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Dhaka summons Myanmar envoy; protests Rohingya influx

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Bangladesh on Wednesday summoned the Myanmar envoy in Dhaka and lodged a strong protest against un-precedented level of influx of Myanmar nationals to Bangladesh since August 25 last.
Charge'd Affairs of the Myanmar Embassy Aung Myint was summoned by Director General (Southeast Asia) at the Foreign Ministry, a senior official of the ministry told UNB.
A note protesting the latest influx of Myanmar nationals into Bangladesh was handed over to the Myanmar envoy, he said.
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PM orders steps to reduce damage during disasters

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps so that there is no loss of lives and property during any natural disaster.
"Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country due to its geographical location. So, we've to live with the...
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Literacy rate now 72.3pc: Minister

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Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman on Wednesday said some 53,000 posts of teachers are currently lying vacant in the country's 64,000 primary schools.
"Of the vacant posts, about 21,000 are of headmasters while 32,000 of assistant teachers," he said while...
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Mirpur militants agree to surrender: RAB

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Dhaka : Rapid Action Battalion(RAB) has said that suspected militants holed up in a house in Dhaka’s Mirpur agreed to surrender.

Earlier, a top officer said around five to seven persons with huge explosives is inside the building. According to the RAB, a militant named ‘Abdullah’ with two...
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Myanmar must stop pushing its nationals into BD: PM

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Dhaka : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the international community to increase pressure on Myanmar to stop pushing its nationals into Bangladesh and take back its refugees staying in Bangladesh.

“Hosting such a large number of Myanmar nationals is a big burden for Bangladesh...
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