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Relations will take a huge hit: Dipu Moni

May 13, 2012
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Relations will take a huge hit: Dipu Moni

India-Bangladesh relations “will take a huge hit” if India cannot deliver on the Teesta agreement, says Dipu Moni, foreign minister of Bangladesh. In an exclusive conversation with Times of India, Moni, who is in India for the first joint consultative committee meeting with foreign minister SM Krishna said, “on Teesta there is a huge expectation…

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Bangladesh is a model in South Asia: WSJ

May 4, 2012
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Bangladesh is a model in South Asia: WSJ

Despite its 160-million strong population, Bangladesh can find it hard to elbow its way onto the global stage. It’s in an area where India is cast in the lead as the dominant economy, Pakistan plays the intermittent villain, and Sri Lanka and Nepal feature in cameos as countries with uncertain futures. Yet when U.S. Secretary…

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Minister hints over Ilias Ali ‘death’!

May 2, 2012
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Minister hints over Ilias Ali ‘death’!

The state minister Monnujan on Tuesday asked Tahsina to be prepared in ‘that manner’. She said, “You should give the correct info to the Prime Minister, so that she can find out your husband. Who were the enemy of your husband, … of your political party [BNP]. If you do not hesitate to inform Sheikh Hasina,…

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Dipu Moni optimistic over Teesta deal

April 30, 2012
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Dipu Moni optimistic over Teesta deal

“Water is a very important issue. People of Bangladesh also want this agreement to be signed. Bilateral relation between India and Bangladesh is a deep-rooted one. Teesta agreement will be signed soon,” she said on arriving here on a two-day private visit. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Sunday night said her country “is sure”…

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Pakistan asks Bangladesh to keep it updated

April 27, 2012
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Pakistan asks Bangladesh to keep it updated

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not given up its hope for a home series against Bangladesh. The PCB Tuesday asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to keep it updated on the appeal filed in the high court against the petition that sought cancellation of Bangladesh`s cricket tour of Pakistan, reports the Zee news. The…

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Indian govt asked to release a Bangladeshi after 7 years

April 26, 2012
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Indian govt asked to release a Bangladeshi after 7 years

Even though he had been claiming himself a Bangladeshi, Indian police was eager to prove him a Pakistani national. India had done so despite repeated communications by the Bangladesh Embassy to the Indian government demanding his release and an inquiry report by an Amritsar Sessions Judge confirming that he is a Bangladeshi. Finally, the crisis…

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PCB sits today to discuss Bangladesh tour fall-out

April 22, 2012
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PCB sits today to discuss Bangladesh tour fall-out

Interestingly, most Pakistani TV channels reported that two senior players of the Bangladesh team were involved in moving the petition in the Dhaka High Court, which gave a four-week injunction against Bangladesh going to Pakistan. Disappointed Pakistan Cricket Board is to sit on Sunday to discuss on the postponement of Bangladesh, reports the Geo TV.…

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Stuart Law decides to resign

April 16, 2012
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Stuart Law decides to resign

Bangladesh national cricket team coach Stuart Law will step down on June, reports agencies. The decision comes after the successful Asis Cup, in which Bangladesh missed the championship for only two run. Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday said, Australian Stuart Law will step down as the national cricket coach of Bangladesh in June due to…

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Bangladesh ‘allows’ India to send goods to Tripura

April 16, 2012
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Bangladesh ‘allows’ India to send goods to Tripura

India had been seeking transit through Bangladesh to its the northeastern states since the independence of the country. During Mr. Manmohan Singh’s visit to Dhaka in last September a letter of consent was scheduled to be exchanged between the countries, though it did not happen. Though there’s no transit or transshipment accord between the countries, Bangladesh…

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Ex-Jamayat member Mueen-Uddin faces war crime chrages

April 16, 2012
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Ex-Jamayat member Mueen-Uddin faces war crime chrages

“I was able to identify one [of the abductors], Mueen-Uddin,” she said in video testimony, seen by The Sunday Telegraph, which will form part of the prosecution case. Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, a member of Jamayat-e-Islami during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war, faces war crime charges, reports the Telegraph on Sunday quoting the chief investigator for the International Crimes…

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