eastern bangladesh

Citizens’ group opposes sub-panel on Tipaimukh dam


August 30th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) A citizens' group Thursday opposed the formation of an India-Bangladesh joint sub-group on Manipur's Tipaimukh power project.The mega-power project, one of the largest in northeastern India, ... Read more...

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12 more Myanmarese held in Tripura


March 8th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) The influx of Myanmarese into India through Bangladesh continues, with 12 more, including a woman, being held for illegally entering Tripura, police said Thursday.With this, 95 ... Read more...

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Hasina promises to make S.D. Burman’s ancestral house a museum


January 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to convert the ancestral house of legendary music maestro Sachin Dev Burman in Bangladesh into a folk cultural ... Read more...

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30 Myanmarese, Bangladeshis caught in Tripura


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 2 (IANS) Eighteen Myanmarese and 12 Bangladeshi nationals held for illegally entering India's Tripura state from Bangladesh were Friday sent to jail for 14 days by a court ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia writes to Manmohan over Tipaimukh Dam project


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's leader of opposition Khaleda Zia has urged Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allow a survey by experts before proceeding with the Tipaimukh Dam ... Read more...

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Myanmar to take back refugees from Bangladesh


October 15th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) Myanmar has agreed to take back all its citizens lodged in two refugee camps in eastern Bangladesh, Foreign Secretary Mijarul Quayes said here Saturday.Currently, 28,000 Myanmar ... Read more...

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First private consignment reaches Tripura via Bangladesh


September 29th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 29 (IANS) The first private goods consignment via Bangladesh Thursday reached Tripura from Kolkata although Dhaka is yet to sign a full-fledged treaty with New Delhi on transit ... Read more...

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Clash over football match turns ugly


August 28th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 28 (IANS) At least 20 people were injured Sunday when two groups of villagers clashed over a football match in Bangladesh, police said.The incident took place in Brahmanbaria ... Read more...

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India firm on Tipaimukh project - amid concerns across border


July 10th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) The Indian government is going ahead with the proposed 1,500-MW Tipaimukh hydel power project in Manipur despite objections from NGOs in India and opposition parties ... Read more...

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Indo-Bangla chamber seeks land for Indian SEZ


May 8th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Leaders of the India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry have sought allocation of 100 acres of land from the Bangladesh government on the border with India ... Read more...

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Four dead in Bangladesh ethnic violence


April 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 18 (IANS) At least four people were killed and six villages of ethnic Buddhist minority tribals were burnt over a land dispute in south-eastern Bangladesh, officials said.The incident ... Read more...

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Equipment reaches Tripura power plant via Bangladesh


March 30th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 30 (IANS) The oversized heavy turbines and machines for the Northeast's first giant power project of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) reached Tripura from Haldia ... Read more...

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Turbines for Tripura power project being brought via Bangladesh


March 18th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 18 (IANS) Heavy turbines for state-owned ONGC's 726 MW power project in south Tripura are being brought to the state via Bangladesh. The turbines will be ferried ... Read more...

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ONGC’s first commercial power project to start next year


October 24th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 24 (IANS) The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's (ONGC) first ever 726 MW commercial power project would start generating electricity next year, officials said here Sunday."The first ... Read more...

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BSNL to lay optical cable in Bangladesh


September 9th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 9 (IANS) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will lay optical fiber cable (OFC) through Bangladesh to connect northeast India with the rest of the world, officials of the state-run telecom ... Read more...

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ONGC project to help end northeast’s power crisis


August 21st, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 21 (IANS) The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's (ONGC) 726-MW project coming up in Tripura will help to resolve the power crisis in the electricity-starved northeastern region by ... Read more...

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No hasty decision on construction of Tipaimukh dam: Pala


July 16th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Water Resources Vincent H. Pala Friday said opinions of all sections of people will be taken into consideration on the proposed construction ... Read more...

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NASA’s satellite captures Indian areas under heavy rainfall by Laila


May 21st, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): NASA has developed a Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite that can create satellite images of areas ravaged by heavy rainfall in India, caused by the ... Read more...

