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April 19, 2024 1:32 PM

Another 13 Myanmar border guards take shelter in Bangladesh

Amid a conflict between the Myanmar military and the armed rebel group in Myanmar’s Rakhine, 13 more members of the Myanmar's Border Guard Police (BGP) took shelter in Bangladesh on Thursday night. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) public relations officer (PRO) Shariful Islam said on Friday that so far, a total of 274 BGP members have taken refuge in Bangladesh. At first, the BGP members surrendered to the members of Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) in the Naf River near the southern tip of Banglad...

April 18, 2024 3:50 PM

India’s FY24 pulses imports hit 6-year high as red lentil purchases jump

India's pulses imports in fiscal 2024 surged 84% year-on-year to their highest level in six years after lower production prompted India to allow duty-free imports of red lentils and yellow peas, government and industry officials said on Thursday.   Higher imports by India, the world's biggest importer, producer and consumer of protein-rich pulses, have been supporting global prices and helping bring down stocks in exporting countries such as Canada, Australia, and Myanmar.   India imported...

March 27, 2024 3:13 PM

India to spend $3.7 bln to fence Myanmar border, source says

India plans to spend nearly $3.7 billion to fence its 1,610-km porous border with Myanmar within about a decade, said a source with direct knowledge of the matter, to prevent smuggling and other illegal activities. New Delhi said earlier this year it would fence the border and end a decades-old visa-free movement policy with coup-hit Myanmar for border citizens for reasons of national security and to maintain the demographic structure of its northeastern region. Myanmar has so far not commente...

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