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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged India and Pakistan to show restraint as tensions have risen between the two nations following an attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir’s Uri. In her concluding speech in Parliament on Thursday, Hasina said the nuclear-armed neighbours needed to behave in a restrained manner and should avoid spiking […]

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Nominated U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres attends a news conference at Necessidades Palace in Lisbon, Portugal October 6, 2016. The United Nations Security Council has unanimously nominated former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres to be the next Secretary-General, recommending that the 193-member General Assembly appoint him for five years from Jan 1, 2017. The General […]

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India aims to reconfigure several regional groupings at Goa summits on Oct 15-16 India has launched a well orchestrated effort with its might behind several initiatives in the region to bring together its allies in South Asia, leaving Pakistan in the dust. Diplomatic sources say India aims to get behind two forums in earnest — […]

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Sheikh Hasina’s crackdown on dissent leaves her government overreliant on Delhi’s support. While the excuse was the usual one of “interference in internal affairs,” Bangladesh’s perfectly choreographed dovetailing to India’s refusal to attend the Islamabad South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference removed any doubt remaining about the relationship between those two neighbors. To put it […]

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Bangladesh would stand by India if Pakistan attacks it, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Tuesday. During a dialogue with reporters on Bangladesh India ties at the secretariat’s media centre, he was replying to the question what would be the stand of Bangladesh in the event of war breaking out between India and Pakistan on the […]

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A citizen of Bangladesh who was living in Maryland has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State group. A court document says that 24-year-old Nelash Mohamed Das of Hyattsville was ready to carry out what he thought was an attack on a member of the US military when […]

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British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics for studies of unusual states of matter such as in superconductors, the award-giving body said on Tuesday. “Thanks to their pioneering work, the hunt is now on for new and exotic phases of matter,” the Royal Swedish Academy of […]

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Three Bangladeshi young entrepreneurs have won ‘Professional Fellows Exchange Program 2016’ fellowship under the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department. The US Embassy in Dhaka and the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development at BRAC University announced the winners’ names at a pre-departure orientation programme held at the GDLN Centre, BRAC University […]

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India is now focusing on strengthening the Bay of Bengal Initiative, or BIMSTEC, taking all the members of the South Asian grouping, SAARC, except Pakistan, on board in an effort to isolate Islamabad from the region. Pakistan is being seen as the main stumbling block to the success of the SAARC process. “Forget SAARC at […]

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At least six militants attacked an Indian army camp in north Kashmir on Sunday night, killing one border guard and wounding another, two weeks after a similar attack killed 19 of its soldiers and ratcheted up tensions between India and Pakistan. The attack on the camp of India’s 46 Rastriya Rifles in Baramulla, which also […]

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The Border Guard Bangladesh in the director general-level meeting with the Indian Border Security Force in New Delhi on Monday demanded quick implementation of a decision made in the previous meeting for a joint investigation into each incident of border killing. The border guard delegation also vented anger at the continued killing of Bangladeshis in […]

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The IWT is a 56-year-old accord that governs how India and Pakistan manage the vast Indus River Basin’s rivers and tributaries. Early on the morning of September 29, according to India’s Defence Ministry and military, Indian forces staged a “surgical strike” in Pakistan-administered Kashmir that targeted seven terrorist camps and killed multiple militants. Pakistan angrily […]

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