Bangladesh’s telecoms authority said the ban could be lifted once biometric identity cards are issued to the newly arrived refugees, a process the army says could take six months.
The journalists, Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat, were detained in early September in the Cox’s Bazar border region of Bangladesh, where refugees are arriving from Myanmar to escape a military offensive against insurgents.
Rohingya arriving in Bangladesh this week have told the U.N. that more than 1,00,000 more people are still waiting to cross the border into Bangladesh.
Myanmar faced renewed pressure Friday as fresh satellite images emerged of scorched villages across Rakhine state, fuelling accusations the military is systematically driving out Rohingya Muslims in what the UN says is an ethnic cleansing campaign.
The first Indian consignment comes days after Bangladesh High Commissioner in New Delhi Syed Muazzem Ali met Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar last week and briefed him about the problems faced by Dhaka due to the influx of the refugees.
Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla would hand over the relief materials to Bangladesh’s Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, the spokesman added.
Political attacks on Chief Justice of Bangladesh Supreme Court set a bad precedent.
Artist Shilpa Gupta returns to the Indo-Bangladesh border for her latest showcase.
The elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided a six-storey building in Mirpur area, where neo-JMB leader Abdullah lived as a tenant with his two wives and two children.
“We will continue to discus what sort of support Indonesia could make to ease the burden of Bangladesh government,” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told a news conference after she met with the Bangladeshi PM and her counterpart in Dhaka.
Thousands of the stateless Muslim minority have poured over the border since the latest round of fighting broke out, piling pressure on the already overcrowded camps in Bangladesh.
Van Geen said Lamont researchers are developing a mobile-based mapping application to help DPHE employees collect and input data on wells using a smartphone or tablet. The app will display a map of all tested wells and their status, and can assess the suitability of potential sites for deep wells for equitable distribution.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been accused by some Western critics of not speaking out for the long-persecuted Muslim minority, and of defending the army’s counteroffensive after the October attacks.
Bangladeshi authorities would not confirm how many Rohingya had entered Bangladesh. Ali Hossain, a top government official in Cox’s Bazar, said yesterday that authorities were on alert in the wake of the new violence in Myanmar.
“While Bangladeshi security forces continue to identify and counter terrorist elements, the Islamic State of Iraq and ash Sham (ISIS) and al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) persist in their efforts to plot and/or carry out terrorist attacks throughout the country,” the travel advisory said.