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India to train BD judges


The Government of India has agreed to provide training for judges and judicial officials of the lower courts in Bangladesh. Two separate Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed... More

India-BD agreement for joint military command


Bangladesh and India are working on an agreement framework for joint military command to counter terrorism, take up security measures in time of crisis, increase border patrols and intelligence... More

Visiting Indian minister assesses Bangladesh’s military might


The main objective of Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar’s two-day visit to Bangladesh is to scrutinize the defense capability of Bangladesh, according to sources in the Foreign Ministry. Indian tension... More

India to lift strategic cooperation with Bangladesh


The Indian proposals to enhance military cooperation with Bangladesh is a new move for strengthening Delhi’s strategic position in the South Asia, say defense analysts. They believe, the country... More

Delhi plans defence cooperation with Dhaka


Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday discussed with Bangladesh officials about New Delhi’s plan for forging a fresh defence cooperation framework with Dhaka. Parrikar, in a meeting with president... More

Ten thousand Rohingyas entered Bangladesh: UNHCR


About 10,000 Rohingyas already has entered and influx is on in Cox’s Bazar, a bordering district of Bangladesh with Myanmar’s Rakhine state, fleeing military crackdown on the religious minority... More

Bangladesh: Relaxing Investment Policy Cloaking Capital Flight


Bangladeshi investors are getting relaxed foreign investment opportunity without any specific policy. Bangladesh Bank will oversee investment on the case-to-case basis. No circular will be issued regarding how the... More

Unfolding of new Bangladesh-India security agreement  


Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's upcoming visit to India will mark the beginning of a new framework for a security agreement between two countries. To finalize the initial concept... More

ADB Approves Second Cofinancing with AIIB to Boost Natural Gas Output, Transmission...


The project will expand natural gas transmission infrastructure and improve production efficiency at a key gas field in Bangladesh. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $167 million loan to promote sustainable... More

Land grabbing main goal of attackers: rights groups


Minority communities’ 3,307 houses and businesses and 1,104 temples and idols were damaged in Bangladesh in last four years, show media and rights groups’ reports. Rights groups blamed influential land... More

Bangladesh buys two submarines from China


Bangladesh took delivery on Monday of its first submarines, bought from China, as it seeks to boost its naval power in the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh paid a reported $203... More

Three Indian naval training ships arrive in Bangladesh


  Three Indian navy training ships have reached Chittagong naval base as part of a five-day “goodwill” visit, Bangladesh Navy has said Commander Chittagong Naval Zone Chief Staff Officer Captain Kamal... More

Five contracts likely to be awarded without bidding


The government is likely to award at least five contracts to different foreign companies to set up facilities to import liquefied natural gas or LNG without bidding. A project processing... More

EU parliament delegation will visit Dhaka


  A 15-member European Parliament delegation will arrive in Dhaka in the middle of November to discuss Bangladesh's politics, freedom of expression, and labour and human rights issues with politicians,... More

India concerned about BD Hindus safety


India expressed ‘grave concern’ about the safety and wellbeing of the the Hindu community people in Bangladesh, Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said in tweets on 6 November. Sushma Swaraj... More

How much Bangladesh foreign policy inching towards a balanced state?


Is Bangladesh looking for a new track of foreign relationship? Some of the recent events are being analyzed in the light of this question. Along with India, Bangladesh played... More

Geopolitics hampers deep seaport development in Bangladesh


The competition among three major powers for building a deep-sea port in Bangladesh has intensified following the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Bangladesh. In an article... More

COLUMN

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

Sirisena gets into political hot water as elections approach

Elections to the Sri Lankan local bodies and Provincial Councils are due in 2018. But President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe heading the Yahapalanaya or Good Governance regime in Colombo, not prepared for it. The lack... More

Lady and her generals 

"Aung San Suu Kyi and her generals” ran a headline in The New York Times, as if she controlled them. The fact is she does not but has to take all the blame for what they do. Two... 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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READER'S VIEW

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