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Text of president’s speech


August 14th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Here is the text of President Pranab Mukherjee's speech on India's 66th Independence Day-eve:My fellow citizens:It is a great privilege to address, for the first time, my fellow Indians living ... Read more...

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In six decades, a sea change in Indian parliament (Lead) (May 13 is 60th anniversary of parliament)


May 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) When it opened six decades ago, it was a highly revered institution, packed with stalwarts who won freedom for India and where debates were ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to observe Earth Hour


March 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has decided to observe Earth Hour 2012 and it will urge the people not to use power during that time, an official said ... Read more...

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Aamir enjoying free time with little one


January 13th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Aamir Khan is a bit free these days and the actor-producer is keeping himself busy spending time in watching his newborn son grow up."Hope ... Read more...

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Protests erupt in Dhaka after bus hits journalist


December 28th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 28 (IANS) Angry journalists from media houses in the Bangladesh capital Wednesday staged demonstrations, burnt tyres and vandalised vehicles after a fellow journalist's right leg had to be ... Read more...

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Human traffickers to get death in Bangladesh


December 13th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet has approved a draft bill on human trafficking that would punish offenders with death, an official said.The proposed "Human Trafficking Prevention and Protection ... Read more...

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Aamir-Kiran name son after Maulana Azad


December 10th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Bollywood couple Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have named their newborn son Azad Rao Khan after freedom fighter and independent India's first education minister ... Read more...

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Rahul becomes part of Congress trinity at Buniyaad (Youth Congress convention sidelights)


November 28th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) With Rahul Gandhi's portrait finding prominent place alongside Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the backdrop at the Youth ... Read more...

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Delegates swarm Youth Congress meet venue


November 27th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Long queues of participants were seen Sunday at the registration counter of the venue where Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will inaugurate a two-day ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi hails Dhaka’s anti-terror efforts, receives award (Third Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), on an official visit here, lauded Bangladesh's efforts to combat terrorism as she received on ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi lauds Dhaka’s efforts to combat terror (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) who is here to attend a conference on autism, during a meeting with Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi lauds Bangladesh’s efforts to tackle terror


July 25th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here Monday lauded Bangladesh's efforts to combat ... Read more...

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Bangladesh ministers to declare wealth


July 4th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) The Bangladesh government Monday decided to declare income and wealth statements of the country's ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers and the people holding appointments with ... Read more...

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Bangladesh applauds Mamata win


May 14th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 14 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina telephoned Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee and congratulated her on her party's massive victory in the state assembly elections in ... Read more...

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US puts on hold Bangladesh ties over Yunus harassment


February 28th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) The US officials have told Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that "there will be no further high-level diplomatic interaction" until the "harassment" of Grameen Bank founder Muhammad ... Read more...

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Indian Kathak dancer performs at Dhaka fest


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) A dance recital by leading Indian Kathak guru Rajendra Kumar Gangani and his disciple Swathi Sinha marked the conclusion of a five-day dance fest here.The dance festival is ... Read more...

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Bangladesh trade body demands removal of ‘corrupt’ lawmakers


November 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 7 (IANS) An apex trade body in Bangladesh has demanded removal of "corrupt" lawmakers from various parliamentary sub-committees.Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) president Abul Kalam Azad ... Read more...

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Indian culture in global context: ICCR celebrates 60 years


October 25th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will celebrate 60 years of its foundation by with a two-day seminar beginning Nov 11 featuring an elite panel ... Read more...

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Dhaka asks radio, TV channels to use ‘pure’ Bengali


June 20th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has asked private radio stations and television channels in the country to be "more neutral and pro-people" and use Bengali language that is "pure", a ... Read more...

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Dhaka to start parliament TV channel


June 20th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) Bangladesh will this year-end join select democracies worldwide to have a separate television channel to telecast parliament proceedings. The dry run would start next month for the new satellite ... Read more...

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New ICCR website inaugurated


May 28th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Indian Centre for Cultural Relations (ICCR) took India's soft power a step ahead by launching a new web portal listing the centre's activities both in the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to examine electricity tie-up with India


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet Monday assigned two ministers and a senior official the task of scrutinising a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that would enable import of electricity from India. Finance ... Read more...

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Violence mars Bangladesh’s ‘language movement’ day (Lead)


February 21st, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) One man was killed and several other people were injured in two incidents of violence Sunday which marred Bangladesh's 'Amar Ekushey February' commemoration of the language ... Read more...

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India agrees to set up 1,320 MW power plant in Bangladesh


February 20th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) In a joint venture with India, a power plant will be set up in Bangladesh in three years to produce 1,320 MW. Two coal-fired units with production capacity ... Read more...

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Gadkari to open Maulana Azad seminar


February 17th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari will open a two-day seminar here Feb 21 to mark Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's 52nd death anniversary, the organisers said ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to rename establishments bearing Ziaur Rahman’s name (Lead)


February 16th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has decided to rename all the establishments named after former president Ziaur Rahman. The decision prompted opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party to announce a stir to ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to rename establishments bearing Zia’s name


February 16th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has decided to rename all the establishments named after Ziaur Rahman who became president in 1977. "According to the cabinet decision, no structures or institutions will ... Read more...

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Bangladesh parliament to have own TV channel


February 13th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) The Jatiya Sangsad, Bangladesh's parliament, will soon have an exclusive television channel to telecast its proceedings. Bangladesh joins neighbour India and several parliamentary democracies across the world that ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition defers protest on Hasina’s India visit


January 16th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has deferred its planned agitation to protest the five India-Bangladesh accords, inked during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to New Delhi ... Read more...

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India- Bangladesh energy talks to begin today


November 18th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Bangladesh Power Secretary Abul Kalam Azad is visiting New Delhi on Wednesday to hold a preliminary round of energy cooperation talks ahead of Prime Minister Sheikh ... Read more...

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PM says Govt. committed to providing good quality education to every child


November 11th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday said, that the Central Government is committed to providing good quality education to every child.Addressing the National Education ... Read more...

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Mewat desperate for basic amenities, not big poll promises


October 12th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mewat, Oct 12 (IANS) Jobless youngsters can be seen sitting and chatting at tea stalls, women washing clothes in dirty ponds, naked children playing in the dust with flies all around. Welcome ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to have TV boom, but government to keep an eye


September 8th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 8 (IANS) Bangladesh may soon witness a boom in private television channels, but the government has said it will formulate a policy to watch the content and curb what the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh PM’s husband dead


May 9th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) M.A. Wazed Miah, husband of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, died Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 67. Hasina was at his bedside when the end came ... Read more...

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SAARC summit: Toss-up between Nepal, Bhutan as host likely


March 24th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) There is likely to be a toss-up between Nepal and Bhutan if the Maldives finally declines to host the 16th summit of the South Asian Association for ... Read more...

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