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September 5, 2018 7:56 AM 'No helmet, no fuel' for Bangladesh bikers

DHAKA: Motorcyclists without helmets will be barred from buying fuel at filling stations in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, police said. The move is part of efforts to quell tensions after the city of nearly 20 million people was rocked by angry protests about poor road safety last month. "The petrol pumps (owners) have already been told not to sell fuel to any motor 500

August 23, 2018 12:12 PM ‘Lost generation’ looms for Rohingya children

DHAKA: Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a "lost generation", the United Nations said yesterday, a year after Myanmar's army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country. The lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh are in peril 58

July 25, 2018 6:28 AM Landslides kill five near Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least five children Wednesday near camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border housing one million Rohingya refugees, police said. Aid agencies have been warning of the potential for catastrophe as heavy rains lash Cox's Bazar district, where many of the huge concentration of refugees live on exposed 34

March 12, 2018 10:50 AM Bangladeshi passenger plane crashes in Kathmandu

Wreckage of an airplane is pictured as rescue workers operate at Kathmandu airport, Nepal March 12, 2018. Reuters pic KATHMANDU, March 12 — A Bangladeshi plane with 67 passengers and four crew on board crashed and burst into flames as it was coming in to land at Kathmandu airport today, with officials saying they had pulled bodies and injured people 74

March 4, 2018 9:37 AM Bangladesh police say writer was attacked as 'enemy of Islam'

DHAKA: Bangladeshi investigators said Sunday that a young man accused of stabbing a celebrated secular writer at a seminar had targeted him as "an enemy of Islam". Saturday's attack on Zafar Iqbal in the northern city of Sylhet was just the latest in a series of stabbings of secular or atheist authors and bloggers in Muslim-majority Bangladesh 52

March 4, 2018 1:18 AM Top Bangladesh sci-fi writer stabbed in head at seminar

DHAKA: One of Bangladesh's top writers was stabbed in the back of the head during a seminar in the northern city of Sylhet on Saturday, police said, the latest in a series of attacks on authors and bloggers. Police said Zafar Iqbal, a celebrated secular activist and bestselling science fiction writer, was rushed to hospital in Sylhet after the attack 47

December 26, 2017 2:48 AM Report: Bangladeshi citizens trafficked to Malaysia under guise of cultural show

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 26 ― A Bangladeshi filmmaker has reportedly been detained in Malaysia on suspicion of alleged human trafficking, Dhaka-based news portal reported today. The man, Anonno Mamun, had allegedly disguised his operations in the form of a cultural show. The report said one of the sponsors of the programme, called “Bangladeshi 43

December 12, 2017 1:19 PM Diphtheria kills nine in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Tuesday (Dec 12) launched a massive drive to vaccinate Rohingya children against diphtheria after a suspected outbreak killed nine refugees and infected more than 700. Health workers in Bangladesh said they had been caught unaware by the outbreak of the bacterial disease in the Rohingya refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh 22

December 11, 2017 5:45 PM New York suspect had no criminal record in Bangladesh, country's police chief says

DHAKA: Akayed Ullah, the man suspected of trying to bomb New York City's Port Authority, had no criminal record in Bangladesh and last visited his home country in September, Bangladesh's police chief told Reuters on Monday. Inspector General of Police A K M Shahidul Hoque said the information was based on the man's passport number. The man was from the southeastern 20

December 1, 2017 1:09 PM Pope uses word 'Rohingya' in public for first time on Asia trip

DHAKA: Pope Francis used the word "Rohingya" for the first time to refer to refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar during his current trip to Asia. "The presence of God today is also called Rohingya," he said in an improvised remark after meeting 16 refugees who were brought to Dhaka from their camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar bordering Myanmar 134