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Muktijoddha Mancha organises human chain rally against Pakistan

Water level in Sylhet decreases, misery increases

Rain brings relief in different places including Dhaka

Government employees want 60 percent salary hike

Siam to star opposite Mithila Palkar in a Bollywood film

India wants to launch passenger trains from March 26

Dhaka, March 16: India has sent a letter to Bangladesh Railway to start passenger trains from March 26. However, Bangladesh Railway has not yet decided whether it will carry passengers by train from that date. Shariful Alam, senior information officer at the railway ministry, told reporters at 12 noon on Wednesday (March 16).

Relations between the two countries will be better if Islamabad apologizes: Former Pakistani Ambassador

Own representative, Dhaka, December 6: Former Pakistani Ambassador to Pakistan Hussein Haqqani has said that many Pakistanis support Bangladesh's apology for the genocide in 1971. He said the demand was for all those who believed in collective apology. Asking for forgiveness can put the past behind us and create new relations between the two countries.

India resumes coronavirus vaccine supply to Bangladesh

New Delhi, November 27: After vaccinating more than 100 million people in the country, India has resumed its supply of the Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Iran, after a gap of eight months.

Bangladesh will get coronavirus vaccine from India soon

Dhaka, August 17: Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has said that Bangladesh will soon get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India. On Tuesday (August 17), the Government of India handed over 31 life support ambulances and medical supplies.

India's Lovely professional University to establish Bangabandhu Corner

Dhaka, August 4: Bangabandhu Corner is being set up at Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Punjab, India. The decision was taken at a recent meeting between Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran and LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal. This initiative has been taken on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

India says no to coronavirus vaccine export to Bangladesh, other foreign countries for now

Dhaka, June 5: India has said no to coronavirus vaccine exports to foreign countries, including Bangladesh, as the nation is fighting a shortage of doses amid the second wave of the deadly disease, the country's external affairs ministry' spokesperson Arindam Bagchi confirmed on Thursday. 

Bangladesh sends coronavirus medical supplies to Nepal

Dhaka, June 3: The Bangladesh Army has provided emergency medical and security equipment to the Nepal Army as a token of friendship amidst the second wave of Covid-19. This was stated in a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday (June 3).

Controversy erupts in Sri Lanka after China sells Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh at lower rate

Dhaka, June 2: China has set different prices for Sinopharm's coronavirus vaccine for different countries in South Asia, causing uneasiness among its allies in the region. It has been alleged that even though Bangladesh has purchased per dose at USD 10, Bejing has charged Sri Lanka USD 15 for the same, giving rise to controversy in both countries.

BSF prevents installation of makeshift shed, import-export stopped at the border

Dhaka, May 17: Hili traders in Bangladesh have stopped all activities, including import and export, as the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) obstructed the construction of a temporary shed for passport holders in the Zero Point area of the Hakimpur Hili border in Dinajpur. They stopped import and export on Sunday (May 16) from 3:30 pm.

Overwhelmed with your message: Indian opposition leader Mamata Banerjee tells PM Hasina

Dhaka, May 8: After receiving the congratulatory message from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Mamata Banerjee, who has become the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third time in a row, has sent a letter expressing her gratitude and best wishes.

WHO Representative in the Maldives is Bangladesh's Dr. Nazneen

Male, May 4: Dr. Nazneen Anwar, a health expert from Bangladesh, has been appointed as the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Maldives. On April 8, the WHO nominated her for the post. She presented her official identity card to Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid on April 18.

Emergency services will be available at 5 Indian Visa Centers

Dhaka, May 1: Bangladesh has closed all borders with India due to the dire situation in India. However, in the meantime, the Indian High Commission has decided to provide services in five visa centers in Bangladesh in case of emergency. The Indian High Commission in Dhaka said this in a message on Thursday night.

Bangladesh to send medicines and medical supplies to India

Dhaka, April 29: Bangladesh is sending medicines and medical supplies to India to deal with the coronavirus situation. A statement from the foreign ministry on Thursday (April 29th) said Bangladesh wanted to provide India with emergency medicine and medical supplies to combat the coronavirus. In the first phase, 10,000 injectable anti-viral, oral anti-viral, 30,000 PPE kits and a few thousand zinc, calcium, vitamin-C will be sent.

Oxygen import from India stopped

Dhaka, April 26: Suddenly, emergency liquid oxygen used for corona treatment is not coming from India to Bangladesh. In the last four days, no oxygen-carrying vehicles have come through Benapole land port. In the week before last Wednesday (April 21), 498 metric tons of liquid oxygen arrived at Benapole port from India. At that time this liquid oxygen came to the country in 29 tankers.

India-Bangladesh relations will not ebb due to vaccines: Doraiswami

Dhaka, April 22: India has provided 7 million vaccines to Bangladesh to combat the coronavirus epidemic. According to the agreement, the remaining vaccines will be delivered to Bangladesh very soon, said Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami.