Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia says no to birthday bash citing national calamities

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia has demanded scrapping of India-aided coal fired power plant

Dhaka, August 24 (Dhaka Tribune): The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khaleda Zia has asked the Sheikh Hasina government to scrap all procedures to set up the Indian-aided coal-fired power plant at Rampal to save the largest mangrove hub , the Sundarbans. Khaleda told the media here on Wednesday, that there are other forms of fuel and other places...

DNA tests confirm identity of five militants who massacred 20 people in a Dhaka restaurant

DNA tests confirm identity of five militants who massacred 20 people in a Dhaka restaurant

Dhaka, August 23 (Dhaka Tribune): The identities of the five young militants involved in the deadly terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery at Gulshan, Dhaka, on July 1, have been confirmed through a DNA test, the Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Masudur Rahman said here on Monday. “The five attackers were identified previously, but their identities have been...

Bangladesh sacks Assistant Coach Ruwan Kalpage

Bangladesh sacks Assistant Coach Ruwan Kalpage

Mohammad Isam Dhaka, August 20 (ESPN cricinfo): The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has terminated the contract of assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage after he failed to turn up for work by August 16. Media committee chairman Jalal Yunus said Kalpage did not respond to the BCB's latest letter. "We had sent him a letter asking him to return to work by August 16,...

Bangladeshi environmentalists protest against Indo-Bangla coal fired power plant in Sundarbans

Bangladeshi environmentalists protest against Indo-Bangla coal fired power plant in Sundarbans

Dhaka, August 20 (The Daily Star): The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, held a daylong sit-in at the Central Shaheed Minar here on Saturday, demanding cancellation of all projects, including the Indo-Bangladesh joint venture to set up a coal-fired power plant at Rampal, that will harm the Sundarbans, the only remaining reserve forest in...

Assassination of Mujibur Rahman set off a violent trend in Bangladeshi politics

Assassination of Mujibur Rahman set off a violent trend in Bangladeshi politics

Dhaka, August 15 (NIA): Bangladesh was born in 1971 in violence. First, the Pakistani armed forces and its local allies had gone on a killing spree targeting East Bengali freedom fighters. The carnage they perpetrated provided a justification for a full-scale Indian invasion which forcibly dislodged the Pakistanis in a swift operation executed in collaboration with the local resistance group...

If India doesn’t allow export of beef to Bangladesh, trade will be diverted to Myanmar

If India doesn’t allow export of beef to Bangladesh, trade will be diverted to Myanmar

By, Syed Rezaul Karim (Dhaka Tribune) Dhaka, August 11: An integrated and upgraded land port at Benapole border has been jointly inaugurated recently by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Bannerjee. This landmark land port with latest infrastructural facilities is expected to augment the bilateral trade further between the...

Pakistan-Bangladesh relations unlikely to improve anytime soon

Pakistan-Bangladesh relations unlikely to improve anytime soon

Islamabad, August 4 (NIA): The absence of the Bangladeshi Home Minister at the two-day SAARC Home Ministers’ conference being held here since Wednesday, is an indication that Bangladesh’s relations with Pakistan are not going to improve anytime soon. Pakistan and Bangladesh were locked in a diplomatic row in December 2015 and January this year, when the two countries expelled each...

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