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India eases $1 bn credit line to Bangladesh


August 29th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India will convert $200 million of a $1 billion line of credit to Bangladesh to a grant, it was announced here Wednesday.The announcement came after ... Read more...

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Myanmar president to visit Bangladesh


June 25th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 25 (IANS) Myanmar President Thein Sein will embark on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh next month, the foreign ministry said.Thein will start his trip July 15 ... 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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HuJi link to Delhi attack on Israelis?


February 21st, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Investigators probing the Feb 13 bombing on an Israeli embassy car are tracking a possible Bangladeshi terror link to the attack blamed by Israel ... Read more...

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‘Paresh Baruah trying to collect funds to strengthen ULFA’


February 13th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) After Sheikh Hasina came to power, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has lost its investments in Bangladesh and its commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah is ... Read more...

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Foreign hand behind failed coup attempt, says Bangladesh


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Petrapole (West Bengal), Jan 21 (IANS) Bangladesh Saturday hinted at a foreign hand behind the coup attempt against the Sheikh Hasina government."There could be a foreign hand," Bangladesh Finance ... Read more...

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India-Bangla trade must grow faster, says Pranab


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Petrapole (West Bengal), Jan 21 (IANS) Stressing the need to further improve trade and commerce with Bangladesh, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said India's decision to allow duty-free ... Read more...

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Security tightened along Tripura border ahead of Hasina’s visit (Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 8 (IANS) Ahead of the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Indian government has tightened security along the India-Bangladesh border by deploying additional troopers, an ... Read more...

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Security tightened along Agartala border ahead of Hasina visit


January 8th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 8 (IANS) Ahead of the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Indian government has tightened security along the India-Bangladesh border by deploying additional troopers, an ... Read more...

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Bangladesh speaker, MPs to pay income tax


November 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 28 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet decided Monday to make it mandatory for the parliament speaker, deputy speaker and MPs to pay taxes on their remuneration.The cabinet approved ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Sheikh Hasina may discuss Teesta in Maldives


November 7th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Over two months after they met in Dhaka, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina will hold talks in the picturesque ... Read more...

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India clarifies Chidamabaram’s absence during Hasina visit


October 23rd, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Seeking to assuage hurt feelings in Dhaka, the government Saturday clarified that Home Minister P. Chidambaran could not receive Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ... Read more...

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Women security guards around Sheikh Hasina


September 6th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) A security woman, her hand close to a gun hidden beneath her dark suit, keeps an eagle eye on the people milling close to Bangladeshi ... Read more...

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We have no indigenous population, Bangladesh tells UN


May 27th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 27 (IANS) Bangladesh has told a UN forum that it has "no indigenous population".Dhaka has also objected to a study on the status of implementation of an ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition observes Farakka Day


May 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has revived the observance of 'Farakka Day' to commemorate a march it had organised in 1976 to demand that ... Read more...

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Bangladesh court invalidates ex-military ruler’s laws


May 15th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court has declared illegal the laws and rules that were passed when General H.M. Ershad was in power.A six-member Appellate Division bench headed ... Read more...

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Dhaka signs its biggest power deal


May 12th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday signed a mega deal to produce 1,017 MW of power in the next three to four years.Three formal deals were concluded with the ... Read more...

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70 hurt in Dhaka varsity shooting


April 26th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Gunshots were fired in a clash at the Dhaka University campus early Tuesday as two factions of the students wing of the ruling Awami League ... Read more...

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Stop flirting with extremism, Dhaka daily tells politicians


April 6th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) A prominent Dhaka daily newspaper has urged political parties to take note of "what has happened in Pakistan" and "stop flirting with religious extremism" as ... Read more...

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War crimes trial divides Bangladesh opposition


March 29th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The impending trial of Bangladesh's Islamists accused of colluding with the Pakistani authorities during the run-up to the 1971 freedom movement has divided the opposition.Main ... Read more...

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US worried about terrorist attacks against India


March 29th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Worried about terrorist attacks against India, the United States has been "very encouraged" by the anti-terrorism cooperation between Bangladesh and India to thwart plans of ... Read more...

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Ziaur Rahman ‘passively involved’ in Mujib murder: US scribe


March 15th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 15 (IANS) US journalist and writer Lawrence Lifschultz has alleged that Bangladesh's founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed in "a plot" in August 1975 in which ... Read more...

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Islamists protest Dhaka’s equal rights to women policy


March 9th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 9 (IANS) Stating that a woman never be equal to man "according to Islam", Islamist parties in Bangladesh have called for a daylong strike next month to ... Read more...

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Bangladesh set to dilute anti-graft law


February 27th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Bangladesh is set to dilute its anti-graft law to keep beyond its purview lawmakers at all levels and require prior permission to probe government officials.Maintaining utmost secrecy, ... Read more...

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Tough time for media at World Cup opening ceremony


February 17th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) The internet was irregular, the television sets in the media box did not work, and covering the Cricket World Cup opening ceremony turned a nightmarish experience ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi Buddhist leader escapes attack


December 27th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 27 (IANS) A prominent Buddhist tribal leader of Bangladesh escaped an attack on his motorcade Monday, a day after he discussed with the government a peace agreement signed in ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: India worried over Hasina, Zia


December 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 20 (IANS) India was concerned over the jailing of Bangladesh leaders Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia by a caretaker government that ruled during 2007-08, reveals a US cable put ... Read more...

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Dhaka Islamists drag India in blame game over 1971 war crimes


December 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami - facing charges of targeting unarmed civilians during the 1971 war - has now accused India of killing a score of ... Read more...

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A new house for Khaleda Zia


December 14th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 14 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia is to move into a seven-bedroom house in a swank diplomatic area here, her aides said a month after the government ... Read more...

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Bangladesh apex court upholds Zia’s eviction


November 29th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia Monday lost her appeal before the country's Supreme Court against her eviction by the government from her Dhaka cantonment house.The apex court ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s opposition lawmakers may resign from parliament


November 20th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 20 (IANS) The lawmakers of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) may resign en masse from parliament to force mid-term polls, media reports said Saturday.Leader of ... Read more...

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Ex-Bangladesh minister denied bail in Chittagong arms haul


November 12th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 12 (IANS) A court in Chittagong has denied bail to a former minister being probed for links to the 2004 seizure of a huge consignment of arms meant for ... Read more...

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Transit to Indian goods through Bangladesh won’t be free


November 9th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 9 (IANS) Bangladesh will not give free transit for taking goods from one part of India to another, said Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith, refuting opposition leader Khaleda Zia's charge ... Read more...

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India- Bangladesh sign MOU to establish Border Haats


October 23rd, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.23 (ANI): India and Bangladesh here on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for establishing Border Haats, a traditional commodity market, along the Meghalaya-Bangladesh border.Two agreements on ... Read more...

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Dipu Moni to visit Tripura to boost Bangla-India trade


October 22nd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni will visit Tripura November 10-11 to boost cross-border trade and business with India's eight northeastern states."During Dipu Moni's two-day visit, strategies to ... Read more...

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