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Nihonjin Karatumo

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  1. These BJP nowadays seem to conflate Bangladeshi tourists with alleged "illegal Bangladeshis". All to help their election campaigns. But to what end? Do this people understand the ground reality? It would've hit me hard, if I constantly get compared to an ''illegal" despite my money and my presence playing a pivotal to local economy. I hope one day, Bangladeshis has enough monetary solvency and options to stop going to india as a whole. Never travelled to that country, and I hope I don't have to! I do hope others realize that. Insults have limits, and Bangladeshis has high threshold of tolerance.
  2. Kolkata: Talks fail, no Bangladesh flights now Subhro Niyogi and Prithvijit Mitra | TNN | Updated: Aug 21, 2021, 08:10 IST The flights between the two countries were suspended in April during the height of the second wave. KOLKATA: The Biman Bangladesh flights that were to resume on Sunday have been called off as an agreement on the resumption of flights could not be reached between the aviation authorities. The announcement led to a gloom across the city’s hospitality sector and private hospitals that were getting ready to welcome back patients from Bangladesh, who accounted for around 8%-10% of footfalls till the pandemic. “We had scheduled the resumption of flights from Sunday with the other two weekly services on Tuesday and Thursday. But we have not received permission from Indian authorities. Once an agreement is signed, we will announce the new dates,” a Biman Bangladesh official told TOI. This will mean that SpiceJet and IndiGo flights that were also scheduled to resume will now be cancelled. While SpiceJet was supposed to start services on August 26, IndiGo was to start flights the next day. The flights between the two countries were suspended in April during the height of the second wave. The news of the flight cancellation has dampened the spirit in the New Market-Sudder Street-Marquis Street-Free School Street-Park Street belt as well as hospitals in the city where Bangladeshis are a key clientele. Bangladeshis account for over 50% sales at New Market, 70% business in hotels, guest houses and foreign currency exchanges on Sudder Street, Marquis Street, Free School Street, Royd Street and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road and 80% of the transport business in the area. “We are disappointed since 20 online appointments had been issued to Bangladeshi patients who were to take the first few flights. Enquiries had been pouring in and we expected the number to proliferate with flights getting regular. But this is a setback for both Bangladeshi patients and us. They may now look for treatment in south-east Asian countries,” said Peerless Hospital CEO Sudipta Mitra. Till the pandemic, 15% of Peerless’ patients would be from Bangladesh. They contributed 8%-10% of the hospital’s annual revenue. AMRI Hospitals that had received 3,000 Bangladeshi patients a month across its three units before the pandemic already processed 300-400 visa invitation forms for Bangladesh patients who were scheduled to visit next week. Most of them have emergency surgeries or treatment lined up, according to AMRI CEO Rupak Barua. “They mostly visit for complicated neuro and gastric surgeries that can’t wait. So, we will end up losing these patients,” said Barua. More than 35 Bangladesh patients were listed for surgeries and consultations at CMRI Hospital over the next few weeks, according to COO Simmardeep Gill. Ruby Hospital, too, was left disappointed by the flight cancellation. “We were looking forward to welcoming them back since they generate a fair share of our revenue. We had issued 11 visa invitation forms to Bangladeshi citizens over the last one week. Most of them are cancer and haemotology patients who were planning to visit our hospital for long-term treatment. They can’t defer their treatment and will settle for other countries, which is unfortunate,” said Ruby Hospital general manager – operations Subhashish Datta. The return of patients is also crucial for tourism and business in Kolkata, said Travel Agents’ Federation of India chairman (East) Anil Punjabi. “They invariably visit with families and do a lot of shopping that help the places like New Market and the shopping centres around it in central Kolkata. Their return would have helped the local economy,” Punjabi added.
  3. Add to that ....... commitment to every level of work. No matter how small or big it may seem! In Bangladesh however, this sort of commitment are rather frowned upon. On top you won't get recognized as much! Word "incomparable" can't even seem to describe the lack of fastidiousness in Bangladeshi work culture as a whole. Guess I've said enough for today!