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Manipur is firm on controversial Tipaimukh project


January 17th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Imphal, Jan 17 (IANS) The Manipur government is determined to go ahead with the proposed 1,500-MW Tipaimukh hydel power project that has been opposed by environmental groups and opposition ... Read more...

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Sheikh Hasina may now visit India Jan 10-11


December 7th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 7 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina may visit New Delhi in January next year as her December visit has been rescheduled since leaders of both countries will be ... Read more...

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Tighten vigil on India-Bangladesh border: BSF chief


November 23rd, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 23 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) Director General (DG) Raman Srivastava Monday directed the officials and troopers of the para-military force to further tighten the vigil along India's border with ... Read more...

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Hand over Indian separatists, BSF tells Bangladesh


November 8th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has asked its Bangladesh counterparts to hand over militants from India's northeast and convicted Indian nationals hiding in their territory, a BSF spokesman ... Read more...

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Dismantle 90 camps of northeast militants, BSF to tell Bangladesh


November 4th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 4 (IANS) India's Border Security Force (BSF) will ask its Bangladesh counterparts to dismantle around 90 camps and hideouts set up by northeastern Indian militants on their territory, officials said ... Read more...

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Naga rebels kill six in Bangladesh camp, held at Tripura border


October 5th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 5 (IANS) Five militants of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM), who had allegedly killed six of their colleagues, were detained while while they were ... Read more...

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Militants were hired from India to kill Hasina, Zia: Report


August 6th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 6 (IANS) A banned Bangladeshi Islamist outfit hired "a dozen operatives from India" to eliminate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her rival Khaleda Zia in a failed bid to ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi delegation visits Manipur to assess hydel project


July 31st, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, July 31 (IANS) A 10-member Bangladeshi parliamentary delegation visited the Tipaimukh dam in India's Manipur Friday following the opposition in Dhaka over the hydel project's possible ecological impact. The delegation, led ... Read more...

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Terrorist nabbed in Dhaka linked to attacks in India


July 18th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities claim that an Indian militant arrested here has been living in the country since 1995 and has links with Pakistan-based terrorist groups as well as underworld ... Read more...

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Politicians, businessmen supporting Dawood Ibrahim: Bangladesh police (Lead)


June 8th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 8 (IANS) The trail of a police probe into activities of international mafia don Dawood Ibrahim has reached the doors of politicians and businessmen in Bangladesh, media reports here said ... Read more...

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Bangladesh politicians, businessmen supporting Dawood Ibrahim


June 8th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 8 (IANS) The trail of probe into activities of international mafia don Dawood Ibrahim has reached the doors of politicians and businessmen in Bangladesh, media reports here said Monday. The authorities ... Read more...

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Indian gangsters expanding Dawood Ibrahim network in Bangladesh


June 6th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 6 (IANS) At least 50 Indian gangsters, part of international mafia don Dawood Ibrahim's network, frequently visit Bangladesh and enjoy local political patronage, media reports here said Saturday. "We have found ... Read more...

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‘Dawood Ibrahim network in Bangladesh since 1995′


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) International mafia don Dawood Ibrahim established his terror network in Bangladesh back in 1995 and started expanding the nexus since 2000, a top police officer has said. Dhaka Metropolitan ... Read more...

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‘Dawood Ibrahim has agents in Bangladesh’


June 1st, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakil run a network of over 150 "highly paid agents" in Bangladesh, authorities here have said after last week's arrest ... Read more...

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ONGC to use Bangladesh waterways to transport machinery


May 29th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 29 (IANS) Bangladesh has agreed in principle to allow India to use its waterways to transport heavy machines for Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) upcoming 740-MW power project ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi woman whipped for failing to ‘prove’ child’s paternity


May 26th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 26 (IANS) A young woman who could not 'prove' the paternity of her newborn child was whipped on the orders of a village headman in eastern Bangladesh. Thirty-nine whip lashes were ... Read more...

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`New Delhi to resume transit talks with Dhaka after polls’


May 7th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) India has proposed "constructive talks" on the contentious issue of transit facility through Bangladesh to reach its north-eastern region once a new government takes office in New Delhi ... Read more...

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