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Indo-Bangladesh talks on Monday; terrorism, arms and drug smuggling on agenda

Indo-Bangladesh talks on Monday; terrorism, arms and drug smuggling on agenda

The two-day talks will focus on anti-terror mechanism, information sharing and cross-border smuggling, among other issues.

20 houses of Hindus set on fire in Bangladesh

20 houses of Hindus set on fire in Bangladesh

At least 20 houses of Hindus were set on fire in Bochaganj upazila of Dinajpur in Bangladesh early Saturday.

Manohar Parrikar to meet Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina today

Manohar Parrikar to meet Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina today

Manohar Parrikar is the first Indian Defence Minister to visit Bangladesh since 1971.

Bangladesh hands over 91 Rohingyas to Myanmar

Bangladesh hands over 91 Rohingyas to Myanmar

Ninety one Rohingyas, who were jailed for trespassing into the Bay of Bengal in 2015, have been handed over to Myanmar`s Border Guard Police (BGP) by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Ghumdhum border in Nakkhanchhari upazila of Bandarban district on Wednesday.

Manohar Parrikar discusses military, security ties with Bangladesh

Manohar Parrikar discusses military, security ties with Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh today discussed military and security cooperation as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today held talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's security adviser to strengthen bilateral strategic ties.

Manohar Parrikar arrives in Dhaka, first ever Indian Defence Minsiter to visit Bangladesh

Manohar Parrikar arrives in Dhaka, first ever Indian Defence Minsiter to visit Bangladesh

Issues like bilateral naval and air force exercises, training and capability of Bangladesh defence personnel will be discussed between the two sides during his visit.

Manohar Parrikar to be first Indian Defence Minister to visit Bangladesh

Manohar Parrikar to be first Indian Defence Minister to visit Bangladesh

Manohar Parrikar will be the first Indian Defence Minister to visit Bangladesh. He will call on the top leadership in the country to strengthen defence cooperation initiatives during his two-day visit.

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Up to 30,000 Rohingya Muslims have abandoned their homes in Myanmar to escape the unfolding violence, says the UN.

Bangladesh maintains 18 as minimum age of marriage for girls

The Bangladesh cabinet on Thursday approved the draft of the "Child Marriage Prevention Act 2016" keeping the minimum age for girls' marriage unchanged at 18 years.

16 Bangladeshis arrested in Pak for living on fake documents

Sixteen Bangladeshis have been arrested by Pakistan's top investigation agency on charges of possessing fake Pakistani identities as part of its crackdown on foreigners living illegally in the country.

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest

Police in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox`s Bazar said on Wednesday, they had detained 70 Rohingya, including women and children, and would send them back across the border.

Hundreds of Rohingya cross into Bangladesh, fleeing unrest

Most are hiding out in camps for the 32,000 legally registered already living in southeast Bangladesh, fearing repatriation if they are found by authorities.

Hundreds more Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh: Aid workers

Hundreds more Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh: Aid workers

An official from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said he had witnessed more than 500 people enter its camps in the hills near the border on Monday.

No Hindus will be left in Bangladesh after 30 years: Researcher

Eminent Bangladeshi economist and researcher Dr Abul Barkat has estimated that there will be no Hindus left in the country after three decades.

Myanmar denies Bangladeshi accounts of Muslims trying to flee over border

Myanmar denies Bangladeshi accounts of Muslims trying to flee over border

Soldiers have flooded the north of Rakhine state, along Myanmar`s frontier with Bangladesh, responding to attacks by alleged Muslim militants on border posts on October 9.

Bangladesh takes delivery of two submarines from China

Bangladesh takes delivery of two submarines from China

Bangladesh navy chief Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed received the submarines during a ceremony at Liao Nan Shipyard in Liaoning province's Dalian city.

Attack on Hindus: Bangladesh announces bounty for nabbing attackers

Attack on Hindus: Bangladesh announces bounty for nabbing attackers

 Bangladesh on Monday announced a cash reward of 100,000 taka ($1,265) to anyone giving information leading to the arrest of those who attacked Hindu minority people and their properties in Brahmanbaria district last month.

'Bangladesh will drop Islam as state religion when the time comes'

Muslim-majority Bangladesh will drop Islam as the country's state religion "when the time comes", a media report today quoted a senior ruling Awami Leage leader as saying.

Seven killed, 5 injured in road accident in Bangladesh

At least seven people, including five policemen, were killed and five others injured when a police van collided with a fertiliser-laden truck on a highway in northwestern Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday.

Attacks on Hindus: PM Hasina appeals Muslims to ensure safety of minorities

Attacks on Hindus: PM Hasina appeals Muslims to ensure safety of minorities

 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a video conference, has urged the countrymen to put in their best efforts to maintain communal harmony and ensure safety and security of the people of minority communities in the aftermath of attacks on Hindu temples and members of the community in the Muslim-majority country.