Shiv Sena MP probes govt on Rohingya links to Pak terror groups

Government of India was today quizzed on whether it has been able to establish links between Rohingya refugees in India and Pakistan-based terror groups. In a written question, Lok Sabha Member for Mumbai South Rahul Shewale asked the Union home ministry “whether the Government has established Rohingyas’ link with various Pakistan based terrorist groups”. The […]

63,959 people declared foreigners by Foreigners Tribunals in Assam

A total of 63,959 people have been declared as foreigners through ex-parte proceedings by Foreigners’ Tribunals in Assam as of February this year, minister of state for home affairs said today. Ex-parte proceedings refer to those cases where the person does not turn up to contest the initial finding, and is therefore declared as a […]

Reliance Power awards Rs 5,000 cr Bangladesh project to Reliance Infrastructure

Reliance Infrastructure Limited said it won two constructiong contracts in Bangladesh together valued at Rs. 5,000 crore. The contracts arer for creating a 750 MW LNG-based combined cycle power plant at Meghnaghat (Dhaka) while the second project is for building a 500 MMSCFD floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) based integrated LNG terminal project at Kutubdia […]

Bangladesh Internet gets a speed boost from Tejas’ new network

Network solutions provider Tejas Networks said it completed the execution of a high capacity national optical backbone network in Bangladesh that will “significantly boost” Internet speeds in Bangladesh. The contract was completed in partnership with Telephone Shilpa Sangstha of Bangladesh for the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company to connect all of the country to the SMW-5 […]

Police arrest biggest group of illegal Bangladeshis in Kerala; 35 nabbed

Police in Kerala have arrested 35 people in Malappuram district on suspicions of being illegal Bangladeshi citizens staying in India. The arrests were made in Edavannapara in the Muslim-dominated district. Police sources said that the arrests are likely to lead to an acceleration in investigations into illegal Bangladeshis staying in Kerala. Kerala has millions of […]

Smuggling down on Indo-Bangladesh border, up on Bhutanese side

Incidents related to smuggling of fertilizer and narcotics on the Indo-Bangladesh border fell sharply in 2016, but there was a compensatory increase in drug smuggling cases along India’s border with Bhutan and Nepal, according to data from the Union Home Ministry. Fertilizers — which cost less in India because of government subsidies — are smuggled out, […]

SpiceJet starts Kolkata-Dhaka flight, more to follow

SpiceJet said it will start daily flights to Dhaka from Kolkata on Mar 23, its first to the Bangladeshi capital, and said it plans to introduce more international flights soon. With the Dhaka service, the total number of international destinations served by the company has reached seven. Last month, the airline announced a deal to […]

Rijiju backtracks on ‘2 cr Bangladeshi immigrants living in India’ claim?

Two weeks after claiming that around 2 cr illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are living in India, minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju seems to be backpedaling on the claim. “There is no confirmed data with regard to number of Bangladeshi citizens illegally residing in the country..” he told the Lok Sabha today, two weeks […]

Bharti Airtel merges Bangladesh unit with Robi Axiata

Bharti Airtel Limited announced the completion of the merger of its subsidiary Airtel Bangladesh with Robi Axiata Limited (Robi Axiata), a unit of Axiata Group Berhad. The merger was completed following the fulfilment of the condition precedents to the Agreement and filing of the merger order with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms […]