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Reuters report in South China Morning Post, Oct 10,2017
The former police chief of the scandal-plagued major southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party after a probe by the anti-corruption watchdog found he wasted public money and abused his power.
He Ting, 55, was abruptly removed from his post without explanation in June, a position he had held since early 2012.
His downfall preceded that of Chongqing’s former top official, one-time city party chief Sun Zhengcai, who was sacked in July and then put under investigation for …

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By Cao Siqi in Global Times, Oct 10, 2017
Professors at Kashgar University in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have called for the faculty and students there to speak Putonghua to promote social stability, in a letter published on the school’s WeChat account on Sunday.
They asked that all members of the faculty and students from all ethnic groups use Putonghua to communicate as a common language, meaning they are asked to speak Putonghua both in and outside the classroom, and between teachers, students, friends and family.
“Speaking Putonghua is necessary …

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Report in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 10, 2017
Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Monday said Dhaka will not make any suicidal decisions, such as getting involved in a war with Myanmar, as it wants a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis through diplomatic efforts.
“Why should we get involved in war? We won’t do that. Why should we destroy our development? We want peace,” he told reporters after briefing diplomats at the state guesthouse in Padma in the afternoon.
He said Bangladesh is now a role model for the development for …

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Report in The daily star, Oct 10, 2017
Opposition in parliament Jatiya Party yesterday proposed “interim government” with representatives from all the parties having presence in the current parliament to oversee the next general election.
Led by party chief HM Ershad, a 25-member JP delegation placed the eight-point written proposal during a dialogue with the Election Commission at the EC office in the capital.
Ershad, also special envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, had talks with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda.
Emerging from the two-hour long meeting from 11:00am, Ershad said the BNP …

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Report in The daily star, Oct 10, 2017
Hadisur Rahman Sagor, one of the most wanted suspects in last year’s Gulshan café attack, left a militant den in Ghop Nawapara area of Jessore just two days before police busted it yesterday.
Law enforcers, however, managed to capture his wife Khadija Akter after she along with her three kids came out of the den at one stage of the around 15-hour raid, said Ikramul Habib, additional deputy inspector general (Khulna range) of police.
She is the younger sister of Nurul Islam Marzan, one of …

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by Md Tauhid-Uz-Zaman & Arifur Rahman Rabbi in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 10, 2017
Police have recovered three suicide vests and a number of maps from a militant hideout in Jessore, after a female militant who had been holed up in the building overnight surrendered on Monday.
Police sources said the four-storey building, located near Jame Mosque on Ghop Noapara Road, was cordoned off around 10pm on Sunday. Five families were rescued from the building around noon on Monday and Khadiza, the female militant, surrendered along with her son and two …

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by Manik Miazee & Arifur Rahman Rabbi in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 10, 2017
Detectives on Monday evening arrested nine Jamaat-e-Islami leaders, including its top echelon- Ameer Maqbul Ahmad, Nayeb-e-ameer Mia Ghulam Parwar, Secretary General Dr Shafiqur Rahman and Chittagong Metropolitan Ameer Mawlana Shahjahan- from a house in Dhaka’s Uttara.
Member of Jamaat central executive committee Dr Syed Abdullah Mohammad Taher confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.
Detective Branch Deputy Commissioner (North) Sheikh Nazmul Alam said that the nine were arrested from a house on road 11 of Uttara Sector 6.
He added that …

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CHITTAGONG: Thousands of Islamists marched in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong Friday calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state.
More than half a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since attacks by militants belonging to the Muslim minority on Myanmar police posts sparked brutal reprisals by security forces.
The refugees accuse Myanmar’s army – flanked by mobs of ethnic Rakhine – of slaughtering them and burning their villages in a campaign which the United Nations says amounts to “ethnic cleansing”. Myanmar’s military …