[21 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
PLA Navy gets new nuclear submarine

By Yang Sheng and Qu Qiuyan in Global Times, Sept 21, 2017
A new nuclear submarine has been turned over to the People’s Liberation Army Navy, one of the largest State-owned naval shipbuilding enterprises revealed on Tuesday, but experts believe that this submarine is not the most advanced Type 096, which is China’s next generation strategic nuclear submarine.
China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which also manufactures China’s aircraft carrier, posted the information on its WeChat account Tuesday in an article reviewing its achievements since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party …

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[21 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Arifur Rahman Rabbi in Dhaka Tribune, Sept 20, 2017 at 10:51 PM
The government on Wednesday approved the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Anti-Terrorism Unit.
The Home Ministry issued a notification after the approval of the Ministry of Home and Finance.
DMP Headquarters Assistant Inspector General (AIG) (Intelligence and Special Affairs) Md Moniruzzaman confirmed the approval of the unit and said they will begin working soon.
“The police wanted this unit for a long time. We had to face a lot of problems without a dedicated anti-terrorism unit, working all over the country. This …

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[21 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report on Prothom Alo, Sept 20, 2017 at 21.14hrs
Dr Kamal HossainGano Forum on Wednesday proposed the election commission (EC) to ensure the neutral role of the election-time government and proper enforcement of laws during the next general elections, reports UNB.
A 10-member delegation of Gano Forum, led by its president Kamal Hossain, placed its 22-point proposal at the EC’s dialogue held at Nirbachan Bhaban. Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda chaired the meeting.
“The election-time government and administration will have to be impartial for the sake of a fair election as per …

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[21 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Steven Lee Myers in Beijing & Chris Horton in Taipei, NY Times online, Sept. 20, 2017
BEIJING — On the morning he disappeared, the activist Lee Ming-cheh crossed from Macau into mainland China to meet with democracy advocates.
It was 177 days later when he reappeared in public, standing in the dock of a courtroom in central China last week, confessing to a conspiracy to subvert the Communist Party by circulating criticism on social media.
The circumstances surrounding Mr. Lee’s detainment remain murky, but what has made the case stand out from …

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[21 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Yang Sheng and Qu Qiuyan in Global Times, Sept 21, 2017
A new nuclear submarine has been turned over to the People’s Liberation Army Navy, one of the largest State-owned naval shipbuilding enterprises revealed on Tuesday, but experts believe that this submarine is not the most advanced Type 096, which is China’s next generation strategic nuclear submarine.
China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which also manufactures China’s aircraft carrier, posted the information on its WeChat account Tuesday in an article reviewing its achievements since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party …

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[20 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Ashish-ur-Rahman and Gias Uddin in Prothom Alo, Sept 20, 2017
Teknaf: Rohingya refugees seen using cell phones freely near camp areas. Cell phone companies are not following registration rules. The picture was taken from Leda Rohingya camp in Teknaf on Tuesday. Photo: Gias UddinCertain Rohingyas recently entering Bangladesh are buying SIM cards without registration.
They are purchasing the SIM cards with the help of their local relatives.
According to the UN migration agency, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), some 415,000 Rohingyas fled from the Rakhine state into Bangladesh since 25 August 2017, …