Free Press Journal
  • Hot potato of illegal foreign migrants

    Ever since Sheikh Hasina took power in Bangladesh in 2009, India’s ties with its eastern neighbour has progressed rapidly. In fact, apart from Bhutan, the one good friend India has in the neighbourhood is Bangladesh. The Prime Minister’s critics have accused her for giving more to India than getting back from Delhi. She has dismissed the charge. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s refusal to endorse the Teesta water sharing pact has

  • Want international support to press for Rohingyas’ return: Sheikh Hasina

    Santiniketan (West Bengal): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday sought cooperation from the international community to mount pressure on the Myanmar government to take back close to 1.1 million Rohingya refugees sheltered in her country.”I want everybody’s cooperation, so that there is pressure on Myanmar government to take them back fast,” Hasina said after inaugurating the Bangladesh Bhawan here in West Bengal’s Birbhum district.

  • Jammu: Lawyers call for general strike on Wednesday

    Jammu: The Jammu High Court Bar Association (JHBA) today called for a general strike in the region on Wednesday in support of various demands, including the deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshi nationals from here.

  • Myanmar ‘ready’ to receive Rohingyas from Bangladesh

    Yangon: Myanmar authorities said on Tuesday that they are ready to initiate a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh despite an announcement of delay by Dhaka due to incomplete preparations.

  • Rohingyas’ repatriation to Myanmar postponed

    Members of the Muslim minority community are not recognised by Myanmar’s authorities, who consider them Bengali migrants, and refuse to grant them citizenship.

  • Dhaka Lit Fest expresses concern over Rohingyas

    Dhaka: The Dhaka Lit Fest has released a statement in support of the Rohingya, urging the global community “to stand up and support these refugees, and to hold accountable those who have orchestrated the violence leading to this catastrophe”.

  • US lawmakers calls for ‘tangible actions’ against Myanmar’s military

    Washington : A bipartisan group of 21 American Senators have called for sanctions against Myanmar and suspension of military aid in the wake of more than 500,000 Rohingyas fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh due to alleged human rights violations by the security forces.

  • Myanmar forces terrorised Rohingyas, claims Amnesty

    London : Myanmar security forces are using crimes against humanity in a targeted, systematic and widespread campaign of violence to drive Rohingyas out of Rakhine state, Amnesty International said in a new report on Wednesday.

  • MoS Home Ahir slams Varun Gandhi for comments on Rohingyas

    New Delhi: Union minister Hansraj Ahir today criticised BJP MP Varun Gandhi for his views that Rohingya Muslims should be given asylum in India after security vetting, saying those who have national interest in mind should not make such statements.

  • Al Qaeda terror operative held by NIA in Delhi

    New Delhi: A 27-year-old Bangladeshi-origin suspected al-Qaeda operative, who had come to India to allegedly train and radicalise Rohingyas for fighting the Myanmarese Army, has been arrested from east Delhi, the police claimed on Monday.