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India-Bangladesh to sign MoU to connect Agartala, Akhaura

India and Bangladesh are all set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to lay railway tracks for connecting Agartala and the southeastern city of Akhaura in the neighbouring country. Officials here on Friday said that the Centre has been pursuing the connectivity of the...
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Bangladesh dismisses Suu Kyi comments on Rohingya

The Bangladesh government on Sunday rejected comments by Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi suggesting that stateless Muslim Rohingyas may be illegal Bangladeshi migrants. Myanmar has been rocked by two outbreaks of fighting between Buddhists and Rohingyas since June that have left 180 people...
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D8 summit: Bangladesh, Malaysia PMs bow out

Sources : Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena Wajid has informed the government of her non-participation in a key summit on developing countries to be held in Pakistan later this month, sources said. Earlier reports suggested that the Bangladesh would be represented at the conference by...
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What lies beyond this U-turn? INDIA – BANGLADESH POLITICS.

Sources Khaleda Zia, Bangladesh’s leader of the opposition in Parliament, made some significant statements during her October 28-November 3 visit to India that deserve scrutiny. As far as her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is concerned, the visit had a dual purpose: one, to establish a...
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Bangladesh, Belarus sign 12 deals, MoUs

Bangladesh and Belarus inked seven agreements and five memorandums of understanding (MoU) on Monday to strengthen bilateral relationship. The agreement and MoUs were signed for expansion of trade and investment; legal support in agriculture, science and technology and military; and cooperation in education and exporting...
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The Rohingyas and Bangladesh: urgent steps need to be taken

The bouts of ethnic violence in the Rakhine region of Myanmar since the middle of this year have once again triggered the attempted exodus of Rohingyas into Bangladesh. The purpose of this commentary is to explore key dimensions of the Rohingya tragedy and potential courses...
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Google opens Bangladesh operations

Search engine giant Google Inc. on Monday appointed first-ever Country Consultant for Bangladesh. One of the global leaders in internet-related products and services, Google has assigned Kazi Monirul Kabir, a seasoned professional in trade and brand marketing, to kick-start its operations in Bangladesh. Kabir was...
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Investment destination Bangladesh: Possibilities and constraints

The prime minister recently called upon Vietnamese entrepreneurs to invest in the country promising conducive facilities. We laud her for her efforts to woo much-needed foreign investment. Yes, Bangladesh has the potential to become the investors’ choice destination. We have a number of things going...
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Bangladesh becomes ASEM member

Bangladesh yesterday formally joined the 52-nation Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) devoted to building co-operation between Asia and Europe, the foreign ministry announced in Dhaka. The induction of Bangladesh happened with two other countries — Norway and Switzerland in a ceremony prior to launching of the...
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Bangladesh-Turkey start joint medical drill

Bangladesh and Turkey jointly opened a weeklong medical exercise on Sunday from which Bangladeshi physicians are expected to learn about various procedures. Bangladeshi officials hope this ‘joint health week’ will open the door for better bilateral relations between the two countries. Health Minister A F...
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Internet rolls into Bangladesh villages on a bike

Amina Begum had never seen a computer until a few years ago, but now she’s on Skype regularly with her husband. A woman on a bicycle brings the Internet to her. Dozens of ‘‘Info Ladies’’ bike into remote Bangladeshi villages with laptops and Internet connections,...
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Bangladesh ruling elites unhappy on Indian leaders

Former Prime Minister and currently leader of the opposition in Bangladesh, Khaleda Zia and her entire team surely looks to be totally satisfied and delighted over the outcome of their ongoing India tour, where the chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) met important political figures,...
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