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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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Dhaka: India and Bangladesh on Friday reviewed the approaches to study the impact and modelling of India’s proposed cross-border hydroelectric Tipaimukh Dam in a bid to allay Dhaka’s fears that the project would adversely affect water flow. The review was undertaken as part of the Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) of Bangladesh and India. “We are […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had committed sedition by urging the US to interfere in Bangladesh’s internal affairs through her Washington Times article, ruling alliance lawmakers said yesterday. Participating in a freestyle discussion in parliament for more than two and a half hours, 20 ministers and MPs said the opposition leader’s article is part of BNP’s […]

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Syed Tashfin Chowdhury DHAKA – Two landmark deals signed between India and Bangladesh this week constitute a first step towards better connections between the two countries and increased economic ties, according to economists in Dhaka. Other agreements may be reached between the two countries by mid-February following visits by then to Dhaka by three senior […]

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Half-day hartal today in Dhaka, Ctg; full day in country; BNP backs it Rashidul Hasan With an aim to foil the much-awaited war crimes trial, the Jamaat-e-Islami plans to stage massive, violent demonstrations during its countrywide hartal today, demanding the release of top party leaders facing the trial. Talking to The Daily Star over the […]

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Will 2013 be a watershed in U.S.-Bangladeshi relations? My country of 150 million people, located between India and Myanmar, has been independent since 1971, when the United States was one of the first nations to recognize our right to self-determination. Yet in the past year, relations have been strained to the point where the United […]

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Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu says the Awami league’s student affiliate and the allegations of corruption over the Padma bridge project have affected the image of the government during the last four years. “The unruly acts of [Bangladesh] Chhatra League in educational institutions have undoubtedly undermined democracy,” he said on Tuesday. “And we are embarrassed […]

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Dhaka, Delhi sign landmark treaty to extradite criminals; ease visa provisions In a major breakthrough, Bangladesh and India yesterday inked Extradition Treaty to hand over the convicted and criminals hiding in each other’s countries. Click here to see Full Text of the Treaty  Click here to see Revised Travel Agreement signed in 2013 The deal, […]

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The Election Commission is going to ask for Tk 10 billion from the government in the next financial year for holding the national and local government elections. It estimates that Tk 5 billion will be spent on the parliamentary polls and an equal amount on the Upazila Parishad balloting. The Constitution mandates the government hold […]

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Aru Pande NEW DELHI — India and Bangladesh are set to sign extradition and visa agreements, as the neighbors take steps to improve ties and formally deny criminals sanctuary on either side of their common border. The deals will be finalized during Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s two-day visit to Bangladesh that began on Monday. Shinde […]

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President Zillur Rahman yesterday said the main opposition BNP had failed to discharge its constitutional and democratic obligation by refraining from regularly participating in parliament over the last four years. 2 “If the main opposition considered themselves as people’s representatives and servants, then it was its obligation to discharge its responsibilities by joining parliament and […]

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New Delhi, Jan.27 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will undertake a two-day visit of Bangladesh from Monday on the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr. Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir. During this visit, India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an extradition treaty and a revised travel agreement following bilateral discussions between the two Home […]

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