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    UNHCR for India to host Rohingya people

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    The UNHCR on Monday said it has asked the Indian authorities for hosting the displaced Rohingya people of Myanmar....

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    China to give RMB 500m to Bangladesh; deal signed

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    China will provide grant assistance of RMB 500 million or approximately $72.57 million to Bangladesh under an agreement on economic and technical cooperation between Bangladesh...

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    Bangladesh foreign minister for expediting Rohingya repatriation

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 06:30pm on January 20, 2019

    The government has asked the visiting UN special rapporteur on human rights Yanghee Lee to engage with several countries that maintain good bilateral relations with...

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    Erdogan greets Hasina   

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 06:21pm on January 20, 2019

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated prime minister Sheikh Hasina on her re-appointment as the prime minister of Bangladesh. In his message, the Turkish...

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    Myanmar too slow: UN chief

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:17am on January 20, 2019

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday criticised as ‘too slow’ Myanmar’s efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of progress...

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    Bangladeshi workers nabbed in Kuwait for vandalising Bangladesh embassy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on January 20, 2019

    Tension gripped the Bangladesh community in Kuwait since Thursday when at least 300 Bangladeshi workers vandalized the Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait....

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    The best-selling brand today is fear: UN chief

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2019

    Warning against the dangers of widespread fear and mistrust in the planet, the United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres on Friday said that he wanted...

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    Bangladesh for importing Hydropower from Nepal

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:58am on January 19, 2019

    Bangladesh has emphasized Hydropower import from Nepal establishing connectivity and increasing economic and trade relations between the two countries.The issue came up for discussion when...

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    UN HR expert Lee due Saturday to discuss Rohingya issues

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:36am on January 19, 2019

    The UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, arrives here on Saturday to see the Rohingya situation in Cox’s...

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    Bangladeshi migrant workers attack embassy in Kuwait

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:36am on January 19, 2019

    Several hundred Bangladeshi workers attacked and vandalised the Bangladesh embassy in Kuwait on Thursday over salary arrears and job permit renewal. Several hundred Bangladeshi migrant...