and Evaluation Division (IMED) under Ministry of ...

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16 Rohingyas with HIV found, one dies

RAJIB SHARMA, CTG: Around 16 Rohingya people having with HIV positive were found in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. Doctor Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury, a resource person of Rohingya camp and also a residential medical officer of the hospital, said that they have detected 16 patients infected with HIV since August 25. Of them, nine patients are now undergoing treatment while ...

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Teenager girl in Bangladesh hanged herself in Blue Whale suicide bid

THE NEWS DESK: Apurba Bardhan Shawrna, a student of class VIII in capital’s Holy Cross School, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan at his room after taking part in the deadly Blue Whale online game. Body of Shawrna was found hanging from the ceiling fan at her residence in Dhanmondi’s Central Road at about 6:30am on 5 ...

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Outbursts of humanity exalts society, nation: Info Minister

Shuvananda Puri:  Man is meant for man . Life may be enjoyed nicely through human values. Every heart of a man is lightened. Human values and outburst of humanity may develop the society and the nation. Information Minister Mr. Hasanul Hoque Inu expressed this view while exchanging views with the Advisory Editor of The News, Suvanandapuri recently. The Minister  said ...

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Sending 900,000 cholera vaccines for Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

RAJIB SHARMA, CHITTAGONG: An international group on vaccine provision will send 900,000 Oral Cholera Vaccines or OCVs to prevent water-borne diseases from spreading in Rohingyas camps in Cox’s Bazar. The International Coordinating Group (ICG) decided to release the vaccines from the global stockpile within 24 hours of getting a request from the Bangladesh government on Wednesday, World Health Organization or ...

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Husband , family members  may be saved if migrated to  Islam: Sufferers

Rohingya and Priest

Shuvananda Puri, Back from Kutupalang:  Burmese govt done nothing to us. If we become Muslim, if was  possible for me to sa ve my husband, sons and daughters. This was  expressed with wailing by one hindu Rohingya refugee woman Rika Dhar  who escaped from Myanmar recently. He expressed with crying mood that on  27 august last, a masked terror group  ...

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‘Obstruction’ to meet CJ: SCBA announces 5-day demo’

THE NEWS DESK: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Saturday announced a 5-day nationwide demonstration programme protesting the police ‘obstruction’ during SCBA lawyers’ attempt to meet Chief Justice SK Sinha on Friday. attempt to meet Chief Justice SK Sinha on Friday. SCBA president Zainul Abedin came up with the announcement at a press briefing at SCBA auditorium in the morning. ...

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Bangladesh’s mega refugee camp plan ‘dangerous’: UN official

THE NEWS DESK: 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 ...

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‘Tobacco companies blamed for violating tobacco control laws’

THE NEWS DESK: Anti-tobacco campaigners at a regional meeting here on Thursday blamed different tobacco companies for allegedly violating the mandatory tobacco control laws. They put special importance on strict enforcement of the amended Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act for saving public health from tobacco catastrophe. They made these observations at the regional ...

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Put pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas: PM

দেশে ফিরছেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা

THE NEWS DESK: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday once again urged the international community, including the United Kingdom, to mount pressure on Myanmar to bring back the Rohinyas from Bangladesh. “International pressure on the Myanmar government should continue so that Naypyidaw is forced to take back its displaced Rohingya nationals from Bangladesh,” she said. The Prime Minister, who is ...

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Today The Hindus Occasion Of Laxmi Puja or Kojagiri Purnima Date(Tithi)

Mr. Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: The season of festivals is here and we can’t help but feel excited. A lot of people are celebrating Laxmi Puja today (5th October 2017) on the occasion of Sharad Purnima or Kajogari Purnima. There are several Laxmi Pujas performed on various occasions like the Mahalaxmi Puja on Diwali or the Vara Laxmi Puja in the ...

