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SAARC officials meet to set agenda for bringing down tariffs

KATHMANDU, July 30 : The main South Asian regional group on Tuesday took new steps toward eliminating tariffs to boost trade in the region, reports AFP. Senior officials from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries began a three-day meeting here to set an agenda for bringing down tariffs. The inter-governmental group on trade liberalisation will make recommendations to the governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on how to free up trade. The meeting was inaugurated by SAARC Secretary General Naeem U Hasan who stressed the importance of regional cooperation for developing regional trade and commerce through concessional tariffs. The member nations set up the South Asian Preferential...

Bangladeshi products in great demand in Bhutan

There is a very good market for Bangladeshi products in Bhutan, said Bhutanese Ambassador in Dhaka Dasho Dophu Tshering.

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Lankan air chief calls on president

Air Marshal J Weerakkody, Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, paid a courtesy call on President Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed at Bangabhaban, reports BSS.

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Australian envoy calls on Hasina

Newly appointed Australian High Commissioner Lorraine Barker made a courtesy call on Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina at her Dhanmondi residence yesterday.

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'Bangladesh to share itsdevelopment experience'

Bangladesh is prepared to share its experience with other developing countries as it is transforming its society with homegrown ideas. Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, said this while addressing the first session of the Group of 77 on Tuesday.

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UK education fair begins today

A three-day 'Education@UK Fair 2003' organised by the British Council begins in the city today. Education Minister Dr M Osman Farruk will inaugurate the fair at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. Delegates from 18 UK universities and colleges are likely to take part in the fair.

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July 20, 2013
July 20, 2013

SAARC officials meet to set agenda for bringing down tariffs

KATHMANDU, July 30 : The main South Asian regional group on Tuesday took new steps toward eliminating tariffs to boost trade in the region, reports AFP. Senior officials from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries began a three-day meeting here to set an agenda for bringing down tariffs. The inter-governmental group on trade liberalisation will make recommendations to the governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on how to free up trade. The meeting was inaugurated by SAARC Secretary General Naeem U Hasan who stressed the importance of regional cooperation for developing regional trade and commerce through concessional tariffs. The member nations set up the South Asian Preferential...

June 1, 2013
June 1, 2013

Bangladeshi products in great demand in Bhutan

There is a very good market for Bangladeshi products in Bhutan, said Bhutanese Ambassador in Dhaka Dasho Dophu Tshering.

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January 25, 2013
January 25, 2013

Lankan air chief calls on president

Air Marshal J Weerakkody, Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, paid a courtesy call on President Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed at Bangabhaban, reports BSS.

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May 29, 2003
May 29, 2003

PM seeks Japanese support

Japan yesterday assured Bangladesh of its continued cooperation in its efforts for socio-economic development.

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May 28, 2003
May 28, 2003

Senegal to back Bangladesh

Senegal will support Bangladesh's candidature for Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Conference.

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May 27, 2003
May 27, 2003

SAFMA regional confce

The South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) yesterday adopted a 14-point 'Dhaka Declaration' which stressed on upholding participatory democracy, freedom of expression and the right to dissent.

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January 25, 2003
January 25, 2003

Bangladesh-Japan diplomatic ties celebrated

The Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Japanese Association in Dhaka and SHOKOKAI (Japanese Commerce and Industry Association) held two separate programmes at its Baridhara diplomatic enclave here yesterday in celebration of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Japan.

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January 24, 2003
January 24, 2003

Kolkata mission asked for more info on push-in

The government is yet to confirm the reported push-in of 76 Muslims to Bangladesh territory by the Indian authorities but has asked the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and deputy high commission in Kolkata to look into the matter and send details.

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January 24, 2003
January 24, 2003

Legal aid cell opened for Bangladeshis in New York

Bangladesh has opened a "Legal Aid Cell" at the office of the consulate general in New York for providing legal assistance to non-immigrant Bangladeshis in the USA.

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January 23, 2003
January 23, 2003

'Bangladesh needs to understand USA'

Bangladesh aspiring to build its democratic institution on a sound footing needs to understand the USA, said Dr Mohammad Shamsuddin, pro-vice-chancellor of Chittagong University.

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