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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 […]

Burma Refugees flood Bangladesh

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Burma Refugees flood Bangladesh

DHAKA : Beleaguered Bangladesh has a refugee problem now – Hundreds of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Burma, many with horrific tales of troops killing civilians and burning villages. Bangladesh says it has prevented hundreds more from crossing into the country, despite pleas from the United Nations to open its […]

Pope names first Bangladeshi ‘Anglo-Indian’ cardinal

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Pope names first Bangladeshi ‘Anglo-Indian’ cardinal

This week, Pope Francis has named 17 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church from around the world, many of whom will help choose his successor. The new cardinals come from five continents, and include the Vatican’s envoy to Syria. Though some observers expected to see a new cardinal from India, the Pope chose to […]

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Bangladesh Think Tank to re-imagine South Asia

The Ninth South Asia Economic Summit will be held in Dhaka next month with the theme ‘Reimagining South Asia in 2030’. Private think-thank Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) will organize the regional event on Oct 15-16. The venue of the summit is yet to be disclosed. A four-member CPD delegation, led by its Chairman Rehman […]

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