Daily Archives: May 7, 2015

HIGHER POWER PRODUCTION

HIGHER POWER PRODUCTION Power sector in Bangladesh has been changing for the better in a very vibrant way in recent times. Six years ago erratic and insufficient power supply had made the lives of the people miserable.  All sectors of … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH HAS YET AGAIN GENERATED RECORD POWER IN A DAY

BANGLADESH HAS YET AGAIN GENERATED RECORD POWER IN A DAY Power Development Board (PDB) spokesman Saiful Hasan Chowdhury said the power plants fed the national grid 7,681 MW at 7:30pm on Tuesday. Only a day earlier, the power plants generated … Continue reading

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RUSSIA FOR JOINT TRADE BODY WITH BANGLADESH

RUSSIA FOR JOINT TRADE BODY WITH BANGLADESH Abu Bakar Siddique Russia has proposed forming a joint trade commission with Bangladesh to ease bilateral trade. At a meeting with Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury yesterday, Russian Ambassador in Dhaka Alexander A Nikolaev … Continue reading

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MODI PHONES HASINA, GREETS PASSAGE OF LAND BILL

MODI PHONES HASINA, GREETS PASSAGE OF LAND BILL Tribune Online Report Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a phone call to his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and conveyed greetings on the landmark occasion of passing of the India-Bangladesh land … Continue reading

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MODI THANKS SONIA GANDHI AS PARLIAMENT APPROVES INDO-BANGLA LAND DEAL

MODI THANKS SONIA GANDHI AS PARLIAMENT APPROVES INDO-BANGLA LAND DEAL All the 331 members present in the House voted for the bill which became the 100th Constitutional amendment passed by Parliament. Settling the country’s 41-year-old border issue with Bangladesh, Parliament … Continue reading

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THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA INFORMED THE BANGLADESH GOVERNMENT REGARDING THE RATIFICATION OF 1974 INDIRA – MUJIB PACT

THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA INFORMED THE BANGLADESH GOVERNMENT REGARDING THE RATIFICATION OF 1974 INDIRA – MUJIB PACT The Government of India informed the Bangladesh regarding the ratification of 1974 Indira-Mujib pact, during the home secretary-level talks on 19 July 2013. … Continue reading

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LBA PASSING IS HUGE DIPLOMATIC SUCCESS FOR BD: PM

LBA PASSING IS HUGE DIPLOMATIC SUCCESS FOR BD: PM Ittefaq Report Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday described the passing of the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh by Indian Rajya Sabha as Bangladesh’s huge diplomatic success and thanked … Continue reading

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LAND BILL PLACED BEFORE LOK SABHA

LAND BILL PLACED BEFORE LOK SABHA Star Online Report The long-pending land swapping bill has been placed before the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament, for passage, a day after it was endorsed by the Rajya Sabha. … Continue reading

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BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE Syed Mansur Hashim The Chinese leadership has embraced the Belt and Road initiative to be built in parallel with one another. According to the action plan of the National Development and Reform Commission, a joint body … Continue reading

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THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE CREATES NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BANGLADESH’S DEVELOPMENT

THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE CREATES NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BANGLADESH’S DEVELOPMENT M A MINGQIANG In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward the initiative of jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road (hereinafter referred … Continue reading

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MAMATA BANERJEE PUTS SUNDERBANS ON RADAR FOR TERROR THREATS

MAMATA BANERJEE PUTS SUNDERBANS ON RADAR FOR TERROR THREATS Soudhriti Bhabani   The forest is a vast area covering 4,262 sq km, including a mangrove cover of 2,125 sq km in India alone, with a larger portion in Bangladesh.The Sundarbans in … Continue reading

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WE BACK IT, BUT WITH PACKAGE, SAYS MAMATA

WE BACK IT, BUT WITH PACKAGE, SAYS MAMATA SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT  People wanted it, she says… West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her government supported the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh as the people wanted it and … Continue reading

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EXPLAINED: ASSAM INCLUSION PAVES THE WAY FOR BOUNDARY PACT

EXPLAINED: ASSAM INCLUSION PAVES THE WAY FOR BOUNDARY PACT Shubhajit Roy describes the background, details of India-Bangladesh land swap deal. Described here is the background, details of India-Bangladesh land swap deal. What led to the cabinet clearing the Bill to … Continue reading

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INDIA-BANGLADESH : SUSHMA SWARAJ SHOWS MODI SHE CAN DRAW THE LINE

INDIA-BANGLADESH : SUSHMA SWARAJ SHOWS MODI SHE CAN DRAW THE LINE JYOTI MALHOTRA It is to the credit of the external affairs minister that she kept faith with the Bangladeshis. There is one heroine in the matter of the Constitution’s … Continue reading

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AT LAST ASSAM INCLUDED IN LBA BILL

AT LAST ASSAM INCLUDED IN LBA BILL Dhaka, BdChronicle: Faced with opposition from Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and the Congress party in Parliament as well as unhappiness from the Bangladesh government, the Indian government on Tuesday reversed its decision … Continue reading

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ASSAM IN, GOVT OKAYS INDIA- BANGLADESH BORDER SWAP DEAL

ASSAM IN, GOVT OKAYS INDIA- BANGLADESH BORDER SWAP DEAL Pradeep Kaushal  The bill will require endorsement and ratification by at least 50 per cent of the state legislatures before it comes into effect. Clearing the decks for ratification and operationalisation … Continue reading

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‘AAP MUJH PE BHAROSA RAKHIYE”, PM NARENDRA MODI TOLD SHEIKH HASINA

‘AAP MUJH PE BHAROSA RAKHIYE”, PM NARENDRA MODI TOLD SHEIKH HASINA Shubhajit Roy At least three Bangladesh officials in Dhaka and New Delhi said they were happy to hear of the development. About two weeks ago when the Indian High … Continue reading

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CONGRESS BACKS LAND BOUNDARY DEAL BILL

CONGRESS BACKS LAND BOUNDARY DEAL BILL Decks have been cleared for the passage of a bill to operationalise Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh with Congress announcing to support it after the Union Cabinet cleared a proposal for including Assam in … Continue reading

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INDIA MOVES TO SETTLE 1974 BORDER DISPUTE WITH BANGLADESH

INDIA MOVES TO SETTLE 1974 BORDER DISPUTE WITH BANGLADESH NEW DELHI: India took a step towards ratifying a 41-year-old border dispute with Bangladesh Wednesday that would see thousands of people living in “enclaves” being allowed to choose their nationality. The … Continue reading

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INDIA NEARS BANGLADESH LAND SWAP DEAL TO RESOLVE BORDER DISPUTE

INDIA NEARS BANGLADESH LAND SWAP DEAL TO RESOLVE BORDER DISPUTE Natalie Obiko Pearson India’s upper house of parliament passed a bill that will pave the way for resolving an almost seven-decade border dispute with Bangladesh as Prime Minister Narendra Modi … Continue reading

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