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In post-independence Bangladesh, we are witnessing fewer social movements despite having more social issues than ever. It's almost as if we've given up on trying to protect our nation's identity as a democracy. So much so that, in the 47-year history of Bangladesh, the number of social movements, ...
The reality that this simple statement makes us proud and that Bangladesh's advancement is internationally recognized and acclaimed. In fact, Bangladesh .... The long outstanding land boundary issue between Bangladesh and India was resolved with the Land Boundary Agreement in June 2015. Also, the ...

Bangladesh is an over-populated country and the majority of this country is practising Muslims. These two facts can be a big issue, while dealing with the neighbours, who are not Muslims. Therefore, Bangladesh should take additional measures, and extra care, in her internal and external affairs.
“This is one of the major problems our exporters faced,” he said. “Exporters have approached us.” Yeshi Tshering said about 20 financial institutions in Bangladesh have business transactions with banks in Bhutan. BEA and the team would meet with officials from the financial institutions, who are associated ...
Labour rights in the garment industry, tariff-free access to Bangladeshi goods, education and the Rohingya crisis were the key issues discussed in the second Bangladesh-UK Strategic Dialogue held in London last week. The United Kingdom assured tariff-free market access for Bangladeshi goods entering ...
China has no personal interest in the Rohingya issue but is making genuine efforts to help Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the problem, the country's ... made by the Bangladeshi people and hoped that the strategic cooperative partnership between China and Bangladesh will move forward to new levels.

The son of a martyr of the Bangladeshi Liberation War, he had been a successful researcher in the U.S. before returning to Bangladesh to teach in a local university. He is one of the most popular writers in Bangladesh, if not the most popular young adult novel writer, authoring more than two hundred books ...
The majority of the people of Assam is against the proposed amendment since it goes against the spirit of the Assam Accord which states that all illegal migrants from Bangladesh after 25 March 1971 would be deported. Another issue which has affected the region is unending demands for separate states, ...
I had the opportunity to visit our projects in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Seeing our teams in action was a reminder that our work – our medical humanitarian mission, is a lifeline to millions of people around the world. The context surrounding each of these interventions is bleak, but looking back, I am faced ...
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam raised the issue when newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo met him at the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka. Shahriar requested support of China to respond positively to the international appeal that has been generated over the crisis ...
Apart from defense, the seven sister states have other serious issues, for a few of which, Bangladesh is blamed. For the rest, they need Bangladesh's help. The primary accusation is the infiltration of Bangladeshi Muslim economic migrants to those states, and the demographic changes thereof in those ...
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged Singapore to request Myanmar for resolving the Rohingya crisis quickly as it is a big problem and burden for Bangladesh. She made the call during her meeting with Singapore President Halimah Yacob and the official meeting with her Singaporean ...
The two countries should do more together, he added, noting that Singapore-based companies are keen on the growing Bangladeshi market. Sembcorp ... BANGLADESHI PRIME MINISTER SHEIKH HASINA, noting that Bangladesh and Singapore share a similar outlook on many issues of global concern.
The aircraft came off the runway and fell down a slope, sliding for about 300 metres before it stopped on a football field, leaving a trail of twisted metal, paper and luggage along the burnt grass. There were 67 passengers on board flight: 33 Nepali nationals, 32 from Bangladesh and one each from China ...
He made the remarks during a meeting with Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid on the sidelines of the International Solar Alliance's (ISA) ... In reply, Modi said the matter has already been discussed with Myanmar, assuring Bangladesh of giving assistance in this regard as it is a big problem for it.
About 30 kilometres off the southern coast of Bangladesh, Thengar Char is a tiny island in the Bay of Bengal and Bangladesh officials are preparing it to ... Yanofsky says that while the Rohingya's living conditions on the island may be better than the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, that's not the only issue.
The armed forces account for 6 percent of Bangladesh's annual budget, totaling $3.2 billion in the year 2017-2018, according to official statistics. Yet Bangladesh's ... Some current Bangladeshi politicians have a military background, and often discourage the government from engaging in military matters.

After Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Islam were both fined 25 per cent of their match fees and each issued with one demerit point after events in Friday's match against Sri Lanka, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has issued a statement accepting that the conduct of their players overstepped the mark and ...
So far, over 3,200 Bangladeshi students have been granted ICCR Scholarships to study in India since 1972. These ICCR scholarships are awarded at all levels from undergraduate to post-doctoral levels in all disciplines, except medicine. The health minister thanked India for offering those scholarships.
A close look at issues involved with mitigating earthquake risk in Bangladesh illustrates what researchers and disaster managers can do address wicked problems in disaster management. The examination shows that wicked problems, despite their complexity, can be approached with strategies that should ...
A Bangladeshi woman, who is an undocumented immigrant facing deportation, was given two months reprieve on Thursday by immigration ... Thirty nine-year-old Rojina Akter is a mother of three, and may face the same fate as her husband, Amenul Hoque, who was sent back to Bangladesh on Monday.
QRCS's Medical Mission to Bangladesh Performs Eight Catheterization Operations on Day One [EN/AR] ... team to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to conduct the 12th edition of its annual cardiac catheterization programme for poor children with congenital heart problems. ... Yet, the issue is beyond our capacity". Prof.
Mobile telecom operators in Bangladesh are getting licences next week to offer 4G services, but users of iPhone are 'unlikely' to use the services anytime soon as the phone's software is not upgraded yet.
The missing piece: “If campaigns to change behaviour are not initiated to tackle the problem of open defecation, Indians will continue to defecate in the ... The trials, which implemented water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in Bangladeshi and Kenyan villages for two years, were an effort to ...
“Things are so unpredictable right now with ICE and immigration authorities that I have no confidence as to what will happen in reality,'' said S. Nadia Hussain, co-founder of the Bangladeshi American Women's Development Initiative, who plans to attend the rally on Thursday. “This rally is to show that our ...
In fact, it is widely held that Bangladesh tends to lean towards India on most issues because of the two countries' proximity in geography and mindset, but is disappointed at not being treated the same way by Delhi. The most glaring and recent example of this is the ongoing Rohingya crisis, which is nearing ...
“We know there have been challenges so far in terms of organising, in terms of actually being able to conduct the campaign, so this is something we raised with the Election Commission." Lambert is leading a delegation of 11 MPs in Bangladesh mainly to see and discuss Rohingya issue. On the last day of ...
He also thanked EU for assistance to manage the forcefully displaced Rohingya people who took shelter in Bangladesh. Alam requested the European Parliament delegation to encourage its member states to take further initiatives and keep pressure on Myanmar government to ensure peaceful and ...
Bangladesh sweat over fitness issue as SL eye win. February 15, 2018. Print · Send to Friend. Dhaka: Bangladesh don't look even a pale shadow of their last year's squad that played in Sri Lanka as the visitors eye tour sweep. Last year, it was Bangladesh's best tour ... More over their problems are compounded by injuries.
Dhaka, Bangladesh - As my eyes adjusted to the dim light, I was transported from the Shilpakala Academy in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, to the edge ... ran from February 2 to 10, also brought together works from more than 300 artists, with installations that touched on a range of issues, from migration and ...
DHAKA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese embassy in Bangladesh along with two U.N. agencies, on Saturday distributed relief materials to flood victims of the country's Nilphamari district, some 360 km northwest of Dhaka. Bangladeshi government officials, Chinese officials from the embassy, and United ...
THE repatriation of Muslim refugees from Bangladesh topped the discussions between State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and visiting UK Foreign ... “In this discussion, both sides discussed latest issues and development in Rakhine State, including physical arrangements for the reparation of ...
Flash Back: The snatched militants were JMB Majlis-e-shura member Salahuddin Salehin, 38, Hafez Mahmud alias Rakib Hassan, 35, and Jahidul Islam, also known as “Boma” Mizan, 35. Salahuddin and Hafez Mahmud had been sentenced to death and “Boma” Mizan to life in prison. (Photo Credit: ...
Farakka Barrage, built across the Ganges River in India, is the key cause of the water crisis inside Bangladesh, said Prof Imtiaz Ahmed from the department of International Relations at Dhaka University. “Farakka barrage is not solely a problem for Bangladesh,” said Prof Imtiaz. “It poses a problem for the ...
