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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...

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Bangladesh objections hold up Tripura projects: Minister


August 4th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 4 (IANS) Tripura's many projects of irrigation, flood control and embankment building have been stopped since 2007 following objections from Bangladesh, a state minister said ... Read more...

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Hasina warns of possible terrorist threat from Mynmarese refugees


July 29th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned of possible terrorist connections among thousands of Muslim refugees trying to enter her country from neighbouring Myanmar.In an ... Read more...

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Bangladesh President, PM congratulate Pranab (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh President M. Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's president and hoped bilateral relations ... Read more...

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Sheikh Hasina congratulates Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday called up Pranab Mukherjee to congratulateg him on his election as India's president.A Bangladesh High Commission spokesman said Hasina ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to fund Padma bridge project


July 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Monday decided to construct a $3 billion bridge over the Padma river with its own funds after the World Bank cancelled its loan to ... 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...

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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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Bangladesh opposition stages mass hunger strike


May 21st, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) An alliance of 18 political parties in Bangladesh Sunday staged a seven-hour mass hunger strike to protest against the government's "oppressive policies".Thousands of political activists, ... 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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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...

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Mukherjee to attend ADB meet in Manila


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit Manila this week to attend the annual board of governors' meet of Asian Development Bank (ADB).During ... Read more...

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Pranab to visit Bangladesh for Tagore ceremony


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Building upon warming ties, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bangladesh Sunday as the guest of honour to attend the closing ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh hopeful of inking Teesta water accord with India (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Stressing that people of Bangladesh wanted the Teesta water sharing accord signed with India, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Sunday hoped the pact will be ... Read more...

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Bangladesh hopeful of soon clinching Teesta water accord


April 30th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Stressing that people of Bangladesh wanted the Teesta water sharing accord signed with India, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Sunday hoped the pact will be ... Read more...

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Declare wealth, Bangladesh PM told


April 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) A leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Tuesday asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her family to declare their wealth.BNP's M.K. Anwar said this ... Read more...

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India thanks Bangladesh for honouring 1971 heroes


April 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India and thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee to visit Dhaka in May


April 1st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit this Bangladesh capital in May for the concluding celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.Bangladesh Foreign ... Read more...

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Bangladesh celebrates 41st independence day


March 26th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh celebrated its 41st independence day Monday with tributes to the martyred war heroes.On March 26, 1971 valiant Bengalis of the then East Pakistan, on ... Read more...

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Bangladesh reach maiden Asia Cup final, India knocked out (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 20 (IANS) Bangladesh outplayed Sri Lanka by five wickets to enter their maiden Asia Cup final here Tuesday, knocking India out of the tournament.The hosts produced ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia’s son, 29 others indicted in 2004 bombing


March 18th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) The son of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia and 29 others were Sunday indicted by a special court for a grenade attack in 2004 ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force chief begins Bangladesh trip


March 18th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, Sunday left for a four-day trip to Bangladesh to step-up bilateral military ties between ... Read more...

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Dhaka to have metro with Japanese help


March 16th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 16 (IANS) Bangladesh will sign a loan agreement with Japan for a multi-million-dollar metro rail project aimed at easing traffic congestion in the capital, Prime Minister Sheikh ... Read more...

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31 die in Bangladesh boat capsize (Third Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 13 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed Tuesday when a boat with over 250 passengers on board capsized in the Meghna river after hitting a cargo ... Read more...

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Tripura chief minister to visit Dhaka


March 13th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 13 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar will attend Bangladesh's independence and national day celebrations in Dhaka March 27, an official said Tuesday.Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni ... 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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Dhaka wears deserted look ahead of opposition rally


March 12th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) The usually bustling streets of the Bangladesh capital were almost empty Monday as public transportation remained off the roads ahead of a rally called by ... Read more...

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3,000 arrested in Bangladesh


March 10th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 10 (IANS) Over 3,000 people have been arrested till Saturday from all over Bangladesh ahead of a rally planned for March 12 by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist ... Read more...

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World Bank installs 1.2 mn solar systems in Bangladesh


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) The World Bank has helped install more than 1.2 million solar home systems for electricity in rural Bangladesh, the Washington-based lender said Wednesday.The state-owned Infrastructure ... Read more...

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Hasina seeks support for war crimes trial


February 19th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday sought support from the Bengali community across the world for trying war criminals, The Daily Star reported.She said the ... Read more...

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Al Nayeem Jubaer arrested over Facebook post


January 31st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dhaka, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 19-year-old student has been arrested by the Bangladeshi police for posting obscene comments about the father of the country’s Prime Minister. The police say Al Nayeem ... Read more...

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Tripura university to set up Bangladesh Study Centre


January 25th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 25 (IANS) Tripura Central University will set up a Bangladesh Study Centre soon to teach Indian students more about the neighbouring nation, a top university official told ... Read more...

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Coup attempt: Hasina says she wants democracy, peace


January 20th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) As reports came in of a coup attempt being foiled, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reasserted that she wants democracy and peace in the country.Two ... Read more...

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Bangladesh coup attempt foiled (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) An attempt to topple Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government by engineering a coup by a group of military officers has been thwarted, the Bangladesh Army ... 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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