Pope defends strategy of not naming Rohingyas while in Myanmar

Pope defends strategy of not naming Rohingyas while in Myanmar

Rome, November 3 (Reuters):  Speaking to reporters aboard the plane returning to Rome from Bangladesh, the pontiff indicated that he had been firm with Myanmar’s military leaders in private meetings about the need for them to respect the rights of Rohingya refugees. He also disclosed that he cried when he met a group of Rohingya […]

Bangladeshi film on migrant workers’ woes wins award at SAARC film festival

Bangladeshi film on migrant workers’ woes wins award at SAARC film festival

Colombo, November 26 (newsin.asia): The Bangladeshi film Oggatonama  (The Unnamed) on the woes of workers  who go abroad for petty jobs, has won the award for the Best Screenplay at the SAARC Film Festival which concluded here on Saturday. The jury said that the award was being given Oggatonama “for creating a very humanistic and […]

Asia-Europe Meeting in Myanmar skips Rohingya issue

Asia-Europe Meeting in Myanmar skips Rohingya issue

Naypyitaw, November 22 (BDNews24/Agencies): The Asia-Europe Meeting (AEM) of Foreign Ministers in the Myanmar capital of Naypyitaw, which began on Monday, has avoided the Rohingya Muslim displacement issue, perhaps in view of China’s strong insistence that the matter must be sorted out bilaterally by Myanmar and Bangladesh. The 36-point Chair’s Statement titled “Strengthening Partnership for […]

Settle Rohingya issue bilaterally with Myanmar: China tells Bangladesh

Settle Rohingya issue bilaterally with Myanmar: China tells Bangladesh

Dhaka, November 19 (newsin.asia): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi  has told the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that Bangladesh must settle the Rohingya refugees’ issue with Myanmar bilaterally “through dialogue and discussion.” Wang met Hasina here, en route to Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (AEM) of Foreign Ministers to be […]

Muslim leader’s warning of forced exodus a la Myanmar angers Assam’s leaders

Muslim leader’s warning of forced exodus a la Myanmar angers Assam’s leaders

Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with Jamait Ulema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani for equating the case of the immigrant Muslims from East Bengal living in Assam with the plight of the Rohingyas of Myanmar, writes P.K. Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Madani had warned that the […]

Bangladesh poses a “big security challenge” says Indian Minister

Bangladesh poses a “big security challenge” says Indian Minister

New Delhi, November 17 (newsin.asia): Bangladesh poses a “big security challenge” to India on par with Pakistan and China,  the junior Home Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Thursday in controversial remarks that clash with on-going efforts to strengthen relations between India and Bangladesh. “It is not only China or Pakistan but Bangladesh poses an […]

West Bengal beats Odisha in the battle for the Rosogolla

West Bengal beats Odisha in the battle for the Rosogolla

New Delhi, November 17: (Reuters): West Bengal has beaten the neighboring State of Odisha in the bitter battle for rights over the Indian sweetmeat “Rosogolla”. The government of India has awarded to the State of West Bengal ownership rights over the “King of Indian Sweets” after a long battle between the two States. Luscious Rosogolla, […]

Bangladesh assures Myanmar it will arrest Rohingya terrorists

Bangladesh assures Myanmar it will arrest Rohingya terrorists

Naypyitaw (Myanmar) November 17: A senior official of the Bangladesh border guards has expressed confidence about arresting any Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) members who might have fled to Bangladesh. This was stated by the Director General of the Bangladesh Abul Hossain Border Guards at a coordination meeting with his Myanmar counterpart in Nay Pyi […]

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