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BSF man in Rajshahi killed in self defence: BGB

BSF man: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) said its members were forced to fire back in self-defence after being attacked by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) along the Rajshahi border on Thursday (Oct 17) that led to the death of a BSF trooper. The incident took place 650m inside Bangladesh territory in Balughat’s Shahariaghat area of […]

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

Border Guard Bangladesh troops have shot and killed a member of India’s Border Security Force and wounded another after detaining an Indian fisherman, according to reports citing Indian officials. Three Indian fishermen were caught by Bangladeshi officers and two were later released, Reuters reported citing a statement from BSF on Thursday. Border officials met to […]

Bangladesh ranks 88th on hunger index, above India

Bangladesh ranks 88th out of 117 qualifying countries on the latest Global Hunger Index, much ahead of India. Bangladesh reduced hunger significantly, but with a score of 25.8, the country still suffers from a level of hunger that is serious, according to the 2019 report. Its previous score was 30.3 in 2010. A high GHI […]

UN remarks on Abrar killing uncalled for: Home Ministry

Bangladesh has summoned United Nations Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo over the UN statement on the killing of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Abrar Fahad. Director-General of the foreign ministry’s UN Wing Nahida Sobhan met with Seppo at the ministry to Sunday (Oct 11) to clarify the government’s dissatisfaction and ire with the statement. […]

Bangladesh mission in Tokyo opens helpline as typhoon hits

The Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo opened a helpline to provide assistance to Bangladesh expatriates in Japan as Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo. All Bangladesh nationals staying in Japan currently have been urged to contact with the embassy through emergency helpline numbers 080-4456-1971, 070-32024400, 080-40656601 if required, said a message, issued […]