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New fire hits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Authorities suspect a targeted attack at a site housing thousands of refugees from the stateless Muslim minority fleeing persecution in neighboring Myanmar. A massive fire hit a Rohingya refugee camp in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, leaving thousands homeless, local authorities reported this Sunday (07) /01), under suspicion of …

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Why India is closely following Sunday’s elections in Bangladesh

Credit, GETTY IMAGES caption, Prime Ministers of India, Narendra Modi, and Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, met in the Indian capital in 2022 Item information Author, Embarrassing Ethirajan role, BBC news 6 January 2024 As Bangladesh prepares to hold general elections on Sunday, January 7, the country is intensely debating the role …

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A World Social Forum in 2024 in Nepal – East Monitor

The proposal was approved on Thursday (16) by the World Social Forum’s International Council following a promising presentation by a group of Asian organizations to hold a next event centered in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2024. The indicative date is 14 February 19 and the objective conditions for carrying it out, …

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Bangladesh strengthens military presence for parliamentary elections

The ruling party fears a boycott by the opposition in Sunday’s election (January 7); Current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is seeking re-election Bangladeshi soldiers were sent to the country’s streets this Wednesday (January 3, 2024), 4 days before the general election scheduled for Sunday (January 7), due to the possibility …

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Nobel Peace Prize winner sentenced to prison in Bangladesh

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus was found guilty of violating labor laws in Bangladesh on Monday (1), a prosecutor told AFP. “Professor Yunus and three of his colleagues from Grameen Telecom were found guilty under labor laws and sentenced to six months in prison,” said Khurshid Alam Khan. However, …

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Nobel Peace Prize winner sentenced to prison in Bangladesh

Muhammad Yunus was found guilty of violating the labor laws of the country; deprivation of liberty will last 6 months Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, was sentenced on Monday (January 1, 2024) to 6 months in prison for labor law violations in Bangladesh. Yunus and …

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