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ONGC’s first power project to start generation this month


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 3 (IANS) The 726 MW first commercial power plant of state-owned ONGC at Palatana in southern Tripura will start generating electricity this month-end, company officials said here ... Read more...

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Efforts on to revive terrorism in Tripura: Sarkar


August 15th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Surrendered militants, separatist outfits and a section of the opposition are conspiring to revive militancy in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Wednesday ."Although the Bangladesh ... Read more...

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BSF stops Bangladeshi tribals’ bid to enter India


August 5th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 5 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has foiled an attempt by over 250 Chakma tribals, including women and children, from Bangladesh to enter India after their homes ... Read more...

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Yunus fears government is taking over Grameen Bank (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus Thursday expressed shock at the Bangladesh government's attempt to cut the powers of the Grameen Bank's board and giving more authority to ... Read more...

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Yunus fears Grameen Bank’s takeover by government


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus Thursday expressed utter shock at the Bangladesh government's attempt to cut the powers of the Grameen Bank's board and giving more authority ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to set up more border markets


July 27th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Dhaka and New Delhi are keen to set up eight more markets along the India-Bangladesh border in the northeastern states, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes ... Read more...

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First unit of ONGC’s Tripura project to generate power in September


July 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 9 (IANS) The first unit of ONGC-Tripura Power Coorporation's 726 MW gas-based power plant at Palatana in southern Tripura will start generation by September, officials said here Monday.ONGC ... Read more...

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Bangladesh mass sentencing condemned


June 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 19 (IANS) The prosecution teams conducting the mass trials of the alleged mutineers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) must immediately stop the trials, Human Rights Watch said ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh start joint study to boost border trade


June 9th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 9 (IANS) Senior officials from India and Bangladesh Saturday started a five-day joint study to examine facilities and infrastructure along the border and suggest measures to boost ... Read more...

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Dhaka approves $7 bn for development projects


May 20th, 2012 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government Saturday approved 550 billion taka ($7 billion) for undertaking developmental projects during the fiscal year 2012-13.The decision was taken at a meeting ... Read more...

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Bangladesh banker favours micro-finance regulation


May 9th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman Tuesday emphasised the need for strong regulation for monitoring micro-finance institutions."We are striving to maintain the right balance of ensuring that ... Read more...

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Search resumes for Assam ferry tragedy victims


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) While the district administration Wednesday resumed the search operation with the help of Border Security Force (BSF) and National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) personnel for the ... Read more...

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South Asia becoming global art hub: Dhaka promoter (With Images)


April 24th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Dhaka Art Summit with 249 artists is being seen as a new beginning of cultural bonds between Bangladesh, India and the rest of the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh will tour Pakistan: ICC


April 15th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 15 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Sunday that Bangladesh has agreed to tour Pakistan for a One-day International and one Twenty20 international at the Gaddafi Stadium ... Read more...

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US gives $40 mn for Bangladesh health sector


April 9th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Monday announced a grant of $40 million for the development of Bangladesh's health sector.The grant would be made available ... Read more...

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Indo-Bangla celebrations to mark Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary


April 7th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 7 (IANS) As a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, artists of India and Bangladesh have begun jointly performing various cultural shows, including drama, on the themes penned by ... Read more...

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Terrorists still operate from Bangladesh: PM’s envoy


April 5th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Special Envoy Satinder K. Lamba Thursday said terrorists and insurgents still operated from Bangladesh despite Dhaka's efforts to contain ... 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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Bangladesh to felicitate Indian defence officers


March 26th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Four decades after Bangladesh came into being, Dhaka will formally recognise the role played by Indian armed forces during the 1971 war, popularly called ... Read more...

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Four more Border Haats to be set up along India-Bangladesh border


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Dhaka and New Delhi have agreed to set up four more 'Border Haats' (bazars) along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura, a minister said here Friday.A ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to honour 129 foreigners for 1971


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 22 (IANS) The Bangladesh government will honour 129 foreign personalities and organisations from 25 countries for helping the country during the 1971 Liberation War.A Bangladesh official told ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to open more consulates in India


March 13th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 13 (IANS) Bangladesh has decided to open more consulates in India's northeast region to improve trade, people-to-people contacts and cultural ties, an official said here Tuesday.Bangladesh currently ... Read more...

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Bangladesh criticizes India’s ban on cotton export


March 8th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's garment sector is likely to face difficulties following shortage of cotton as India, the region's largest producer of the item, has imposed a ban on ... Read more...

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Bangladesh against fencing at border zero-line: Sarkar


March 5th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh has rejected India's proposal to erect border fencing at the zero line along the border, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told the state assembly Monday."Erection ... Read more...

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India to carry northeast essentials via Bangladesh


February 11th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) In a very significant development, the Bangladesh government has decided to allow India to ferry food grains and essentials for the mountainous northeastern states via its ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh sign power plant deal


January 29th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) India and Bangladesh Sunday signed an agreement here for constructing a 1,320 MW power plant in Bangladesh.Bangladesh's Power Development Board (PDB) signed the deal with India's ... Read more...

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Bangladesh coup linked to 1971 war: Tahmima Anam (Interview)


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The recent failed coup in Bangladesh was directly linked to the 1971 liberation war, says acclaimed author Tahmima Anam while rejecting fears of Islamisation in her ... Read more...

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Bid to topple Bangladesh government foiled, claims army


January 19th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A bid to topple the Bangladeshi government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been foiled, the army said Thursday.The Bangladesh Army said efforts by ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to have sophisticated crime database


December 16th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh government is working on a highly-sophisticated criminal database, the first of its kind in the country, that will recognise 150 particulars of a criminal ... Read more...

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Has Bangladesh’s creation benefited India strategically?


December 14th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Has India's role in the creation of Bangladesh 40 years ago benefited this country strategically? The poser, at a seminar here Wednesday, produced ... Read more...

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Bangladesh assures firm action against Indian insurgents


December 13th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's border guards Monday assured firm action against insurgents from India's northeastern states taking shelter in that country, an Indian officer said.The commitment was made at ... Read more...

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Northeast readying infrastructure for Bangladesh trade


December 9th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Dec 9 (IANS) Improvement of infrastructure, including road communication, is being carried out with utmost priority to accelerate India-Bangladesh trade through the northeastern states, said a Mizoram official Friday ... Read more...

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SBI eyes more branches in Bangladesh


November 14th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) The country's largest public sector bank, State Bank of India (SBI) is going to expand its network of branches in Bangladesh, despite a recent downgrading ... Read more...

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Bangladesh keen to send workers to Libya


October 24th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) The Bangladesh government is keen to send thousands of workers to Libya after the death of Muammar Gaddafi, a minister said."We've already made contact with the ... Read more...

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India to tighten security along Myanmar border


October 11th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 11 (IANS) India will intensify security along the border with Myanmar to check the movement of militants and diverse border crimes, an officer of the Assam Rifles said ... Read more...

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