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    China draws 3-stage path to resolve Rohingya crisis

    China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire in Myanmar's Rakhine State so that refugees can return from Bangladesh, China's foreign ministry says ahead of meeting of European and Asian officials in Myanmar.

  • Rahul set to replace Sonia

    India's main opposition party Congress led by Italy-born Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of the party's decision-making forum today amidst speculations that it will clear the decks for anointment of her son Rahul Gandhi as the party chief.

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    Neighbours must have good ties: Myanmar to BD

    When Bangladesh is seeking genuine efforts from Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis with growing international pressure on it on the issue, Myanmar’s Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint has laid emphasis on maintaining good relations as neighbours.

  • UNHCR concerned over Rohingyas' desperate attempts to flee Myanmar

    As more than 30 makeshift rafts carrying over 1,000 Rohingyas arrived in Bangladesh in the past 10 days, the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says it is concerned at the growing number of people resorting to desperate means to flee Myanmar.

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    Rohingya crisis: US fact finding body visits Ukhia camp

    A US delegation on a fact finding mission visits the Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

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    Indian plane catches fire at Dhaka airport, no casualty

    A nose wheel of an Indian SpiceJet flight catches fire at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. All the 74 passengers and four pilots and crew are evacuated safely from the Kolkata-bound flight.

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    ASK concerned over border killings

    Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) expresses deep concern over the recent killing of Bangladeshi citizens by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along the Bangladesh-India border.

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    End violence immediately for Rohingyas' return: US

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States has called for an immediate end to violence in Myanmar so that the Rohingya refugees can go back to their homes.

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    UN states call for end to Myanmar military operations

    A United Nations General Assembly committee calls on Myanmar to end military operations that have "led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights" of Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine state.

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    Female Rohingyas survivors of sexual violence: Jolie

    Pointing at the Rohingya exodus taking place in Rakhine state of Myanmar, Hollywood star and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie says that almost every female refugee is a survivor of or witness to sexual violence including rape.

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    Modi is India’s most popular leader: Poll

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains the most popular leader in India, according to the US based Pew Research Center, in a survey that underscores the trust people have in him, even with the rumblings over a dip in economic growth.

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    Myanmar sanctions won’t solve Rohingya crisis: Tillerson

    Washington's top diplomat says he would not yet push for sanctions against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, but he calls for an independent investigation into "credible" allegations that soldiers are committing atrocities against the Muslim minority.

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    Rights watchers slam Myanmar’s ban on protests in biggest city

    Human rights monitors urge Myanmar to withdraw a ban on protests in its largest city, Yangon, amid fears that free speech is under pressure under the government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.

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    Reaching out to Indian consumers with K-beauty

    China has for years appeared to be an unchanging target for South Korea’s cosmetics export realm, but for market pioneers, India is the way to go, according to an entrepreneur specialising in Indian business.

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    Rohingyas send what little they can to fleeing relatives

    Among many shops in the Malaysian capital that Rohingyas use to send money to the two vast refugee camps in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in August prompted over 600,000 members of the ethnic group to flee Myanmar.

  • Nepal scraps power deal with Chinese firm

    Nepal has cancelled an agreement with a Chinese company to build the largest hydroelectric plant in the impoverished landlocked

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    Myanmar military probe a whitewash: Amnesty

    Human rights group Amnesty International pours scorn on a Myanmar military investigation into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a “whitewash” and calling for UN and independent investigators to be allowed into the country.

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    ‘Rohingya repatriation after signing MoU with Bangladesh’

    Widely criticised for her stance over Rohingya refugee crisis, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi now tells her fellow Southeast Asian leaders that her country will take back Rohingya refugees after it signs an agreement with its neighbour Bangladesh.

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    Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingyas

    Myanmar's army releases a report denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge of the operation that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

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    ASEAN summit draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis

    A draft of the statement to be issued after a Southeast Asian summit makes no mention of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has been described by the United Nations as ethnic cleansing.

  • Pak court rejects Sharif's plea to merge graft cases

    Pakistan's anti-graft court on Wednesday rejected ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for clubbing together three corruption

  • Bomb kills three cops in Pakistan

    A suspected suicide bomber killed a senior police official and two of his colleagues in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta

  • Hasina, Modi flag off Khulna-Kolkata train

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi flags off the first Khulna-Kolkata passenger train “Bandhan Express”.

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    China to help Myanmar in Rakhine fencing

    China will help Myanmar to fence its Rakhine border with Bangladesh, local media reports.

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    India probing ‘assault of passenger by IndiGo staff’

    A video allegedly showing security staff of India’s IndiGo airline manhandling a passenger went viral, prompting the federal government to launch an investigation into the incident involving the country’s biggest airline.

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    UN move can harm talks: Myanmar

    Myanmar says that the UN Security Council's statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis can “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 600,000 people who have fled there to escape a Myanmar military crackdown.

  • Aishwarya Rai will feed 1,000 kids for a year

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will sponsor free meal for 1,000 underprivileged children under the Annamrita Midday Meal Scheme of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), an official in India says.

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    Khulna-Kolkata Bandhan Express starts journey Nov 9

    ‘Bandhan Express’, the new passenger train service between Khulna and Kolkata, has been scheduled to be inaugurated on November 9 in a bid to ease communication between two neighbouring countries.

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    UNSC urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force

    The United Nations Security Council urges the Myanmar government to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the Buddhist-majority Asian country.

  • ‘Paradise Papers’ expose Pak ex-PM’s offshore holdings

    Nearly a year and a half after the Panama Papers leaks shook the world elites by revealing the offshore holdings of some of the most powerful political players, the Inter­national Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) releases another treasure trove of data.