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    President for exploring trade, investment potentials in Bhutan

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:59pm on January 02, 2020

    President M Abdul Hamid on Thursday asked newly appointed Bangladesh ambassador to Bhutan AKM Shahidul Karim to explore trade and investment potentials in Bhutan as...

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    Malaysian amnesty ends

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 11:36pm on January 02, 2020

    Over 50,000 undocumented Bangladeshi workers came back from Malaysia under the Back for Good (B4G) amnesty that expired on Tuesday, according to Bangladesh High Commission...

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    Myanmar’s non-cooperation behind failure to stop Yaba smuggling: minister

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:05pm on January 02, 2020

    Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said the smuggling of dangerous drug Yaba could not be stopped as neighbouring Myanmar had failed to live up...

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    Modi phones PM, extends New Year greetings

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:04am on January 02, 2020

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi rang his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday and extended greetings to her on New Year 2020. ‘The Indian premier...

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    Shahabuddin made ambassador to Japan

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:50am on January 02, 2020

    The government has appointed Shahabuddin Ahmed ambassador to Japan on contract for three years, according to a circular of the public administration ministry issued on...

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    Border killing rise matter of concern: FM

    Diplomatic Correspondent  | Updated at 12:14am on January 02, 2020

    A sharp rise in border killing was a matter of concern for the government, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said on Wednesday. Thirty-seven Bangladeshis were...

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    Modern building planned for BIMSTEC secretariat

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:54pm on January 01, 2020

    State minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Wednesday said that the government of Bangladesh would construct a multi-storied modern building for the BIMSTEC...

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    Bangladesh wants waterway links with Bhutan, Nepal, India’s Assam

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:15am on January 01, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday directed the shipping ministry to expanding communications with India’s north-eastern province of Assam as well as Bhutan and Nepal...

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    Dhaka protests at Tokyo stance on Rohingya genocide

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:02am on January 01, 2020

    The government has protested against Japan’s stance that no genocide was committed against ethnic and religious minority Rohingya people in Rakhine of Myanmar. Foreign ministry...

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    Nahida Sobhan made ambassador to Jordan

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 10:38pm on December 31, 2019

    The government on Tuesday appointed Nahida Sobhan as the country’s ambassador to Jordan. She is the first female ambassador to be posted in the West...