Posts Tagged ‘bangladesh’

On the Visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India

The visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India from September 5 to 8 this year represents a notable development in the game being played by both local and global actors in the Indo-Pacific region. The latter undoubtedly already include India. As for Bangladesh, its place in the said game needs some comment. Bangladesh […]

Fire guts shelters in Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

A huge fire blazed through a section of the crowded Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh. According to Save the Children, more than 300 temporary shelters made from bamboo and tarpaulin were gutted overnight, rendering more than 1,500 refugees, including 750 children, homeless. Four temporary learning centers were also destroyed. Bangladeshi Fire Service, local law […]

Massive Ferry Fire Kills At Least 39 In Southern Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A massive fire swept through a crowded river ferry in southern Bangladesh early Friday, leaving at least 39 people dead and 72 injured, as passengers jumped off the vessel and swam to the shore, officials said. The blaze broke out around 3 a.m. on the MV Avijan-10, which was carrying 800 […]

American Sanctions on Human Rights Violators in Bangladesh: A Backlash to Bangladesh or China?

The frustration of those who lost hope of any retaliatory action against human rights violators in Bangladesh has finally been eased, at least partially, by the recent US Treasury Department’s action against a few law-enforcers in the country, well-known for gross human rights violations. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department […]

Bangladesh: Two Million Lives That Could Have Been Saved, but Were Not

How Nixon and Kissinger failed to respond to urgent need for course-correction from their own senior diplomats This year events relating to the liberation of Bangladesh have been recalled time and again as Bangladesh has completed 50 years as a nation. On March 26 Bangladesh celebrated its 50th freedom day as the first announcement of […]

Bangladesh @50 — Why Hide So Many Things?

Some facts for some ‘secular protestors’ Bangladesh is so near and so far, and the border, though we hear it is very porous, is also very opaque or even illusive or hallucinating, thanks to the almighty media, especially the ‘social’ media like Meta-FB, WhatsApp-University, etc. If asked what happened there most will perhaps reply attack […]

Violence against Hindus in Bangladesh and Muslims in India: a case of state failure in one and state inspired, in another?

Image of the recent destruction of Hindu Temple in Comilla, Bangladesh. Source: The Free Press Journal Image of destruction of Muslim properties during the 2020 anti-Muslim riot in Delhi, India. Source: Al Jazeera In India, the sectarian violence against the Muslims, a minority (213 million or 15.5% of the population), are a common occurrence since […]

COP26: By 2100, Bangladesh may drown, Pakistan likely to face severe water shortage, fear experts

Alok Sharma, the President of COP26, the mega make or break climate negotiation event currently underway in Glasgow, in a speech given at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on October 12 warned “Paris promised, Glasgow must deliver.” He ends his opening speech to COP26 on October 31 on a hopeful note saying, “We can launch a […]

Covid adds to anxieties of former stateless people on Indo-Bangladesh border

They are called ‘chitmahals’ or ‘paper palaces’. For decades, the people living in these twilight zones on the border between India and Bangladesh have been searching for citizenship, constitutional rights and a national identity. Over 15,000 people live in these enclaves on the Indian side of the border and in make-shift camps which have come […]

Floods Hit Rohingya Refugee Camps In Southern Bangladesh, Forcing Thousands To Flee

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Days of heavy rainfall have pelted Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended family or in communal shelters. Just in the 24 hours to Wednesday alone, more than 30 centimeters (11.8 inches) of rain fell on the camps in Cox’s Bazar […]

At Least 52 Dead In Bangladesh Factory Fire As Workers Locked Inside

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, fire officials said Friday. The blaze began Thursday night at the five-story Hashem Foods Ltd. factory, in Rupganj, just outside Dhaka, sending huge clouds […]

Interests of Leading Players Align in Bangladesh

In May of this year, a certain event in Bangladesh resulted in yet another mini-crisis in the relationship between a number of leading nations. In fact, Bangladesh is among the majority of countries within the international community that are rarely mentioned in reports dedicated to the Global Chess Game. The state of this game is […]

What Will the Strengthening of Cooperation between China and Bangladesh Lead to?

On April 28, 2021, President Abdul Hamid and Colonel General Wei Fenghe, member of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and Minister of Defense, met in Dhaka, capital city of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Representatives of the two states agreed to develop the existing cooperation in the military sphere. Today, China […]

China’s Policy Towards Liberation of Bangladesh

During about 8 to 9 months of 1971, the Pakistani Army and its local collaborators killed nearly 2.5 million people , raped over 3 lakh women and uprooted nearly 10 million from their  homes in Bangladesh ( then known to the world as East Pakistan) in a genocidal crackdown. This was not hidden from the […]

Bangladesh Liberation: Modi’s Claims: A peep into the past

Bangledesh has completed 50 years of its liberation from the grip of West Pakistan, now Pakistan. It organized a grand program in which among others India’s Prime minster Narendra Modi was also invited. Modi claimed in his speech there that he had participated in the Satyagrah for Bangladesh’s freedom and was jailed for that. Many […]

