International aid agencies and the UN have opposed the relocation since it was first proposed in 2015, expressing fear that a big storm could wash over Bhashan Char and endanger thousands of lives
Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process
The island's facilities are built to accommodate one lakh people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar and are currently living in crowded, squalid refugee camps
Sheikh Hasina in India: Bangladesh PM should return home with her head high, notwithstanding the BNP threat
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina deserves kudos, not brickbats, from Bangladesh people for the three defence MOUs that she has signed with India. Of course, for the BNP, it does not make any sense; but then it is understandable given its anti-India and pro-fundamentalist and terrorist past.
Parrikar, who is accompanied by the Vice Chiefs of the Army and Air Force, Deputy Chief of Navy besides Coast Guard chief, will meet President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who holds the defence portfolio in the cabinet.