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Bodies of 5 Bangladeshi footballers drowned in river recovered

Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) The bodies of five teenage Bangladeshi footballers who drowned in a river on Saturday evening were recovered early on Sunday. Bakhtiar Uddin Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Chakaria Police Station, said the bodies were retrieved by a team of Divers of Fire Service and Civil Defence. The victims were students of local Grammar School in Cox's Bazar district, s...

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Liberal visa regime agreement signed between India, Bangladesh

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Reiterating their commitment to strengthen the bilateral relation on the basis of friendship, trust and understanding, India and Bangladesh on Sunday signed agreement to liberalize the visa regime between the two countries. The agreement was signed in presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan during sixth Home ...

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Rosatom starts work on unit 2 of Bangladesh n-project

Dhaka, July 14 (IANS) The first concrete ceremony marking the beginning of main construction of the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project (RNPP) in Bangladesh took place on Saturday at Rooppur, Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom said in a statement. Rosatom, who are the equipment suppliers and consultants for the India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil N...

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India unveils world's largest visa centre in Bangladesh, discusses 'mutual concerns'

Dhaka, July 14 (IANS) Visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday inaugurated here the world's largest state-of-the-art visa centre, equipped with a range of modern facilities and, promising shorter waiting times for applicants, and also discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual concerns, including menace of terrorism, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Ina...

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India unveils world's largest visa centre in Bangladesh, discusses 'mutual concerns'

Dhaka, July 14 (IANS) Visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday inaugurated here the world's largest state-of-the-art visa centre, equipped with a range of modern facilities and, promising shorter waiting times for applicants, and also discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual concerns, including menace of terrorism, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Ina...

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India unveils world's largest visa centre in Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 14 (IANS) Visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday inaugurated the world's largest state-of-the-art visa centre here with modern facilities, promising shorter waiting times for applicants. Singh inaugurated the integrated centre at Jamuna Future Park (JFP) along with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, reports bdnews24. Indian High Commi...

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Rajnath leaves for Bangladesh

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday left for a three-day visit to Bangladesh to discuss various issues such as anti-terror cooperation and the Rohingya refugee influx, an official said. Leaving for Dhaka on a three-day visit to Bangladesh. The relationship between India and Bangladesh is anchored in history, culture, language and shared values of democra...

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British MP knew he would be denied entry: MEA

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The External Affairs Ministry on Thursday said that it had informed Lord Alexander Carlile, the British MP and member of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's legal team, in advance that he would be denied entry into India. Briefing the media here, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Lord Carlile held a business visa whereas h...

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Bangladesh, Malaysia to sign MoU on defence training

Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) Bangladesh and Malaysia are preparing to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on defence training and technical cooperation. The announcement was made after a meeting of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and visiting Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad bin Sabu at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Dhaka on Thursday, the state-run news agency BSS reported. H...

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India refuses entry to British MP

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India on Wednesday refused entry to British MP Lord Carlile, a member of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's legal team, on charges of having an invalid visa. Lord Alexander Carlile, a British national, arrived in New Delhi on July 11, 2018 without having obtained the appropriate Indian visa, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said i...

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Malaysian Defence Minister to visit Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 11 (IANS) Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu will arrive in the Bangladeshi capital on an official visit on Thursday. He, along with his delegation, is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh's Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Sabu will visit refugee camps in Bangladesh's southeastern Cox's...

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DMK to host meeting of opposition leaders in Chennai

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) In the run up to the general elections next year, the DMK is organising a show of strength of opposition parties by inviting top political leaders to a meeting on federal structure in Chennai on August 30. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (TMC), General Secretaries of CPI and CPI-M Sudhakar Reddy and Sitaram Yechury, Nat...

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Muraleedharan, Mullappally front-runners to head Congress in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 (IANS) With the new chief of the Congress' Kerala unit set to be named soon, sources in the know of things say veteran leader K. Karunakaran's son K. Muraleedharan and senior leader Mullappally Ramachandran are among the front-runners. These two names (Muraleedharan and Ramachandran) have been zeroed in on and the announcement could well be made very soon. ...

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Bangladesh eyes tie-up with China for high tech parks

Dhaka, July 5 (IANS) Bangladesh wantsgreater cooperation with China to develop more economic zones and high tech parks in the country. Top government officials and other participants at a workshop here on Thursday expressed said China's extraordinary economic development as a result of liberalisation and reforms is a good experience to learn from, reports Xinhua news agency. They...

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Naik won't return to India unless assured fair trial

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, wanted by Indian agencies on charges of inciting youths to take up terror activities, on Wednesday said he will not return to India unless he was assured fair prosecution. The news of my coming to India is totally baseless and false. I have no plans to come to India till I don't feel safe from unfair prosecution. When I ...

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Zakir Naik says won't return to India unless assured of

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, wanted by Indian investigating agencies for inciting youth to take up terror activities, on Wednesday said he will not come back unless assured fair prosecution. The news of my coming to India is totally baseless and false. I have no plans to come to India till I don't feel safe from unfair prosecution. Insha Allah when ...

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Bangladesh recall Liton, drop Kayes for ODIs vs Windies

Dhaka, July 3 (IANS) Bangladesh have recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das for the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against the West Indies while dropping opener Imrul Kayes along with a few other key players. Also missing from that squad are all-rounder Nasir Hossain, Abul Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Mithun and Sunzamul Islam with the national selectors choosing ...

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Indian bartender to compete at World Class 2018 competition in Berlin

Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Gaurav Dhyani, bartender of The Whisky Bar, has been announced as Indian Bartender of the Year at World Class 2018 and will now compete with the worlds finest bartenders at Diageos 10th annual Global Diageo World Class Competition that will be held in Berlin in October 2018. Dhyani was declared the winner at the end of the competition and was given the title of Ind...

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Yunus warns of survival threat from Artificial Intelligence

Bengaluru, June 28 (IANS) Expressing apprehension that disruptive technology would hasten extinction of humankind, Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus on Thursday warned companies against excessive use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Technology will expedite our extinction on the planet Earth. It may sound funny because technology is supposed to help us and make things easier. But the way AI ...

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Key suspect in Bangladeshi writer's murder killed

Dhaka, June 28 (IANS) A prime suspect in the murder of Bangladeshi writer Shahzahan Bachchu was killed in an alleged shootout between police and criminals here on Thursday. Abdur Rahman, leader of the terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), was arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of Bachchu. Rahman was killed while he was accompanying the security forces...

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