Bangladesh expects the UK to end the ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka when British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will come here to see the plight of Rohingya people. ... “But at the last moment we have been told that it'll be delayed due to internal bureaucratic issues at their [UK] end”. “Still we are ...
The foreign minister read out the part of the statement where the Rohingya issue was mentioned. The ASEAN ministers welcomed the Arrangement on Return of Displaced Persons from Rakhine State between Myanmar and Bangladesh signed on 23 November 2017. They also “looked forward to the ...
At least four countries have issued travel alerts for Bangladesh requesting their citizens to avoid areas that generate large crowds and to monitor local media. The governments of United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia have issued these alerts on their websites. The US Embassy in Dhaka on ...
LIKE Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, the issue of identifying and deporting “foreigners” (read Bangladeshi nationals) from India, especially from the border State of Assam which has been witnessing social unrest over the issue since 1971, has been high on the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) agenda.
But the government of Bangladesh is also apprehensive about integrating the refugees too well into Bangladeshi society. I observed, for example, that the Rohingya children are prohibited from learning the local Bangla language in camp schools and are only taught Burmese and English. Any integration ...
This is a painful reminder – while the Rohingya refugees have been in the spotlight over the last five months, the problem of an ethnic community in limbo has been dragging on for decades gaining little attention. Experts claim the Muslim Rohingya are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
In an exclusive interview to thethirdpole.net, Khan also talks about transboundary rivers and controversial water sharing issues between Bangladesh and India. ... Will the new law address water sharing problems between Bangladesh and India? ... ZAK: The issue is being dealt with by the Foreign Ministry.
DHAKA, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- The central bank of Bangladesh rolled out its monetary policy on Monday for the second half of the current fiscal year ending June 2018 with a focus on government's sustainable development agenda. Bangladesh Bank (BB) said the half-yearly Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) ...
About 60 major international brands using 1,200 Bangladeshi factories – including H&M, Zara's owner Inditex and Primark – have signed up to a new version of the ... “We remain committed to this issue and will continue to support local manufacturers, helping them reach the highest standards in safety,” a ...
India-Bangladesh relations today have certainly hit a positive stride. In recent years the two sides have resolved many long-pending issues such as the status of Indian and Bangladeshi enclaves, boosted cooperation on multiple fronts such as education, energy and transit and trans-shipment of goods, and ...
NEW DELHI: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the nation's largest refiner and fossil fuel retailer, is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar to enhance trade of ... will be happy to share our experience with them and help them in solving whatever problems they are facing," IndianOil chairman Sanjiv Singh told ET.
In that sense, the fact that Sri Lanka go into this clash with Bangladesh - a team they have lost to rarely - as underdogs speaks both towards Hathurusingha's credentials while at the same time providing a genuine test of his credentials. On Wednesday night, Sri Lanka's core issues were on display for all to ...
The Myanmar military has long maintained a hostile demeanor toward Bangladesh, but even the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi has been sullen at best, failing to keep up even the most basic diplomatic exchanges and routinely ignoring Bangladeshi appeals to resolve problems. Having driven its ...
But with no official numbers, the problem remains frustratingly invisible and challenging to mitigate, aid workers say. And because Rohingya society encourages unmarried women and girls — the most vulnerable to sexual exploitation and trafficking — to remain in the home for most of the day, it has taken ...
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed on sending Rohingya refugees back home in two years. ... Officials from the two countries held a meeting in Myanmar's capital on the issue, on Monday, however no statement was issued following the closed-door talks.
Bangladeshi officials last month said they had sent a list of 100,000 names to Myanmar for the first round of repatriation. Doubts linger over how many of the 655,000 Muslim minority who fled violence Myanmar are likely to return. (AFP) ...


 

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