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PM reaches Washington DC from New York

Would have used EVM in 300 seats if I could: EC Alamgir

Contractor GK Shamim, 7 others get life sentence in arms case

32 killed after boat capsizes on Karatoya river in Panchagarh

Shakib, Puja to work together again

Myanmar blames Arakan Army-ARSA for border incidents

Dhaka, Sepetember 20: Myanmar has blamed Arakan Army and the ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) for recent border incidents, including shelling, on Bangladesh territory. They say that the rebel groups are doing such thimgs to destroy the existing cordial relations with Bangladesh.

For us in India, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is iconic: India's External Affairs Minister

Dhaka, September 8: India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has hailed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as iconic to the south Asian country.

Indian to use Bangladeshi corridor to supply petroleum to northeast after floods damage Assam route

Dhaka, August 6: As the infrastructure in Assam has been damaged due to heavy rains, the territory of Bangladesh will be used to take petroleum to India's north-eastern states, Tripura, South Assam and Mizoram. These petroleum products will travel 140 kilometers in Bangladesh by tanker. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and the Road Transport and Highways Department of the Government of Bangladesh for the movement of vehicles carrying Indian petroleum or LPG products using the territory of Bangladesh on Wednesday.

India proposes to launch fourth inter-country train

Dhaka, July 19: India proposed to launch fourth inter-country train. Indian High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Doraiswami made this proposal in a discussion meeting at Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan's office on Monday (July 18).

Indian High Commissioner Doraiswami is going to UK, Sudhakar coming to Dhaka

Dhaka, July 3: Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami is leaving Bangladesh. He is expected to take charge of the Indian Embassy in the United Kingdom. In 1992, he joined the Foreign Service of India. He has previously served as the country's ambassador to Uzbekistan and South Korea. Prior to that, he served in various capacities in Indian diplomatic missions in Hong Kong, Beijing, New York and Johannesburg.

Padma Bridge an example in Bangladesh's development journey: Pakistan

Dhaka, June 24: Pakistan has congratulated Bangladesh on the occasion of inauguration of Padma Bridge. Islamabad says the inauguration of the bridge is an example of Bangladesh's development journey. On Friday (June 24), the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif sent a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on the inauguration of the Padma Bridge.

South Asian lawmakers call for regional collaboration to avert twin crisis of air pollution, climate change ahead of Stockholm+50

Dhaka, May 28: As evidence grows about the impact poor air quality has on human health, medical practitioners and lawmakers from South Asia on Saturday called for collaborative action to phase out the use of fossil fuels - one of the largest contributors to air pollution in the region.

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.