Al Jazeera’s Tele-documentary, the Bandit Brothers and Bangladesh’s Dossier of Abuse

Cartoon image of Bangladesh Army Chief, General Aziz Ahmed’s bandit brother, Harris Ahmed. Source: Al Jazeera On February 1, 2021 the Qatar based TV outlet, Al Jazeera aired a tele documentary, “All the Prime Minister’s Men.” The tele documentary that included several sting operations involving convicted fugitive brothers of the Bangladesh Army Chief, General Aziz […]

Fire destroys homes, displaces thousands in UN Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh (VIDEOS)

A devastating blaze swept through a decades-old UN Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh in the early hours of Thursday, destroying more than 550 homes and displacing about 3,500 people, UN aid workers said. The fire struck a UN camp in southern Bangladesh, with footage circulating on social media of the flames raging and completely burning […]

Thousands take part in anti-France rallies in Bangladesh and Indonesia

Tens of thousands of Muslims marched in the capitals of Bangladesh and Indonesia to protest against Emmanuel Macron’s support for caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. In Dhaka, they chanted slogans such as “Down with France”, “Boycott French Products” and burned effigies of the French president. Meanwhile in Jakarta, more than 2,000 demonstrators many wearing white […]

Lightning strikes kill 4 across Bangladesh

     Four people were killed in lightning strikes in three districts — Mymensingh, Bogura and Sunamganj — on Wednesday, reports UNB. In Mymensingh, two people died after being hit by lightning while catching fish in two separate beels — one at Kolakanda village in Muktagachha upazila and the other at Nattakuri village in Sadar upazila. […]

29 killed in lightning strikes in 24 hours across Bangladesh – 112 such deaths in May so far

     Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday. Farmers harvesting rice in open fields made up the majority of victims, Iftekharul Islam, a director at Bangladesh’s disaster management department, told AFP. “In the last 24 hours, 29 people have died […]

Lightning strikes kill 7 more in 3 districts of Bangladesh

     Seven people, including a schoolgirl, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Sunamganj, Sherpur and Habiganj districts on Monday. In Habiganj, two farmers were killed and another was injured when a thunderbolt struck them at Telghari haor in Baniachang upazila in the morning, reports UNB. The deceased are Adhir Baishnab, 27, and […]

Lightning strikes kill 19, injure at least 16 others across Bangladesh

     At least 16 others were injured when lightning bolts slammed into the ground in Sirajganj, Magura, Naogaon, Rangamati, Noakhali, Sunamganj, Brahmanbaria, Gopalganj and Gazipur on Sunday. In Sirajganj, five people were killed and four others injured by the outburst of lightning different areas of the district on Sunday. Two died in Shahjadpur Upazila, two […]

U.S. and European clothing brands are skulking away from workplace safety in Bangladesh — at int’l risk

There has been no new tragedy in Bangladesh in the 5 years since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed there on April 24, 2013, crushing 1129 people to death. Rana Plaza was only the worst in a string of workplace disasters, mainly fires, that had killed scores of Bangladeshi workers at a time over the […]

Bangladesh indicates Rohingya repatriation could be delayed

Press TV- A deal signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar for the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees into their homeland in Myanmar’s state of Rakhine may not be implemented soon, authorities in Bangladesh have suggested. A Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday that the January 21 deadline set as the date for the start of repatriation […]

10,000 Rohingya waiting at border to cross into Bangladesh: Report

Press TV- Over 10,000 more Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown at home in Myanmar’s Rakhine State have amassed near a crossing point with Bangladesh awaiting entry into the neighboring country. The refugees “are arriving at the western grove between Letphwekya and Kwunthpin village to emigrate to the neighboring country,” the state-backed Global new Light […]

16 Rohingya Muslim refugees drown in Myanmar-Bangladesh border river

Press TV- At least 16 Rohingya Muslims, including children, have drowned while fleeing an escalation of violence in Myanmar, which has forced thousands of members of the persecuted minority to seek refuge across the border in neighboring Bangladesh. Coastguards in Bangladesh discovered the bodies washed up on the western banks of the border river of […]

Lightning bolt kills 3 in in Khagrachhari, Bangladesh

     Three people including a father and his daughter were killed as lightning struck them at Milonkarbaripara area under Tobolchhari union of Matiranga upazila of Khagrachhari on Wednesday evening, reports news agency UNB. The deceased were identified as Nandamohan Tripura, 35, his daughter Lalita Tripura and Kallyan Chandra Tripura, cousin of Lalita. Shaifur Rahman, on-duty […]

The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed about 500 and affected over 16 million

     More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of South Asia, say aid officials. The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected to worsen. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) says it is […]

Lightning bolt kills 2 farmers in Bangladesh

     Two farmers were killed and another was injured as they were hit by a lightning strike at Horihora village in Shailakupa upazila in Jhenaidah on Friday, reports UNB. The deceased were identified as Ratan Mandal, 35, son of late Mohon Mandal, and Waz Mandal, 55, son of late Mansur Mandal, of the village while […]

Bangladesh has Expelled Over 236,000 Fake Refugees to Burma

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