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Dhaka, Delhi to assess hilsa stock

Bangladesh and India have decided to conduct a joint assessment to know about the stocks of hilsa fish in the Bay of Bengal. Officials of the two neighbouring nations have also agreed to exchange two varieties of fish for commercial cultivation in their respective countries. The decisions were taken at the first meeting of a joint working group of the countries in Dhaka yesterday, the last day of a two-day discussion. A four-member Indian delegation took part in the joint-secretary level meeting...

Indian visa rules to get relaxed

Indian visa rules to get relaxed

India is set to relax the visa procedures for Bangladeshi nationals and increase the number of visa centres in the country to tackle the increasing demand for visas, the Indian envoy in Dhaka said yesterday. Pankaj Saran, however, did not disclose the number of new visa centres that would be set up to complement...

Speaker hopeful of resolving issues with India

Speaker hopeful of resolving issues with India

Bangladesh needs not to get worried about India’s commitment to resolving the pending issues of land boundary agreement and sharing of Teesta river water, Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said in New Delhi today. Wrapping her four-day official visit to the Indian capital where she held talks with the top Indian leadership, Chaudhury...

Mamata's cherished march to Delhi

AS I was going by car to my hotel in the city centre from Kolkata's new airport on January 27, I noticed a large number of banners posted everywhere saying “Chalo, Brigade Chalo.” Each banner invariably carried a large picture of Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of Paschimbanga and leader of Trinamul Congress (TMC). Wherever I went in Kolkata, I found people talking about the meeting of TMC at the Brigade ground scheduled for January 30. Mamata left no stone unturned...

Will quit if Jan Lokpal bill not passed: Kejriwal

Will quit if Jan Lokpal bill not passed: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal further escalated his confrontation with the Centre over the Jan Lokpal bill on Sunday by saying he would resign if it was not passed. With Congress clearly saying it cannot support an "unconstitutional" bill, the AAP government is now on the brink of collapsing, reports Times of India from...

Man travels 1,000 miles to claim bogus prize

An Indian villager recently travelled more than a thousand miles to the BBC office in Delhi in an unusual quest - to claim millions of rupees he believed he had won in a "BBC lottery". Ratan Kumar Malbisoi, a 41-year-old unemployed Indian villager, fell for a message he received on his mobile phone nearly two years ago. "The message said I had won the BBC's national lottery for 20 or 30 million rupees ($319,000-$478,000; £194,000-£292,000). I was asked to send my...

Biswa Ijtema

Akheri Munajat today

The second phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after Hajj, will end with Akheri Munajat or final prayers today. Noted Islamic scholar Maulana Jubayerul Hassan from Delhi will conduct the prayers which are expected to begin around 11:00am. Ministers, lawmakers and political leaders may join the concluding prayers. Meanwhile, 151 couples got married in a dowry-free wedding ceremony on the second day of the gathering. They did not need to spend money.   Jubayerul Hassan conducted the marriage ceremony after...

Sunanda died of poisoning: Magistrate

Sunanda died of poisoning: Magistrate

The death of the wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor may have been caused by an overdose of drugs, doctors who carried out the autopsy say. Sunanda Pushkar was found in a hotel room in the Indian capital, Delhi, on Friday. The couple became embroiled in a row on Wednesday after Twitter messages suggested he was having an affair.

Kejriwal ends sit-in protest

Kejriwal ends sit-in protest

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called off a sit-in protest in the city centre which was sparked by a row over who controls Delhi's police force. Kejriwal had spent the night in the open and conducted business with cabinet members from the street. His administration had accused the police of failing to deal with an alleged drugs and prostitution ring - something they denied.

Shashi Tharoor wife died 'unnatural death'

Shashi Tharoor wife died 'unnatural death'

The wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, found dead in a Delhi hotel room on Friday, died a "sudden and unnatural death", an autopsy has found. Tharoor, who was earlier admitted to hospital with chest pains, took his wife's body away for cremation. The couple caused a media stir on Twitter on Wednesday with a series of messages appearing to reveal he was having an affair with a journalist.

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