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Buddhists celebrate Prabarana Purnima tomorrow

RAJIB SHARMA, CTG: The Buddhists’ community will celebrate their second largest festival Prabarana Purnima, in the city as elsewhere across the country tomorrow with due solemnity. The festival is also known as Ashvini Purnima that marks conclusion of the three months long seclusion of the monks inside their monasteries for self edification and atonement of their defilement. The Purnima follows ...

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6 burnt in Ctg gas cylinder blast

Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: Six people, including two members of a family, suffered burn injuries as a gas cylinder blasted in New Mooring area of Chittagong city 30 Sept. night. The gas cylinder, kept in a storeroom on the ground floor of a seven-storied building, went off at around 9:30 pm when the tenants of the building gathered there to cook ...

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Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover opens soon

THE NEWS DESK:The Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover’s Shantinagar- Razarbagh point will be opened soon for vehicular movement which is expected to ease traffic congestion in the area to a great extent. “Construction of flyover has already been completed. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the flyover in the next month. Date will be finalized after getting her consent,” Project Director ...

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Stay alert against evil acts during Puja: Khaleda

THE NEWS DESK: Greeting the Hindu community members on the occasion of Durga Puja and Bijoya Dashami, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday urged all, irrespective of their religion and colour, to remain alert about any type of evil act against the country’s religious harmony. In a message issued on the occasion, the BNP chief said, “Bangladesh is a country ...

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Prime Minister rules out possibility of understanding with BNP

THE NEWS DESK: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out possibility of any political understanding with BNP, saying that nobody should come up with such a proposal. “Those who are thinking about political understanding with the BNP should discard such thought,” she told a press conference at Bangladesh’s Permanent Mission in New York on Friday morning (Friday evening Bangladesh time). ...

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Army joins aid operation and Take Care for Rohingyas

THE NEWS DESK: To bring discipline in aid operation for Rohingyas those took shelter recently fleeing the atrocities in Myanmar, members of Bangladesh Army today joined the activities, setting up control room at Ukhiya Degree College. “We have started to work to bring the aid collection and distribution activities under a chain of command. We have already inspected different refugee ...

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Fires still torching Rohingya Area Of No Man’s Land : Amnesty

THE NEWS DESK:Amnesty International has assessed three new videos taken inside Rakhine State as recently as Friday afternoon showing large plumes of smoke rising from Rohingya villages, one of which was already deserted, as well as satellite imagery with smoke visible over burnt-out structures. Local sources in northern Rakhine State claim the fires were started by members of the Myanmar ...

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Indian journalist, his mother found dead in Punjab

KJ Singh’s (right) murder came to light around 1pm when a visitor went inside the house after getting no response at the gate. Senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother Gurcharan Kaur were found murdered at their house in the heart of Mohali on Saturday afternoon. Mohali senior superintendent police Kuldeep Chahal confirmed the double murder in Phase 3B2 and ...

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Arrest warrant against Imran H Sarker

THE NEWS DESK: A Dhaka court has issued an arrest warrant against activist Imran H Sarker in a defamation case filed for derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Dhaka Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sheikh Shamidul Islam issued the warrant on Wednesday morning. The warrant was issued due to the non-appearance of Imran or his lawyers in court. The court ...

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All Rohingya are not terrorists: Taslima Nasreen

THE NEWS DESK:Taslima Nasreen to Indians: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, currently living in exile in India, says Delhi should change its stance on the Rohingya and provide shelter to them. In an interview with News18.com, she said it was up to Delhi to decide whether the refugees were a security threat. She said the Rohingya posed similar threats to Bangladesh ...

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Rohinga Hindhus want for shelter in Modi’s India

THE NEWS DESK: A hindu family stays in a shelter near Maungdaw, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar, September 12, 2017 REUTERS Modi’s government is making it easier for Hindus, Buddhists, Christians and other minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan to gain citizenship in India Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar’s military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have ...

