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They escaped a campaign of murder, repression and rape by Myanmar's military and militant Buddhist monks. Now hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims refugees in Bangladesh await the political deal that would allow a return to their homeland. Special correspondent Tania Rashid ...

Thousands suffered severe trauma, including witnessing the murder of loved ones, the burning of their homes and villages, sexual violence and other acts of brutality, before fleeing on the often long and treacherous journey to reach relative safety in Bangladesh. With most of the Rohingya holed up in ... monsoon rains
"Since October last year, 35 families have left from our nearby villages and settled in Burma. Some of the family members informed us that they would get free food, land, cattle, houses and citizenship," Prenglung Mro, a resident of Raraipara village of Bandarban district, told BenarNews, standing ... Myanmar
Excelerate Energy's floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Excellence arrived at Bangladesh's Moheshkhali Port on April 23 bringing with it a commissioning cargo from ... An onshore gas pipeline connects the FSRU to the main demand center in Chittagong, the second largest city in Bangladesh.

Five years on from the industrial disaster that killed over 1,130 clothing factory workers in Bangladesh, high street fashion giants have invested millions in ... factories against international standards" six weeks after the building collapse, and that it "remains committed" to improving the Bangladeshi ... rights
The Bangladesh government also deserves credit for supporting grassroots initiatives in economic inclusion, the positive effects of which are visible in recently released data from the World Bank. Among Bangladeshi adults with bank accounts, 34.1% made digital transactions in 2017, compared to ...
Bangladesh on Monday rejected a claim by Myanmar that the Buddhist-majority nation had repatriated the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya ... Asaduzzaman Khan, said Myanmar's claim that the family had been "repatriated" was false, noting that the family had never reached Bangladeshi territory.
If the company succeeds, home systems will morph into village minigrids, offering wider access to more power at lower cost. ... Marketing, installation, and maintenance occur in partnership with Bangladesh's leader in solar home systems, Grameen Shakti, with which SOLshare split a US $1 million ...
But the Bangladesh capital is still the 72nd most expensive city relative to others, and more expensive than Bangalore, Chennai, Karachi and New Delhi in South Asia. Singapore is the world's most expensive in the cost of living ranking covering 133 cities worldwide, according to a study released by the ...
MYANMAR is conducting a “land-grab by the military” on sites where Rohingya villages formerly stood, a new report, Remaking Rakhine State, ... refugees face danger from the upcoming monsoon season, especially those living near the city of Cox's Bazar, in south-east Bangladesh, CAFOD has said.
Bangladesh mourns dead in crash of Dhaka-Kathmandu flight ... Bangladesh is mourning those who died in the crash of a plane from Dkaha as it was landing in Kathmandu, Nepal. Bangladesh ... Also on Thursday, a team of Bangladeshi doctors left for Nepal to help the injured and attempt identifications.
Bangladesh Association of Pourasava Service (BAPS) has staged a protest demanding better salary and other benefits from the national treasury for the fifth consecutive day in front of ... According to him, employees from 327 municipalities around the country get paid from the municipalities' own treasuries.
Before the Rohingya started crossing into Bangladesh from Myanmar in large numbers in the summer, fleeing attacks on their villages by the army and allied mobs, the hills ... The Bangladeshi government let them settle around an area where there was already a relatively small Rohingya refugee camp.
Rights advocates have expressed outrage over the Myanmar military's policy of building security installations on top of razed villages from which the ... Lewa gave the example of a village in the westernmost town of Buthidaung where the government is preparing to build a base for its Border Guard Police ...
With only the clothes they were wearing, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled their villages in Myanmar in search of refuge in Bangladesh. But hidden behind closed doors in the sprawling refugee camps, many Rohingya women and girls continue to be exploited and abused. According to UN ...

