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The Burma Times:   The fight started around 11pm on Monday at the Nayapara refugee camp in Nhilla Union, said Ranjit Kumar Barua, chief of the Teknaf Police Station. The names and identities of the wounded could not be known immediately.  Currently, more than 1.1 million Rohingya refugees live in Bangladesh. Of them, about 700,000 have […]

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By The Burma Times Bangladesh is immediately taking step to be relocated around 100,000 (one lakh) Rohingya refugees from Cox’s Bazar district to Bhasanchar of Hatiya upazila in Noakhali as works of building shelters and housing are in progress. The relocation may start before the upcoming rainy season depending on completion of the construction works. […]

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March 15, 2018 By Burma Times A man named Paiyou Mro (45) was killed in the landmine blast near Myanmar border in Alikadam of Bandarban and wounded his wife including his four children that time, a source from border said. The incident occured on Wednesday while they were trying to enter the Myanmar from Bangladesh. […]

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At least 319 villages were partially or totally destroyed after ‘clearance operations’ since last August, says UN expert By Fatih Erel GENEVA (AA) – Myanmar has refused to give UN investigators access to the country and blocked an independent and impartial investigation after destroying at least 319 villages, Marzuki Darusman, the chairman of the UN’s […]

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By Burma Times Third doss of diphtheria has been begun and vaccinated the refugee children, men including women in Rohingya refugee camps today (Tuesday), a refugee from Nayapara camp said. Earlier, two doss of diphtheria were vaccinated the new arrival refugees, official refugees and local Bangladeshi, a field doctor said. The doctor also said, the […]

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March 11, 2018 By Burma Times Bangladeshi police have detained 39 foreign nationals while trying to enter the Rohingya refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya without proper permissions, according to our correspondent. They were caught at a checkpoint on Ukhiya’s Shaheed ATM Jafar Alam Road today afternoon (Sunday), said Additional Superintendent of Police Afruzul Haque […]

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By Burma Times More than 500 new Rohingya refugees have arrived in Teknaf, Bangladesh early morning of Wednesday, a local from Teknaf said. They along with four engine boats crossed Naff river from Nakhondia sea shore at midnight. They entered the Bangladesh through the different points of Saparang, Shapuridip and other points. According to refugees, […]

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Bangladesh rushes to build up Floating Island in Bay of Bengal amid sustainability concerns BHASHAN CHAR (Bangladesh) • Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the […]

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Cox’s Bazar: The influx of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh could fuel terrorism and drugs, Bangladesh information minister Hasanul Haq Inu has warned. In an interview with Firstpost Inu said, “For the past ten years we have been looking into these matters. The jihadi elements have been segregated and isolated and so far, they have not been able to […]

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