Masterminds of attack on Hindu temples in Bangladesh still at large

Masterminds of attack on Hindu temples in Bangladesh still at large

Dhaka, November 7 (Dhaka Tribune): A week has elapsed since the brutal communal attack on temples and homesteads of minority Hindus of Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria, but no visible progress has yet been made in the investigations. While many have been arrested, the masterminds or kingpins are still at large. Seeing no progress, the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked...

First and fabulous: Bangladesh’s first Test win against England

Bangladesh are learning “how to win”

Kanishkaa Balachandran In February 2014, this writer and two other journalists went to meet Mehedi Hasan outside the dressing room in Abu Dhabi. It was the Under-19 World Cup and Mehedi, all of 16, was one of the youngest players in that tournament, and quite certainly, the youngest captain. Bangladesh had just suffered a monumental collapse, losing a game to...

Enraged by a blasphemous FB post, Muslim mob demolishes 10 Hindu temples in Bangladesh

Enraged by a blasphemous FB post, Muslim mob demolishes 10 Hindu temples in Bangladesh

Brahmanbaria ,October 30 (Dhaka Tribune): An mob of hundreds of people armed with locally-made weapons demolished at least 10 temples to the ground in addition to vandalizing hundreds of houses of the Hindu community at Brahminbaria‘s Nasirnagar upazila on Sunday afternoon. The mob fury followed a Facebook post making fun of the Masjid al-Haram, the holy site of Muslims. More...

New Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh’s financier Abdur Rahman, is the outfit’s chief Abdullah Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif.

New Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh’s financier Abdur Rahman, is the outfit’s chief Abdullah Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif.

Dhaka ,October 22 (Dhaka Tribune): Bangladesh police’s elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Friday said that New Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh’s key financier, Abdur Rahman, who died after jumping off a five-storey building in Ashulia on October 8, was the outfit’s chief, Abdullah Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif. However, Abdur Rahman’s real name is Sarwar Jahan, a Qawmi Madrasa graduate hailing from Bholahat...

China’s footprint in Bangladesh is going to be huge with a US$ 24 billion loan for infrastructure projects

China’s footprint in Bangladesh is going to be huge with a US$ 24 billion loan for infrastructure projects

Dhaka, October 15 (NIA): China has pledged loans amounting to US $24 billion to Bangladesh during President Xi Jinping's visit to Dhaka on Friday. With this, China takes a big leap forward in economically capturing Bangladesh which, at least under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is considered to be under the Indian sphere of influence. What Xi has pledged is Bangladesh’s...

China and Bangladesh become “strategic partners”

China and Bangladesh become “strategic partners”

Dhaka, October 15 (NIA): The visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday agreed to upgrade Sino-Bangla bilateral ties to a “strategic partnership of cooperation.” The two countries had entered into a Comprehensive Partnership of Cooperation in 2010. “It had yielded fruitful results, with bilateral cooperation advancing steadily in political, economic, cultural and security areas...

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