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PM for increasing connectivity with India for mutual benefits

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said initiative has taken to resume various cross-border routes between Bangladesh and India that were stopped in 1965, stressing the need for enhancing connectivity between the two countries for mutual benefits "We have to increase connectivity. If the connectivity between the countries is increased, India's North Eastern provinces - Assam and Tripura - can have access to Chattagram port," she said. The premier said this when Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar paid a courtesy call ...

Kalabagan Tentultala playground protection movement: mother and son released 

Syeda Ratna and her youngest son, Isa Abdullah Sadekin Piyanshuk, were freed on bail by the police after they mounted a demonstration against the construction of the Kalabagan police station building at the Kalabagan Tentultala field in August.

At 12:15 p.m. on Sunday (April 24), Paritosh Chandra, the officer in charge of the Kalabagan Police Station, verified that they were released at 12:15 p.m.

The Requirements of Military Diplomacy Between Bangladesh and Myanmar 

Jubeda Chowdhury

Military diplomacy has long been one of the essential constituents of international diplomacy and an effective methodology, to foster bilateral and regional relationships. Military training cooperation is an essential component of military diplomacy and helps to build close ties with other nations. Such cooperation also helps to strengthen strategic security relationships and address common security concerns. Bangladesh and Myanmar are two neighbouring countries having 271 kilometres of the international boundary. After the independence of Bangladesh. Myanmar recognized Bangladesh on 13 January 1972 as a sovereign state. On 13 August 1973, a general trade agreement was signed between Bangladesh and Burma...

Govt mulls data privacy protection law: Minister

The government is planning to formulate a law regarding data privacy protection, state minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said Thursday. He said this while inaugurating the Data Centre Disaster Recovery Site Border Guard Bangladesh-49 headquarters in Jashore in the afternoon, reports news agency UNB. Important information from different government and private institutes can easily go outside the country through Facebook or Google and some other tech companies, he said. <...

Arbitrary detention by unelected govt

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) once again draws attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council and independent experts of its Special Procedures about systemic use of arbitrary arrests and detention as a tool for silencing the citizens, coerce the state power, and enjoy corruption.

Bangladesh is a State where legality or rational reason is not required for arresting a person. A coercive law-enforcement system and an illegitimate government, which consecutively retains State’s power by using the

Prime suspect Asadul admits involvement

Rapid Action Battalion on Friday said they are still not sure of any motive behind the hammer attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Wahida Khanam and her father but prime suspect Asadul Haque claimed that they intended to rob the place.

"Asadul said their motive was to loot valuables from the UNO's house," Rab-13 Commanding Officer Reza Ahmed Ferdous told reporters at a press briefing in the evening. The Rab ...