Nearly a million Rohingya live in squalid camps in southeast Bangladesh, 740,000 of whom fled a 2017 military offensive against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.
At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said Sunday.
The decision by Bangladesh and Myanmar to consider a fresh attempt soon to repatriate a few of the thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a military crackdown two years ago is a step in the right direction.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday axed top-order batsman Soumya Sarkar and called up three uncapped players in a further shuffle of their squad for the ongoing tri-nation Twenty20 international at home.
The fire ripped through the Balukhali camp near the southeastern town of Cox's Bazar late on Monday, burning through hundreds of homes as people raced to recover their meagre possessions.
Players from the four cricket mad nations — India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — will feature in the inaugural tournament at the Volcano grounds in Shahama, Abu Dhabi, starting from Friday.
The woes never seem to end for the distressed and beleaguered Rohingya refugees. Thousands of these refugees lost their dwellings to a devastating fire that killed at least 15 people, including children, officials said. The fire on Monday raced through
Modi’s two-day visit, his first foreign trip since the coronavirus pandemic began last year, will include taking part in commemorations marking 100 years since the birth of independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The clashes, which began on Friday at the main mosque in the capital Dhaka, spread to several key districts in the the Muslim majority nation of 168 million, leaving five people dead and scores injured.