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HRW for sanctions, arms embargo on Myanmar

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Ethnic cleansing demands swift int'l response
Staff Reporter
Human Rights Watch urged to impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Myanmar military to end its ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims.
Since August 25, 2017, after attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), Myanmar military forces have carried out mass arson, killing, and looting, destroying hundreds of villages and forcing nearly half a million Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
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Padma Bridge cost likely to shoot up by Tk 1400cr

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The estimated cost of the much-hyped Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project is likely to see a rise for the third time by around Tk 1,400 crore to take the overall project cost up to Tk 30,193.38 crore as acquisition of additional land is required for the project.
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Commonwealth commends Bangladesh response to Rohingya refugees

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Dhaka : Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has commended Bangladesh government for setting aside land to receive hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar.

"I am encouraged that Bangladesh has opened its borders to receive those who have felt they had no choice...
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Tofail orders to arrest illegal rice hoarders

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Dhaka : Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday said that the police and district authority have been instructed to arrest those hoarding rice illegally across the country.

“The rice price is going up to the illegal hoarding. Actions will be taken against the illegal hoarders.” the Commerce...
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PM off to NY to attend UNGA

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Rohingya genocide in Myanmar, refugee issue may be top of discussion
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for New York on Saturday afternoon to attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Sheikh Hasina will address the UNGA on September 21. On the same...
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