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Tribal Santals’ plight in Bangladesh

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Tribal Santals’ plight in Bangladesh

UCA news has been covering several incidents of violence against tribal communities by some elements from the majority Muslim community. The reasons are more about land grabbing.  Finally after two months, news comes of one arrest. Police in northern Bangladesh have arrested one of the alleged masterminds of arson attacks on the indigenous Santal community […]

B’desh Court orders arrest of Khalida Zia for Arson

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B’desh Court orders arrest of Khalida Zia for Arson

Dhaka, Jan 2 : A Bangladesh court today ordered the arrest of former prime minister Khaleda Zia in connection with bomb attacks on a bus during an anti-government agitation in 2015 that killed eight persons, a police official said. Judge Joynab Begum of the Comilla district court accepted the charge sheet filed by the police […]

All faiths spread Christmas Cheer in Bangladesh

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All faiths spread Christmas Cheer in Bangladesh

Christmas cuts across faiths and ethnicity in Bangladesh Christians might be a minority in the South Asian nation but Christmas appeals to people of all faiths  Bangladesh December 24, 2017 Naveed Hassan is the public relations manager at Dhaka’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel and his busiest period is from mid-December to the first week of January. […]

Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

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Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

Bangladesh is reeling under a flood of refugees.  Some 2,70,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in Bangladesh since violence erupted in Burma (Myanmar) two weeks ago, the UN says. A spokeswoman said the jump – up from 1,64,000 on Thursday – was because new pockets of people had been found. She called the figure “so […]

International Math Olympiad: Bangladesh Tops in South Asia

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International Math Olympiad: Bangladesh Tops in South Asia

One of the students missed out on a gold medal by one point, but that didn’t stop Bangladesh from becoming the highest ranking Asian team on the Maths Olympiad. They beat India and Pakistan as well. Bangladeshi students have won four medals, including two silver and two bronze, in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held […]

Rice crises in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka …

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Rice crises in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka …

South Asia appears to be heading for a food crisis. According to reports from Thailand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in desperate need of rice. They have approached Thailand for help. But Thailand’s government stocks are low. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in talks with Thailand for an urgent purchase of 400,000 tonnes of rice […]

Bangladesh Gold-fingers its jewellers!

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Bangladesh Gold-fingers its jewellers!

DHAKA – Do high taxes encourage gold smuggling to Bangladesh? Amidst  news of raids and  seizures and human mules with gold bars up their rectums, the nation’s jewellers are not amused. Bangladesh doesn’t own a single gold mine! Bangladeshi authorities have confiscated half a tonne of gold from a top jeweller, officials said on Sunday […]

Confessions of a 15 year old Jihadi

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Confessions of a 15 year old Jihadi

Bangladesh, April 3, 2017: Taharem Kaderi is in his teens. Instead of going to school, doing his homework, playing with friends after school, he became a militant. Now he is in a correction facility for minors, on terrorism charges. Taharem knew about the attack in the Gulshan cafe by Islamic extremists that killed 22 innocent […]

Bangladesh welcomes First Indian Cargo Ship

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Bangladesh welcomes First Indian Cargo Ship

Dhaka: The first container ship from India has arrived in Bangladesh’s Panagon river port under the Coastal Shipping Agreement signed in 2015, allowing direct cargo vessel movement between the two countries (Feb 18). The ship, ‘Shonartori Nou Kalyan-1’ reached the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal at Keraniganj yesterday with 65 containers on board, bdnews24.com reported. At […]

Bangladesh : India’s biggest Trade Partner?

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Bangladesh : India’s biggest Trade Partner?

The Dhaka-Delhi trade and commercial relations are growing at a “substantial pace”, the Indian high commissioner in Bangladesh has said. “Bangladesh is now India’s biggest trade partner in South Asia,” Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Thursday at the opening of the fourth Indo-Bangla trade fair. The India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI) organised the […]

What’s so new about female terrorists?

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What’s so new about female terrorists?

Are we reading too much into the involvement of women in terrorist acts in Bangladesh? This by no means is a new spectacle. The so called weaker sex has always been a part of terror ever since the phenomenon was exploited to create psychological and physical havoc on the target, be it the state or […]

Homage to martyred Intellectuals

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Homage to martyred Intellectuals

Dhaka:  Bangladesh paid homage to the intellectuals martyred in the 1971 liberation war as President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led thousands in paying their respects in the capital (December 14). Army bugles played the ‘Last Post’ as Hamid and Hasina stood in solemn silence in a state ceremony at the Martyred Intellectuals […]

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