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Entire city of Rajshahi turned into a grand gathering of the Prime Minister

Bangladesh-England warm-up match cancelled

Nipah claims 5 lives so far this year

Bangladesh-Philippines to discuss the recovery of stolen reserve money

Prime Minister inaugurates 26 development projects

Delhi is considering Nepal's proposal to supply electricity to Bangladesh

Dhaka, January 23: New Delhi is considering proposals from Nepal and Bangladesh to sell power to Dhaka using Indian territory and infrastructure. If India agrees to the proposal, it is expected to further enhance sub-regional cooperation. This information was reported in the country's media on Saturday, citing sources from the Electricity Department of India.

China prioritises friendship with Bangladesh in South Asia

Dhaka, January 20: The small but significant non-aligned South Asian nation of Bangladesh is caught between China and the United States both of whom want a strategic alliance with the country as they spar over superpower status in the region.

Sanctioned Russian ship with cargo for Rooppur nuclear plant arrives at Haldia in India

Kolkata, Jan 10: The Indian Government has allowed a Russian-flagged cargo ship with shipment for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) to be discharged at Haldia port in West Bengal. Due to the US sanctions against the Russian ship over the Ukraine war, it anchored in Haldia after the US Embassy in Dhaka objected to its arrival in Bangladesh.

Russian ships will arrive in India's Haldia with equipment from Rooppur

A Russian ship carrying equipment for Bangladesh's Rooppur nuclear power plant failed to arrive at Bangladesh's Mongla port and is now on its way to unload its cargo at Haldia port in neighboring India.

Nasrul Hamid meets with Indian Petroleum Minister

New Delhi, Jan 5: Bangladesh Minister of State for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid paid a courtesy call on India's Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. The meeting between them was held in Delhi on Wednesday (January 4). This has been informed in the press release of the Ministry of Electricity, Energy and Mineral Resources.

India wants to trade in Rupee with Bangladesh

Dhaka, December 28: India has proposed to use Indian rupee instead of dollar as medium of exchange in trade with Bangladesh. But Bangladesh wants to look into the matter further without taking any decision now. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi gave this information at a press conference held in the Secretariat of the Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday (December 27).

Jatiya Party leaders Roshan Ershad, GM Quader meet Prime Minister Hasina

Dhaka, December 14: Jatiya Party leaders paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The meeting was held at Ganabhaban on Tuesday (December 13) at noon. On behalf of Jatiya Party, Jatiya Sangsad opposition leader Begum Rowshan Ershad, opposition deputy leader and Jatiya Party chairman GM Quader and former President Hussain Muhammad Ershad's son Rahgir Almahi Saad Ershad were present.

Swedish judge of Pakistani origin wants to be buried in Bangladesh

Dhaka, December 14: Syed Asif Shahkar, a Swedish national of Pakistani origin, who retired as a judge from the Swedish High Court Division in 2017, has written to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking Bangladesh citizenship and expressing his desire to be buried in Bangladesh soil.

India gives top priority to alliance with Bangladesh: Pranay Verma

Dhaka, December 7: Pranay Verma, the Indian High Commissioner appointed in Dhaka, said that India gives the highest priority in terms of friendship with Bangladesh. Mentioning the important achievements of both the countries in the past 50 years, he stressed on the future generations of both countries to understand the history of 1971 and keep the tradition intact.

Bilawal Bhutto blames Pakistan military for 1971 defeat

Dhaka, November 2Just a week after Pakistan's former army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's comments that the reason for the loss of East Pakistan (Bangladesh) was not military but 'political failure', the country's current foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari rejected his claim. The leader of the country's political party Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has claimed Pakistan's defeat in 1971 as a 'military failure'.

Sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas is possible only if democracy is restored in Myanmar: Japan

Dhaka, November 25: Japan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Takei Shunsuke said that sustainable repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya will be possible after the restoration of democracy in Myanmar. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Japan said this during a courtesy meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Wednesday evening.

Bangladesh-India border management, joint security meeting held in New Delhi

Own Correspondent, New Delhi, Nov 19: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan discussed border management and common security-related issues in a meeting with his Indian counterpart Amit Shah in New Delhi on Friday. The two home ministers met on the sidelines of the Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing on No Money for Terror (NMFT), which began on Friday.

Bangladesh-India friendship bound by cultural harmony: Dr. Rajeev Ranjan

Dhaka, November 18: India's Assistant High Commissioner in Dhaka, Dr. Rajeev Ranjan, mentioned that friendly relations between Bangladesh and India are bound by civilization, history and culture. He said that India-Bangladesh relations are passing a golden chapter. Both countries feel the need to increase economic expansion and trade participation between them.

Indian cruise ship to go to Assam from Uttar Pradesh through Bangladesh

Dhaka, November 12: The Indian government is going to start running luxury cruises on the river from Uttar Pradesh to Assam. And a part of this cruise's journey will be over Bangladesh. The service may start as early as next year. The Government of India has already proposed to run this parade. In a report on Friday (November 11), Indian media Times Now, Business Standard and The Sentinel reported this information.

ASEAN threatens to 'boycott' Myanmar if it fails to restore peace

South Asia Desk, Dhaka, Nov 12: The unrest and conflict between the army and pro-democracy civilians in Myanmar for almost 18 months, if it is not resolved quickly, the country will be "isolated" by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a regional cooperation organization of Southeast Asian countries.