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Bangladesh, India to begin enclave transfer on July 31

Bangladesh and India will start exchanging enclaves from July 31 midnight, chosen as the “Appointed Date”. Before that, there will be a “joint visit” to the enclaves to finalise the process, as set out in the letters the two sides exchanged on the modalities of implementing the Land Boundary Agreement 1974 and its protocol in 2011. Both foreign ministries released ...

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BGB, BGP hold flag meeting to bring back rescued Bangladeshis

BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) and BGP (Myanmar’s Border Guard Police) officials have held a flag meeting for facilitating the homecoming of 150 Bangladeshis rescued high seas and now stranded in Myanmar. The meeting began at 10:30am Monday near Ghumdhum border of Bangladesh and Dhekibania of Myanmar. A 10-member representative team headed by BGB Battalion-7 Chief Lt Col. Khandaker Saiful Alam ...

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Modi tells BNP chief Khaleda India opposes fundamentalism and terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia India is against any form of fundamentalism and terrorism. Modi met Khaleda at his suite in Pan Pacific Sonargoan Dhaka Hotel on Sunday as part of his strategy to reach out to all political parties in Bangladesh. Asked about the meeting, Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar at a press briefing ...

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India wants Bangladesh’s support to emerge as a global player

India wants Bangladesh to be its partner in emerging as a major power in the world with its “development vision, not expansionism”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Dhaka with flourish of his public address. He was speaking at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre’s dazzling ‘Hall of Fame’ on Sunday just before jetting out of Dhaka, completing a jam-packed two-day ...

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Indian PM Modi meets Bangladesh business leaders

Business-ModiIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met a group of Bangladeshi business leaders on the second day of his Dhaka visit. The business leaders, led by FBCCI chief Abdul Matlub Ahmad, went to Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel on Sunday, a day after the neighbours inked several agreements and MoUs to expand trade. “Strengthening business links. PM @narendramodi meets Presidents ...

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Three Hizb ut-Tahrir activists arrested for pasting anti-Modi posters

Police have arrested three activists of outlawed Hizb ut-Tahrir on charges of pasting posters denouncing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imminent Bangladesh visit. Khulshi Police Station Inspector (investigations) Sukanta Chakraborty said they were detained while sticking posters at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University on Friday morning. Among those arrested, Ishtiaque Hossain, 25, is a student of the Chittagong University ...

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Hasina says Bangladesh is honoured to award former Indian PM Vajpayee for his support for independence in 1971

Hasina says Bangladesh is honoured to award former Indian PM Vajpayee for his support for independence in 1971 Bangladesh feels honoured to recognise former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his support during the 1971 Liberation War, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. President Md Abdul Hamid handed the official honour to Vajpayee’s predecessor, Narendra Modi, at the Bangabhaban ...

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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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