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...

Grandson of former East Pakistan Governor had trained Gulshan restaurant killers

Grandson of former East Pakistan Governor had trained Gulshan restaurant killers

Dhaka, July 29 (NIA): Bangladeshi Islamic militants who have indulged in gruesome murders and massacres, are a mixed bag socially, economically and educationally. Some are highly educated with foreign passports while others have a humble lower middle class background and a Madrasa education. Akifuzzaman Khan, one of the nine militants killed in the storming of a militant hideout here in...

India and Bangladesh to immediately put anti-terrorism pacts into effect

India and Bangladesh to immediately put anti-terrorism pacts into effect

Dhaka, July 29 (NIA): Bangladesh and India have agreed to immediately put into effect existing agreements on jointly combating terrorism, Dhaka Tribune reported on Friday. The paper said that the decision was taken on Thursday at a meeting of the Home Ministers of Bangladesh and India, Asaduzzaman Khan and Rajnath Singh respectively, against the backdrop of the grisly July 1...

Militant attacks in Bangladesh claim 393 lives in last 11 years

Militant attacks in Bangladesh claim 393 lives in last 11 years

At least 393 people were killed in terrorist attacks in Bangladesh in the eleven years from 2005 to July 17 of 2016, according to the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP). Among the dead were 360 civilians and 33 security forces personnel. In addition, 243 terrorists were killed, Dhaka Tribune reports. The data spanning 11 years show that the highest number...

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