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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.

Bangladesh-India relations have matured: Doraiswami

Dhaka, August 30: Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, the Indian High Commissioner appointed in Dhaka, commented that India's relationship with Bangladesh is now "much mature". He said Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India next week will elevate the relationship between the two countries to new heights.

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).

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).

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah sees huge potential in Tripura in increased connectivity with Bangladesh

Dhaka, January 22: India's Home Minister Amit Shah sees the possibility of massive investment in the northeastern Indian state of Tripura due to dozens of road and railway projects and international waterway connections with Bangladesh.

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 plans Covaxin trials in Bangladesh to bolster jab profile

New Delhi, August 3: India has expressed desire to start human trial of the 'Covaxin' coronavirus jab in Bangladesh. The Narendra Modi government has already approved the necessary funds for this. An influential national daily quoted an Indian government document on Monday (August 2).

India will export vaccine to Bangladesh if production increases: Vikram Doraiswami

Dhaka, July 23: India's High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has said Delhi will export coronavirus vaccine to Bangladesh after production increases in the country.

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expresses satisfaction over the vaccination situation in Bangladesh

New Delhi, July 16: Although India has stopped supplying the coronavirus vaccine, Delhi is happy with the current improved vaccination situation in Bangladesh. India's External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar made the remarks during a meeting with Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in the Uzbekistan's capital city Tashkent on Thursday (July 15).

India's Delhi University to set up Bangabandhu Chair

New Delhi, July 14: India's Delhi University will set up the 'Bangabandhu Chair' in honour of Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Delhi University on Monday (July 12th). The agreement was signed in Delhi, India. Through this initiative more Bangladeshi students are being encouraged to be admitted here.

Bangladesh to keep borders shut as Covid-19 situation worsens in India

Dhaka, May 22: Bangladesh has extended its closure on land borders with India for another eight days due to the worsening coronavirus infection situation in the neighbouring country. It will be effective till May 31, according to a notification sent from Bangladesh Assistant High Commission of Agartala, Tripura on Friday (May 21). It said the ban on passengers traveling across the land border with India has been extended to May 31.

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.

The first priority of India's Look East policy is Bangladesh: India's Railway Minister

Dhaka, April 2: India's Minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal has said that Bangladesh will be the first priority of India's 'Look East Policy' as a loyal friend, neighbor and ally. Elaborating on India-Bangladesh relations over the past few years, he said India expects an overall partnership with Bangladesh as the largest trading partner in South Asia.