A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and witnesses said. The exact number of dead and injured remained unclear amid the ...
Burma is allegedly building military bases on top of razed Rohingya villages, raising questions over the safety of hundreds of thousands of ... About a quarter of a million Muslim Rohingya people were forced to flee across the border to Bangladesh amid allegations of ethnic cleansing by Burmese forces.
16, and the sweet shop front on Summit Avenue has already made its mark as Jersey City's first Bangladeshi eatery. ... led Nur-E to take over Hilsa Grocery at 745 Newark Avenue, and her practice of sourcing almost exclusively from purveyors in Bangladesh has streamlined the supply for Korai Kitchen.
South Korea is willing to share its ideas and experiences with Bangladesh to build a model city blending the nature and modern technologies so that all could live there in peace and happiness. Both Dhaka and Seoul, the capital cities of Bangladesh and South Korea respectively, are now overcrowded with ...
Domino's will open its first outlet through a joint venture with Indian restaurant company Jubilant FoodWorks and Bangladesh's Golden Harvest, the two companies said on March 06. ... Golden Harvest, on the other hand, is a large business conglomerate based out of Bangladesh's capital city, Dhaka.
Sylhet: Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusingha said on Saturday his inside knowledge of Bangladesh helped his side come out on top in all three formats. ... Sri Lanka will wrap up their month long Bangladesh tour on Sunday with the final Twenty20 international in the northeastern city of Sylhet.
At Bangladesh, he taught young entrepreneurial fish farmers, ages 18-35, management practices to better their operations. Duke and Badal Golder, ... Many countries acknowledge that youth without opportunity in rural areas flock to the cities in hopes of finding a factory job. By working with youth in the ...
A motorbike rider was moving through the Tejgaon Bus Stand area of the capital. He stopped his motorbike on the roadside and started urinating in full view of the people present there. There is a public toilet located only one and a half yards away from his location, but the motorbike rider did not seem to ...
DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November ... Hundreds of Rohingya were reportedly killed in the violence, and many houses and villages burned to the ground.
Three JMB militants were on Sunday arrested with bomb-making material in Bangladesh's Rajshahi city, according to a media report. The elite Rapid Action Battalion conducted a raid at Shahebjan Ali's home in Tanore's Bilsahar village based on a tip, bdnews24 reported. The detainees have been ...
Amid worldwide interest in the averted deportation of Kansas chemist Syed Ahmed Jamal, a bill introduced in Congress would provide legal cover for both him and his Bangladeshi wife. Angela Zaynaub Chowdhury married Jamal in 2002 when he briefly returned to his home country. Immigration and ...
The Dhaka Tribune reports the father of the militant identified as Nazibullah Ansari filed a report with police in the Bangladesh city of Chittagong about him deciding to ... Bangladesh media has reported Shoma tried to obtain a visa for Turkey in 2014 during the height of Isis's ascendency in the Middle East.
An armed policeman guards the Taungpyo Bangladesh-Myanmar border gate where the repatriation process is to take place, in Maungdaw district, ... entitled 'Massacre in Mayanmar', alleged that soldiers – locally known as Tatmadaw – and non-Muslim civilians perpetrated the massacre at Inn Din village.
LOOKING out from Mathabari, a village in northern Bangladesh, the landscape glints and ripples. Twenty years ... Farming and cities are usually thought of as separate poles. ... Because food is now so cheap in the cities, migrant workers are able to send more money back to their families in the villages.
Ms. Hasina has made her welcome of the Rohingya part of her political lore. In Cox's Bazar, the town nearest the camps, posters proclaim her as the “mother of humanity.” But with an election season underway in Bangladesh, the Rohingya could well turn into a political liability for Ms. Hasina's governing ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas father fighting efforts by the U.S. to deport him to Bangladesh is being returned from Honolulu to the Kansas City area. His attorney, Rekha Sharma-Crawford, posted on Facebook that 55-year-old Syed Ahmed Jamal will return Wednesday afternoon. Family spokesman Alan ...
Syed Ahmed Jamal, 55, was housed Wednesday in the Platte County jail, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Kansas City, attorney Rekha Sharma-Crawford said, after immigration officials took him off a plane in Hawaii earlier this week when a federal immigration board granted a temporary stay to his ...
