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'BSF to Train BGB'

20-party slams govt

Leaders of the BNP-led 20-party alliance yesterday blasted the government for reaching an agreement with India to train Border Guard Bangladesh personnel by the Indian Border Security Force. They also criticised the government's move to restore the parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges. The rally was organised as part of the opposition combine's three-day programme protesting the government's initiative to amend the constitution. “You can easily understand the country's present situation through the recent deal under which our border guards will...

BSF beats up Bangladeshi on Benapole border

BSF beats up Bangladeshi on Benapole border

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) beat up a Bangladeshi cattle trader along Benapole frontier in Sharsha upazila of Jessore and took him to Indian territory early today. The victim, Abul Kalam, 35, is now undergoing treatment at Bongaon Hospital in India, our correspondent said quoting Commanding Officer of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) battalion-23 Lt...

BSF to train BGB on border management

Border Guard Bangladesh has agreed to receive border management training from Indian Border Security Force, BGB chief Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed said yesterday. "The BSF has offered a wide range of trainings on border management for BGB personnel. We have initially agreed on the training for our senior and junior level officers on bomb disposal and handling of dog squads," he said. Maj Gen Aziz made the comments at a press briefing at his office in the capital on the outcome...

Editorial

BD–India border issues

THE latest round of bi-annual talks between the countries has just concluded in New Delhi. The press comments made by the two director generals talk of substantive issues like border killings, illegal border crossing and smuggling, and about the speeding up of trial of Felani, picture of whose gruesome killing by BSF still haunts us. As for the retrial we would hope that the committment would be followed up on ground so that justice is not denied. However, the two...

2 Bangladeshis beaten by BSF

2 Bangladeshis beaten by BSF

Two Bangladeshis sustained serious injuries as Indian Border Security Force (BSF) beat them up near Boikari frontier at Sadar upazila of Satkhira early today. The injured are Moyna, a resident of Gobindakati village of the Sadar upazila and Mukul, a resident of Howalkhali village of Kolaroa upazila, report our Satkhira correspondent. Following directives of a...

BSF kills Bangladeshi at Meherpur frontier

BSF kills Bangladeshi at Meherpur frontier

The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) last night gunned down a Bangladeshi citizen on the frontier in Mujibnagar upazila of Meherpur. The deceased, Abdul Khaleq, 30, hailed from Majhpara village in Mujibnagar upazila, Nayak Subedar Safiqul Islam of Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) camp in Mujibnagar told our Kushtia correspondent.  According to Islam, Indian troops from...

Chittagong Hill Tracts

Indigenous people's rights under threats

Indigenous people's rights under threats

The human rights of indigenous communities in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) are under threat, said the International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC) Co-chair Sultana Kamal. She made the comment while briefing journalists at the auditorium of Khagrachhari Parjatan Motel yesterday. Implementation of different government projects is dealing a blow to the indigenous people in the region, she said. Regarding the issue of establishing a BGB battalion in Babuchhara of Khagrachhari, she said local administration should have acquired the land taking into consideration the rights of local indigenous people, who were evicted from their homesteads, and had been passing a miserable life. She urged the government to take effective measures to preserve the fundamental...

UPDF men hurl 7 petrol bombs in Khagrachhari

UPDF men hurl 7 petrol bombs in Khagrachhari

Activists of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) hurled seven patrol bombs targeting police and vandalised a microbus during a half-day road blockade programme in Khagrachhari today. Police had to fire at least nine bullets to disperse the protesters but none was hurt, reports our Khagrachhari correspondent. The law enforcers picked up at least two people...

Myanmar returns arms, ammo of slain BGB man

Myanmar returns arms, ammo of slain BGB man

Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) today returned the arms and ammunition which they took away from slain Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) nayek Mizanur Rahman. A sub-machine gun (SMG), four magazines and 120 bulletswere handed over to a BGB delegation at a sector commander-level flag meeting at Maungdaw in Myanmar, said BGB Cox's Bazar Sector...

Bangladesh-Myanmar border crisis

WHAT happened on 28 May at Naikhanchori on the Bangladesh Myanmar border was most unfortunate and totally unwarranted. Unprovoked firing by Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar killed Nayek Md. Mizanur Rahman (43), a brave soldier of Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB). Myanmar BGP opened fire without provocation near border pillar 52 at Naikkhanchhari of Bandarban district, wounding Mizanur. BGP then intruded into Bangladesh territory and took away injured Mizanur. Mizanur apparently died without medical attention at the hands...

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