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  • Mamata's win: For Dhaka not much hope for Teesta deal

    Over the last decade, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been widely known in Bangladesh for her last-minute opposition to the Teesta water-sharing deal that could not be signed during the then Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Dhaka in 2011.
  • Bangladesh waits for US response on vaccines

    Bangladesh is eagerly waiting for US response over obtaining Covid-19 vaccines as its stock of AstraZeneca vaccine doses purchased from India will run out soon.
  • ‘Lockdown’ extended till May 5

    Concerned over the steep rise in coronavirus cases in India, the government mulls imposing more Covid-19 restrictions in Bangladesh in the coming days.
  • Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen

    Border with India shut for14 days

    After the recommendation of the health directorate, the government yesterday shut down the border with India from today amid tensions over huge surge in Covid-19 cases in the neighbouring country.
  • China initiates platform for South Asian nations

    China has initiated a new platform for South Asia focusing on Covid cooperation and post-pandemic economic recovery as the region faces severe vaccine shortage amid rising cases of coronavirus that’s pushing millions of people into poverty, officials said.