Bangladesh

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  • Pinaki Bhattacharya 2019-01-12 22:09

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Level of mass-rigging in Bangladesh polls unprecedented in history of the country’

    TEHRAN - Last week, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina retained power with a landslide victory in general elections that were marred by incidents of violence and allegations of rigging.

  • Myanmar 2019-01-07 23:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    After incarceration, Saudi deports ‘handcuffed’ Rohingya to Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Driven from their homeland in Rakhine state of Myanmar by the ultranationalist Buddhist monks actively backed by the country’s military forces, Rohingya Muslims have been rendered homeless.

  • Bangladesh 2019-01-06 11:50

    UN calls for probe into Bangladesh poll violence

    TEHRAN - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladesh authorities “to carry out prompt, independent, impartial and effective investigations” into alleged acts of violence and human rights violations related to last week’s general elections.

  • South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    YEAR IN REVIEW – SOUTH ASIA:

    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 2018-12-31 21:45

    Hasina retains power in Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has retained power with a landslide victory in general elections that were marred by incidents of violence and allegations of rigging.

  • Bangladesh 2018-12-27 09:54

    Opposition activists arrested in Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Ahead of the bitterly contested general elections in Bangladesh, the Sheikh Hasina government has reportedly arrested more than 10,500 opposition activists.

  • Bangladesh 2018-12-19 19:57

    Security beefed up for Bangladesh polls

    TEHRAN - Ahead of general election in Bangladesh, more than 20,000 paramilitary forces have been deployed across the country to prevent incidents of violence.

  • Prof. Nasir uddin 2018-12-18 09:33

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Rohingya refugees want to go back home but with safety and dignity’

    TEHRAN - Prof. Nasir uddin is a cultural anthropologist based in Bangladesh, and professor of anthropology at Chittagong University. He has been working with Rohingya people in the borderland of Bangladesh and Myanmar for more than two decades and has written on the Rohingya refugee situation extensively in the form of both academic and popular pieces. His forthcoming ethnography is named The Rohingyas: A Case of Subhuman (Oxford University Press, 2019).

  • Nay San Lwin 2018/12/16

    By: Nay San Lwin

    Forcible repatriation of Rohingya dangerous

    TEHRAN - Just a little more than a year ago, at least ten thousand Rohingya were killed in northern Rakhine state, at least 350 villages were burnt to the ground. As a result, about 750,000 had to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

  • bangladesh 2018-12-13 11:31

    Violence mars Bangladesh poll campaign

    TEHRAN - The campaigning for elections in Bangladesh has kicked off on a sad note with scores injured in political rallies across the country.

  • Shafiur Rehman 2018-12-10 21:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Genocide is slow strangulation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine’

    The heart-rending stories of Rohingya refugees continue to pour out from the refugee camps of Bangladesh, where they live in impoverished condition, and from Rakhine state, where they face incarceration. The repatriation plan has been shelved following calls by the international aid organizations that the timing was not feasible for their return.

  • Rohingya 2018-12-06 01:30

    Fleeing Rohingya detained in Malaysia

    TEHRAN - With Rohingya Muslims attempting to flee Myanmar to escape persecution, a boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingyas landed on Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Tuesday, according to reports.

  • Bangladesh 2018-11-22 08:08

    Bangladeshi activist released from jail

    TEHRAN _ Shahidul Alam, an award-winning photographer and activist in Bangladesh, has been released on bail after spending more than 100 days in jail. The 63-year old's arrest had drawn widespread condemnation from rights bodies and activists across the world.

  • Myanmmar 2018-11-15 10:57

    Despite global outcry, Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh to begin this week

    TEHRAN _ With the long-planned repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh set to begin this week, international aid groups have warned that deportation, given current conditions in Myanmar, cannot possibly be voluntary, safe and dignified.

  • Pakistan 2018-10-11 16:51

    Dhaka rejects new Pakistan envoy

    TEHRAN - In an unsavory development that is likely to worsen relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh, Dhaka has refused to accept Islamabad’s new envoy following allegations of Pakistan’s diplomatic mission being misused to perpetrate activities of Pakistan’s intelligence agency against Dhaka and Delhi.

