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Postponement of Hasina’s India visit sparks off speculations


After the sudden postponement of Bangladesh  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s two-day state visit to India, scheduled to kick off on December 18, officials of both... More

Insider’s negligence behind Bangladesh Bank heist


Bangladesh government-appointed panel investigating the cyber-heist of $81 million from its central bank in February found five officials at the bank were guilty of negligence... More

PM’s postponed India visit: The story behind


Speculations run high over the abrupt postponement of the three-day bilateral visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India. There is also contradictory information over... More

Indian defence minister visits Bangladesh


Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar made a two-day visit to Bangladesh, starting on November 30, to deepen military relations between the two countries. Parrikar’s Dhaka... More

India presses Bangladesh to sign Chittagong & Mongla port...


Bangladesh is to sign an agreement allowing the use Chittagong and Mongla seaports for the movement of transit goods to and from India. Officials from both... More

BD inks oil pipeline deal with Chinese firm


Bangladesh government signed an agreement with China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau to build a mooring point and 220 kilometres of pipeline for imported oil, reported the... More

21,000 Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh


More than 20,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following a bloody crackdown by the army in neighboring Myanmar, the humanitarian officials say. Bangladesh has stepped up... More

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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... More

ADB Approves Second Cofinancing with AIIB to Boost Natural...


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... More

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Why kicking itself out of OBOR was...

While India stopped short of attending the last week held summit of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in China, otherwise known as ‘One Belt One Road’ vision, the decision should not be confused with, despite India’s allusions to the violation of its territory and sovereignty, the possibility... More

Can India afford to ignore OBOR

India's decision to not join the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit in Beijing (May 14-16) is not just about the sovereignty issues, as has been made out by Delhi. It is not just about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor entering through... More

International-ising Jadhav

This was a good week for Pakistan. First Modi made the faux pas of the decade by boycotting the China Summit on the “One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives, then India gave us an enormous platform for internationalizing human rights by going to the ICJ over the... More

Asia is central to China’s strategic vision

China’s international summit to help promote its strategic vision – ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), now dubbed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – has just concluded in Beijing. Twenty-nine heads of state and representatives from 130 countries attended the two-day forum on 14-15 May. Most of... More

Rape, FB and class conflict in Dhaka

In a country where the upper class enjoys almost total impunity, they suddenly faced an unexpected furor over an alleged rape incident. It allegedly happened in an upscale joint called Raintree Hotel located in Dhaka’s hyper rich residential area. Reports say, two girls were invited to a party... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

China tightens grips on ASEAN

China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman’s watered-down statement stands testimony to this. This China factor — coming on the back of Beijing’s huge investments as... More

China’s new world order

China recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging geopolitical and economic world order. The summit conference that... More

Why Kashmir remains disturbed

Whether stone pelting on Indian Armed Forces in Kashmir is being done at the behest of Pakistan or as a response to fundamentalists' call, the fact remains that the valley is disturbed. Scores of... More

No easy refuge from death row for Kulbhushan Jadhav

The movie version of this script, we’re all familiar with: “no, your honour”, shouts the lawyer, the mother tears up, the judge bangs his gavel in approval and the hero walks off death row.... More

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Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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