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Land Boundary Agreement

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Passage of bill might be delayed

The constitution amendment bill to operationalise the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh appears unlikely to be passed in the current winter session of Indian parliament, indications show. The fourth and final week of the session begins today but the bill to implement LBA does not figure among the series of legislations mentioned by an Indian official statement to be considered and passed by parliament. The winter session is scheduled to end on December 23. If the bill to operationalise the agreement...

Mamata agrees with Delhi on Indo-Bangla enclave swap

The Trinamool Congress government of West Bengal has decided to withdraw its objection to the long-pending land-swap deal between India and Bangladesh. Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra informed the Indian Union Home Ministry last week that the state government wanted to settle the enclave issue which is being dragged for over six decades now, reports Kolkata-based daily Anandabazaar Patrika. However, the state government wants the Indian central government to take up the issue of developing the land area that will be added...

Mamata expresses support to LBA deal

Mamata expresses support to LBA deal

The prospects of implementing India’s Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh brightened today with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee throwing her behind the deal saying “the problem will be solved soon”. “A solution is being worked out for the border enclaves and the problem will be solved soon,” Mamata said in Coochbehar after...

Modi govt to go ahead for land swapping deal

Modi govt to go ahead for land swapping deal

The BJP-led Indian government will go ahead with operationalising the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today asserting that it would be a benefit for the nation in the long run. “I know Assam’s problems. I assure you all there will be no compromise on Assam’s security. Land swapping...

LBA okayed by Indian parliamentary committee

An Indian parliamentary body has okayed the India-Bangladesh land boundary agreement bill. The decision came at a meeting of the Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs Ministry yesterday, reports BBC Bangla Service. The committee advised the central government to place the bill at the parliament as soon as possible. Quoting committee members, BBC Bangla Service reported that the bill might be passed during the current winter session of the Indian parliament. The bill was sent to the committee for approval after it...

India willing to return Nur Hossain

India willing to return Nur Hossain

Home Secretary Mozammel Haque Khan today said India assured Bangladesh of handing over Nur Hossain, the prime accused of the Narayanganj seven murders, to Bangladesh authorities. “Legal measures are being initiated for bringing Nur Hossain back home,” he said at a press briefing after the two-day 15th home secretary-level meeting this afternoon.   While the...

LAND BOUNDARY, TEESTA WATER-SHARING

Hasina writes Modi for speedy resolution of pending issues

Hasina writes Modi for speedy resolution of pending issues

In an apparent reference to Teesta water-sharing deal and land boundary agreement, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has written a letter to her new Indian counterpart Narendra Modi calling for a "speedy final resolution" of all pending issues between the two countries. "I do believe that under your dynamic leadership we shall be able...

India to consider land boundary, Teesta deals: Modi

India to consider land boundary, Teesta deals: Modi

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that his government would actively consider signing Teesta water-sharing deal and land boundary agreement with Bangladesh. His assurance came at a meeting with Bangladesh Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at the Hyderabad House around 1:30pm (local time). #India: #Modi promises to look at Teesta accord with Bangladesh -...

BOTTOM LINE

Time for broader connectivity?

IT is reported that Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran, after a meeting with Commerce Minister Tofael Ahmed on January 30, reportedly said: “The concept of connectivity is now becoming broader. It is growing beyond the old fashioned concept of transit, which used to be discussed between India and Bangladesh. Connectivity can be in the form of power, telecom, water and many other areas, and it has direct benefits for Bangladesh and India.” The high commissioner has hit the nail on...

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