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‘It was very nice,’ says BNP chief Khaleda about meeting Indian PM Modi

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has described her first meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ‘very nice’. Her entourage reached Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel at 3:45pm Sunday, right after Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad left the hotel after meeting Modi, on the second day of his maiden state visit to Dhaka. Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu and Civil Aviation ...

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List of Bangladesh-India bilateral deals signed during Modi’s Dhaka visit

Bangladesh and India have pushed for stronger bilateral ties during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic Dhaka visit. A number of deals have been signed including one for exchanging enclaves, ending the contentious bilateral issue that has been lingering since 1974. The neighbouring countries have also agreed for greater regional connectivity for the development of South Asia. Bangladesh and India renewed ...

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Bangladesh PM Hasina holds one-on-one talks with Indian leader Modi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has held a one-on-one meeting with Indian leader Narendra Modi at her office. The meeting began soon after the exchange of LBA documents on Saturday. A delegation-level talks started after the more-than-40-minute tête-à-tête between Hasina and Modi. Officials earlier told bdnews24.com that contentious issues like security, border management and water sharing would feature high on the ...

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Modi, Hasina, Mamata launch Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati, Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala bus services

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her visiting Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have inaugurated Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati and Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala bus services. They flagged off the bus services at Hasina’s office in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon. Modi arrived in Dhaka on a two-day maiden visit in the morning and Banerjee on Friday nightThe two prime ministers and the ...

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Indian Prime Minister Modi’s 35-hour whirlwind Bangladesh travel plan

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive at the VVIP Tarmac of Shahjalal International Airport by a special Indian Air Force flight at 10:15am on Saturday. His Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina will receive him, and then he will be accorded a state reception that include 19 gun salutes, and guard of honour. He will drive straight to the ...

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Tk 263 billion, including Tk 74 billion more for Padma bridge, proposed for transport sector in 2015-16

The transport sector has been allotted Tk 263.29 billion in the proposed budget for the 2015-16 fiscal, with the highest sum for a single project being set aside for the construction of the prestigious Padma bridge. Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday placed the proposal for the development and expansion of roads, bridges, railways, ports, water transport, and airports, maintenance ...

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Finance Minister Muhith sets seven percent GDP growth target for 2015-16 fiscal

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has set a target of 7 percent GDP (gross domestic product) growth for 2014-15 annual budget. He placed the Tk 2.95 trillion budget in Parliament on Thursday with a thrust on increasing revenues to meet at least two-thirds of the budget allocations. The size of the budget for 2014-15 fiscal year was around Tk 2.51 trillion ...

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Finance minister proposes raising tax-free income exemption limit

NBR’s annual Income Tax fair, a move to encourage citizens to pay taxes NBR’s annual Income Tax fair, a move to encourage citizens to pay taxes The tax-free income limit for individuals has been proposed to be raised to Tk 250,000 a year. Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed the change for income tax while presenting the national budget for 2015-16 ...

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Communications, energy get priority

Finance Minister AMA Muhith is going to place in parliament today another ambitious budget to the tune of Tk 2,95,100 crore, including Tk 97,000 crore ADP, for the financial year beginning on July 1 with his vigorous fiscal planning. Today’s budget is literally the country’s 44th national budget and seventh of the series of budgets tabled by Muhith in his ...

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Muhith to unveil budget for FY16 today

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith is placing today the national budget for 2015-16 financial year (FY16) at the Jatiya Sangsad at 3pm. This will be the country’s 44th budget and the 16th of the Awami League government while the 9th for Muhith, BSS reports. Muhith, however, is the first finance minister who is placing the national budget for the ...

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