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    AFAD expresses concern over ‘intimidation’ of Odhikar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:48am on November 16, 2018

    The Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances has expressed its concern over the deteriorating situation in Bangladesh ahead of general election and the precarious position in...

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    Address deteriorating human rights conditions, EU asks Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:14am on November 16, 2018

    The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling on Bangladesh to urgently address deteriorating human rights conditions, extra judicial killings, enforced disappearances, excessive use of...

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    First attempt fails amid protests

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury with Mohammad Nurul Islam in Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 12:55am on November 16, 2018

    The government failed to start repatriation of Rohingya people of Myanmar on Thursday as no one of the forcibly displaced community agreed to go back...

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    Denmark sees potentials in Bangladesh labour markets 

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 02:35pm on November 15, 2018

    Denmark believes that the labour market in Bangladesh would play an important role on ensuring stability and democracy as well as in growth, investment and...

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    Number of Bangladeshi students in US increases by 4.9pc in 2 018

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:24am on November 15, 2018

    The number of students from Bangladesh in the United States increased by 4.9 per cent during the last school year, beating the international average increase...

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    India wants continuation of democracy in Bangladesh: Shringla

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:15am on November 15, 2018

    Indian high commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday said that India would like to see the continuation of democratic process in Bangladesh and constitution of...

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    Experts for strong migration programmes by CP countries

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:54am on November 15, 2018

    Trade union leaders and migrant rights activists from the South Asian countries Wednesday called for taking up strong labour migration programmes by the member states...

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    Rohingya repatriation yet to begin

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    The government was faced with a dilemma about starting the repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingya people of Myanmar on Thursday as the UNHCR did not...

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    15 missing fishermen return home from India

    United News of Bangladesh . Benapole | Updated at 02:20am on November 14, 2018

    Fifteen Bangladeshi fishermen who were driven away into the Indian territory by a strong storm while fishing in the bay in Patuakhali two months ago...

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    Bangladesh must halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:42am on November 14, 2018

    The UN rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, amid reports of continued violations...