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...

Ethno-Religious Conflict Has Plagued Afghanistan For Long

Nine militants killed in Bangladesh raid

July 26 (NIA) – Nine suspected militants were killed in a gun battle between the Bangladesh police and a militant group in the Kalyanpur area in capital Dhaka on Tuesday, the police said. The militants were killed after the police raided a five-storey building in the area on Tuesday morning. The police were initially attacked by handmade bombs followed by...

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority   Colombo, July 25: Going by his professional background and areas of involvement earlier in his political career, the newly appointed British Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Alok Sharma, will in all likelihood promote trade and investment with the countries of South Asia rather than harp on human...

Violence in Bangladesh

True To Type: Bangladesh May Be Mishandling Restaurant Massacre

The disappearance of two young men who were interrogated following the terrorist attack on a posh restaurant in Dhaka on July 1 which left 20 dead, is making observers wonder if the Bangladesh government is mishandling the investigations given its tradition of not following universally accepted norms about treating suspects in criminal cases. Hasnat Karim and Tahmid Khan, who were...

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