• Court allows Bangladesh cricketer Rubel to play in World Cup
    1:21 PM

    Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) A Dhaka court Wednesday allowed cricketer Rubel Hossain to travel abroad to play in the forthcoming World Cup. The order in this regard was issued in a case filed against Rubel under the Women’s Oppression Act by actress Naznin Akter Happy, reports The court of

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  • Bangladesh violence toll rises to 17
    8:11 AM

    Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) The death of four more people Wednesday has taken to 17 the number killed in an opposition-called indefinite blockade demanding fresh elections in Bangladesh. The four, including a child, were burnt to death in Mithapukur in Rangpur district, Xinhua reported. They died when opposition activists torched

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  • Bangladesh to check spillover of mobile services into India
    2:38 PM

    Shillong, Jan 13 (IANS) Bangladesh officials Tuesday assured India that they would convince their mobile service providers to prevent the spillover of Bangladesh mobile phone services in the border areas of Meghalaya. “We have expressed our concern with Bangladesh counterparts on the spillover of mobile signals from Bangladesh and use

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  • India keen to boost trade with Bangladesh, Myanmar: Sitharaman
    1:30 PM

    Srinagar (Tripura)/Agartala, Jan 13 (IANS) The Indian government has been building infrastructure to boost trade and other economic activities with Bangladesh and Myanmar, union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here Tuesday. “India is setting up international-standard multi-purpose ICPs (integrated check posts) along its borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar and

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  • India keen to boost economic ties with Bangladesh: Minister
    10:43 AM

    Srinagar (Tripura), Jan 13 (IANS) India is keen to further strengthen economic relations with Bangladesh, union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here Tuesday. “India seriously wants to further reinforce the trade, economy and people to people relations and all other mutual issues with Bangladesh,” Sitharaman said after opening

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  • Third ‘border haat’ along India-Bangladesh frontier opens
    7:41 AM

    Srinagar (Tripura), Jan 13 (IANS) Tripura’s first “border haat” – the third such market along India’s frontier with Bangladesh – was inaugurated here Tuesday to boost trade of local produce of both the nations. Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Bangladeshi counterpart Tofail Ahmed jointly inaugurated the

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  • ‘Bangladesh brick kilns hit by ban on Meghalaya coal mining’
    4:31 PM

    Shillong, Jan 12 (IANS) Production has been hit in thousands of brick kilns in Bangladesh that are dependent on coal from Meghalaya following an interim ban on the primitive rat-hole mining practice in the northeastern state, a Bangladeshi official said here Monday. “If coal export does not resume, many brick

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  • Ivory Coast man held for entering India from Bangladesh
    1:27 PM

    Shillong, Jan 12 (IANS) A man from Ivory Coast in west Africa has been arrested by the BSF for illegally crossing over to India from Bangladesh, officials said Monday. Abba Ezeke, 46, was arrested Saturday midnight from Langtilla village near the border in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills district, Border Security

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  • Bangladesh gets first non-Muslim chief justice
    10:25 AM

    Dhaka, Jan 12 (IANS) Surendra Kumar Sinha, seniormost appellate judge in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, was Monday appointed the chief justice of the country. He will take over as chief justice Jan 17, media reported. He succeeds Justice Md. Muzammel Hossain who retires Jan 16, reported. “The swearing-in

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  • Bangladeshi film director Chasi Nazrul Islam dies
    12:01 PM

    Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) Eminent Bangladeshi film director and producer Chasi Nazrul Islam died Sunday in a Dhaka hospital after prolonged illness. He was 73. Labaid Hospital’s assistant general manager, corporate communication, Saifur Rahman Lenin said Islam’s long battle with cancer came to an end at 6 a.m. Sunday. He

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  • Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain gets bail
    10:30 AM

    Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain was Sunday granted bail by a Dhaka court after his previous petition was rejected by the metropolitan magistrate’s court in a case filed by model-actress Naznin Akter Happy. Metropolitan sessions court judge Imrul Kayes heard the matter and granted him bail until

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  • India, Bangladesh to step up joint border patrolling
    9:51 AM

    Agartala, Jan 11 (IANS) Border guards of India and Bangladesh would intensify their joint patrolling, officials said here Sunday following a two-day district-level border meet. “The BSF (Border Security Force) and the BGB (Border Guards Bangladesh) have been conducting their mutual patrolling along the frontiers of either side. This patrolling

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