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Crisis Group: Countering Jihadist Militancy in Bangladesh

Crisis Group: Countering Jihadist Militancy in Bangladesh Report 295 / Asia 28 February 2018 With political polarisation reaching historic highs and local jihadist groups forging links with transnational movements, new forms of militancy threaten security and religious tolerance in Bangladesh. The government should reinforce the capability of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary, and build […]

Professor Sufi Mostafizur Rahman of Jahangirnagar University’s archaeology department, whose excavation led the discovery of 2500-year old fort city Wari-Bateshwar in Narsingdi, talked to Prothom Alo about his visit to two archaeological sites recently discovered by Isme Azam. Prothom Alo (PA): You’ve visited two archaeological sites of the Sundarbans. What do you think about them? […]

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The global oil price hike has spiked Bangladesh’s remittance inflow despite concerns that it may hit the economy. In 28 days of February, the country received around $1.15 billion sent by expatriate Bangladeshis, a 22.14 percent year-on-year growth, according to data released by the Bangladesh Bank on Thursday. In the first eight months of the […]

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Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday sharply criticized BNP for dropping Section 7 from its party charter and making its head a convict – hinting towards Tarique Rahman Hitting out at the prime minister for branding their party as a corrupt one, the BNP secretary general on Thursday suggested Sheikh Hasina to see her own face in […]

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Myanmar has violated border norms by deploying additional forces with arms on their bordering area which is opposite to Bangladesh’s Tombru border, Border Guard Bangladesh Additional Director General Brig Gen Mojibur Rahman said today. “A number of Rohingya people took shelter on zero line near Konabari area of the upazila. Centring the issue, Myanmar deployed […]

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Bangladesh Foreign Ministry today summoned Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka U Lwin Oo and protested the deployment of additional troops on the bordering area in Myanmar. Acting Foreign Secretary M Khurshed Alam summoned the ambassador at the ministry this afternoon and handed over a protest note following deployment of additional forces in his country’s bordering area. […]

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Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) fired blank shots near  Ghumdhum border in Naikhyangchhari  upazila of Bandarban this evening. The incident took place around 7:45pm as the Rohingyas protested the BGP troops who threatened Rohingya refugees to leave the area of no man’s land along the Naikhyangchhari border, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent. The Myanmar border […]

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