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HRW asks Bangladesh to halt border guards’ mutiny trial


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) Wednesday asked Bangladesh to halt a mass trial of suspected mutineers of the erstwhile Bangladesh Rifles who had killed ... Read more...

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Bangladesh mass sentencing condemned


June 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 19 (IANS) The prosecution teams conducting the mass trials of the alleged mutineers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) must immediately stop the trials, Human Rights Watch said ... Read more...

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Halder meets chief of NDFB anti-talk faction


February 10th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) The central government's proposed peace process with the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) appears to be headed in the right direction.This ... Read more...

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Bangladesh jails 3,036 border guards for 2009 mutiny


September 12th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 12 (IANS) A special court in Dhaka Monday sentenced to jail 182 border guards for their involvement in the February 2009 mutiny, bringing the total of convicted troopers ... Read more...

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Border guards’ trial begins for Dhaka massacre


August 24th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 24 (IANS) The trial of over 800 mutineers who were involved in the massacre of 74 people, including 57 army officers, at the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) headquarters in ... Read more...

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2009 mutiny: Bangladesh jails 657 border guards


June 27th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) A special court in Dhaka Monday jailed 657 paramilitary border guards for their involvement in a mutiny in February 2009.The mutiny at the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) ... Read more...

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PM’s Bangladesh visit to resolve outstanding issues: BSF


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram's proposed visit to Bangladesh is expected to resolve several outstanding issues, Border Security Force (BSF) Director ... Read more...

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Zia asks Hasina to quit


February 25th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia Friday asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to "resign immediately" and demanded a mid-term poll.Zia utilised the second anniversary of the 2009 mutiny ... Read more...

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Dhaka mulls stringent law to tackle rebellion


February 25th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh is mulling stringent laws to discourage any rebellion among the para-military forces, media reports said Friday on the anniversary of the February 2009 rebellion by the border ... Read more...

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Bangladesh gets new border force post-mutiny


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 23 (IANS) Bangladesh got a new force Sunday to guard its frontiers - the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) that replaced the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), which had witnessed a bloody ... Read more...

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Bangladesh protests alleged killing of youth by BSF


January 16th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) A Bangladeshi youth Sunday succumbed to injuries allegedly caused during torture by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF), prompting the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) to strongly protest the act. ... Read more...

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Bangladesh accord pushes 14 irrigation schemes in Tripura


January 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) The India-Bangladesh secretary-level talks of the Joint River Commission (JRC), removed four years long deadlock over the construction of 14 irrigation projects along the border in Tripura, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh begins trial of rebel troopers


January 6th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's biggest trial to date has begun with a court admitting cases against over 800 rebel troopers of the country's border guard who had killed 74 people in ... Read more...

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Chamber choir gives balm to Meghalaya in turmoil (2010 in Retrospect)


December 30th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 30 (IANS) Political turmoil, corruption and a spurt of violence dominated Meghalaya throughout 2010. But the chamber choir music of Shillong's young talent brought some cheer to the state ... Read more...

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Abducted Tripura tribals taken to Bangladesh


December 10th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 10 (IANS) Outlawed tribal extremists who abducted 11 tribals Tuesday have taken nine of the hostages to Bangladesh and released two, police said here Friday. The militants have demanded ... Read more...

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Trafficking, smuggling at Indo-Bangladesh border discussed


November 27th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) The problems of human trafficking, smuggling and sexual harassment of locals by security personnel at the Indo-Bangladesh border were brought into focus by NGOs, researchers, academicians and journalists ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia put under house arrest, says Bangladesh opposition (Second Lead)


November 13th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Saturday said its leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia was put "under house arrest" as the government moved to ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia evicted from home (Lead)


November 13th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was Saturday morning evicted from the government house which was given to her after her husband's assassination in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh urged to dismantle insurgent groups’ camps: BSF chief


September 28th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) India has urged Bangladesh to dismantle the camps of all northeast insurgent groups operating from within its territory, said a senior Border Security Force (BSF) official Monday. Bangladesh ... Read more...

