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1971's Genocide recognition on UN agenda

Rohingya camps can be a breeding ground for militancy

Budget has been formulated keeping common people in mind: Obaidul Quader

No foreign travel in business class at government expense: Prime Minister's directive

Budget for 2023-24 fiscal year to be passed on June 26

Bangladesh delegation visits Farakka Barrage in West Bengal

Kolkata, March 3: A five-member Bangladeshi delegation has gone to West Bengal to check whether the right amount of Ganges is flowing from Farakka Dam to Bangladesh as per the water sharing agreement. On Wednesday, the team visited Farakka Barrage in Murshidabad district.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister presents unprecedented proposal in Delhi

New Delhi, March 3: Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, who is visiting India, on the first day of his visit to Delhi on Wednesday presented some concrete proposals to enhance regional cooperation. With which the diplomatic circles have started to exercise force.

China: At least six killed in coal mine collapse, 47 others missing

Beijing, February 24: At least six people have been killed after a coal mine collapsed in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Forty-seven workers are still missing in this incident.

Bangladeshis are being forced to cheat Chinese nationals

Dhaka, February 15: A gang of Chinese nationals has opened call centers to defraud the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in the Southeast Asian country of Laos. And this racket is forcing the citizens of different countries including Bangladesh to cheat. Other countries are Sri Lanka, India, Ethiopia, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, and Rwanda.

Bhutan to increase trade with Bangladesh using India's transit

Dhaka, February 14: Bhutan wants to increase the ongoing import-export activities through three land ports including Nakugaon in Sherpur. Bhutanese ambassador Rinchen Kuentsyl said that the work will start after receiving permission to use transit from India.

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'.