Pahela Baishakh, the traditional New Year, is a part of our economic history and it is a regional event too. It’s celebrated wherever monsoon comes in our region. It’s celebrated in Punjab, in our Bengal and... More
India is going to invest nearly $10 billion in Bangladesh’s power and energy sector. A total of 13 MoUs and deals were signed at a business forum in Delhi on 10 April when Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended the business... More
Bangladesh executed an Islamist militant leader and two of his aides on Wednesday for a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004, a senior prison official said, days after the president turned down... More
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the recognition of certificates of Dawrae Hadith under Qawmi Madrasa Education Board as equivalent to Masters Degree in Islamic Studies and Arabic.
Sheikh Hasina made the announcement at a... More
The much-awaited Teesta river water sharing agreement remained in limbo even as Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wrapped up her India visit on Monday with hopes of signing the pact at the “soonest.” Earlier,... More
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) said all the agreements, including those signed with India during the prime minister’s ongoing visit, should be placed in Parliament for discussion.
“Even it’s not enough to inform parliament about the... More
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s four-day visit to India appears to have been personally gratifying for her in so far as her vibes with Prime Minister Narendra Modi are concerned, especially in regard to... More
General election held in January 5, 2014 is the most violent and hostile election in Bangladesh history, according to research published by influential American organization USIP- United States Institutes of Peace. The report was... More
There had been hopes of positive talks about Teesta between Bangladesh’s prime minister and West Bengal’s chief minister, but Chief Minster Mamata finally refused to relent on the issue of sharing Teesta waters. Instead,... More
The defence deal signed between India and Bangladesh would be guided by Bangladesh's needs and priorities, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday as he announced the USD 500 million credit line for defence... More
Strange as it may sound, the number 22 may have something to do with Narendra Modi's handling of Bangladesh. Twenty two agreements and MOUs were signed when Modi visited Dhaka in June 2015 --... More
Bangladesh has only been able to utilize 50 percent of the US$1.04 billion Indian credit provided in 2010. And it hasn’t even touched the US$ 2 billion provided in a second phase in March... More
Dhaka and New Delhi are set to sign a large-scale defence cooperation deal under the cover of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s four-day visit to India, which has begun... More
Residents of Bangladesh's coastal Khulna city is largely dependent on groundwater but during the summer months the water level falls drastically.
In addition to this, people in the southwestern region of the country have been... More
There are many unresolved issues with India that need to be addressed before reaching any defence agreement during the upcoming visit to India by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Bangladesh seeks friendship from India,... More
With a possible defense deal between Bangladesh and India in the pipeline, stakeholders on both sides of the border wait with bated breath to see what actually materializes. The forthcoming India visit of Bangladesh’s... More
Prominent Bangladeshi hydrology expert Dr Ainun Nishat sits down with the Dhaka Tribune to discuss the much-talked-about issue of sharing Teesta water between Bangladesh and India. Excerpts:
Q: As we have learnt, the Teesta Water... More
Bangladesh opposition BNP candidate Monirul Haque Sakku won the Comilla City Corporation mayoral polls despite alleged ballot-stuffing in at least a dozen polling centres by supporters of his main challenger from the Awami League... More
After a long delay of seven years and some postponements, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, will finally pay an official visit to India. This visit - scheduled for 7-10 April 2017 -... More
The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was "state-sponsored," an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations,... More
The UN Human Rights Committee has urged Bangladesh to make sure that counterterrorism measures were not used to restrict freedom of expression and opinion of journalists and human rights defenders. Report UNB.
The committee in... More