  4. Bangladesh, Japan to sign MoU for feasibility study on Mitsubishi factory FE REPORT | Published: August 19, 2021 08:26:34 | Updated: August 19, 2021 08:50:30 Bangladesh and Japan will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to carry out a feasibility study towards setting up a manufacturing factory for Mitsubishi cars here in Bangladesh. The process for signing the MoU is now at the final stage and is expected to be signed during the current month, said Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun during a meeting with the Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh ITO Naoki at the ministry on Wednesday. The minister requested the Japanese envoy to come up with more investment in sugar, agri-food processing and ship-rebuilding sectors for the mutual benefits of the two countries. It is to be mentioned that the Japanese government has already assured Bangladesh of investing in automobile and fertiliser factories. Referring to Japan a long-time and tested friend of Bangladesh, the minister thanked the Japanese government for extending cooperation towards the development of Bangladesh. The meeting discussed elaborately an enhancement in bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh and Japan, for instance, setting up more Japanese industries here. It was discussed in the meeting that even during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the production of fertiliser by Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Ltd (KAFCO) was going on in full swing. More godowns will be set up for proper preservation and supply of fertiliser, as discussed in the meeting. An investment-friendly climate now exists in Bangladesh, said the Japanese envoy. He said that the Bangladesh government was providing all sorts of support to foreign investors. Bangladesh as a developing country is well ahead in expansion and adaptation of industrial technology among the countries in South Asia, the ambassador observed. The envoy assured the minister of extending Japanese cooperation in building a new fertiliser factory in Sirajganj district and setting up an automobile testing and research institute in Bangladesh. Additional Secretary of the industries ministry Sheikh Faezul Amin, Senior Assistant Secretary Md Salim Ullah and First Secretary of the Head of Economic Department at the Embassy of Japan Haruta Hiroki, among others, were present. [email protected]
  5. For Bangladesh, Japan seems to be leading the way nowadays. IDK, but China's material and economic investment chains are entrenched here in Bangladesh. And is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Diversifying, investment partner from RCEP region will provide greater leverage nonetheless. Likewise, at this juncture their capacity is not up to scratch wrt China.
  6. Role of Counter-terror and domestic intelligence oversight will take a far more pivotal role in Bangladesh's future defense policy. Given Bangladesh's already strong oversight on fringe groups. There's no doubt, counter-terrorism might take a whole new dimension altogether in this decade.
  7. Damn, hypoxemia taking serious toll on collective indian psyche. Where do they get this audacity?
  8. Since 2016, I came across many reports where Myanmar air and artillery strikes often fell well into Chinese territory. These are frequent occurrences, and are known to kill Chinese citizens. Just hours ago, bombs dropped from Myanmar fell into township near Yunnan province of China. As a result has killed 4 Chinese nationals and causing material damage. This is not a good build-up. Bangladesh better remain vigilant.
  9. Bangladesh is now among India’s top 5 export destinations. India’s exports to Bangladesh rose 46% on an annualised basis at $3.16 billion in January-March, securing it the fourth position after the US ($15.41 billion), China ($5.92 billion) and UAE ($5.34 billion) https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/bangladesh-is-now-among-india-s-top-5-export-destinations-101623868511464.html
  10. Only they'll be left holding is a skeletal remain of Myanmar. However, I understand ASEAN's apprehension going against Junta. They don't want refugee upheaval coming their way!
  11. Aselsan officially starts exporting its SDR radios to an "unknown country". Software based radio export from ASELSAN
  12. I am quoting this from another forum. Let me whether this is allowed! Few days ago ASFAT's general manager Esad Akgün, apprised media on the possibility of MİLGEM being sold to Bangladesh, He said: "As a result of long contract negotiations to meet special requirements of countries, The negotiations are getting matured and the deal is signed and continued. Therefore, this first phase, the first period is quite a long time. We are just at the beginning of the road now. We hope inshallah."
  13. Been a while since I joined this forum. Given how dormant this forum remains, you can't expect much to begin with. With forum's renewal in sight, perhaps its time we call for a more cerebral environment for fruitful engagement. Also its high time, we bring some discussion away from FB page. Which lately has become quite toxic.
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