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Bangladesh border forces kill Indian guard in rare clash

18 Oct 2019

DHAKA/KOLKATA Bangladeshi border forces shot and killed an Indian border guard on Thursday when a altercation erupted over an Indian fisherman the Bangladeshis had detained, in a rare clash between the two sides.

Bangladesh border forces kill Indian guard, wound another, India says

17 Oct 2019

KOLKATA/DHAKA Bangladeshi border forces shot and killed an Indian border guard and wounded another on Thursday after detaining an Indian fisherman, Indian officials said, in a rare reported clash between the two sides.

Protests flare in Bangladesh over killing of university student

09 Oct 2019

DHAKA Hundreds of students protested across Bangladesh on Wednesday calling for political groups to be banned from campuses days after a student was killed, allegedly by activists from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling party.

India banned onion exports. Now Asia has eye-watering prices

02 Oct 2019

MUMBAI/DHAKA From Kathmandu to Colombo, it's a kitchen nightmare: Onion prices have gone crazy.

Bangladesh shortlists 17 companies for spot LNG - officials

29 Sep 2019

DHAKA, Sept 29 Bangladesh has shortlisted 17 companies for its spot tender process as it plans to buy around 1 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) next year to capitalise on lower prices for the super-chilled fuel, two company officials said.

Bangladesh blocks internet services in Rohingya refugee camps

03 Sep 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh's telecom regulatory authority on Tuesday ordered mobile phone operators to partially block high-speed data services to areas where Rohingya refugees are living in sprawling camps, citing security concerns following recent violence in the area.

Tens of thousands of Rohingya mark ‘Genocide Day’ amid tensions in Bangladesh camps

25 Aug 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh At least 100,000 Rohingya refugees rallied in camps in Bangladesh on Sunday, marking two years since the start of a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar that forced more than 730,000 to flee across the border.

U.N. agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

20 Aug 2019

DHAKA The United Nations' refugee agency and Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday started to consult more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to determine if any want to return home, officials said, as a fresh repatriation bid was launched.

U.N. agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

20 Aug 2019

DHAKA, Aug 20 The United Nations' refugee agency and Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday started to consult more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to determine if any want to return home, officials said, as a fresh repatriation bid was launched.

Bangladesh, UNHCR to survey Rohingya regarding return to Myanmar

19 Aug 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar's offer to return home, an official said on Monday, nearly a year after a major repatriation plan failed.

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