Myanmar population law raises fears for Rohingya minority

Myanmar has enacted a population law that rights groups said Sunday targets persecuted Rohingya Muslims, a minority group at the centre of a migration crisis that has seen thousands flee the country.

Bangladesh to verify nationality of trafficking victims rescued by Myanmar

A delegation from Bangladesh has departed for Myanmar to verify the nationality of 208 human trafficking victims, who were recently rescued from the sea.

Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia: Reports

Mass graves believed to contain bodies of hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been found in Malaysia, media reported said on Sunday. Police discovered 30 large graves containing the remains of hundreds of people in two places in the northern state of Perlis, which borders Thailand, the Utusan Malaysia newspaper reported.

Bangladesh India's most important neighbour: Ajit Doval

National Security Adviser,(NSA) Ajit Doval has said that Bangladesh is India`s most important neighbour` and called for exploiting the full potential of bilateral cooperation, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to the country next month.

Most migrants at Asia sea believed to be Bangladeshis: Australia

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said that Indonesian officials have informed the Australian Government that most of the migrants stranded on the seas are illegal labourers from Bangladesh and not oppressed Muslim Rohingyas.

Indo-Bangla friendship bus arrives from Dhaka

The Indo-Bangladesh friendship bus that began its journey from Dhaka arrived here on Saturday amid tight security.

Land Boundary Agreement: Bangladesh offering full cooperation, says Rijiju

Bangladesh has been providing full cooperation in tracking down fundamentalists and criminal elements, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday.

India's ties with Bangladesh has enormous possibilities: Jaishankar

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Saturday said India`s relationship with Bangladesh has enormous possibilities for growth ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s expected visit to the neighbouring nation next month.

50 kg of cannabis seized in West Bengal

Fifty kilograms of ganja (cannabis) was seized from West Bengal's Murshidabad district while it was being smuggled to Bangladesh, a Border Security Force (BSF) officer said on Saturday.

Myanmar to deport migrants as UN chief urges further rescues

A group of migrants recently rescued by Myanmar will be deported to Bangladesh, officials confirmed Saturday, as the United Nations chief called on regional nations to prioritise saving the lives of those still stranded at sea.

Govt to announce welfare schemes for CPM jawans, paramilitary

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday praised the central paramilitary force personnel for their 'pious and gallant' deeds and said the government will soon announce some important decisions for their welfare.

Myanmar state handed over more than 200 boat people

 Myanmar`s navy on Friday handed over to the country`s western Rakhine State government 208 Bangladeshi nationals who were found drifting at sea on a migrant boat.

Bangladesh skipper faces race to be fit for India Test
Bangladesh skipper faces race to be fit for India Test

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim faces a race against time to be fit for the one-off test against India next month after the wicketkeeper-batsman was advised a week`s rest to recover from a finger injury.

Australia rejects criticism over migrant crisis

Australia hit back on Friday at criticism of its response to thousands of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia, saying it was generous towards refugees in the region.

"Boat people" likely posing as Rohingya for aid, says Myanmar general

Myanmar`s military commander-in-chief said some "boat people" landing in Malaysia and Indonesia this month are likely pretending to be Rohingya Muslims to receive UN aid and that many had fled neighbouring Bangladesh, state media reported on Friday.

Boat people grateful for sanctuary, baffled by Gambia offer

Boat people who have come ashore in Southeast Asia after harrowing journeys are delighted that Indonesia and Malaysia will give them temporary shelter -- although some were baffled by an offer of sanctuary in a tiny African nation they had never heard of.

Hope Teesta deal will be inked during Modi visit: Bangla envoy

Bangladesh on Thursday said it was looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Dhaka and hoped that the long-pending Teesta pact will be inked during the trip besides expansion of cooperation in key areas of energy and connectivity.

Details of PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh being worked out: Envoy

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to Bangladesh likely in the first week of June, the country`s envoy Syed Moazzem Ali on Thursday expressed happiness over the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh being "finally settled".

Happy that border accord finalised with India: Bangladesh envoy

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh likely in the first week of June, the country's envoy Syed Moazzem Ali on Thursday expressed happiness over the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh has been "finally settled".

Pleased India sending full-strength teams to Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza
Pleased India sending full-strength teams to Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza

Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza is happy that India has announced full-strength squads for its tour next month.