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India, Bangladesh to strengthen cultural ties


September 11th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will strengthen cultural exchanges and will improve institutional coordination conservation and restoration, drama, literature, fine arts and performing arts, official sources said ... Read more...

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Proteas women win series 2-1 over Bangladesh


September 9th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 9 (IANS) South Africa women clinched the three-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series 2-1 after beating Bangladesh by seven wickets in the third and final match here at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bangladesh discovers gas reserve


August 20th, 2012 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has discovered a new inland gas field, Xinhua reported.The reserve is located in Sylhet district, about 240 km from Dhaka.Mortuza Ahmad Faruque, managing director ... Read more...

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Bangladesh land pact likely in monsoon session


August 14th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian government is actively engaged in "internal consultations" with a view to presenting the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh during the current session ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Lightning kills 10 in Bangladesh


August 11th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 11 (IANS) Ten people were killed and a dozen wounded when lightning struck Friday night at a mosque in northeastern Bangladesh, an official said. Shahidul Huq, chief executive ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian held in Dhaka for smuggling tortoises


August 7th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 7 (IANS) An Indian was Tuesday arrested at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle over 100 baby tortoises, officials said.The tortoises were in two suitcases to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Three held with fake 6.40 lakh Takas in Dhaka


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Three people have been arrested in Dhaka after counterfeit currency worth 6.40 lakh Takas (about $7,850) was recovered from them, The Daily Star reported.The Detective Branch ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two die in septic tank in Bangladesh


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Two construction workers in Bangladesh died Friday after they inhaled toxic gas while working inside a septic tank in Chittagong city.The workers were trying to clean ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bangladesh urges World Bank to release funds for bridge


July 26th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 26 (IANS) Bangladesh has urged the World Bank to release funds for a stalled 10-km bridge across the Padma river in the country, an official said Thursday.The government ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Floods, landslides kill 130 in Bangladesh


July 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) About 130 people died in floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in the past three weeks in Bangladesh, the government said Thursday.In the hill districts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian Army lt. col. in soup over Bangladeshi woman’s link


July 11th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) An Indian Army lieutenant colonel is in the dock over his links with a Bangladeshi woman on a social networking site, despite the fact ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bangladesh’s current account surplus rises


July 9th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Bangladesh's current account balance recorded a surplus of $754 million in July-May period of the 2011-12 fiscal ended last month, a central bank official said.Quoting Bangladesh ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bomb scare hits rail services in Bangladesh


July 7th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Train services on two routes in northwest Bangladesh were suspended Saturday after a bomb-like object was found lying on a rail track in Dinajpur, along the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Emami to open plants in Bangladesh and Egypt


July 6th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Emari, the Indian personal and healthcare consumer products company, will open two manufacturing plants, one each in Bangladesh and Egypt, in the current financial year, expanding ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Asian Muslim brothers groomed teenage girls for sex


July 5th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Two Muslim brothers of Asian origin have been charged with grooming a pair of teenage girls for sex and persuading them to work as prostitutes for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

33 Bangladeshi migrants held in Britain


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) At least 33 illegal migrants, including a number of students, from Bangladesh have been arrested in police operations launched across Britain.The illegal migrants were arrested by ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Narine bursts back as Windies clinch series


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Fort Lauderdale( Florida), July 2 (IANS/CMC) Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine burst back to life following a luckless England tour, bamboozling New Zealand with a four-wicket haul to hand West Indies a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

ICC honours umpire Aleem Dar on completing 150 ODIs


June 30th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) has honoured Pakistan's Aleem Dar for becoming only the seventh umpire to officiate in 150 One-day Internationals when he took the field ... Read more...

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Retired Indian Army officer to get Bangladesh award


June 25th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) A retired Indian Army officer will be honoured by the Bangladeshi government for saving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and a few of her family members ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Germany concerned over human rights in Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Germany Saturday expressed concern over killings and the human rights violations in Bangladesh, and urged all political actors to work together to strengthen democracy ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bangladesh will act on extraditing Chetia: Envoy


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's envoy to India Tariq Ahmad Karim has asked India to have patience with Dhaka over the issue of handing over India's most wanted separatist rebel, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Bangladesh to sign extradition treaty soon: Envoy (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an extradition treaty in the near future, India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran said here Wednesday."If New Delhi ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Bangladesh to sign extradition treaty soon: Envoy


June 6th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an extradition treaty in the near future, India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran said here Wednesday."If New Delhi ... Read more...

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Lightning kills four in Bangladesh


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) At least four people were killed and one was injured after lightning struck them in Bangladesh's Dinajpur district Wednesday, police said.Four people, including a middle-aged woman ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Marriage registration optional for Bangladeshi Hindus


May 21st, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet Monday approved a draft of the Hindu Marriage Registration Act 2012, which makes the registration of marriage optional and not mandatory for ... Read more...

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First Bangladeshi woman to climb Everest


May 19th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) A 31-year-old Bangladeshi accountant Saturday became the first woman from her country to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.Nishat Majumder, who began her adventure ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bangladeshi prisoners embroider a new life in Jammu jail (Feature)


May 10th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 10 (IANS) They crossed over to India illegally to find a livelihood, but landed in jail here. Now many Bangladeshi infiltrators are being provided training in Kashmiri embroidery ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Congress, BJP mum on presidential race


May 7th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A day after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee asked people not to speculate on who the next president will be, both the Congress and Bharatiya ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan needs to take steps that India, US asking: Hillary (Roundup)


May 7th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on the second day of her visit to this city to "explore the economic potential of east India", said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

50 Indian double-decker buses to run on Bangladesh roads


May 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) As many as 50 Indian double-decker buses will soon run on the roads of this Bangladesh capital and Chittagong city, a media report said Monday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Clinton lauds ‘incredible contribution’ of Indian Americans


May 7th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday lauded the "incredible contribution" of Indian Americans in her country and said the people to people relationship was ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton arrives in Kolkata (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here Sunday on a two-day visit during which she would hold talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Bangladesh foreign currency reserves up


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's foreign currency reserves rose to $10.19 billion in April after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) handed over the first instalment of its loan to the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sudripto Roy Himachal’s new chief secretary


May 1st, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) Sudripto Roy, a 1978-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, will be the new chief secretary of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Harinder Hira, who retired Monday.Hira was appointed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bangladeshi computer wiz kid eyes Guinness records


April 30th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) A six-year-old boy from Bangladesh who began typing as a three year-old and knew how to programme and download games at the age of four, is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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