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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul's bail hearing on Thursday

Dissension with Tarique: Top BNP leaders want new programme

Gas reserves decreasing, only 32% remaining

A-League writes to returning officer seeking permission for rally

EC show causes 60 candidates for violating code of conduct

Bangladesh wants to move forward with mutual cooperation: Palak at G-20 conference

Bengaluru, August 19: State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak said that Bangladesh wants to move forward with the mutual cooperation of various countries and organizations including India in various sectors including railways, education, health, judiciary, agriculture, technology. He said this at a round table meeting on Digital Public Infrastructure for Vibrant Digital Economy in India's Bangalore on Friday.

Our future and security linked with Bangladesh: India

New Delhi, August 17: Indian Foreign Ministry's Joint Secretary (Bangladesh, Myanmar) Smita Pant commented that the country's future, including India's security, is related to Bangladesh.

India hopes elections will be held peacefully in Bangladesh

New Delhi, August 12: Neighboring country India is hoping that the upcoming parliamentary elections in Bangladesh will be peaceful. Spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, said this at a media briefing on Friday afternoon.

AL delegation meets with Rajya Sabha leader Piyush Goyal in New Delhi

New Delhi, August 9: The visiting Bangladesh Awami League delegation held a meeting with Piyush Goyal, the leader of the upper house of the Indian Parliament, at the Parliament office on Tuesday. Sources of the meeting said that they discussed various social, political and developmental issues besides trade between the two countries.

Chinese damming Brahmaputra: A slow disaster recipe for Bangladesh

Dhaka, August 9: The mighty braided river Brahmaputra, being transboundary in nature and joined by several tributaries throughout its journey, is called by different names in different regions, like Yarlung Tsangpo, Jamuna etc. Of late, it has become a source of major geopolitical contestation in the Indian subcontinent.

BJP keen to work with Awami League: Nadda

New Delhi, August 8: India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda said that his party is interested in working with Bangladesh Awami League in the future as in the past for the sake of political stability and counter-terrorism in the region.

Elections will be held as the people of Bangladesh want: India

New Delhi, August 4: India has expressed hope that the vote will be held in Bangladesh as the people of the country want. Spokesperson of the Indian External Affairs Ministry Arindam Bagchi made such comment at a weekly press briefing of the ministry in New Delhi on Thursday (August 3).

Information Minister visits Santiniketan

Kolkata, July 27: Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud, who is visiting India, visited the 'Bangladesh Bhavan' constructed at Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, West Bengal.

Indian Finance Minister praises Sheikh Hasina for development of Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 18: India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's leadership in improving relations between Bangladesh and India and the overall socio-economic development of Bangladesh. At the same time, she expressed the hope of working together by identifying the areas of mutual cooperation in the economy of the two countries.

Finance Minister-led Bangladesh delegation joins G-20 Summit in India

Gandhinagar, July 18: The two-day meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors began on Monday in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Bangladesh delegation led by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal participated in the conference. Bangladesh Bank Governor Abdur Rauf Talukder is in the delegation.

Golam Sarwar becomes new Secretary General of SAARC

Dhaka, July 14: Bangladesh Ambassador to Malaysia Golam Sarwar has been appointed as the next Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). His appointment was announced in a notification of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday night.

Bangladesh-India trade starts in Indian Rupees, trade of Rs 28 million recorded on the first day

Dhaka, July 11: Bangladesh has entered a new era of foreign trade currency diversification. Through this, commercial transactions between Bangladesh and India have started in Indian Rupees. Transactions on the new journey began on Tuesday with the opening of import-export letters of credit (LC) worth Rs 28 million on the first day.

Bangladesh signing 25-year electricity contract with Nepal

Dhaka, July 10: Bangladesh has agreed to a long-term agreement to import 40 MW of electricity from Himalayan country Nepal. An official of the Nepal Electricity Department said that the duration of this agreement will be 25 years.

BSF approves opening of 5 closed border works

Dhaka, June 15: Approval has been received for the resumption of five notable works which were closed in the border areas of the country. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General (DG) Major General AKM Nazmul Hasan said that this is a significant success of the border conference held in India.

Mamata Banerjee sends mangoes for Sheikh Hasina, Narendra Modi

Dhaka, June 8: Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, has sent mangoes for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Banerjee also sent mangoes for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.