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    PM reaches London en route to New York

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:23pm on September 21, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina reached London en route to New York on a weeklong official visit to the United States to join the 73rd United...

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    ADB approves addl $110mn for BD’s urban health services

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:59pm on September 19, 2018

    The Asian Development Bank has approved an additional loan financing of $110 million for a project to improve urban primary healthcare services in Bangladesh through...

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    PM seeks India’s support for Bangladesh’s development

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on September 19, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday described Bangladesh-India relations a crucial factor for common development challenges as she jointly opened with her Indian counterpart Narendra...

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    Cabinet nods allowing India to use Ctg, Mongla ports

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of an agreement allowing India to use Chattogram and Mongla ports for movement of goods from one place...

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    China plans bullet train to Kolkata via Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:39pm on September 13, 2018

    Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said his country was mooting a bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh,...

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    Harsh next Indian ambassador to US  

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:29pm on September 12, 2018

    Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla is likely to become India's next ambassador to the United States, replacing Navtej Sarna, who is scheduled...

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    Bangladeshi protesters ill-treated: UN rights chief

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2018

    New United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday said that student protesters and media professionals in Bangladesh were recently attacked, arrested...

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    215 tonnes of stolen OMS rice, flour seized from black market

    Emran Hossain and Tapos Kanti Das | Updated at 11:52pm on September 09, 2018

    The Rapid Action Battalion in a drive from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon seized 215 tonnes of rice and flour meant for open market sale...

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    Bangladesh urges global community to force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:45pm on September 09, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the international community to come up with specific effective steps to force Myanmar into taking back their over...

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    Bangladesh, India fight common enemy: Shringla

    United News of Bangladesh . Barisal | Updated at 01:19am on September 09, 2018

    Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said that Bangladesh and India shared the historical legacy of fighting and winning the War of...