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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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    UNHCR calls for sustainable return to Rakhine

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 11, 2017

    UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi on Monday stressed an urgent solutions to the statelessness of minority Muslims in Rakhine state by ensuring their Myanmar...

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    Undocumented Bangladeshis being detained in Malaysia to return home: Minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:04pm on July 09, 2017

    Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment minister Nurul Islam on Sunday said that the Bangladeshi workers who failed to complete...

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    Dhaka seeks UNHCR role in sending back Myanmar nationals

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 09:00pm on July 08, 2017

      Bangladesh on Saturday urged the UNHCR to ask the government of Myanmar to take 'meaningful measures' and ensure the return of all Myanmar nationals...

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    UNHCR chief in Dhaka to discuss Rohingya issues 

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 07:37pm on July 08, 2017

      UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi arrived Dhaka on a three-day visit on Saturday afternoon to discuss the Rohingya issue with the government...