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    Former Indian army veterans all praise for Bangladesh para-commandos

    Indian army veterans with extensive experience in counter-terrorism have lavished praise on Bangladesh's 1st Para-Commando battalion for their conduct during 'Operation Twilight' in Sylhet, saying 'we have much to learn from them.' "They displayed a very high level of operational maturity...
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    The army's new commander and the new commands

    The army's new commander and the new commands The two have come almost simultaneously. The new Chief of Army Staff took charge of the army on June 25, and not very long before that we were informed of the organisational restructuring of the army. And both the developments deserve our...
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    Bangladesh-Oregon partnership and another aviation exercise

    Bangladesh-Oregon partnership and another aviation exercise Randy L. Rasmussen / The OregonianAn F-15 fighter jet of the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing takes off on a practice flight from the airbase at Portland International Airport in this 2008 photo. The jet is streaming...
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    New company set up to make hydraulic machinery for vessels

    New company set up to make hydraulic machinery for vessels Bangladesh is set to start making hydraulic machinery for vessels, including ships, in a bid to reduce import dependence and to export in future. Local firm Western Fishers Shipyard Ltd (WFSL) and its Danish partners DanSea and AS...
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    Not interested to lead WB: Yunus

    Not interested to lead WB: Yunus Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on Friday said he has no interest in becoming the president of the World Bank as he wants to dedicate his life to social business. “I have been a regular critic of the World Bank for its policies and programs...
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    US experts train police on CSI

    US experts train police on CSI Dhaka, Feb 23 (bdnews24.com)— A five-day exchange between law enforcers of Bangladesh and the US focusing on crime scene investigation (CSI) and evidence collection techniques ended on Thursday. US ambassador to Dhaka Dan Mozena said the exchange is an...
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    Local apparel exporters eyeing China as a major destination

    Local apparel exporters eyeing China as a major destination Bangladesh garment makers have set their eyes on the Chinese market as part of their efforts to diversify export markets. The ready-made garment (RMG) manufacturers told the FE Saturday that the Asian giant, which has...
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    The Rise and Fall of One of the World's Worst-Performing Stock Markets

    The Rise and Fall of One of the World's Worst-Performing Stock Markets : Times Nobody in Hafizur Rahman's family asked too many questions when the money they sent home to Bangladesh doubled or even tripled within two to three months. "He was like a prince," says Mirza Golam Sabur of his...
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    Wheelchair rugby star Bulbul aims for gold in 2012 Paralympic Games

    Wheelchair rugby star Bulbul aims for gold in 2012 Paralympic Games Bulbul Hussain is another name to add to the list of elite sports men and women with Tower Hamlets connections hoping to win a medal at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Along with the likes of Bow 400 metre...
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    Nepal looks to diversify economic ties

    Nepal looks to diversify economic ties The Nepalese finance secretary says Bangladesh will be the first choice among Saarc nations Nepal has initiated a number of moves to enhance bilateral trade with Bangladesh. “We depend fully on India for our export-import trade. Now we want to...
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    BSF abducts 7 workers at Sylhet border

    BSF abducts 7 workers at Sylhet border Indian border guards abducted seven workers of a stone quarry from Sreepur border in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet Sunday evening. Officials of Border Guard Bangladesh identified six of the victims as Shahed Ahmed, 22, Abdus Samad, 20, Selim Ahmed, 20...
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    Indian smugglers kidnap BGB man in Comilla

    Indian smugglers kidnap BGB man in Comilla Indian smugglers kidnapped a member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) after a clash between the two sides at Dalkia village in Sadar Dakkhin upazila Friday morning that also left a smuggler dead. BGB sources said some Indian smugglers were intruding...
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    Gazprom deal may oil Dhaka arms purchase

    Gazprom deal may oil Dhaka arms purchase AsiaTimes online By Syed Tashfin Chowdhury DHAKA - Bangladesh indicated its growing intimacy with Russia through the award last month of well-drilling contracts without going through a tender process and without a production sharing clause. Dhaka also...
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    US to help Bangladesh study earthquake risks

    US to help Bangladesh study earthquake risks Dhaka(SANA)Earth scientists from Bangladesh and the US have launched a five-year project to identify and study geological features that make this densely populated country prone to earthquakes. “There is a risk of large earthquakes in...
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    No good news in politics.

    No good news in politics Caretaker, EC issues give birth to confrontation Politics has turned more volatile and confrontational over the last three years. People fear that possible political unrest ahead of the next parliamentary polls might erupt because of the sudden cancellation of the...
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    Country facing subsidy, inflation burdens: Muhith

    Country facing subsidy, inflation burdens: Muhith Finance Minister AMA Muhith said on Monday the country’s economy is facing problems of high inflation and rising subsidy burden. “The high inflation is not simply induced by global inflation but also because of certain domestic...
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    Rab to get 2 copters

    Rab to get 2 copters The government has procured two copters for Rapid Action Battalion so the force can perform better in fighting crime and militancy. This is the first time a Bangladeshi law enforcement agency is getting choppers of its own. Commander M Sohail, director of Rab's legal and...
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    Marketing summit to show 'real' Bangladesh

    Marketing summit to show 'real' Bangladesh Dhaka, Dec 6 (bdnews24.com)—There is a huge gap between the reality in and perception about Bangladesh and the first-ever world Marketing Summit (WMS) in Dhaka next year is going to reveal the true picture, an organiser says. To be held from...
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    Regular transit now becomes trial one

    Regular transit now becomes trial one:what: Creating more confusion over a sensitive issue, the government yesterday claimed all Indian goods, brought in from Kolkata on three ships and now being transported to Agartala through Akhaura Land Port, is part of “trial transit”. The...
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    WB halts Padma project funding

    WB halts Padma project funding Dhaka, Oct 10 (bdnews24.com)—The World Bank has temporarily suspended its funding for the Padma bridge project following charges of corruption. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith informed journalists of the move on Monday, saying, "The government will...

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