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Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

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Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

Bangladesh is reeling under a flood of refugees.  Some 2,70,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in Bangladesh since violence erupted in Burma (Myanmar) two weeks ago, the UN says. A spokeswoman said the jump – up from 1,64,000 on Thursday – was because new pockets of people had been found. She called the figure “so […]

Malaysia alerted to Human Crisis in Burma, Bangladesh

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Malaysia alerted to Human Crisis in Burma, Bangladesh

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –  It’s a human crisis. Burma (Myanmar), according to reports, continues to ignore the rights of its Rohingya Minorities. In fact, reports say that the army is actually pushing them into Bangladesh! Malaysia says it will summon the Burmese ambassador to draw attention to the issue. The conflict in Rakhine province of […]

Assam origin Burmese long for ‘return’

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Assam origin Burmese long for ‘return’

GUWAHATI:  – A 75 year old Burmese woman and her family, of Assam origin, has made a ‘historical’ trip back to the land of her ancestors. The descendants of the historically dispersed people of Assam origin living in Burma regard Assam as their motherland. They are eager to come back to Assam and stay here […]

Burma Refugees flood Bangladesh

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Burma Refugees flood Bangladesh

DHAKA : Beleaguered Bangladesh has a refugee problem now – Hundreds of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Burma, many with horrific tales of troops killing civilians and burning villages. Bangladesh says it has prevented hundreds more from crossing into the country, despite pleas from the United Nations to open its […]

South Korea accepts 30 Burmese refugees

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South Korea accepts 30 Burmese refugees

Korea plans to accept 30 Burmese (Myanmar) refugees from temporary camps in Thailand and grant them permanent settlement, the Ministry of Justice said on Sunday. The plan is in accordance with a U.N. agency resettlement program that the country joined last year. It is the second of its kind since Korea brought in 22 Myanmar […]

India’s pulse beat slows, Modi to sow Moong in Malawi?

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India’s pulse beat slows, Modi to sow Moong in Malawi?

It’s a question of दाल-भात (doll-rice in Anglo-Indianese).  Indians are perhaps  the world’s largest eaters of pulses, but alas! Shrinking  land for crops and drought are making Indians think of leasing  agricultural land in Africa and Burma (Myanmar) to meet growing demand of the domestic market. Two consecutive years of drought have led to a […]

Mullah Mansour’s death: India’s watching as the drama unfolds

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Mullah Mansour’s death: India’s watching as the drama unfolds

The key leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, was killed by an American drone strike, the Afghan intelligence agency said. The fact that yet another ‘most wanted terrorist’ has been bumped off by the US on Pakistani soil hasn’t gone unnoticed in India. There was some uncomfortable silence from Pakistan till […]