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Meghalaya woman killed on India-Bangladesh border


September 27th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 27 (IANS) A woman was killed and two were seriously injured Monday in an alleged attack by Bangladeshi nationals at Hat Thymmai village on the southern tip of Meghalaya near ... Read more...

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Dhaka to Delhi: crack down on drug factories near border


September 27th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 27 (IANS) Bangladesh has urged India to crack down on factories that make the banned Phensedyl syrup near the border. Two million bottles of Phensedyl were seized last year. Popular ... Read more...

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Stringent law in offing for Bangladesh border guards


September 20th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) A protest by two or more border guards could be termed a mutinous act under a legislation proposed for the force that is being revamped after hundreds of ... Read more...

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‘Smuggling, trafficking key issues on India-Bangladesh border’


September 16th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dinajpur (Bangladesh), Sep 16 (IANS) Smuggling and human trafficking are the "key issues that sometimes create problem in the border areas of Bangladesh and India", the country's border guard chief has said. ... Read more...

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BSF killed 2 Bangladeshi cattle traders, says Dhaka


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 17 (IANS) Troops from India's Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead two Bangladeshi cattle traders near Shingnagar along the country's northwestern border Monday night, authorities here claimed uesday. Those killed near ... Read more...

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Bangladesh hands over Indian farmer to BSF


August 16th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Monday handed over an Indian farmer, who was charged with entering Bangladesh illegally, to India's Border Security Force (BSF) at Tamabil immigration check post ... Read more...

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Indian farmer sent to judicial custody in Bangladesh


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 3 (IANS) A court in Bangladesh Tuesday remanded to judicial custody an Indian farmer charged with entering the country illegaly, an officer of India's Border Security Force (BSF) said, alleging ... Read more...

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Meghalaya farmer still in Bangladesh custody


August 1st, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) A Meghalaya farmer abducted by Bangladeshi nationals last week from a disputed area near the border remains in police custody there, says India's Border Security Force (BSF). "The abducted ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Indian farmer in Bangladesh police custody


July 29th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 29 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Thursday said it was in touch with Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) officials for the safe release of an Indian farmer from Meghalaya who was ... Read more...

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2009 Bangladesh Rifles mutiny leaves nation open to terrorist threat: Analysts


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, July 23 (ANI): More than a year has passed since personnel of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) staged a violent mutiny at their headquarters in Dhaka, and yet, no one ... Read more...

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Death penalty proposed for Bangladesh mutineers


July 12th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (DPA) The Bangladeshi government Monday approved a draft law on the paramilitary border force that would impose a maximum penalty of death against mutineers, an official said. The council ... Read more...

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824 charged in Bangladesh border guards mutiny


July 12th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) A total of 801 border guards and 23 civilians will be charged in the February 2009 mutiny at the headquarters of Bangladesh's paramilitary force that left at least ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to exercise calm on border


June 24th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 24 (IANS) India's Border Security Force (BSF) and its Bangladeshi counterpart Thursday agreed to exercise "utmost restraint" in areas of dispute along the border. After a meeting with Deputy Director General ... Read more...

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BSF rejects commandant-level meet with Bangladesh border guards


June 17th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) India's Border Security Force (BSF) Thursday rejected a meeting with the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) at the commandant level over the recent firing along the India-Bangladesh in southern Meghalaya, ... Read more...

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Maintain status quo, BSF urges Bangladesh border guards


June 16th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 16 (IANS) Indian border guards have asked their Bangladeshi counterparts to maintain status quo in "areas of adverse possession" until a solution is found to boundary dispute between the ... Read more...

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Tension on border after firing by Bangladesh Rifles (Lead)


June 15th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 15 (IANS) Tension prevailed along the India-Bangladesh border in southern Meghalaya Tuesday after Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troops resorted to "unprovoked firing" in different areas. Border Security Force (BSF) troops, ... Read more...

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