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Aung San Suu Kyi set to win general elections in Myanmar

Vote counting in Myanmar puts Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in a lead following Sunday’s general election. Elections for the upper and lower houses of the national, state and regional governments were held. A total of 1,171 seats are being contested, said the US-based Carter Center, under the first-past-the-post system. Voters can choose from more […]

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Fishes worth $1.41 million die due to lack of oxygen in Bangladesh

At least 617 metric ton of fish worth USD$ 1.41 million died in ponds and water bodies in Bangladesh’s Rajshahi due to lack of oxygen amid scorching heat. “Around 617 metric tons of fish died in the district after the weather suddenly turned bad on Tuesday. The sky was covered with thick clouds and there […]

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Pathao and Gokada founder, Fahim Saleh found dismembered in luxury New York apartment

The founder of Nigeria’s Gokada ride-hailing app was found decapitated and dismembered in a luxury New York apartment with a power saw plugged in nearby on late Tuesday. The police in a statement confirmed the death of Fahim Saleh and deemed it a homicide. Detectives found Saleh’s torso near a power saw and later discovered […]

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At least 1,000 Rohingyas stranded at sea as nations tighten borders

At least 1,000 Rohingya are stranded at sea as Southeast Asian countries tightened their borders to keep out the new coronavirus, Amnesty International said on Friday, urging action to ensure they were not buried in an “invisible graveyard” at sea. Rights groups believe at least two boats carrying Rohingya, members of a Muslim minority from […]

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Bangladesh coast guard rescues hundreds of Rohingyas who failed to reach Malaysia

At least 24 Rohingya died at sea after their boat failed to reach Malaysia, the coastguard in Bangladesh said on Thursday after rescuing 396 Rohingya people from the vessel which had been adrift for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia. “They were at sea for about two months and were starving,” an official from the […]

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Bangladesh executes military captain who assassinated father of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh executed a military captain less than a week after he was arrested after nearly 25 years on the run over the assassination of the country’s founding leader, a minister said Sunday. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was killed along with most of his family in a military coup on […]

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Bangladesh seals Rohingya camps to prevent coronavirus spread

Bangladesh has imposed a strict lockdown on a southern district, home to refugee camps housing more than a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing from Myanmar, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Officials said no-one was allowed to enter or exit Cox’s Bazar district. No cases are confirmed in the camps, but aid agencies fear an outbreak […]

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SAARC leaders hold unprecedented conference to combat Novel Coronavirus

The SAARC nations — India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka — held a conference to discuss the “roadmap to fight the challenge of COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus”. The meet was chaired by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He suggested for the creation of an emergency fund with “voluntary contributions” to counter the […]

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Bangladesh forces kill 7 suspected Rohingya robbers in raid

Police in Bangladesh killed seven members of a gang of armed robbers on Monday during a raid on their hideout on a hillside overlooking a camp for Rohingya refugees in the southeast of the country, a police spokesman said. Crime and violence are on the rise in the squalid, sprawling camps around the coastal city […]

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Bangladesh suspends mobile services along Indian border

The Bangladesh government suspended mobile networks along the borders with India, citing security reasons “in the current circumstances”, a move that will affect around 10 million users in the area. The operators suspended the networks on Monday within one kilometre of the borders with India, the Dhaka Tribune reported. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), […]

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Deepak Chahar’s sensational six-wicket haul hands India series win over Bangladesh

India defeated Bangladesh by 30 runs in the third and final T20I to win the series 2-1 in Nagpur on Sunday. Pacer Deepak Chahar took a sensational six-wicket haul, that included a hat-trick, he is the first India to do so in the shorter format of the game. Chahar’s 6/7 in 3.2 overs after entertained […]

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Cyclone Bulbul disrupts normal life in West Bengal and Bangladesh, claims 18 lives

Cyclone bulbul claimed 10 lives in the Indian state of West Bengal and killed at least 8 people in neighbouring Bangladesh on Sunday. The storm made landfall at a speed of 110 to 135 kmph between West Bengal’s Sagar Islands and Khepupara in Bangladesh. The tidal surge brought floods to low-lying coastal areas. The eye […]