Rohingyas

Rajnath Singh cautions border states to be vigilant against Rohingya influx

Rajnath Singh cautions border states to be vigilant against Rohingya influx

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has appealed to the states sharing border with neighbouring Bangladesh to be vigilant against the influx of Rohingyas and illegal migrants through the India-Bangladesh border.

Dec 08, 2017, 07:22 AM IST
US House condemns 'ethnic cleansing' Rohingyas, passes resolution

US House condemns 'ethnic cleansing' Rohingyas, passes resolution

The US House of Representatives has condemned the "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims and called on Myanmar's leadership to end attacks on minorities in the Rakhine state, in the stiffest congressional criticism of the government in the Buddhist-majority country.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
No serious moves to drive out Rohingyas right now, SC told

No serious moves to drive out Rohingyas right now, SC told

The SC on Tuesday was told by a Rohingya petitioner that there were no serious moves by the Indian government to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar.

Dec 05, 2017, 21:57 PM IST
Pope Francis says he 'wept' while meeting Rohingya refugees

Pope Francis says he 'wept' while meeting Rohingya refugees

The Rohingya meeting was a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Dec 03, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

 Pope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Dec 02, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
Eight Rohingyas apprehended from West Tripura district

Eight Rohingyas apprehended from West Tripura district

This is the first time that such a large number of people from the community were apprehended from Tripura.

Nov 29, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

51 countries to participate in Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Aung San Suu Kyi will inaugurate the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), in which the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (e.Asean) and the European Union will participate.

Nov 20, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
 $6 for 38 days work - Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

$6 for 38 days work - Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has found.

Nov 13, 2017, 09:07 AM IST
Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women: UN envoy

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women: UN envoy

UN special representative Pramila Patten made the comments after visiting Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar where some 610,000 Rohingya have taken refuge in the last ten weeks.

Nov 12, 2017, 20:49 PM IST

Freedom of speech, women's issues major themes at Dhaka lit fest

The seventh edition of the Dhaka Lit Fest (DLF) later this month will see a special focus on freedom of speech and women-centric issues, the two major themes of the literary event.

Nov 09, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
UNSC criticises Myanmar on Rohingya crisis, gives a month to "get its act together"

UNSC criticises Myanmar on Rohingya crisis, gives a month to "get its act together"

The UN Security Council has issued a presidential statement on Myanmar complimenting and criticising the country over its stance on the Rohingya crisis and it also gave the government a month to "get its act together".

Nov 07, 2017, 13:08 PM IST
Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited confict-battered Rakhine state on Thursday for the first time.

Nov 02, 2017, 23:58 PM IST
India will see if Rohingyas can return to Myanmar, says Foreign Secretary

India will see if Rohingyas can return to Myanmar, says Foreign Secretary

UN has put the total number of Rohingya refugees that have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25 at 604,000.

Oct 26, 2017, 23:12 PM IST
Muslim outfits to hold massive rally in support of Rohingyas in Kolkata today

Muslim outfits to hold massive rally in support of Rohingyas in Kolkata today

As many as 14 Muslim organisations will hold a massive protest march in support of Rohingyas in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Oct 24, 2017, 07:31 AM IST
We're determined to fight violent extremism and terrorism together, says Sushma Swaraj in Bangladesh

We're determined to fight violent extremism and terrorism together, says Sushma Swaraj in Bangladesh

This is Sushma Swaraj's second visit to Bangladesh as External Affairs Minister.

Oct 22, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis: US

Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis: US

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar`s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Oct 18, 2017, 22:52 PM IST
5 dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

5 dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

At least five people were killed and dozens left missing after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar's Rakhine state for Bangladesh sank in a river that separates the two nations, a border guard official said.

Oct 16, 2017, 08:52 AM IST
No Rohingyas to be deported till further hearing, says SC; calls for balance between human rights and national security

No Rohingyas to be deported till further hearing, says SC; calls for balance between human rights and national security

The Supreme Court categorically stated that no Rohingyas refugee should be deported until the next date of hearing in the case.

Oct 13, 2017, 15:19 PM IST

Supreme Court to hear Rohingya refugees' plea on October 13

The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hear on October 13 the petition filed by Rohingya Muslims challenging the government's stand to deport them back to Myanmar.

Oct 03, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
India opens two border crossing points with Myanmar, Bangladesh

India opens two border crossing points with Myanmar, Bangladesh

India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, a reflection of its growing closeness with the two eastern neighbours.

Oct 01, 2017, 12:41 PM IST