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Two alleged Rohingya drug dealers found dead in Bangladesh

Two alleged Rohingya drug dealers found dead in Bangladesh

DHAKA: police on Saturday found the bullet-ridden bodies of two alleged Rohingya drug dealers in a southeastern coastal town notorious for its connection with the meth trade. Teknaf town police chief Prodip Kumar Das said the bodies were found lying next to a highway beside the sea and some 10,000 […]

Global Support Lets Bangladesh Prime Minister Withstand Election Concerns

Global Support Lets Bangladesh Prime Minister Withstand Election Concerns

Congratulatory messages are flowing to Bangladesh Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina, ensuring she will withstand calls to investigate allegations of widespread serious irregularities in last Sunday’s election that was dominated by her coalition. Hasina is set to form her third consecutive government and fourth overall, and on Thursday figurehead President M. […]

Second Rohingya group set to be deported to Myanmar

Second Rohingya group set to be deported to Myanmar

GUWAHATI: Police on Thursdaytook a Rohingya Muslim family of five to the border by bus,readying to deport them to neighbouring as the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on illegal immigrants. The Rohingya are regarded as illegal aliens in India and are considered as a security […]

State bodies slam Centre‘s ‘tactics‘ to quell citizenship bill opposition

State bodies slam Centre‘s ‘tactics‘ to quell citizenship bill opposition

GUWAHATI: The Union cabinet‘s decision to constitute a high-powered committee for implementation of Clause 6 of the Accord has been criticized by the (Aasu) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS)-led 70 organisations as ‘diversionary tactics‘ by the Centre against the rising opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Aasu, one […]

7 KMSS activists launch indefinite fast

7 KMSS activists launch indefinite fast

JORHAT: Seven activists of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Wednesday launched an indefinite hunger strike at in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. KMSS said they are ready for making the ultimate sacrifice unless their demands are met. The activists are KMSS‘s Jorhat unit president Mridul Borah, joint […]

Citizenship bill protesters threaten ‘do or die‘ agitation

Citizenship bill protesters threaten ‘do or die‘ agitation

GUWAHATI: The coordination committee of 70 organizations, led by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), steering the movement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Wednesday announced a ‘do or die‘ agitation against the contentious legislation. After the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), reviewing the […]

UK making forced marriage victims pay repatriation costs

UK making forced marriage victims pay repatriation costs

LONDON: The British government came under fire on Wednesday after it emerged that the foreign and commonwealth office (FCO) is charging victims of forced marriages to return home to the after their rescue overseas. According to statistics from the UK’s Forced Marriage Unit, India ranks fourth among countries where victims […]

Village pond to be made community reserve

Village pond to be made community reserve

KURUKSHETRA: Arrival of migratory birds in the northern plains of India every autumn is a much awaited event for bird watchers. Although migratory birds can be spotted across reservoirs in Haryana, the water body at Thana village of Pehowa tehsil appears to be a favourite with them, says Dr Rohtash […]

PM Modi congratulates Hasina, Delhi eyes Dhaka as key to Act East plan

PM Modi congratulates Hasina, Delhi eyes Dhaka as key to Act East plan

NEW DELHI: With Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League winning handsomely in national elections, India plans to continue investing in to build on the growing economy of its eastern neighbour, and make it the linchpin of India’s Act East policy. PM Modi was the first foreign leader to congratulate Hasina, with whom […]

13 killed in poll-related violence in Bangladesh

13 killed in poll-related violence in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Voting in a tense election to choose a new government in ended on Sunday with at least 13 people being killed in poll-related violence amid allegations of manipulations by the ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The voting started at 8 am (local time) and ended […]