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Pope arrives today

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Meet with Rohingyas planned
Staff Reporter
Pope Francis who called for unity in Myanmar without saying 'Rohingya', arrives here today on a three-day state visit carrying a message of harmony, peace, reconciliation and forgiveness.
A planned meeting with a small group of Rohingyas is expected to be a high point during the Pope's Dhaka visit.
On Tuesday in Myanmar, Pope Francis insisted on Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for...
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Facebook to verify all govt fb pages

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Staff Reporter
Facebook, the world's largest social media network, in collaboration with the government will verify Bangladesh's official Facebook pages of all the ministries, departments and directorates and offices in phases.
The move is part of `Sheikh Hasina’s Special Initiative' that...
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3 ‘militants’ killed in C’ganj drive

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A Correspondent
Rajshahi: Law enforcers on Tuesday recovered three bodies of suspected militants along with huge explosives, 12 powerful detonators and several hand grenade after concluding a drive in a 'militant den' at Char Alatulivillage in Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila early Tuesday.
A bomb...
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Dhaka hosts LDCs’ graduation meet

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Staff Reporter
A two-day high level meeting on achieving sustainable graduation for the LDCs (Least Developed Countries) begins in a city hotel today.
The meeting is intended to strengthen the understanding of the technicalities of the graduation criteria and the process.
Foreign Minister AH...
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Rohingyas keep coming to BD

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A Correspondent
Cox's Bazar: In just three months an estimated 624,251 Myanmar’s Rohingyas have crossed into Cox's Bazar, fleeing genocide and violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State.
This brings the total population of Rohingyas seeking safety in the district to over 836,000, said the UN migration...
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