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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 1 on Joypurhat border

BSF kills 1 on Joypurhat border

A Bangladeshi cattle trader was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Nondail border in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat early today.

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...

Unwarranted tension on eastern border

THE last thing that we would want to have is an unsettled border in our eastern wing, although the current tension at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border has eased somewhat after the return of the body of the BGB soldier killed by the Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP). It is difficult to rationalise the action of the BGP, renamed from NASAKA, as to why it resorted to firing when there was no provocation from the BGB side at all. That a BGB...

Indian consulate in Afghanistan under attack

Indian consulate in Afghanistan under attack

Four heavily armed insurgents attacked the Indian consulate in western Afghanistan's main city near the border with Iran on Friday, wounding at least two policemen, officials said. The attack underscored a worrying security picture as Afghanistan prepares to take over from foreign combat troops after 12 years of war and prepares for a presidential...

Bangladeshi beaten dead by BSF on Benapole border

Bangladeshi beaten dead by BSF on Benapole border

A Bangladeshi was beaten to death allegedly by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Putkhali border in Sharsha upazila of Jessore early today. The deceased was identified as Sirajul Islam, 25, son of Akbar Ali of Jhikargachha upazila headquarters of the district. Lieutenant Colonel Mostafizur Rahman, commanding officer of BGB 23 Battalion, said Sirajul was...

Yaba smuggler held in Teknaf

Yaba smuggler held in Teknaf

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained one person and recovered huge number of Yaba pills from his possession at Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar last night. Detained Mohammad Yusuf, 42, is a son of Noor Sultan of Teknaf Sadar union. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of BGB battalion-42 challenged Yusuf at Moulvipara area around...

Offending act at border

THE recent incident of lynching of three Bangladeshis in Tripura is as condemnable as it is worrisome. Amidst talk about growing close relationship between Bangladesh and India, one wonders how such gruesome violation of norms of handling trespassers could have happened. This has added a new dimension to the recurrent border killing incidents. In brief, the law on handling unauthorised trespassers says that if citizens of  a country illegally cross the border into another country, it would be considered trespassing...

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Bangladesh-India trade talks

Bangladesh-India trade talks

BANGLADESH and India held two-day trade talks on 12th March to review the current status of bilateral trade and discuss measures to remove the bottlenecks for promotion of trade between the two countries. This has been the 9th round of talks at the official level under the framework of the bilateral trade agreement. The...

Nato warns of Russian army build-up on Ukraine border

Nato warns of Russian army build-up on Ukraine border

Nato's military commander in Europe has issued a warning about the build-up of Russian forces on Ukraine's border. Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen Philip Breedlove said Nato was in particular concerned about the threat to Moldova's Trans-Dniester region. Russia said its forces east of Ukraine complied with international agreements. The build-up has been linked to Russia's...

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