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Foreign Secretary marks Magna Carta anniversary

Foreign Secretary commemorates 800th anniversary of Magna Carta The sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede 800 years ago was one of the first steps towards democracy and the rule of law in the UK. Its story has inspired far beyond the UK’s borders; the principles it enshrines – equality before the law, limits to the arbitrary exercise of power, due ...

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Badruddoza Chowdhury says ‘Jamaat-centric’ Khaleda Zia is under international pressure

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is now under pressure from all quarters since her party has become ‘Jamaat-centric’, says AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, one of the founders of the party. BNP leaders must return to ‘Zia’s style of politics’ if they wanted to survive, Chowdhury, who served as president during Khaleda’s 2001-6 regime, said at a programme on Friday. Chowdhury attended the ...

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Mirza Fakhrul hospitalised by HC order

BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has been admitted to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) after an order from the High Court. The BNP leader has been taken to BSMMU prison ward in an ambulance from the Kashimpur jail on Saturday morning. Doctor at the Kashimpur jail Md Shahadat Hossain told bdnews24.com that Fakhrul has a ...

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Court sends MP Pinu Khan’s son Rony to jail after remand

A Dhaka court has sent Awami League MP Pinu Khan’s son Bakhtiar Alam Rony to jail after remand in a case over shooting two dead in Dhaka. Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Noor sent him to the jail on Saturday. His lawyers filed a bail petition when he was produced before the court after the four-day remand. The magistrate set June 16 ...

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State Minister for Foreign Affairs calls for appreciating ‘water’ in broader frame for shared prosperity

Dhaka, 10 June 2015 : State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, MP, called upon the international community to look at the ‘water’ issue through a broader prism to address the issues of trans-boundary water management, technology transfer, green economy and water governance. ‘We shall have to move beyond the existing limits of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). This is ...

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Commerce Minister Tofail says essential prices will not rise in Ramadan, warns market manipulators

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has ruled out a hike in the prices of essentials during Ramadan, saying supply is sufficient before warning against price-gouging attempts. In a meeting with traders on Monday at the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh, the minister urged journalists to be careful about reporting on market prices during Ramadan. Ahmed said, “We have one-and-a-half times more supply ...

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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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