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Bangladesh

ISIS and AQIS continue to expand activities in Bangladesh
Bangladesh

ISIS and AQIS continue to expand activities in Bangladesh

 By: Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury VT Condemns the ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINIANS by USA/Israel $ 280 BILLION US TAXPAYER DOLLARS INVESTED since 1948 in US/Israeli Ethnic Cleansing and Occupation Operation; $ 150B direct "aid" and $ 130B in "Offense" contractsSource: Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C. and US Department of State. Recently, two top-rung kingpins of Islamist jihadist outfit Islamic State (ISIS) were nabbed by law enforcement agencies in India after they entered the country with a notorious plot of sabotage activities. According to media reports, acting on intelligence received from sister agencies, a Special Task Force (STF) team was deployed to the Dhubri sector in India to intercept the ISIS suspects, who also were wanted b...
Hunter Biden helps Bangladesh Nationalist Party in influencing US Executive Branch
Bangladesh, USA

Hunter Biden helps Bangladesh Nationalist Party in influencing US Executive Branch

By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury VT Condemns the ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINIANS by USA/Israel $ 280 BILLION US TAXPAYER DOLLARS INVESTED since 1948 in US/Israeli Ethnic Cleansing and Occupation Operation; $ 150B direct "aid" and $ 130B in "Offense" contractsSource: Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C. and US Department of State. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) after succeeding in appointing Hunter Biden as its lobbyist was extremely optimistic of getting “miraculous result” as a self-proclaimed  crack and hooker addict Hunter has over the last decade cultivated connections with about two dozen current and former officials serving in the White House, including national security adviser Jake Sullivan and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. What BNP ...
Factory Fire in Bangladesh Kills Child Labourers
Bangladesh, Human Rights

Factory Fire in Bangladesh Kills Child Labourers

Bangladesh’s economic growth has been branded a miracle in South Asia, growing from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the fastest developing economies comparable to the ‘Asian Tigers’. Recently the per-capita income of Bangladesh surpassed that of India. Much of this growth has been driven by export in garments. However much of the working class has been deprived off the benefits of its own labour as the recent factory fire in Narayanganj demonstrated. At least 52 children have perished in a fire at the Hashem Food Factory triggering memories of the deadly Rana plaza collapse in 2013. The factory is alleged to have employed children at least as young as 14-years-old. Locals have further alleged that the factory had used padlocks on the floors, which prevented the ...
Factory Fire in Bangladesh Kills Child Labourers
Bangladesh

Factory Fire in Bangladesh Kills Child Labourers

International Bangladesh’s economic growth has been branded a miracle in South Asia, growing from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the fastest developing economies comparable to the ‘Asian Tigers’. Recently the per-capita income of Bangladesh surpassed that of India. Much of this growth has been driven by export in garments. However much of the working class has been deprived off the benefits of its own labour as the recent factory fire in Narayanganj demonstrated. At least 52 children have perished in a fire at the Hashem Food Factory triggering memories of the deadly Rana plaza collapse in 2013. The factory is alleged to have employed children at least as young as 14-years-old. Locals have further alleged that the factory had used padlocks on the floors...
Workers on the Edge in Bangladesh. Covid Lockdown Undermines Garment Industry
Bangladesh

Workers on the Edge in Bangladesh. Covid Lockdown Undermines Garment Industry

The global COVID-19 response is shaking garment supply chains and changing how Canadian unions do solidarity with Bangladeshi workers. By Asad Ismi “COVID-19 will be a catastrophe for Bangladeshi garment workers.”  I am speaking with Kalpona Akter, president of the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation (BGIWF). It is March 19. Governments around the world have ordered the temporary closure of retail outlets and other businesses, putting millions of people out of work. The shutdown in the West put immediate pressure on global supply chains, in particular for sectors like clothing. “The international brands that source from garment factories in Bangladesh have already started cancelling their orders for clothes. Consequently, Bangladeshi workers are in ve...
Bangladesh: Hundreds of Rohingya Refugees Stranded at Sea
Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Hundreds of Rohingya Refugees Stranded at Sea

Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr Rights groups urge Bangladesh government to allow some 500 Rohingya stuck in the Bay of Bengal to come ashore. Hundreds of Rohingya refugees are stranded on board two fishing trawlers in the Bay of Bengal without being able to reach land, while the Bangladesh government said they are not its responsibility, Al Jazeera reported Saturday. RELATED: Bangladesh Orders Lockdown in Rohingya Camps Over COVID-19 At least 500 Rohingya refugees may have been at sea for weeks without adequate food and water, drawing criticism from rights groups such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR. Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul Momen told Al Jazeera that the Rohingya refugees are "not Bangladesh's responsi...
Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to China

NOVANEWS Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to China Will Elevate Bangladesh’s Role in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Extend China’s Influence in South Asia By Andrew Korybko Global Research Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit China from July 3 to 5, during which time she’s expected to ink several agreements focusing mostly on power generation and economic cooperation, according to her country’s media. The South Asian state has always enjoyed excellent relations with China and has recently become one of its largest overseas investment destinations, with some reports calculating that the People’s Republic has approximately 30-billion-U.S.-dollars’ worth of interests there already. A lot of this is concentrated in the power generation industry, just like the l...
Bangladesh

Bangladesh set to relocate all Rohingya to mega refugee camp: Official

NOVANEWS Bangladesh says it plans to expand a massive settlement under construction in its southernmost district to house nearly 900,000 persecuted Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar. Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, minister for disaster management and relief, said on Thursday that the estimated 890,000 refugees would eventually be moved to the new site near the border town of Cox’s Bazar. “All of those who are living in scattered places… would be brought into one place. That’s why more land is needed. Slowly all of them will come,” media outlets quoted the minister as saying. Elsewhere in his remarks, the minister said that families were already moving to the new site, known as the Kutupalong Extension. There are currently nearly two dozen camps and other makeshift...