Hasina assures India that Bangladesh will not allow anti-Indian terrorists to use its soil

Hasina assures India that Bangladesh will not allow anti-Indian terrorists to use its soil

  Dhaka, December 2 (Dhaka Tribune): The Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina Wajed told the visiting Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar that her country will not allow its soil to be used by terrorists to strike India. Reiterating her government’s “zero tolerance policy” against terrorism and militancy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said no one will be allowed to use Bangladesh’s...

UNESCO recognises Mangal Shobhajatra, the Bangladeshi “inclusive” festival as a cultural heritage

UNESCO recognises Mangal Shobhajatra, the Bangladeshi “inclusive” festival as a cultural heritage

Dhaka, November 30 (NIA): The multi-ethnic and multi-cultural Dhaka University festival Mangal Shobhajatra has been recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, the Bangladesh Embassy in Paris said in a press release. The decision was taken at the 11th session of the Inter-governmental Committee on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Mangal Shobhajatra, organized by...

Bangladeshi airline suspends six employees after plane with Prime Minister Hasina made emergency landing

Bangladeshi airline suspends six employees after plane with Prime Minister Hasina made emergency landing

Dhaka, November 30 (NIA): Biman Bangladesh airlines has suspended six of its engineer division employees involved in the inspection of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's VVIP aircraft, which had to make an emergency landing in Turkmenistan en route to Hungary because of a technical glitch. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon told newsmen here that the plane had to...

An Indian Defense Minister visits Bangladesh after 45 years

An Indian Defense Minister visits Bangladesh after 45 years

Dhaka, November 30 (NIA): Indian Defense Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday with a delegation of 11 dignitaries for a two-day visit. The Bangladesh media quoted Defense Ministry officials to say that the focus of the visit is to deepen security ties and finalize the Defense Cooperation Agreement that is likely to be signed when Prime...

Bangladeshi aircraft with Sheikh Hasina on board makes emergency landing in Turkmenistan

Bangladeshi aircraft with Sheikh Hasina on board makes emergency landing in Turkmenistan

Dhaka, November 27 (Dhaka Tribune):A Bangladesh Biman aircraft with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on-board made an emergency landing in an international airport in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat on Sunday, due to a technical fault discovered mid air, Biman Bangladesh said. The plane was carrying also a high-level delegation comprising of the Prime Minister and her cabinet colleagues Khandker Mosharraf Hossain and...

Organization of Islamic countries condemns Myanmarese atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

Organization of Islamic countries condemns Myanmarese atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

Dhaka,November 23 (Dhaka Tribune): The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) has called for an immediate cessation of violence including torture, rape and summary executions of Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist Myanmar. Expressing deep concerns over reports of serious human rights violations against innocent Rohingya Muslims since early October, OIC has asked the Myanmar government to ensure that...

Migration statistics show that there’ll be no Hindus left in Bangladesh in 30 years: Prof. Abul Barkat

Migration statistics show that there’ll be no Hindus left in Bangladesh in 30 years: Prof. Abul Barkat

Dhaka, November 20 (Dhaka Tribune): The eminent Bangladeshi economist and researcher, Prof. Abul Barkat, estimates that there will be no Hindus left in Bangladesh in 30 years. “The rate of exodus over the past 49 years points in that direction,” the Dhaka University don said in his just published book “Political economy of reforming agriculture-land-water bodies in Bangladesh.” From 1964...

Indian Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik booked for spreading communal disharmony.

Indian Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik booked for spreading communal disharmony.

Mumbai, November 19, (The Hindustan Times/The New Indian Express): The Indian National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Saturday carried out searches at ten premises of Dr.Zakir Naik’s banned Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) in Mumbai after registering a case against Naik and others under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal Code. The agency has booked Naik on charges...

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are among 10 countries where most urban dwellers lack access to private toilets

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are among 10 countries where most urban dwellers lack access to private toilets

London, November 19 (Reuters): India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are among 10 countries where most urban dwellers lack access to private toilets, according to the the UK-based charity, WaterAid. Sri Lanka is not in the top ten at least. Other countries among the 10 with poorest access to sanitation facilities include China, Nigeria, Indonesia, Russia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Brazil...

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