Bangladesh

10,000 kg narcotics, Rs 49 lakh fake notes, cattle heads seized from Indian borders

10,000 kg narcotics, Rs 49 lakh fake notes, cattle heads seized from Indian borders

The Border Security Force, raised in 1965, comprises about 2.5 lakh personnel and is the country's largest border guarding force. 

Nov 30, 2017, 06:44 AM IST
Eight Rohingyas held in Tripura

Eight Rohingyas held in Tripura

Border Security Force Tripura Frontier Inspector General SR Ojha told the media that since 2015, many Rohingyas entered Tripura and other northeastern states via Bangladesh.

Nov 29, 2017, 17:44 PM IST
Bangladesh to turn island into temporary home for 100,000 Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh to turn island into temporary home for 100,000 Rohingya refugees

More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought sanctuary in Bangladesh after the military in mostly Buddhist Myanmar launched a harsh counter-insurgency operation in their villages across the northern parts of Rakhine State.

Nov 28, 2017, 20:56 PM IST
Pope Francis begins South Asia trip

Pope Francis begins South Asia trip

Pope Francis on Sunday began a trip that will take him to Myanmar and Bangladesh, where he will be until December 2 and on which he will meet with representatives of other faiths with the harsh persecution of the local Muslim Rohingya minority in the background.

Nov 27, 2017, 07:53 AM IST
Navy Chief heads to Bangladesh for multilateral naval exercise

Navy Chief heads to Bangladesh for multilateral naval exercise

His visit was also aimed at consolidating bilateral naval relations and to explore new avenues for maritime cooperation, the defence ministry said.

Nov 25, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in US blogger murder

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in US blogger murder

Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in February 2015 while returning home with his wife from a Dhaka book fair. 

Nov 25, 2017, 17:13 PM IST

Rohingya to stay in temporary shelters after Myanmar return

Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar following a Bangladesh-Myanmar repatriation agreement will initially have to live in temporary shelters or camps, Dhaka said today.

Nov 25, 2017, 14:07 PM IST
Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating Rohingya refugees in two months, Dhaka said today, as global pressure mounts over the crisis that has sent more than half a million people fleeing across the border.

Nov 23, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
US doubts China's move to resolve Rohingya refugee crisis

US doubts China's move to resolve Rohingya refugee crisis

The US has cast doubts over the Chinese assertion that both Bangladesh and Myanmar have endorsed its three-step plan to resolve the "complicated" Rohingya refugee crisis.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:03 PM IST

Sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes: UN envoy

Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict said on Thursday.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:30 PM IST
Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for return of thousands of Rohingyas

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for return of thousands of Rohingyas

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, a senior Myanmar official told Reuters, for the return home of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled to the neighbouring country to escape a Myanmar army crackdown.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

Myanmar, Bangladesh to ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role

Myanmar expects to sign an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful generals could prove obstructive.

Nov 23, 2017, 13:05 PM IST

Rohingya refugees 'drained' by trauma, says UN refugee chief

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh from violence in Myanmar have been "drained" by the trauma they suffered during the crisis and a struggle to overcome desperate want, the United Nations refugee chief said on Wednesday.

Nov 22, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

China moots economic corridor with Myanmar for easy access to Indian Ocean

China has proposed to build an economic corridor with Myanmar to enhance trade investments, which Chinese experts say would allow access to the Indian Ocean for the country.

Nov 21, 2017, 21:30 PM IST
Rohingya Muslims: Supreme Court to resume hearing on deporting 'illegal' refugees today

Rohingya Muslims: Supreme Court to resume hearing on deporting 'illegal' refugees today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will resume its hearing on the contentious issue of government's decision to deport Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar.

Nov 21, 2017, 06:37 AM IST
China proposed three-phase plan for Rohingya issue

China proposed three-phase plan for Rohingya issue

China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire, that has won the support of Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Foreign Ministry said.

Nov 20, 2017, 09:09 AM IST

China to help resolve Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh

China has offered to help defuse the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh said on Saturday, following meetings with Beijing's top diplomat that Dhaka hopes will apply pressure on Myanmar take back hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Nov 19, 2017, 00:13 AM IST

'Over 100 Rohingya killed fleeing Myanmar in two months'

Unable to pay to cross over to Bangladesh, a UN spokesman said refugees "are building rafts from whatever materials they can get their hands on" to make the four-hour trip across the Naf River.

Nov 18, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
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