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World Bank to support Bangladesh river project


September 21st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) The World Bank plans to restart negotiations on a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh for building a bridge over the Padma river.Friday's announcement comes after the ... Read more...

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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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Replicas of Tagore’s houseboats to be given to Indian varsities


September 8th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Replicas of two houseboats, which Rabindranath Tagore used during his stay in locales now in Bangladesh, will be handed over to two Indian universities Sep ... Read more...

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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...

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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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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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Malaysia to fund Bangladesh bridge project


February 5th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 5 (IANS) Malaysia will loan $3 billion to Bangladesh to construct a river bridge, a minister said Sunday.Bangladeshi Communications Minister Obaidul Quader told reporters a memorandum of understanding ... Read more...

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Mamata tames pricey hilsa?


July 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) By a curious coincidence, within days of new Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shooting off a missive to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to help lower the ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh announce joint Tagore celebrations


April 7th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India and Bangladesh Thursday announced a bouquet of programmes, including creation of a special tourist circuit, two joint movie productions and exhibition of paintings ... Read more...

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Big Japanese aid for Bangladesh bridge


November 30th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 30 (IANS) Japan will provide an additional $100 million to Bangladesh for the construction of a bridge over the Padma river.The announcement came Monday evening in Tokyo in ... Read more...

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Queen hilsa reigns over Kolkata palates (Eating Out With IANS)


September 10th, 2010 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Narayan Tapadar Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) As the monsoon drenches Kolkata, hilsa, the silvery delight of a fish that tantalises Bengali palates, is firing the imagination of chefs at restaurants as ... Read more...

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Human chain in Bangladesh to demand dredging of Padma river


April 14th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) Villagers backed by several non-government organisations and environmentalists formed a human chain to demand early dredging of the silted Padma river, one of Bangladesh's main river systems. ... Read more...

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Murshidabad welcomes embankment protection scheme


February 27th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) People of West Bengal's Murshidabad district Friday cheered as Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced schemes in the 2010-11 general budget for protection of embankments along the ... Read more...

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21 missing as trawler sinks in Bangladesh


October 23rd, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Twenty-one labourers were missing after the trawler in which they were travelling sank following a collision with another vessel in Bangladesh Friday. The accident occurred in Padma river, one ... Read more...

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Pranab banks on performance in Lok Sabha fight


May 5th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Jangipur (West Bengal), May 5 (IANS) Up against a relative political lightweight, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is banking on his popularity and development work to retain the Jangipur Lok ... Read more...

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Dhaka engages consultant for 5.58 km bridge over Padma


January 30th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) Bangladesh has engaged a New Zealand-based consultant to design an over-5-km-long bridge on the Padma river to improve connectivity with its south-western region to eventually link up with ... Read more...

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