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    Dhaka, Colombo to expedite negotiations on coastal shipping agreement

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:01am on July 16, 2017

    Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Saturday agreed on early completion of negotiations on an agreement on coastal shipping to facilitate third country transport facilities for...

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    Lankan president leaves pledging greater economic partnership

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:55pm on July 15, 2017

    Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena left Dhaka for Colombo on Saturday wrapping up his three-day state visit pledging to carry forward the longstanding bilateral relations...

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    Finalise SOP on return of irregular Bangladeshi migrants: EU

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on July 15, 2017

    The European Union has said that Bangladesh should conclude the negotiations by July on the draft Standard Operating Procedures on the return of irregular Bangladeshi...

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    Six B’deshi workers injured in Singapore viaduct collapse

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2017

    Six Bangladeshi workers were injured in Singapore after a newly-built viaduct near the Pan-Island Expressway collapsed on Friday. The injured Bangladeshi workers were identified as...

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    Sirisena, PM agree to sign FTA by 2017

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 03:10pm on July 14, 2017

    Bangladesh and Sri Lanka agreed to enter into a free trade regime by this year...

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    14 agreements signed

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2017

    Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Friday signed an agreement and 13 memorandums of understanding for greater cooperation in the areas of economic collaboration, shipping, agriculture,...

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    Lankan president due today

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:42am on July 13, 2017

    Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena arrives here today on a three-day state visit when the two countries are likely to sign about 10 agreements and...

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    PM condemns extremist attack on pilgrims in India

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:14am on July 12, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock over Monday’s ‘dastardly terror attack’ on the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir that killed seven pilgrims,...

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    Dhaka to host next OIC council of foreign ministers

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 08:51pm on July 11, 2017

      Dhaka will host of the 45th Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation next year. The decision came at the 44th...

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    Bangladeshi charged with fatally injuring man in S’pore

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 12, 2017

    A court in Singapore on Tuesday charged a Bangladeshi with causing grievous injury to a man who later died. Rana Sohel, 34, is accused of...

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