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    Undocumented Bangladeshis being held, trafficked

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:56am on September 08, 2018

    A substantial number of undocumented Bangladeshi workers have been arrested in Malaysia in the nationwide crackdowns launched by the Malaysian immigration department On September 1...

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    Bangladesh alert to Brahmaputra’s likely swell-up

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on September 07, 2018

    Bangladesh is alert about the release of excess water by China which may cause floods in the downstream of the Brahmaputra River casting a possible...

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    Bernicat discusses UNGA, Rohingya, political issues with FS

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on September 06, 2018

    Outgoing US ambassador Marcia Bernicat on Wednesday held a meeting with foreign secretary M Shahidul Haque where they discussed political and Rohingya issues with special...

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    Dhaka journalists rally against sentencing Myanmar journalists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:06pm on September 04, 2018

    Journalists in Dhaka on Tuesday condemned the sentencing of two Reuters journalists, Thet Oo Maung (Wa Lone) and Kyaw Soe Oo, to seven-year imprisonment through...

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    2 member of the staff in Bdesh’s Riyadh mission suspended

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:55am on September 03, 2018

    Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh suspended two members of its staff following media reports over the torture of a Bangladeshi housemaid....

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    Slump in India rupee, others may hit Bangladesh export

    Aminul Islam and Moinul Haque | Updated at 12:14am on September 02, 2018

    A rapid depreciation of emerging market currencies, including Indian rupee, will hit Bangladesh’s export competitiveness and may cause rise in payments for cheap imports, economists...

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    PM returns home from Nepal

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:52pm on August 31, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Friday afternoon from Kathmandu warping up her two-day official visit to Nepal to attend the 4th summit of...

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    Dhaka for solar power grid among BIMSTEC nations

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:05am on September 01, 2018

    Bangladesh on Friday proposed introduction of solar power grid in the BIMSTEC countries and BIMSTEC Cruise on their sea routes. ‘Prime minister Sheikh Hasina made...

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    Assam govt extends AFSPA for another six months

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:40am on August 31, 2018

    Despite BJP led Assam government claiming that law and order has improved drastically, the state government on Wednesday extended Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958...

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    Dhaka pursues FTA with Bangkok

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:44am on August 31, 2018

    Minister attached to Thai prime minister’s office Kobsak Pootrakool has said Thailand looks forward to immediately initiate discussions for a memorandum of understanding on a...