Pak-Bangla tension grows as Hasina stops visas to Pakistanis

Pak-Bangla tension grows as Hasina stops visas to Pakistanis

Certain political parties in India may have demonized Bangladesh for sending illegal migrants in Indian election campaign. They do not realize that the country born out of a bitter struggle against Pakistan. Bangladesh has  no love lost for Islamabad. Bangladesh has now done what Modi’s India cannot imagine – stop issuing visas to Pakistani nationals, […]

B’desh arrests local extremists for LGBT activist murders

B’desh arrests local extremists for LGBT activist murders

DHAKA  – Two of Bangladesh’s leading LGBT activists, who were hacked to death over three years ago, have received justice at last. Eight Islamist extremists from a banned group were charged by Bangladesh police on Sunday (May 12) for the 2016 murders of two prominent gay rights activists. Earlier, Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) […]

Is Modi the new player in Bangladesh political game?

Is Modi the new player in Bangladesh political game?

NEW DELHI: Is the Modi government helping Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina to muzzle her opponents? For those who don’t follow Bangladesh politics, the present Bangladesh government, in the face of very stiff and violent opposition, is cracking down on Islamic hardliners, struggling to keep her country ‘secular’. The narrative is that Begum Khaleda Zia of the […]

Is the Govt. Promoting illegal migration of Bangladeshis?

Is the Govt. Promoting illegal migration of Bangladeshis?

GUWAHATI: The Modi government in New Delhi, in trying to ‘tackle’ the illegal immigrant issue has only stirred up a hornet’s nest. In Guwahati, senior high court advocate Kamal Nayan Choudhury  is challenging the legality of the deadline of March 25, 1971 as the cut-off date for detecting and deporting the aliens of East Pakistan- […]

Bangladesh protests Burmese force buildup

Bangladesh protests Burmese force buildup

Dhaka: Bangladesh will send a protest note to Burma (Myanmar) over an increased security presence near a portion of their border where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been sheltering just inside Myanmar, a Bangladesh border guard official said on Thursday. The UN refugee agency has expressed concern that thousands of people staying on the strip […]

Tribal Santals’ plight in Bangladesh

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

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

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

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

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 …

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!

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 […]

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