Members of the European Parliament have called for increased efforts in dealing with the Rohingya crisis, after learning about the appalling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh. EURACTIV's partner efe-epa reports from Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Around 688,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh ...
A Bangladesh court sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on Thursday to five years in prison on corruption charges. ... Judge Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman, who announced the verdict in a courtroom in Dhaka's Old City, also sentenced Zia's son Tarique Rahman and four others to 10 years in prison ...
6 (Xinhua) -- Police in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Tuesday issued an order banning all sorts of public assemblies in the capital city on Thursday when a ... Bangladeshi former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has been charged in 30 cases, including five on corruption and 15 for masterminding violence during ...
He made the comment while visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district to talk to Rohingya refugees who have fled to the country to escape violence in Myanmar. ... Berset also visited a government-run hospital in Cox's Bazar town that received Swiss contributions. He said the massive ...
One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Dhaka is choked with traffic: 18 million people across a 300-square-kilometre city, all heading to work and going home at the same time. Cars creep, honking, along the highways, while in a slipstream beside them, brightly coloured rickshaws, enclosed ...
Forty-year-old Raju Ahmed of Bangladesh has reportedly been detained by ICE agents. He's a registered sex offender in Douglas County. Credit KBI. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents reportedly have picked up a second Bangladeshi man in Lawrence. A Change.org petition asks for help ...
Chatra is a village with an area covering eight square km in Pirganj upazila (sub-district), some 25 km to the south of Rangpur city in Bangladesh. There are about 10,000 people living there including 2,000 members of Adivasi (indigenous) community, mainly Santhal. The principal occupation of the ...
A Bangladeshi chemistry professor, living in the United States, was detained for deportation by two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials from his house in Lawrence, Kansas on ... The incident has shocked local community in the Kansas City where Ahmed has lived for around 30 years.
COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH – Bangladesh officials said Tuesday a huge fire burned and gunshots were heard in a village across the border in Myanmar's ... A “big fire” was seen raging late Monday in an abandoned village from Tombru, a frontier post in Cox's Bazar district, a senior Bangladeshi border ...
Curious just how far your dollar goes in Little Bangladesh? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of ... Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. To make this work possible, we may include affiliate advertising links that earn us ...
The Chittagong city unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of ruling Awami League, is running its organizational activities under a committee that has failed to organize a council in the last four years to elect a new panel. Its leaders have claimed that they could not hold the council due to the ...
A Bangladesh Government engineer has confessed in the court that he incited people to attack Hindu homes in Rangpur after rumours that a youth from ... A mob of around 20,000 protesters, from six to seven neighbouring villages, had gathered and set on fire at least 30 houses of Hindus in Thakurpara in ...
KUTUBDIA, Bangladesh — Anyone who doubts climate change should come to this lovely low-lying island, lapped by gentle waves and home to about ... Thousands of climate refugees have already fled Kutubdia and formed their own neighborhood in the mainland Bangladeshi city of Cox's Bazaar.
About 500 Rohingya refugees staged protests Friday at a camp in southeastern Bangladesh to air concerns about their safety and other questions tied to a ... allegations that Myanmar security forces and militiamen in Rakhine carried out atrocities against Rohingya civilians, including the burning of villages.
Bangladesh's government announced that it would create a third option for gender on its voting list forms. Previously the ... The new rule to list “hijra” as an option on voting list forms came just after a December 2017 Rangpur city council election in which Nadira Begum, a hijra, was a contestant. Begum had ...
“In terms of crime, it's not as organized yet as you'd see in other cities of that size,” Benjamin Steinlechner, UNICEF spokesperson based in Cox's Bazar, said of the camps that now sprawl across more than 3,000 acres of land. “But we all have to understand that this is a city … you have everything you ...


 

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