BDR

  • Bangladesh forces bust ULFA hideout December 25, 2010

    Dhaka: For a second time in a week, Bangladeshi border guards claimed to have busted suspected ULFA hideout close to the Indian border seizing mine manufacturing equipment, radio sets and documents. The hideout suspected to be a cache of the Indian separatist groups was busted in the hilly forest areas today...
  • Mutiny-hit Bangladesh to raise new border force March 21, 2009

    Dhaka: Bangladesh will disband its mutiny-hit paramilitary unit and raise a new force to guard the borders, a top security official said on Saturday. A mutiny that began on February 25 at the headquarters of the paramilitary force in Dhaka and then spread to a dozen other towns, killed at...
  • Banned youtube video shows depth of anger in Bangladesh March 11, 2009

    New Delhi: A recording reveals the depth of feeling and anger against the manner in which the Sheikh Hasina government handled the BDR mutiny in Bangladesh. It's on Youtube, but you may not be able to access the site in Bangladesh, where the government has banned it. ...
  • Islamists blame India for Bangladesh mutiny March 9, 2009

    Dhaka: As agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation arrived here to help probe last week's mutiny, right wing Jamaat-e-Islami party on Sunday accused India of being behind the killings inside the Bangladesh border guards' headquarters. "The killing mission was executed from Indian intelligence headquarters through close monitoring," Matiur...
  • US advises citizens to avoid travel to Bangladesh March 3, 2009

    Washington: The United States has advised its citizens to avoid unnecessary visit to Bangladesh, in view of the recent mutiny by the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) soldiers. "The Department of State advises all US citizens to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary travel in and...
  • Murder charges filed against over 1,000 BDR soldiers March 1, 2009

    Dhaka: Murder charges were on Sunday filed against over 1,000 personnel of Bangladesh's paramilitary force BDR following the 33-hour mutiny by them during which they killed 73 army officers, even as the government said the revolt was "well-orchestrated" and that a group of "outsiders" was also involved in the carnage. Besides...
  • Quick-fire trial of murderous mutineers in Bangladesh March 1, 2009

    Dhaka: The government of Bangladesh has announced that it intends to prosecute members of a paramilitary border force that mutinied this week by special tribunal, as more graves of the mutineers' victims were discovered. "The law ministry was asked to enact laws for the speedy trial of the killers and looters,"...
  • Three more mass graves unearthed in BDR HQ February 28, 2009

    Dhaka: The barbarity of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) soldiers during their abortive uprising continued to unfold today as three more mass graves with mutilated bodies of army officers and their kin were uncovered at its headquarters here, raising the death toll to 77. Among the 10 bodies retrieved this morning was...
  • Bangladesh toll is 61 dead, Hasina vows action February 28, 2009

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday vowed to book the instigators of the bloody 33-hour mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel, saying "a certain quarter must be involved" in the massacre of over 60 army officers who headed the paramilitary unit. "Nobody could have staged the rebellion alone. A certain...
  • Search on for missing Bangladesh army officers February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: Army tanks rolled into the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) headquarters, where mutinous troopers who had battled the army for 33-hours had been holed up, in the capital city on Friday morning as search operations for missing officers began. Army troops, backed by six tanks and 20 armoured vehicles, entered the...
  • Bangladesh Rifles chief feared dead | More bodies February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: The decomposing bodies of seven army officers were found in the headquarters of a Bangladesh paramilitary unit on Friday, taking the known death toll from a mutiny over pay and command structures to 18, officials said. But scores of officers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) remain missing, including its chief,...
  • India-friendly Bangladesh Rifles chief feared dead February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: Major General Shakil Ahmed, director general of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), died in a hail of bullets within 10 minutes of the mutiny by the troopers that ended after two days of killing and chaos. The general's killing was confirmed late Thursday evening by Lt Col Syed Kamruzzaman, who survived the...
  • At least 1 dead, 6 wounded in Dhaka fighting February 25, 2009

    Dhaka: Heavy gunfire broke out at the headquarters of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) in Dhaka on Wednesday, and at least one person was killed and six others wounded, a doctor told Reuters. Bangladesh has seen a number of successful and failed military coups in its history, but the...
  • BSF, BDR meet to talk peace, terror August 28, 2006

    Guwahati: Monday is a big day for the Border Security Force (BSF) in Assam, as talks are scheduled to be held in Shillong between the force and the Bangladesh Rifles or BDR. The relations between the two have been strained for quite sometime and recently it took an ugly turn. In...