Monsoon threatens over a million Rohingyas in Bangladesh camp; India fears mass influx

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:08

Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 25, With only two months to go for the monsoon rains to arrive, relocating Rohingya refugees to a safe place has emerged as a serious concern for the Bangladesh government. It has also created a sense or worry for India's Border Security Force (BSF) as intelligence inputs hint at mass infiltration when floods overwhelm the grounds where they are housed in refugee camps.


Yaba drug smuggling, addiction rates record alarming rise in Bangladesh

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:38

Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 23, Smuggling of the highly-addictive drug yaba -- and its soaring acceptance among the youth and even celebrities -- is a challenge Bangladesh faces increasingly as Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar are suspected to be peddling it as a means of survival, say border guard officials.


Myanmar urges Bangladesh to extradite 1,300 'rebel' Rohingyas

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:30

Naypyidaw, Jan 18 Myanmar said on Thursday that it has asked Bangladesh to arrest and extradite more than 1,300 Rohingyas suspected of taking part in a rebel assault against government checkpoints in Rakhine state in August last year.


Rohingya crisis: India must take more initiatives, says Bangladesh

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:34

New Delhi, Oct 16, The latest Rohingya refugee crisis sparked by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state is a major security concern and India should take more initiatives to find a solution to this, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said on Monday.


Bangladesh was alert against Myanmar's provocations: Hasina

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 12:28

Dhaka, Oct 8, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government was very cautious and did not respond to any provocations by Myanmar, thereby defusing tensions between the two neighbours in the wake of a mass exodus of Rohingyas from Rakhine State.


Sushma Swaraj meets PM of Bhutan, Bangladesh

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:08

United Nations, Sep 19, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met with Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan and five Foreign Ministers in interactions that mostly focused on bilateral issues, according to a ministry spokesperson.


Bangladeshi forces close in on militant hideout in Dhaka

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 08:52

Dhaka, Sep 5, Bangladesh's elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) early on Tuesday cordoned off a building here in the capital, where suspected militants were holed up, a media report said.


Bangladesh boat capsize toll rises to 38

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:32

Dhaka, Sep 1, Rescuers recovered 15 more bodies on Friday after a boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized in Bangladesh, raising the toll to 38, officials said.


Bangladesh mourns victims of worst terror attack on anniversary

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 20:04

Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) An eerie quiet engulfed the grounds of Dhaka's Holey Artisan Bakery on Saturday as people, including politicians and foreigners, gathered to pay their respects to the 22 victims, including 17 foreigners, of Bangladesh's worst terrorist attack on its first anniversary.


3 women detained during raid on terrorist den in Bangladesh

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 15:16

Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh on Saturday detained three women terrorist and seized weapons, ammunition and explosives, including suicide vests, during a raid on a suspected Neo JMB hideout in Bheramara in Kushtia district, a media report said.