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Rohingya should move to island to avoid landslides: Bangladesh minister

DHAKA (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are at risk from landslides in the coming monsoon season and should be relocated to a remote island, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday, a move opposed by many refugees.


Building a Better Future for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is hosting nearly a million Rohingya refugees who have little hope of going home any time soon. The government should move to improve camp living conditions, in particular by lifting the education ban and fighting crime. Donors should support such steps.


Delayed Repatriation Risks Breeding Rohingya Terrorists: Bangladesh Official

DHAKA—Bangladesh’s top-ranking counterterrorism police official on Tuesday expressed concern that Rohingya children would be at risk of being lured into extremism as they become youths if their repatriation to Myanmar is delayed for too long.


Bangladesh eye win against Kyrgyzstan

Having already qualified for the semi-final, Bangladesh will target finishing as the Group B champion when they take on Kyrgyzstan Friday in the Bangamata U-19 Women’s Gold Cup at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.


A teen filed sexual harassment charges against her principal in Bangladesh. She was burned to death less than two weeks later.

Dozens of protesters gathered in Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka on Friday to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the roof of h


Bangladeshi Student, 19, Set on Fire After Reporting Principal's Sexual Assault

Victims of sexual violence in Bangladesh and conservative South Asian countries are often mistreated for raising their voice against offenders. While sexual harassment cases against girls and women are on the rise, victims are still far from getting justice. Take action here to join end sexual viole


Gangs taking control of Bangladesh Rohingya camps,...

Criminal gangs and militants are increasing their grip on Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, committing killings and abductions with "impunity", International Crisis Group said in a new report Thursday.


Fire guts shanties in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camp

DHAKA, Bangladesh – An official says a fire in a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh has destroyed more than two dozen huts and a mosque. The official in Cox's Bazar district, Mikaruzzman Chowdhury, says no injuries occurred in the fire, which broke out Wednesday in a camp in Kutu


Bangladesh versus Yaba

Thousands of Bangladeshi addicts are hooked on Yaba - a mix of methamphetamine and caffeine. It's a powerful drug that gives big bangs for small bucks.


Bangladesh marks factory disaster with new safety warnings

Six years after one of the world's most devastating factory disasters, moves to cut international safety monitoring of Bangladesh clothes factories led Wednesday to warnings of a new threat to lives.


Bangladesh wheelchair cricket team off to India

A total of 26 members of the Bangladesh Dream For Disability Wheelchair Cricket Team left here for India Thursday morning to take part in the tri-nation T20 series. Host India and Nepal are the other teams of the series.


National cricketer Miraz becomes UNICEF child rights advocate

Bangladesh all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraj was officially announced ‘UNICEF Child Rights Advocate’ to support the children of Bangladesh after joining forces with UNICEF today.


Bangladesh Taxi Service of Philadelphia members alleged to have altered election ballots

MEDIA – Members of an Upper Darby nonprofit group allege that other members have unlawfully altered ballots for an upcoming election. AZM M. Rahman, Mohammed Chowdury, Kamal Uddin Bhutto and Abu Taher Siddique, on behalf of Bangladesh Taxi Service of Philadelphia, filed a complaint on April 12 in th


Toastmaster Bangladesh hosts division championship in Dhaka

Toastmasters Bangladesh for the first time has hosted a division championship titled “Eminence” in Dhaka on April 19. The event chaired by Area J4 Director Md Zahid Hossain, was organized at the Olives hotel in Gulshan, where Shaikh Abdul Aziz, chairman of Leads Corporation Ltd presented the keynote


PM backs home from Brunei

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, returned home on Tuesday evening wrapping up her three-day official visit to Brunei Darussalam at the invitation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, according state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.


'My appointment was met with opposition': Rubana Huq, the first female chief of a Bangladesh boys' club

One of Bangladesh's foremost female business leaders has vowed to transform job opportunities for women. Rubana Huq – managing director of one of the country’s largest conglomerates – became the first female president of Bangladesh’s national garment workers’ association earlier this month.


Bangladesh U-16 squad named for Pakistan series

Batsman Rihad Khan has been named the captain while all-rounder Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi will be his deputy. The BCB Thursday announced the 15-member Bangladesh U-16 squad for the Pakistan series, comprising two three-day matches and three one-dayers.


Militants in Bangladesh incapable to carry out major attack: Monirul

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Chief of Bangladesh police Monirul Islam said, the militants of Bangladesh at present have no capability to carry out major attack in the country.


Remembering Writer and LGBT Activist Xulhaz Mannan on the Third Anniversary of his Murder

Roopbaan, PEN America shares this remembrance by his friend, writer and journalist Raad Rahman. When I moved back to Bangladesh, after having lived abroad for 15 years in 2012, I found little in common with childhood friends. Soon, I reached out to a college friend who worked in the State Department


Bangladesh briefs top UN officials about Bhasan Char relocation plan

Bangladesh has said the relocation of Rohingya people to Bhasan Char Island will help address the congestion problem in the Cox's Bazar Rohingya camps. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Wednesday informed the visiting three top UN officials that the government of Bangladesh has a