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Dhaka for fresh line of credit

Consultative Meeting with India

Dhaka for fresh line of credit

Appreciating India's financial assistance for infrastructure development in Bangladesh, Dhaka yesterday asked New Delhi to consider a fresh line of credit (LoC). During the third Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting at Jawahar Bhavan in New Delhi, Bangladesh also offered special economic zones for Indian businesses and sought investments in sectors like automobiles, manufacturing and power. The meeting was co-chaired by Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. Following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's landmark visit to New Delhi in January 2010, India extended the first LoC...

6 more Moghbazar triple murder suspects held

6 more Moghbazar triple murder suspects held

Rapid Action Battalion members detained six people in Dhaka early today for their alleged involvement with the sensational triple murder in Moghbazar of Dhaka on August 28. Acting on a tip-off, the elite force personnel captured the six persons conducting raids at different places in the capital, Maksudul Alam, assistant director of Rab's Legal...

Dhaka, Delhi hopeful of early Teesta deal signing

Dhaka, Delhi hopeful of early Teesta deal signing

Bangladesh and India today expressed the hope of an early signing of the much-delayed Teesta river water-sharing deal. "Both of us expressed the hope about an early signing of the Teesta water-sharing deal," visiting Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told reporters emerging from a half-an-hour  meeting with Indian Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati...

Man killed in Demra car plunge

Man killed in Demra car plunge

A man was killed when an out-of-control car plunged into a ditch at Demra in the capital city of Dhaka this evening. The deceased was identified as Nurul Islam, 35, a resident of Wari in the city and a motor parts trader at Jatrabari. Haider Ali, assistant sub-inspector at Dhaka Medical College Hospital police camp,...

Fix Dhaka first to help our life and growth

NOW Dhaka is the second worst city in the world in the global livability index just after Damascus.  We must ignore the case of Damascus since it is a war zone.  Then we are the 'proud owner' of the worst capital in the planet.  This adds another feather to our crown already overloaded with similar laurels for judicial tardiness, bureaucratic inefficiency, and corruption.  We Bengalis love to arrange numerous conferences on investment and growth, but we often forget that...

Indian territory won't be used against Bangladesh, Dhaka to seek assurance from Delhi

Indian territory won't be used against Bangladesh, Dhaka to seek assurance from Delhi

Bangladesh will seek reassurance from India that its territory will not be used against Bangladesh during the third Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting to be held in New Delhi on Saturday. “Surely, India will also have to give us this assurance. We’ll surely seek it. Let me go there and discuss. I’ll tell you more once I get back home,” Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said. Before leaving for New Delhi this morning, the foreign minister was addressing a pre-departure press conference at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. Bangladesh also expects that India would not allow their soil against Bangladesh as the country cleared its position regarding the...

3 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Dhaka

Police detained three Jamaat-Shibir members for vandalising vehicles in Shahjadpur area of Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon soon after the verdict of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Some 150-200 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out a demonstration in the area around 1:00pm, Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, told The Daily Star. The three men were chased down by law enforcers after the Jamaat-Shibir demonstrators started to throw brick chips on vehicles which were...

3 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Dhaka

Police detained three Jamaat-Shibir members for vandalising vehicles in Shahjadpur area of Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon soon after the verdict of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Some 150-200 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out a demonstration in the area around 1:00pm, Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, told The Daily Star. The three men were chased down by law enforcers after the Jamaat-Shibir demonstrators started to throw brick chips on vehicles which were...

Teesta, Land Deals

Dhaka to seek timeframe from Delhi

Dhaka will press hard for the much-awaited Teesta water-sharing deal and ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) at the third meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) to be held on September 20 in India. Diplomatic sources said Dhaka will seek "specific timeframe" from New Delhi this time to conclude the two issues. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will lead a high-profile 15-member delegation, including eight secretaries of the government such as principal secretary to the prime minister, secretaries...

Hanging bodies of 2 siblings found in Uttara

Hanging bodies of 2 siblings found in Uttara

Police recovered the hanging bodies of two siblings from their Uttara house in Dhaka in the wee hours today. The deceased are Munmun, 18, and her brother Mohammad bin Alim, 15. Informed by victims’ mother Jaysree Zaman, police recovered the bodies from two separate rooms of their house in Garib-e- Newaj Avenue area of Uttara-11...

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