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Rice prices have decreased in mills and quint

After the intervention of the government, the price of rice started decreasing. A day’s interval of business assurances, prices of mills and quintal reduced from 2 to 4 rupees per kilo. But the retail market still has no impact on the price reduction. However, in a day or two, market prices will start to decline in the retail market. The ...

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Spiraling rice prices: Traders in three districts panelised for hoarding

Mobile courts have penalised several traders in three districts for hoarding rice amid price of the staple grain skyrocketing in three weeks. The court also fined traders in Faridpur, Natore and Rajshahi for operating without a license and violating food preparation laws. One trader, who owns of four rice mills in Natore, was fined over a quarter million taka for ...

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Rushnara Ali: Rana Plaza collapse could’ve been averted

The Bangladesh-born British MP says precautionary measures would have stopped the 2013 disaster from happening The collapse of Rana Plaza at Savar was not an accident and it could have been avoided if proper measures were taken in time, Bangladesh-born British MP Rushnara Ali has observed. She also said that conversations with some of the survivors of the 2013 disaster ...

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Rains heap further woes on refugees

Monsoon rains sweeping across Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf have compounded the problems of the thousands of Rohingya refugees in the areas. It has also added a further headache to the government’s initiative to relocate the refugees to certain areas for a better relief distribution. The resettlement drive has lessened the chaos in relief distribution but more needs to be done, ...

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Rohingya refugee crisis: Britain suspends Myanmar military training

Britain has suspended its training programme for military in Myanmar due to the violence in Rakhine state, a British government spokesman said on Tuesday. Human rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya say the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes have mounted a campaign of arson aimed at driving out the Muslim population. “In light of the ongoing violence in Burma’s Rakhine State, the ...

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New emergency shelters ready to welcome Rohingya refugees: UNHCR

UNHCR Spokesperson Duniya Aslam Khan on Tuesday said first group of Rohingya refugees started moving to new emergency shelters erected by the agency next to the Kutupalong camp near Cox’s Bazar, reports BSS.  “A main focus of our work over the weekend and yesterday was at a new Extension Site next to the Kutupalong camp near Cox’s Bazar where on Sunday and Monday we ...

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Hasina-Mahmoud Abbas discuss Rohingya issues

Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who are now in New York to attend UN General Assembly, have discussed the Myanmar crisis and sufferings of thousand of Myanmar Rohingya Muslims.   The two leaders discussed the issue at a meeting held at the hotel suite of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Grand Hyatt in New York ...

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Hasina woos global support at UNGA over Rohingya issue

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had talks with a number of dignitaries attending the UNGA, including US President Donald Trump, in New York when they assured her that they are with Bangladesh over the Rohingya issue.   The US President has said the USA is with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugee issue and it will see how this problem could be resolved, ...

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BNP accuses Awami League men of attacking puja mandaps

BNP on Tuesday alleged that the ‘ruling party’ men are attacking different puja mandaps and idols of the Hindu community across the country as part of its foul politics, reports UNB.   “The Awami cadres have indulged in vandalising idols at different puja mandaps. The attacks on puja mandaps in Satkhira, Natore, Manikganj and Jessore are unprecedented ones. It’s part ...

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Amid the exodus, lone Rohingya children face dangers in camps

Early marriage was also a risk for Rohingya refugee girls, whose families have too many mouths to feed It was August 28, and like any other Monday for brothers Hussain and Mufisa. The two boys, aged nine and ten, waved goodbye to their parents and left for school in their village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. When they returned, their childhood ...

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