By Tin Soe
Dhaka, Bangladesh: The Burmese authorities yesterday agreed to soon take back around 9,000 of its nationals out of 28,000, who are staying in two UNHCR controlled camps in Cox’s Bazaar as registered refugees, the foreign secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes told reporters after the first day's talks at foreign ministry office.
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Ukhiya, Bangladesh: Local goons with the help of the police have been collecting toll from unofficial refugees of Kutupalong camp living in small huts without getting any support from any quarter, said a refugee leader on condition of anonymity.
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Chittagong, Bangladesh: There was a moderate earthquake on the Indo-Burma border yesterday. The epicentre of the tremor was near the India-Myanmar border region, 416 km east off the Dhaka Seismic Centre in Agargaon.
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Teknaf, Bangladesh: A flag meeting was held in Maungdaw Town between Burma’s border security forces (Nasaka) and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on December 26, at around 11 am on border issues, according to a BDR official.
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Teknaf, Bangladesh: More Rohingyas were pushed back to Burma after being arrested by Ukiya police, while returning to their camps after working outside. On 26 December, 19 Rohingya refugees were pushed back to Burma from Anziman border point by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), said a refugee on condition of anonymity.
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