Bangladesh

Bangladesh poses security threat besides Pakistan, China: Union Minister Hansraj Ahir

Bangladesh poses security threat besides Pakistan, China: Union Minister Hansraj Ahir

Bangladesh, the "so-called friend" of India, also poses a security threat to the country besides China and Pakistan, Union minister Hansraj Ahir said on Thursday

Nov 16, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
India-Bangladesh Training Exercise 'SAMPRITI 2017' culminates with daring raid

India-Bangladesh Training Exercise 'SAMPRITI 2017' culminates with daring raid

The 13-day long Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise 'SAMPRITI 2017', which was being conducted at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram culminated on Thursday with a validation exercise.

Nov 16, 2017, 18:59 PM IST
Bangladesh Police arrests Hindu man whose Facebook post 'sparked' riots

Bangladesh Police arrests Hindu man whose Facebook post 'sparked' riots

A Hindu man, whose alleged offensive Facebook post led to an arson attack on over 30 homes of the minority community in Bangladesh, has been arrested, the country's home minister said on Tuesday.

Nov 14, 2017, 21:15 PM IST
Despite increasing attacks, minister claims Hindus safest in Bangladesh

Despite increasing attacks, minister claims Hindus safest in Bangladesh

Days after a Hindu village was set ablaze, Bangladesh Law Minister has claimed that there is no reason for the community to be worried.

Nov 13, 2017, 11:06 AM IST
 $6 for 38 days work - Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

$6 for 38 days work - Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has found.

Nov 13, 2017, 09:07 AM IST
Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women: UN envoy

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women: UN envoy

UN special representative Pramila Patten made the comments after visiting Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar where some 610,000 Rohingya have taken refuge in the last ten weeks.

Nov 12, 2017, 20:49 PM IST
Arson attack on houses of Hindus: Bangladesh assures India of compensation to victims

Arson attack on houses of Hindus: Bangladesh assures India of compensation to victims

Bangladeshi authorities have also assured adequate security to the affected persons, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

Nov 12, 2017, 20:38 PM IST
Bangladesh to compensate Hindu families whose houses were set on fire: Sushma Swaraj

Bangladesh to compensate Hindu families whose houses were set on fire: Sushma Swaraj

30 houses of Hindus in Rangpur districts Thakurpara village, about 300 km from Dhaka, were torched on November 10.

Nov 12, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

UN chief says violence against Myanmar's Rohingyas must end

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday it is "an absolutely essential priority" to stop all violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, allow them to return to their homes, and grant them legal status.

Nov 11, 2017, 08:26 AM IST

Freedom of speech, women's issues major themes at Dhaka lit fest

The seventh edition of the Dhaka Lit Fest (DLF) later this month will see a special focus on freedom of speech and women-centric issues, the two major themes of the literary event.

Nov 09, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
Desperate Rohingya refugees use plastic rafts to flee Myanmar

Desperate Rohingya refugees use plastic rafts to flee Myanmar

Dozens of Rohingya refugees floated into Bangladesh on Wednesday on a raft fashioned from plastic jerrycans, as the persecuted Muslim minority continue to flee violence in Myanmar in droves, officials said.

Nov 08, 2017, 16:01 PM IST
UN move could 'seriously harm' talks with Bangladesh over return of Rohingya: Myanmar

UN move could 'seriously harm' talks with Bangladesh over return of Rohingya: Myanmar

Myanmar said on Wednesday that a UN Security Council statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could "seriously harm" its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 600,000 people who have fled there to escape a Myanmar military crackdown.

Nov 08, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Angry Bangladesh summons Pak envoy over video showing 'distorted historical fact'

Angry Bangladesh summons Pak envoy over video showing 'distorted historical fact'

A video on Pakistan High Commission's webpage stated Bangladesh's first president wanted self-rule and not independence. Bangladesh has taken strong exception to this and asked the embassy to apologise.

Nov 01, 2017, 23:56 PM IST
China hurries to deny 1,000-km Brahmaputra tunnel reports, promises cross-border river cooperation

China hurries to deny 1,000-km Brahmaputra tunnel reports, promises cross-border river cooperation

Beijing’s swift denial comes after Indian news media picked up on the report published by the South China Morning Post, a popular English daily based in Hong Kong. 

Oct 31, 2017, 15:22 PM IST
431 Hindus from Pakistan can now get PAN, Aadhaar and buy property in India

431 Hindus from Pakistan can now get PAN, Aadhaar and buy property in India

As many as 431 Pakistani nationals, mostly Hindus, have been granted long-term visas by the government, thus making them eligible for PAN and Aadhaar cards as well as allowing them to buy property, a home ministry official said.

Oct 29, 2017, 15:30 PM IST
Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb population in overcrowded Rohingya camps

Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb population in overcrowded Rohingya camps

Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control faile

Oct 28, 2017, 09:43 AM IST
India will see if Rohingyas can return to Myanmar, says Foreign Secretary

India will see if Rohingyas can return to Myanmar, says Foreign Secretary

UN has put the total number of Rohingya refugees that have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25 at 604,000.

Oct 26, 2017, 23:12 PM IST
 India to resolve all irritants in ties with Bangladesh with sincerity: Sushma Swaraj

India to resolve all irritants in ties with Bangladesh with sincerity: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj returned to New Delhi on Monday after wrapping up her two- day Dhaka visit. 

Oct 23, 2017, 19:28 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj opens India's new chancery complex in Dhaka

Sushma Swaraj inaugurated 15 development projects of Bangladesh being funded by India.

Oct 23, 2017, 11:44 AM IST
Hockey Asia Cup: We defended well in crunch moments, says India coach Sjoerd Marijne

Hockey Asia Cup: We defended well in crunch moments, says India coach Sjoerd Marijne

Conceding last-minute goals has been the bane of Indian hockey but recently-appointed coach Sjoerd Marijne says the team improvised its defensive tactics quite well in its triumph over Malaysia in the Asia Cup final.

Oct 23, 2017, 11:08 AM IST