Bangladesh:Bhashan Char Island to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees

News:The Bangladesh Government has planned to accommodate 100,000 Rohingya refugees in its Bhasan Char Island. Facts: About Bhashan Char Island: The Bhashan Char is an uninhabited island around 30 kilometre east of Hatiya island in the South East Bangladesh.  The Island was formed with Himalayan silt in 2006 on the mouth of river Meghna. The… Continue reading Bangladesh:Bhashan Char Island to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees

India to handover 200 houses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

India has handed over 250 pre-fabricated houses to Myanmar.These houses were built for the displaced Rohingya returnees from Bangladesh. The Indian government had taken up the project under its Rakhine State Development Programme(RSDP) under which $25 million was allocated for a period of five years. The MoU on RSDP was signed between India and Myanmar… Continue reading India to handover 200 houses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar freed

Reuters journalists have been freed after more than 500 days.They were charged by Myanmar under the country’s Official Secrets Act for reporting on a massacre of Rohingya civilians. They had also received this year’s Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.Pulitzer award was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American Joseph Pulitzer who had… Continue reading Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar freed

Rohingya trafficking: vigil up on Myanmar border

Assam Rifles has increased vigil along the India-Myanmar border and asked the local people to travel with proper identity proof to and from Moreh- a trade town in Manipur. The decision to 9ncrease vigil comes after few cases of trafficking of Rohingya boys and girls detected in Manipur. Further, there have been reports of illegal… Continue reading Rohingya trafficking: vigil up on Myanmar border