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Bangladesh arrests top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami


Bangladesh police on Monday night arrested the top leaders of the country's largest Islamist party, an official said, as the government appeared to have launched a crackdown on the... More

Fight the lie with the truth


The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue, it is... More

Rohingya crisis: Dhaka not to take any ‘suicidal step’


No war with Myanmar rather solution thru’ peaceful efforts, says Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Monday said Bangladesh will not take any ‘suicidal’ decision like getting involved in any... More

BBIN MVA: Dhaka, Kathmandu to discuss modalities with Delhi 


Bangladesh and Nepal want to discuss with India the modalities for early implementation of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement (BBIN MVA) to boost connectivity in the... More

At least 12 dead, scores missing after Rohingya boat capsizes


At least 12 people died and scores were missing Monday after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees -- many of them children -- capsized, the latest tragedy to strike those fleeing violence... More

China reinforces mediation call as Rohingya crisis spirals


Without alienating Bangladesh, China is backing Myanmar, setting the stage of mediation between the two countries to resolve the Rohingya humanitarian and refugee crisis. On September 28, China flew 2,000... More

5-day BD, US Disaster Response Exercise begins


The Bangladesh Armed Forces Division and U.S. Army Pacific on Sunday announced their participation in the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE), a civil-military disaster preparedness and... More

Bangladesh wants comprehensive action plan for BIMSTEC


Bangladesh favours a ‘comprehensive plan of action’ and submit the same to member states as to how best members should act and support in flourishing BIMSTEC and achieving its... More

Bangladesh’s mega refugee camp plan ‘dangerous’: UN official


A top UN official today said Bangladesh's plan to build the world's biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly... More

Bangladesh backs China’s OBOR; can’t remain isolated in the name of sovereignty,...


A day after the Trump administration threw its weight behind India's opposition to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Bangladesh backed China's 'One Belt One Road' (OBOR) initiative, also known... More

Bangladesh Islamists call on government to arm Rohingyas


Thousands of Islamist hardliners marched in Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong Friday (Oct 6)calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine... More

All Rohingya to be shifted to mega refugee camp: Bangladesh


Bangladesh on Thursday (Oct 5) announced it would build one of the world's biggest refugee camps to house all the 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims who have sought asylum from violence... More

India’s foreign minister due Oct 23 to attend Dhaka, Delhi JCC meet


Bangladesh and India will hold the next Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting in the fourth week of October to review the entire bilateral relations and take forward the decisions... More

Bangladesh builds two more warships


It took 24 months to build the warships with China's technical assistance. Two more warships built at the Khulna shipyard are scheduled to be commissioned next month. President Md Abdul Hamid... More

Connectivity ‘crucial’ in Dhaka-Delhi ties; 3rd $4.5b LoC deal signed


Indian Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley on Wednesday (4 October) said connectivity is crucial to the success of Bangladesh-India bilateral development partnership, sub-regional economic cooperation and... More

Bangladesh to acquire 155 mm howitzers


Bangladesh’s military procurement agency, the Directorate General Defence Purchases (DGDP), has issued a notice to foreign vendors to submit bids in support of a programme to procure artillery for... More

CJ Sinha ‘forced’ to refrain from discharging duty, says Bangladesh opposition BNP


BNP on Wednesday alleged that Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has been forced to refrain from performing his duty in the name of his illness. Speaking at a press conference,... More

Bangladesh top judge’s leave sparks rumours over landmark verdict


Bangladesh's chief justice began a one-month period of leave Tuesday amid claims he was forced to go on holiday after a landmark verdict that went against the government. Justice Minister... More

Bangladesh CJ Sinha asks for a month’s leave


Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has written to President Abdul Hamid to take a month-long leave. The chief justice has asked for the leave on medical grounds. Minister for Law, Justice... More

6th US-BD security dialogue set to be held in Washington


Bangladesh and the United States will hold their sixth bilateral security dialogue in Washington on Tuesday, looking to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation in security areas and finding ways to... More

Bangladesh to formulate national strategy for Rohingya refugees


Concerned government officials are set to hold a meeting to formulate a new national strategy for supporting the influx of undocumented Rohingya people entering Bangladesh to escape violence in... More

COLUMN

New Afghan strategy offers war not victory or peace

In its search for a strategy that might bring a victory -- or even a semblance of it -- in its longest war ever, the US is ending up offering more years of warfare than peace to... More

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

India’s Afghanistan venture has its limits

Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate... More