Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed a Bangladesh naval ship arrived at the Port of Colombo on Thursday (22 March).
A guided missile frigate of the Bangladesh Navy, BNS Bangabandhu arrived at... More
Bangladesh is among five countries where minimum standard of democracy is absent, according to a German organisation.
The country is under an autocratic government, observed Bertelsmann Stiftung in its latest Transformation Index released on Friday... More
Bangladeshâ€™s two main parties, the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), have been in a deadlock for years over the legitimacy of the government. The BNP leadership accuses the Awami... More
The second meeting of the BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs will be held in Dhaka next week, the Indian High Commissioner says.
Harsh Vardhan Shringla said this meeting would â€œdeepenâ€ the cooperation in the security domain... More
The Bangladesh government has approved a road construction project along 317km of the 540km of its border with India and Myanmar.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved the Tk 17 billion... More
Nepal and China have proposed to ink a memorandum of understanding to have a power trade agreement during the next high-level political meeting between the two countries.
Nepal has already signed a power trade pact... More
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today hailed the draft of the National Defence Policy-2018, terming it as a landmark decision of the government in establishing good governance in the country.
"It is a landmark decision of... More
Russia and Bangladesh is likely to have foreign minister-level bilateral talks in Moscow on April 2 when the Bangladesh side is expected to put emphasis on seeking Russian support in resolution of Rohingya crisis.
A Bangladeshi aircraft â€“ carrying 36 Bangladeshis and 33 Nepalese â€“Â crash landingÂ at a Nepali airport, and killing over 20 people each of both the countries, is a tragedy of a large scale.
The crash of... More
The annual winter exercise, WINTEX-2018, of Bangladesh Air Force began at all BAF bases and units across the country on Sunday (March 18).
The main objective of the exercise is to assess the capability of... More
The proposed high-level meeting on the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) between India and Bangladesh next month is expected to finalise its Standard Operating Procedures (SoP), an official said.
Once the PIWTT... More
Bangladesh is going to sign an agreement with New Delhi under which Dhaka will take Indian nuclear agency's expert service in Rooppur nuclear power plant.
The science and technology ministry officials said a draft of... More
Bangladesh has met the criteria for graduation from the status of least developed country (LDC) for the first time, according to the Bangladesh mission at the UN.
The mission issued a statement in this regard,... More
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-chaon termed Bangladesh a â€œgateway and connectivity hubâ€ between South Asia and Southeast Asia and offered to establish coastal shipping connectivity between Thailandâ€™s Ranong Port and Bangladeshâ€™s Chittagong Port.
He proposed... More
Bangladesh and Russia reached a consensus on forming a joint working group on cyber security as Bangladeshâ€™s state minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak held a bilateral meeting with Russian communications and mass... More
A Chinese firm on Tuesday (March 13) rolled off China's largest shield tunneling machine for export, which is destined for Bangladesh to assist with a river tunneling project.
The export of the machine produced by... More
Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday (March 12) secured four months' bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case that saw her sentenced to five years' imprisonment, reports The Daily Star.
But she could... More
The armed forces account for 6 percent of Bangladeshâ€™s annual budget, totaling $3.2 billion in the year 2017-2018, according to official statistics. Yet Bangladeshâ€™s military has proved to be incapable of showing strength in... More
This is the deadliest civil aviation disaster in Bangladesh's history.
At least 49 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, were killed when an US-Bangla flight from Dhaka crashed in Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport yesterday.
The dead include 21... More
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar have jointly conducted a patrol along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.
The patrol was conducted between Bandarbanâ€™s Ghumdum and Rakhineâ€™s Tambru on Sunday from 10am to... More
Biplab Kumar Deb, the new chief minister of Indian state Tripura, has sought the cooperation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on bilateral issues.
Biplab made the request when he called Sheikh Hasina hours before... More
While the US has been cultivating India as its major ally in the region in what the US officials have tacitly called ‘containment’ of China, prospects of this cultivation have become brighter ever since the recent out-break of trade-war between the US and China.
While Indian and US interests strongly... More
James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. Trump initially claimed this was because of Comey's mishandling of the investigation into the private email of Hillary Clinton. The overriding perception... More
The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), which went into the trial of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed had listed the flaws in it and asked the Maldivian government to release him to enable him to contest the September 2018 Presidential election.
But the government on Sunday rejected the UNHRC’s observations and recommendations... More
It’s pretty odd to think that Bangladesh elections should be of any interest to China and India given the complete lack of its strategic value. However, Bangladesh maybe becoming a reluctant pawn of sorts in a regional ‘great game’.
China’s rising influence in the region and India’s relative decline in what... More
Biplab Deb is a BJP chief minister with a difference. In a 40-minute interview with this writer last week, he did not mention even once any of the usual saffron agenda -- Ram Mandir, beef, illegal migration from Bangladesh. "My agenda is development, development, development all the way," he... More
As US President Donald Trump decides whether to reauthorize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has long wanted to exit or renegotiate, Iranian authorities have announced they will be getting help with their nuclear program from China.
"Some negotiations have been held on mutual cooperation and building small nuclear... More
The American think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, had featured a riveting ‘curtain-raiser’ to the 2014 poll in India entitled Does Good Economics Mean Good Politics In India? The essay appeared in December 2013 and I’d carefully stored it in my archives, as a fairly prescient analysis of... More
I will not reach any deal that would go against the national interest of Nepal,” K P Sharma Oli, the prime minister of Nepal, reportedly assured parliamentarians in Kathmandu earlier this week, before heading out to India. That such questions should be asked and answered is a definitive sign... More
The long political transition in Nepal has come to an end with the successful completion of local, provincial and federal elections. A new phase of history beckons Nepal as it has adopted federalism under the new constitution promulgated in 2015. The achievement of economic prosperity has now been prioritized... More
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 Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More