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U.N. agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

20 Aug 2019

DHAKA The United Nations' refugee agency and Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday started to consult more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to determine if any want to return home, officials said, as a fresh repatriation bid was launched.

U.N. agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

20 Aug 2019

DHAKA, Aug 20 The United Nations' refugee agency and Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday started to consult more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to determine if any want to return home, officials said, as a fresh repatriation bid was launched.

Bangladesh, UNHCR to survey Rohingya regarding return to Myanmar

19 Aug 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar's offer to return home, an official said on Monday, nearly a year after a major repatriation plan failed.

Bangladesh, UNHCR to survey Rohingya regarding return to Myanmar

19 Aug 2019

DHAKA, Aug 19 Bangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar's offer to return home, an official said on Monday, nearly a year after a major repatriation plan failed.

Exclusive: Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week

15 Aug 2019

YANGON Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after a major attempt failed.

Bangladesh floods to slash 400,000 T from rice harvest

07 Aug 2019

DHAKA Floods have washed away crops in Bangladesh that would have yielded nearly 400,000 tonnes of rice, according to estimates from the agriculture ministry.

Bangladesh central bank keeps rates on hold as it weighs growth, inflation risks

31 Jul 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh's central bank left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, with Governor Fazle Kabir saying it aimed to achieve record economic growth while curbing inflationary pressures.

Rights group accuses Bangladesh of torture; government says report baseless

29 Jul 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh's law enforcement agencies have used systematic torture on detainees to stifle dissent, an international human rights group said on Monday in a report that the government dismissed as baseless.

Rohingya tell Myanmar they refuse to return without recognition

28 Jul 2019

DHAKA Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group in their home country, leaders told visiting Myanmar officials on Sunday as fresh repatriation talks started.

More than 60 killed, hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Bangladesh

24 Jul 2019

DHAKA Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh, government officials said on Tuesday, after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

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