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607,735 undocumented Rohingyas identified

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53% are women and girls
Staff Reporter
Some 607,735 undocumented Rohingyas have been identified in four upazilas of Cox's Bazar district and 53 percent of them are women and girls, says a new report.
The assessment was done in four upazilas of the district -- Cox's Bazar Sadar, Ramu, Teknaf and Ukhia.
This represents a 3.7-fold increase since the last reporting period in July, 2017 (164,000 displaced individuals), according to a report of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
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Power tariff hike proposal opposed

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Consumer rights groups, business bodies and left leaning political parties on Monday strongly opposed the gov-ernment entity's power tariff hike proposal at the public hearing that began at the TCB Auditorium in the capital on Monday.
On the first day of the hearing arranged by...
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79 Rohingyas sent back to refugee camp after detaining

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Cox's Bazar: Police and members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a joint drive detained 79 Rohingya peo-ple in Ukhia upazila in the last eight hours between 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturday.
The joint force set up a check post at Ukhia bus station on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway...
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BNP boycotts Karnafully upazila parisad polls

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Chittagong: Hours after the voting began, BNP has boycotted the polls to the newly formed Karnaphuli upazila parishad on Sunday on allegations of wide rigging and forcing out of their polling agents from 26 centres.
The party announced the boycott decision at a media conference...
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No plan to give ‘refugee status’ to Rohingyas: Amu

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Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday said the government does not have any plan to give any 'refugee status' to Rohingays.
The minister came up with the announcement while talking to reporters after a meeting of the cabinet committee on law and order at the...
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