  • India-Pakistan 2018-10-10 21:00

    ‘Heatwave to affect people in India, Pakistan’

    TEHRAN - The climate change is real and it is illustrated by the heat wave conditions spreading like a plague in India and Pakistan. According to a new research, it can have dangerous consequences in these two countries in near future.

  • Rohigya 2018-09-30 02:00

    Sexual violence against Rohingyas

    TEHRAN- Bangladesh government and the United Nations have agreed to jointly address conflict-related sexual violence committed against Rohingya refugees forcibly evicted from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • India-Pakistan-Bangladesh 2018-09-16 04:10

    India above Bangladesh, Pakistan in HDI

    TEHRAN - India jumped one place to 130 among 189 countries in the latest human development index (HDI) released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Friday. India's human development index value is above the average of 0.638 for the South Asia region, with Bangladesh and Pakistan ranked 136 and 150 respectively.

  • Rohingya 2018-09-09 06:45

    Myanmar welcomes repatriation plan of Rohingya

    TEHRAN - After facing blistering criticism and outrage from across the world, Myanmar has welcomed the Bangladeshi government’s plan to begin the long-delayed process of repatriating Rohingya refugees back to their homeland.

  • Rohingya 2018-09-04 10:46

    Bangladesh PM blasts Myanmar military for anti-Rohingya propaganda

    TEHRAN - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blasted the Myanmar regime for spreading disinformation about Rohingya Muslims presently stationed in Bangladesh’s refugee camps.

  • Bangladesh refugees 2018-08-28 10:08

    Rohingya refugees mark one year in Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Refugees in Bangladesh held demonstrations on Saturday to mark the passing of a year since the outbreak of a conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes.

  • nation’s founder Mujibur Rahman's wife 2018-08-19 10:47

    Bangladesh PM accuses rival of killing nation’s founder

    TEHRAN - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stirred hornet’s nest by claiming that arch-rival Khaleda Zia was involved in killing her father and nation’s founder Mujibur Rahman.

  • Bangladesh 2018-08-12 11:08

    Bangladesh govt under fire as student protests grow

    TEHRAN - With student protests against the lack of road safety measures in Bangladesh growing, the government led by Sheikh Hasina is increasingly finding itself in troubled waters. The government has been criticized by rights activists across the world for using force to quell the protests.

  • Students, journalists protest against Bangladesh govt 2018-08-09 12:52

    Students, journalists protest against Bangladesh govt

    Journalists in Bangladesh have gave a 72-hour ultimatum to the Sheikh Hasina government to arrest miscreants responsible for attacks on media persons while covering the protests by students over road safety, according to media reports.

  • Bangladesh 2018-08-07 11:29

    Violent protests in Bangladesh over road safety

    TEHRAN - The violent protests over road safety in Bangladesh have entered tenth day even as the police continued to fire teargas and the country’s authorities urged protestors, mostly students, to go home.

  • Myanmar 2018-08-05 10:51

    Bangladesh FM to visit Myanmar for repatriation of Rohingyas

    TEHRAN - Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali is scheduled to visit Myanmar on August 9 to oversee preparations being made for the safe repatriation of Rohingya refugees.

  • india 2018-07-31 12:15

    Four million people excluded from citizens’ list in India

    TEHRAN - In a move that is likely to stir unrest in India, the government in New Delhi has excluded more than four million people from a draft list of citizens in northeastern state of Assam.

  • Bangladesh 2018-07-17 11:00

    India to step up assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and aid in their repatriation

    TEHRAN - India has pledged to provide relief supplies to Rohingya refugees currently languishing in impoverished conditions in the crammed refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and to aid in their repatriation process from Bangladesh to Rakhine state in Myanmar.

  • Malaysia 2018-07-08 11:51

    Malaysia rules out deportation of controversial televangelist to India

    TEHRAN - In a direct rebuke to Indian authorities, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has ruled out the deportation of controversial televangelist Zakir Naik to India.

  • India 2018-07-05 13:12

    India agrees to offer tariff concessions to APTA member countries

    India has agreed to offer tariff concessions on at least 3,142 products to Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) member countries, which include Bangladesh, China, Laos, South Korea and Sri Lanka, said a statement issued by India’s Commerce Ministry.