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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...

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    UNHCR assesses if Rohingyas willing to return

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:30am on November 14, 2018

    UN Refugee Agency started on Tuesday assessment of the voluntariness of prospective returnees among the Rohingyas to Myanmar as the repatriation was supposed to begin...

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    Suu Kyi stripped of AI's highest honour

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:57am on November 13, 2018

    The Amnesty International in an open letter to the Myanmar state counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, stated on Monday that they would publicly announce the...

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    Govt to send first batch Thursday

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    Bangladesh authorities have expedited preparations for sending the first batch of the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals on November 15 as the country on Monday conveyed...

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    Rohingya repatriation should be voluntary, dignified: US

    United News of Bangladesh . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 01:42am on November 12, 2018

    United States deputy assistant secretary for the bureau of population, refugees and migration in Africa and Asia Richard Albright on Sunday said the repatriation of...

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    DB identifies suspects, none arrested

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:31am on November 12, 2018

    The Detective Branch of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police has identified suspects in the attack on immediate past US ambassador Marcia Bernicat at Mohammadpur in Dhaka...

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    Beijing enquires about Dhaka’s position on US-led IPS

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:24am on November 12, 2018

    China’s enquiry about Bangladesh’s position on Indo-Pacific Strategy proposed mainly by the United States, in which India is also a major partner, prompts Bangladesh to...

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    12 trafficking victims return home from Iran

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:17am on November 12, 2018

    At least 12 Bangladeshi young people, who were trafficked and stranded in Iran, returned home on Sunday, said officials in Dhaka....