Sunday, 03 March 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
Climate change threatens Bangladesh’s apparel exports

Climate change threatens Bangladesh’s apparel exports

A recent study warns that Bangladesh stands to lose a substantial $27 billion annually in apparel exports by 2030 unless it adopts a climate-adaptive approach to address the challenges posed by rising temperatures and floods. 

Bangladesh PM writes back to US President Biden

Bangladesh PM writes back to US President Biden

Bangladesh`s Premier Sheikh Hasina has written back to US President Joe Biden as Dhaka-Washington relations turn a new page despite pre-election unease.

Qatar keen to help making global media in Bangladesh

Qatar keen to help making global media in Bangladesh

Qatar expressed its desire to assist in development of media and creating global media in Bangladesh.

Ursula von pledges enhanced cooperation with Bangladesh under Sheikh Hasina’s new term

Ursula von pledges enhanced cooperation with Bangladesh under Sheikh Hasina’s new term

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has expressed her commitment to advancing cooperation with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, aiming to further strengthen the ties between the European Union (EU) and Bangladesh in the upcoming years.

WFP lauds Bangladesh for ’massive success’ over past 15 years
WFP lauds Bangladesh for ’massive success’ over past 15 years

The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Cindy H McCain, commended Bangladesh for its substantial success across various sectors over the last 15 years. 

Another 4.5 lakh Rohingyas waiting to infiltrate Bangladesh
Another 4.5 lakh Rohingyas waiting to infiltrate Bangladesh

More than 450,000 Rohingyas are reportedly in Maungdaw across Bangladesh`s Teknaf border. Hundreds of people smugglers in the border region are offering to bring them to Bangladesh in exchange for money. 

Hundreds of crores of taka siphoned off from Grameen Bank: Chairman

Hundreds of crores of taka siphoned off from Grameen Bank: Chairman

Grameen Bank Chairman AKM Saiful Majid revealed in a press conference held at the bank`s headquarters in Mirpur, the capital, that a comprehensive audit has uncovered evidence indicating the siphoning off of hundreds of crores of taka from the Grameen Bank.

Sheikh Hasina heads to Germany to attend Munich Security Conference

Sheikh Hasina heads to Germany to attend Munich Security Conference

Bangladesh`s Premier Sheikh Hasina has commenced her journey to Germany to participate in the Munich Security Conference, marking her first foreign trip after securing a record-extending fourth consecutive term in office.

Repatriation of 330 Myanmar security forces who entered Bangladesh to escape fighting begins

Repatriation of 330 Myanmar security forces who entered Bangladesh to escape fighting begins

Bangladesh has successfully repatriated 330 security forces from Myanmar, including members of its army, and Border Guard Police (BGP), who entered Bangladesh amid internal conflict at their border.

Bangladesh to send back Myanmar security forces sheltered during border conflict

Bangladesh to send back Myanmar security forces sheltered during border conflict

Myanmar`s security force members who sought refuge in Bangladesh amid recent border conflicts will be repatriated on Thursday, February 15, according to the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). The handover is scheduled to take place at the Bangladesh Navy`s jetty in Cox’s Bazar’s Inani.

Dhaka-Delhi to advance Teesta talks after India’s polls

Dhaka-Delhi to advance Teesta talks after India’s polls

Dhaka and New Delhi are set to resume discussions on the long-awaited Teesta water sharing treaty following India`s upcoming general election scheduled for April-May this year, according to Hasan Mahmud, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh.

Rohingya seek refuge in Bangladesh amid ongoing Myanmar conflict

Rohingya seek refuge in Bangladesh amid ongoing Myanmar conflict

Rohingya people from Myanmar are waiting along the border to enter Bangladesh as conflict rages in their country. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members are maintaining heightened vigilance to prevent any illegal entry attempts by Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Consulate in Myanmar’s Rakhine being moved temporarily

Bangladesh Consulate in Myanmar’s Rakhine being moved temporarily

The Bangladesh Consulate in the capital of Rakhine`s Switte, Myanmar, is set to undergo a temporary relocation to Yangon due to the prevailing security concerns in the region.

Bangladesh seeks early conclusion of Teesta deal with India

Bangladesh seeks early conclusion of Teesta deal with India

Bangladesh`s Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday emphasised the early conclusion of the Teesta water-sharing agreement aiming to strengthen water cooperation between Bangladesh and India.

Another 63 Myanmar border guards flee into Bangladesh 

Another 63 Myanmar border guards flee into Bangladesh 

An additional 63 members of Myanmar`s Border Guard Police have crossed the border into Bangladesh, seeking refuge amidst the ongoing conflict between military forces and armed insurgents in Myanmar.

Dhaka summons Myanmar ambassador amid border tensions

Dhaka summons Myanmar ambassador amid border tensions

Bangladesh has summoned Myanmar`s envoy to lodge a protest as the ongoing conflict between military forces and armed insurgents spilled across the border and resulted in casualties on Bangladeshi territory.