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War crimes: Report finalised against first Pak soldier

War crimes investigators in Bangladesh have finalised charges against a former member of the Pakistani Army. Muhammad Shahidullah, a Bengali captain during the Liberation War, will be the first Pakistani Army personnel to face charges at the International Crimes Tribunal. The 75-year-old has been linked to three incidents of crimes against humanity including murder, abduction, […]

When Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina visits New Delhi soon, she will be looking for deliverables Subir Bhaumik As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to welcome Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in April, her image managers in Dhaka are more worried than elated. What will she come back with is the question they all ask. Hasina […]

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Behind the “RAW” tirade Indian President Pranab Mukherjee meets with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka in 2013. PHOTO: PTI Subir Bhaumik Why would Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina fire a salvo like this ahead of her India visit in April by accusing Indian intelligence agency RAW and the US embassy of bringing down her […]

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The much needed Teesta water deal will not be inked during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit, Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud said today. “Maybe, not this time,” the minister said in response to reporters’ queries in this regard. “But India is very cordial in this regard. So we are optimistic about the deal.” […]

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The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) says it has arrested five suspected militants belonging to the ‘Tamim-Sarwar’ faction of banned group Jama’tul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). RAB spokesperson Mizanur Rahman said the arrests were made on Monday during raids at different parts of Dhaka. He did not provide the identity of those arrested, but said two of […]

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A report from the Bangladesh government to the Union home ministry of India over the recent spike in infiltration of terrorists to India has rung alarm bells in the security establishment. According to the report, 2016 witnessed an over-three-fold increase over 2015 in infiltration by Harkat-ul-Jihadi al-Islami (HuJI) and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) extremists into the […]

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Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) has designed a Tk 568 crore plan to establish a composite jute textile plant to make fabrics, particularly denim. The denim fabrics will be made by mixing jute and cotton to meet the rising demand, both at the domestic and global markets. The state-run corporation said it has already received […]

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