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Ajmal objects but Army defends chief's remarks on AIUDF's rise
New Delhi, Feb 22 : The Indian Army on Thursday defended its chief General Bipin Rawat's comments about the growth of the AIUDF, a political party in Assam, allegedly because it enjoyed the support of the Muslim population as Pakistan and China were pushing illegal Bangladeshi migrants into India.

Urgent need to scale up health services in Cox's Bazar: WHO
Cox's Bazar [Bangladesh], Feb.21 : Calling for continued efforts to further scale up health services for nearly 1.3 million people in Cox's Bazar, Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities, the World Health Organisation today said six months after the start of the refugee crisis, the ...

Khaleda Zia case: No trust existed when grant came in 1991
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 20 : A Dhaka court has in its verdict in a corruption case against former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia underscored the non-existence of the 'Zia Orphanage Trust' when a grant of USD 1.255 million was received.

B'desh provide Myanmar list of Rohingyas refugees
Yangon [Myanmar], Feb 20 : Bangladesh has provided Myanmar with a list of over 8,000 Rohingya refugees and has asked the latter to have their backgrounds checked before the repatriation process begins, its home ministry said on Saturday.

B'desh HC directs to end trial of 139 undertrial prisoners
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 19 : The High Court of Bangladesh on Monday directed concerned trial courts to finish the case proceedings by August 31, against 139 undertrial prisoners, lodged in 68 jails across the country for more than seven years.

Gold smuggler held at Agartala Airport
Agartala (Tripura) , Feb 18 : The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Saturday apprehended a Bangladeshi national with gold bars worth Rs 39 lakh at Agartala Airport.

Bangladeshi held in Tripura for smuggling gold
Agartala, Feb 17 : A Bangladesh national was arrested here on Saturday on charge of smuggling gold worth Rs 45 lakh, police said.

North Korean held for illegally entering India from Bangladesh
Kolkata, Feb 17 : A North Korean national was arrested by the BSF from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district and handed over to police for illegally crossing over to India from Bangladesh, a BSF official said on Saturday.

Tripura polls: Security beefed up near India-Bangladesh border
Agartala (Tripura) , Feb. 17 : Security has been beefed-up near the Indo-Bangladesh border in light of the upcoming assembly polls in Tripura, which will be held on Sunday.

Zigzag kilns hold promise for greening brick sector: Experts
Patna/Kathmandu, Feb 16 : Brick manufacturers from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan on Friday agreed to promote environmental-friendly zigzag kilns - a new configuration that produces high-quality bricks at lower cost with fewer harmful emissions - for 'greening' the brick sector in South ...

Kerala Catholic priest accused of rape surrenders
Vaikom (Kerala), Feb 16 : A Kerala Catholic priest against whom a Bangladeshi-born British passport holder had lodged a complaint of rape and robbery surrendered at a court near here on Friday, police said.

Mirpur pitch rated 'below average' by ICC
Dhaka, Feb 15 : For the second time in as many Tests, Bangladesh's pitches have come under the scanner after the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave a "below average" rating to the Shere Bangla National Stadium's pitch which hosted the second Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Test last week.

Hero MotoCorp to be the Title Sponsor of the T20 Tri-Nation Cricket ...
NEW DELHI, February 15: Tournament to Feature Three Subcontinental Cricketing Giants - India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

IFAD, Bangladesh invest USD 92 mn to aid poorest
Rome, Feb 14 : The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bangladesh have signed an accord to invest USD 92.4 million to help 303,000 of the poorest rural households in flood-prone areas, IFAD said.

DVC to sell power to Bangladesh
Kolkata, Feb 14 : The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) on Wednesday said it has won a short term and a long term bid for selling of 300 megawatt (MW) power to Bangladesh.

Mirpur pitch rated `below average`
Dubai [UAE], Feb 14 : The Mirpur Test pitch has been rated elow average by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the second Test of the two-match series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

YuppTV to Exclusively Broadcast Hero Nidahas Trophy 2018
New Delhi : Cricket aficionados can catch the fast-paced action and the nerve-wracking excitement of the upcoming tri-nation series, Hero Nidahas Trophy 2018, between Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka on YuppTV, the world's leading OTT brand for South Asian content.

'508 Hindu refugees cleared for repatriation to Myanmar'
United Nations, Feb 14 : Myanmar has said that 508 Hindus are among around 1,000 refugees cleared for the first batch to be repatriated to their homes from Bangladesh.

Mahmudullah named Bangladesh skipper for first T20I against Lanka
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 14 : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed that Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the side for the first Twenty20 international (T20I) of the two-match series against Sri Lanka, starting February 15.

Posters threatening B'deshi students in Deoband, probe initiated
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb 13 : Hours, after inflammatory posters were seen on the walls of Saharanpur against Bangladeshi students, Saharanpur Superintendent of Police (SSP) Babloo Kumar, informed that investigation has been initiated in the matter to nab the perpetrators.

Commerce Secretary level meeting between India and Bangladesh held at ...
Dhaka, Feb 12 : India-Bangladesh bilateral talks, at the level of Commerce Secretary, were held on 7th-8th February 2018 at Dhaka.

UN to participate in Rohingya repatriation: B'desh
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 12 : Bangladesh foreign minister on Monday said they have signed a deal that will involve the United Nations in the process of returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

EU lawmakers for more efforts to help Rohingyas
Dhaka, Feb 12 : Members of the European Parliament on Monday called for increased efforts to face the challenge posed by the Rohingya crisis after learning about the conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh.

BNP leaders, activists demand Khaleda's release
Dhaka, Feb 12 : The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday held a demonstration to demand the release of party chief and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia following her conviction on corruption charges.

British Foreign Secretary meets Suu Kyi
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 11 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sunday met his Myanmar counterpart and de facto leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi here, a day after his visit to refugee camps in east Bangladesh sheltering around 690,000 Rohingya refugees.

Bangladeshis, Rohingyas can give shelter to militants: BJP lawmaker
Srinagar (J-K) , Feb 10 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) Vikram Randhawa on Saturday warned that the continued illegal presence of Bangladeshis and Rohingyas in Jammu and Kashmir creates the potential for them to offer shelter to militants.

Five uncapped players in B'desh T20 squad against Lanka
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 10 : All-rounder Mahedi Hasan and U-19 vice-captain Afif Hossain are among the five uncapped players, named in the 15-man Bangladesh squad for the first T20I against Sri Lanka, beginning February 15 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

Spinners earn Sri Lanka 1-0 Test series win over Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 10 : Sri Lankan spinners masterminded a fantastic 215-run win over Bangladesh on the third day of the second and final cricket Test to seal a 1-0 away series win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Saturday.

Johnson in Bangladesh to meet Rohingyas
Dhaka, Feb 9 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived here on his maiden Bangladesh visit to take note of the plight of Rohingya refugees ahead of his visit to Myanmar.

Khaleda Zia's exiled son named BNP chief
Dhaka, Feb 9 : The Vice President of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has taken over as the party's chairman after his mother and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was was sentenced to five years in prison, an official said.