Tag: Bangladesh

India does not fully meet the minimum standards to eliminate human trafficking: 2018 US Report

Newsroom24x7 Network The Government of India does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons although it is making significant efforts to do so. This is underscored by the “2018 Trafficking in Persons Report”, released earlier this year by the US State Department. The 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report is an

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Myanmar’s refugee crisis is immense: More than 600,000 have been displaced from their homes

Newsroom24x7 Network Washington DC: The scale of Myanmar’s refugee crisis is immense: more than 600,000 have been displaced from their homes since 25 August 2017. The conditions are tough. People are suffering. This was pointed out at a press briefing here on 7 November 2017 by Simon Henshaw, the US Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of

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Pakistan will soon blow up into pieces says Baloch freedom fighter

  25-year-old Mazdak Dilshad Baloch appears much more assured and confident than his age. Living in Canada since 2014, Mazdak and his wife arrived in India a few months ago to build public opinion in favour of freedom struggle for Balochistan. He spoke to Shitanshu Shekhar Shukla in an exclusive interview. Edited excerpts: Are you

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John Kerry in Delhi for this year’s US-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: After spending a day in Dhaka for his first official visit to Bangladesh, the US Secretary of State John Kerry landed here last evening to participate in the U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue today. In Bangladesh, Kerry met with the prime minister Sheikh Hasina and expressed his condolences on recent terrible

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India and Bangladesh to jointly produce documentary on 1971 War of Independence of Bangladesh

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: India’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu today said that information dissemination is critical to counter terrorism which is a common issue plaguing both India and Bangladesh. Timely and correct dissemination of information will prevent rumors and falsehood, while at the same time, build the spirit of cooperation and

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World will have to fight the forces spreading terror by radicalising people on the basis of religion: Pranab Mukherjee

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, addressing the nation for the fifth time on the eve of Independence Day, said that in these four years, he has seen with some disquiet, forces of divisiveness and intolerance trying to raise their ugly head. Attacks on weaker sections that militate against the national ethos are aberrations

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Dhaka hostage crisis ends; six terrorists killed; one captured alive

Newsroom24x7 Staff Dhaka (Bangladesh): After heavy gunfire commandos stormed a restaurant here Saturday and rescued at least 13 hostages ending an overnight siege by terrorists, half a dozen of whom have been killed and one has been captured alive. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on Holey Artisan Bakery, near the

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Islamist party leader hanged for 1971 war crimes in Bangladesh

Newsroom24x7 Staff Dhaka: Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami was hanged today for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. He was also charged for arms trafficking in the state of Assam in India. Nizami, who headed the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at Dhaka Central jail around midnight. He was sentenced to death in

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Modi, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina dedicate 2nd cross border transmission interconnection system

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, today jointly dedicated via video-conferencing, the second cross border transmission interconnection system between India and Bangladesh. This will link Surjyamaninagar in Tripura with South Comilla in Bangladesh. The two leaders also dedicated the transmission of 10 GBPS internet

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Bangladeshi court orders sedition probe against Khaleda Zia

Newsroom24x7 Desk Dhaka : A Bangladeshi court ordered  probe against former Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia over her alleged slanderous comments in context of martyrs related to 1971 liberation war against Pakistan, and the court contemplated whether a sedition charge could be put up on the leader. The court statement said — The

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CIA views Kashmir as the site of the world’s largest and most militarised Territorial dispute

Newsroom24x7 Staff Washington DC: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) views Kashmir as the “site of the world’s largest and most militarized territorial dispute with portions under the de facto administration of China (Aksai Chin), India (Jammu and Kashmir), and Pakistan (Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas)”. Notwithstanding the numerous incidents of unprovoked firing and violation

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India and Bangladesh add new dimension to economic ties

Newsroom24x7 Desk Dhaka: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here that the settlement of the maritime boundary last year is evidence of the maturity of ties between India and Bangladesh and their shared commitment to international rules. “Our Parliament’s approval of Land Boundary Agreement reflects the consensus in India on relations with Bangladesh. The agreement

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Evacuation of Indians from Yemen continued on a war footing on Saturday

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: Even as the Indian authorities have evacuated 1800 Indian citizens from Yemen, they have also helped some from Bangladesh, Djibouti, Nepal, Pakistan & Uganda so far, said the Indian external Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin saturday night. State-wise numbers’ of those evacuated from Yemen and have returned to India was released

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“India is a source, destination, and transit country for forced labor and sex trafficking”

Newsroom24x7 Desk We find perhaps no greater assault on basic freedom than the evil of human trafficking. Whether it comes in the form of a young girl trapped in a brothel, a woman enslaved as a domestic worker, a boy forced to sell himself on the street, or a man abused on a fishing boat, the victims of

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