Tag: Bangladesh

  • Amit Shah’s Remarks on Bangladeshi Infiltrators Cause Diplomatic Row with Dhaka

    Amit Shah’s Remarks on Bangladeshi Infiltrators Cause Diplomatic Row with Dhaka

    Such remarks from a friendly country are ‘unacceptable’, says Foreign Minister of Bangladesh A.K. Abdul Momen NEW DELHI — Home Minister Amit Shah’s recent remark that people of Bangladesh come to India because they don’t have enough to eat in their country has caused a fresh row between two friendly countries. The Foreign Minister of…

  • Bangladesh blocks 2,000 sites in online crackdown

    Bangladesh blocks 2,000 sites in online crackdown

    Dhaka : Bangladesh has blocked nearly 2,000 pornography and gambling websites in an online crackdown ordered by the country’s High Court. “On Monday, 55 more pornographic websites were blocked,” said an official of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. A day earlier, he said, 176 gambling sites were blocked, reports Xinhua news agency. According to the official,…

  • Vietnam offers support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: UN

    Vietnam offers support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: UN

    Rome : United Nations World Food Programme in Bangladesh said it welcomed a new contribution of $50,000 from Vietnam to support operations in Coxs Bazar – home to nearly one million Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar. “We are very grateful to Vietnam for stepping up to assist people living in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps,” said…

  • World Food Programme needs more funds for Rohingya refugees

    World Food Programme needs more funds for Rohingya refugees

    Dhaka : The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday said that it needs more funds to continue assisting the hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees, who have been living in Bangladesh camps after fleeing an offensive by the Myanmar military last year. The WFP said it had spent around $20 million to assist the refugees…

  • US to give $185m in aid for Rohingya Muslims

    US to give $185m in aid for Rohingya Muslims

    By Umar Farooq, Washington: The U.S. on Monday announced giving over $185 million in additional aid to Rohingya relief efforts in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The announcement was made by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, at a meeting attended by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. In a statement, Haley said the bulk of the…

  • Jharkhand needs NRC: Raghubar Das

    Jharkhand needs NRC: Raghubar Das

    By Brajendra Nath Singh, Ranchi : With BJP deciding to focus on identity issues in the coming elections, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das says there is need for a National Register of Citizens (NRC) in his state also to check infiltration from Bangladesh because Hindus have become a minority in some districts. He also favours…

  • When Indian spies came out on top in Bangladesh (Book Review)

    When Indian spies came out on top in Bangladesh (Book Review)

    By M.R. Narayan Swamy, Title: The Wily Agent/The Zero Cost Mission; Author: Amar Bhushan; Publisher: HarperCollins India; Pages: 189; Price: Rs 250. Spymaster Amar Bhushan’s first book, “Escape to Nowhere”, based on the defection of a senior RAW officer to the US, was so racy that I still rate it as the best work of…

  • Bangladesh approves draft law banning child labour

    Bangladesh approves draft law banning child labour

    Dhaka : The Bangladeshi government on Monday approved the draft of a law banning child labour in the country with provisions for stringent punishment to offenders. The draft was approved at a cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, Xinhua quoted Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam as saying. The proposed “Bangladesh Labour…

  • World Bank offers Myanmar $100m for Rakhine development

    World Bank offers Myanmar $100m for Rakhine development

    Naypyidaw : The World Bank has offered Myanmar $100 million in aid for development projects in the conflict-torn state of Rakhine, hit by violence in 2017 that led to the exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingyas, a Muslim minority community, to neighbouring Bangladesh. The offer came during a three-day visit by the World Bank Vice…

  • ADB approves $100m grant for displaced people in Bangladesh

    ADB approves $100m grant for displaced people in Bangladesh

    Manila : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Friday that it has approved a grant assistance of $100 million to help displaced people sheltered in 32 camps in Bangladesh. The ADB said the grant was the first of an envisaged package totalling $200 million to help Bangladesh develop basic infrastructure and services for displaced…