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More than 500 Rohingya Hindus have crossed over to Bangladesh

MR. RAJIB SHARMA, THE NEWS: Anika Dhar, 18, gets emotional while talking to the Journalist about the persecution of Hindus in Rakhine, Rajib Sharma/ THE NEWS. More than 500 Rohingya Hindus have crossed over to Bangladesh to escape military persecution of the minority group in Rakhine, Myanmar that began in late August The morning of August 27 started as any ...

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Chief Justice S K Sinha – A futile exercise by Sekhar Roy

Controversy engulfed the Supreme Court Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha since the days of a judgment passed by a constitutional bench headed by him. The Appeal bench of the Supreme Court ruled the fate of the judiciary not be decided by the Parliament. The judiciary needs to be independent in matter related to appointment of judges as to be the ...

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Bangladesh’s Hindhus Aren’t Dog For Muslim: Adv. Govinda Pramanik

জাতীয় হিন্দু মহাজোটের মহাসচিব এডভোকেট গোবিন্দ চন্দ্র প্রামাণিক

Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: S K Sinha, Who is the Prime Justice in the Bangladesh’s Supreme Coart and All sectors of legation. His A comments reacted about systems of Bangladesh Sangshod presentime. His voice is clearity and wrote to Bangladesh’s History commended on BNP secretary Mirza Fakrul Islam Chy, Rizbi and other politicians of opposite to Awamilig Party.Some politicians and justices ...

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7-point proposal for resolving Rohingya crisis

Dr Yunus

THE NEWS DESK: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus today proposed a seven-point recommendation to solve the ongoing Rohingya crisis in light of the former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan-led Commission’s reports over the issue. The process to establish peace for Rohingya people will have to be started soon. Otherwise, the fear of radicalisation may get deeper,” said the Nobel ...

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Suu Kyi’s rise to power, Stop Genocide

Rajib Sharma, THE NEWS REPORTER: The Trump administration has expressed concern over the unfolding violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, but stopped short of criticising the country’s government or its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In a phone briefing with reporters, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Patrick Murphy on Friday said the United ...

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Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly amid Rohingya crisis

Reuters, Yangon Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York, a party spokesman said on Wednesday. Read More: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi under pressure as almost 125,000 Rohingya flee violence The crisis ...

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Yaba, the ‘Madness Drug’, Is Finding New Routes Into Chittagong

Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: It is known in Asia as the “madness drug,” or in the West as “Nazi speed,” a highly addictive mix of methamphetamine and caffeine first developed by Hitler’s scientists to keep soldiers fighting for days. Now, authorities in Bangladesh are increasingly sounding the alarm over the rise of Yaba, after the largest ever haul of the drug ...

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“Stop Genocide on Rohingya” Urge to Bangladesh Buddhist

The News Desk/Nationl: Bangladesh United Buddhists’ Forum yesterday urged the Myanmar government to stop the current spate of violence on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. The forum made the called at a human chain in front of National Press Club here tuesday morning. Chief Coordinator of United Buddhists’ Forum Ashok Barua read out a written statement. “A vested quarter is ...

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The Genocide in Myanmer’s Rakaine: Minister of Bangladesh

The News Desk, Dhaka: Bangladesh’s foreign minister said Sunday that genocide was being waged in Myanmar’s violence-racked Rakhine state, triggering an exodus of nearly 300,000 Muslim Rohingya to his country. “The international community is saying it is a genocide. We also say it is a genocide,” A.H. Mahmood Ali told The News Reporter after briefing diplomats in Dhaka. Ali met ...

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About 270,000 Rohingya Have Fled Myanmar for Safety in Bangladesh: U N

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: U.N. agencies report about 270,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled violence and persecution in mainly Buddhist Myanmar over the past two weeks in search of refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. Unconfirmed media reports say more than 1,000 may have been killed by the Myanmar army since August 25 when violence erupted in that country’s northern Rakhine state. Aid agencies ...

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