Bangladesh authorities have arrested “several” suspected members of a Rohingya rebel group near the country’s southeastern border with Myanmar, a senior Bangladeshi government official told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service.
Foreign workers in Bangladesh, repatriate per year US$ 2 bn officially, US$ 3.8 billion unofficially
Foreign workers and personnel in Bangladesh formally remit about US$ 2 billion or Taka 165 billion a year, according to Pew Research Center. But according to an unofficial estimate made by the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute President Farooq Sobhan, Indian nationals alone take home Tk 320 billion or US$ 3.8 billion annually.
China’s Exim bank has confirmed funds for a power plant that is being built in Payra in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh-China Power Company Limited (BCPCL) on Monday sent an invoice for US$ 439 million to the Chinese Exim Bank. This comes in the wake of the Indian coal powered plant coming up at Rampal in the Sundarbans.
Dhaka, April 9 (BDNews24/newsin.asia): Among the agreements signed by India and Bangladesh here on Monday, is one on the setting up of a Urdu chair in Dhaka University. This is interesting considering the fact that Urdu was the official language when the present day Bangladesh was part of Pakistan and against the imposition of which […]
Dhaka, April 9 (BDNews24): Bangladesh is happy over India’s position on the Rohingya issue and its progress on the pending Teesta water sharing deal, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md.Shahidul Haque said after talks with the visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. Haque said the two discussed all aspects of the relations between the two nations, including […]
Dhaka, April 3 (Dhaka Tribune) – Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka has again ranked as the most polluted city in the world. Dhaka scored 197 in the US Air Quality Index (AQI) Tuesday morning. The air was classified as “unhealthy.” The index was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency for reporting daily air quality of any city […]
Dhaka, March 28 (BDNews24): The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that those Bangladeshis who live in independent Bangladesh and yet love Pakistan must be punished. “The people of Bangladesh must respond to those who have been lost in their love for Pakistan. They must be punished. We must make them forget their love […]
Colombo, March 27 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka has called for stronger maritime and air links with Bangladesh to boost bilateral trade as well as Foreign Direct Investments between the two nations, the Commerce and Industry Ministry said in a statement here Tuesday. The Ministry said that while the Ports of Hambantota, in the south and […]
Colombo, March 27: From March 23 to 25 art film lovers of Colombo were treated to a fine collection of Bangladeshi films by the Bangladesh High Commission here and the Sri Lankan National Film Corporation, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror. What was remarkable about the ensemble of films was the variation in the theme. The […]
New Delhi, March 20 (Indian Express): A day after his historic night, in which he peeled off the most thrilling 29 runs in India’s T20I history, Dinesh Karthik relives and deconstructs his knock in this interview with The Indian Express. Excerpts: When you connected that shot off the last ball, it went for a flat six. Did […]