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Abdul Hannan   That Foreign minister Dipu Moni would return home empty handed after her visit to Delhi was a foregone conclusion, given the mind set of Indian leaders and its internal dynamics of politics. With Indian general election round the corner, any thought of an immediate shift of Indian stance is a delusion. Once […]

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NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee’s Bangladesh visit will be a homecoming in more ways than one. Apart from the symbolism of his first overseas trip and the special rapport he shares with the establishment in Bangladesh, Mukherjee will also get a chance to visit his in-laws for the first time since he took over as […]

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The outgoing Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh M Vakur Erkul made a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the capital on Thursday. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, PM Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad said that the prime minister appreciated the ambassador’s active contribution in improving the overall bilateral relations, particularly in […]

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By Sanjay Kumar While India’s relationship with its western neighbor Pakistan has been faltering despite concerted efforts, on the eastern front a new bonhomie is forming with Bangladesh. The recent signing of a new extradition treaty and visa regime between India and Bangladesh, signed by Indian home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohiuddin […]

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Bangladesh’s first resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Brazil M. Shameem Ahsan has presented his credentials to Brazilan President Dilma Vana Rousseff. The ambassador was given a guard of honour by the presidential guards after he was received by the Brazilian Chief of Protocol at the front ramp of the Palacio Itamaraty, the seat of […]

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New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to consider a proposal Thursday on signing of an extradition treaty with Bangladesh ahead of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s visit to Dhaka next week. The long-awaited treaty is being considered by the Cabinet after the Bangladesh government made minor modifications in the draft. The extradition treaty, if signed, will […]

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FE Report Dhaka will be keen to strike deals on manpower export and oil import with Riyadh during the upcoming Bangladesh-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission meeting, scheduled for February 25-26 in the capital city of the kingdom, a senior official in the finance ministry said. Saudi Arabia is the largest manpower export destination for Bangladesh as […]

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Ashfaqur Rahman The Bangladesh Foreign Office has been under attack by various interest groups during the past 41 years. Sometimes it has been politicians, sometimes the military, at other times the entrenched bureaucracy that had never left this office at peace. There have always been issues that have been against the officers and the remit […]

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The sixth meeting of Bangladesh-Myanmar Joint Commission for economic cooperation begins here on Sunday. The sixth meeting of Bangladesh-Myanmar Joint Commission for economic cooperation begins here on Sunday, aiming to establish better connectivity and boost bilateral trade between the two next-door neighbours. Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint San will lead the Myanmar side while […]

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Moshiur Rahman The government officials told the World Bank that prime minister’s adviser Mashiur Rahman is still on leave. The global lender was irked by Mashiur’s claim that he has joined office on return from leave. After a prolonged drama, Mashiur had to go on leave at the Bank’s insistence that all public officials including […]

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By Abdulla Rasheed, Abu Dhabi Editor and Binsal Abdul Kader, GulfNews Staff Reporter   Abu Dhabi: A top Ministry of Interior official told Gulf News on Monday there is no Bangladeshi visa ban in place. This comes after the Bangladeshi Embassy in Abu Dhabi received complaints from its nationals they have not been granted new […]

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DHAKA, JUNE 24: The Foreign Ministry on Sunday morning summoned Ralf M Reusch, the chargé d’affaires (CDA) of the German Embassy in Dhaka, to convey Bangladesh’s dismay, disappointment and concern over some of the remarks made by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at a joint briefing on Saturday. According to the ministry, the issues relating […]

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