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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. It remains to be seen how equitable and far-reaching these trade arrangement might turn out to be. Apart from fancy acronyms, I've some apprehension towards indian led trade blocs.
  8. Damn, hypoxemia taking serious toll on collective indian psyche. Where do they get this audacity?
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. Aselsan officially starts exporting its SDR radios to an "unknown country". Software based radio export from ASELSAN
  13. 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."
  14. 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.
  15. What does this deal entails for Bangladesh's threat perception. 1) Nothing substantial 2) Will be Used to replace Tunguska-M1s 3) First credible SHORAD unit of MM 4) Orlan-Es will replace israeli UAVs that were pressed into the service since 2014. Given the track record of both Pantsirs and Orlans, they will most likely augment few critical points in MM's military installations.
  16. The command of Myanmar’s armed forces has shown interest in other advanced weapon systems of Russian manufacture. NAY PYI TAW, January 22. /TASS/. Russia will supply to Myanmar a batch of missile and artillery air defense systems Pantsir-S1, unmanned aerial vehicles Orlan-10E and radars. The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who is in Myanmar on an official visit, and the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar’s armed forces, Min Aung Hlaing. Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin inked the agreement for Russia. Since 2001 a legal and regulatory base has been created for effective and mutually beneficial military-technical cooperation, which makes steady progress. Russia has supplied to Myanmar 30 planes MiG-29, twelve combat training jets Yakolev-130, ten helicopters Mi-24 and Mi-35P, eight air defense missile systems Pechora-2M and also radars, armored vehicles and artillery pieces. A contract has been concluded for providing six Sukhoi-30SME planes. Some have been delivered already. Military hardware undergoes repairs and maintenance at Myanmar’s joint special center for all types of equipment, both aircraft and armored vehicles. Bilateral cooperation saw intensive development over the past five years. Myanmar’s delegations regularly participate in the international army games and combat training activities. Last year Myanmar’s contingent took part in the Kavkaz-2020 exercise. Also, in 2018 an inter-governmental agreement was concluded on simpler procedures for Russian naval ships visiting Myanmar’s ports. The command of Myanmar’s armed forces has shown interest in other advanced weapon systems of Russian manufacture. https://tass.com/defense/1247857
  17. MN lacks true guided missile frigates, meaning they lack proper air defense in their frigate. Despite building their own indigenous ship building capability. With size of its EEZ and sea area, MN is rather undersized and under armed. Inducting handful of Corvettes, FACs, a lone submarine, and 4 frigates ( among them 2 of them are old Type52H1s) are not indication outstripping anyone. However, there's no provision for Bangladesh to underestimate anyone.
  18. Heard Type-054's early iteration is up to be refitted for Export. All I know BN ordered 2nd batch of Type 053H3 frigates last year. It needs to be noted that these 2 Type 054s carries FM-90 and lacks VLS as far I can surmise. Pakistan can be the possible client of these frigates no?
  19. Breaking News!! According to US army press release, Bangladesh is set to receive undisclosed amount of RQ-12 WASP S-UAS https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/bangladesh-to-receive-wasp-uass
  20. Friendship can only be equal when forces within the country can show some strength. See, majority indians look at our friendliness as ''Soft'' and ''Weak''. Which is a fact! And Pakistan's and China's aggressive attitude as ''Strong'' despite all the whinging they have to throw around. Collective indians are oblivious to their own psyche. The country is stuck in British raj mentality. And they complain why neighbors hold so much contempt against them.
  21. India lacks the necessary instruments to think outside its reactionary policies. Looking at Modi's proclivity to soothe its nationalist base and utter disdain of their neighbor's diplomatic maturity, india is not thinking the way it needs to. Its disappointing that india will let loose of all its baggage onto us. It opens a lot of doors to them to delve into coercive actions to muddy up the water. Here are few factors that might play out in near future: 1) India with its current trajectory (right after Ladakh) will allow US control some part of its narratives. Americans will take them for a ride, just like the way they did with Pakistan. 2) Given the current government's status over last 11 years in power, india would like to exploit the fault lines in Bangladesh's electoral processes. 3) There's always the Hindu minority card india can go back to, any time & when ever it wants. 4) This ad-hoc approach from india is designed to exact more concessions from us in near term. Going forward, india's action towards its neighbors, i.e- Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal will be more punitive in nature. In this current juncture, I can't see how india can come out on top against China. But lets be honest, India can't provide the same tariff break as China can. India's market is simply not as matured and developed as China's. Since 2005, india failed to invest fully in manufacturing the way China did. Now the country is trailing behind, its rather a wishful thinking that under the mercy of Protectionist Americans they will get some semblance of strategic manufacturing capability. While in reality, its China who is contributing to manufacturing flights from its own territory to its more favorable trade partners. Modi is making moves it to sooth his own base, he knows the pit fall of continuing in this path for far too long!! In this unprecedented time, Modi needs to make his quick fix to come out as strong man here!! But he would like his base to forget about this incident as soon as possible!! That's his wish
  22. Forex reserves hit $35 billion mark for the first time Bangladesh Bank’s foreign currency reserves hit $35 billion mark for the first time in history thanks to surging remittance despite the coronavirus pandemic. Satisfactory remittance inflow and disbursement of aid by the developing partners drove the foreign exchange reserves up, Bangladesh Bank sources said. According to the central bank, the country's foreign exchange reserves rose to $35 billion on June 23. On June 3, the reserve crossed $34 billion mark for the first time. According to the Bangladesh Bank data, from July 1, 2019 to June 10, 2020, the expatriates sent $17.06 billion, thanks to the government budget declaration of 2 percent incentive. In 2018-19 fiscal year, the country received $16.41 billion remittance and the figure was $14.98 billion in 2017-18. For the first time, the country's remittance inflow crossed $17 billion mark in a fiscal year despite a recent fall for the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, there are over 10.02 million Bangladeshis working in 174 countries across the world. In 2019-20, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced 2 percent incentive on money remitted by the expatriate Bangladeshis. The objectives were to mitigate the burden of increased expenses in sending foreign remittance through legal channels.
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