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New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): The 8th round of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting will be held in Bangladesh in 2023, said the Ministry of External Affairs. The seventh round of the India-Bangladesh JCC was held in New Delhi on June 19, 2022. The JCC was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. The Mini
DHAKA/ASSAM, India, - At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts as the country faces the worst monsoon floods in its recent history, officials said.
In the neighboring Indian state of Assam, at least 17 people were killed during the wave of flooding that began this month, police officials s
New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar at the 7th Round of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission showed solidarity with visiting Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen at the unprecedented flooding in Northern Bangladesh and said that India is ready to assist the country with the relief efforts. "We would also like to convey our support and solidarity at the unprecedente
New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): On the sidelines of the 7th Round of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal discussed ways to boost trade and investment ties with the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday. Taking to Twitter, Goyal wrote, "Discussions focussed on exploring ways to enhance bilateral tradeinvestment giving a further boost to economic ties bet
St John's [Antigua], June 19 (ANI): Pacer Kemar Roach and captain Kraigg Brathwaite shined for West Indies, helping them seal a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first Test of the two-match series at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday. It was a memorable outing for the Windies, outplaying Bangladesh in all departments. With this win, they have taken a 1-0 lead in the series. Chasing a target of 84, Win
New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar on Sunday expressed confidence in India-Bangladesh ties and said that the countries look forward to cooperating in new domains including cyber security and upgradation of the railway system. "We now look forward to working with Bangladesh to take our ties to new domains...including cyber security, upgradation of the railway system," Jaishankar sa
New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar met with the Bangladeshi foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Sunday for the 7th India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission meeting. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar wrote, "A warm welcome to FM Dr. AK Abdul Momen for the 7th India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission meeting. Our regular meetings reflect our unique friendship."The first physic
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday.
In India's Assam state, at least nine people were killed in the floods and 2 million saw their homes submerged, according to the state disaster management agency. Li
New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): India and Bangladesh are set to hold the seventh meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) on Sunday, the External Affairs Ministry said. The first physical JCC Meeting between India and Bangladesh will be held in New Delhi today and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will co-chair the meeting along with his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen. The JCC will review the bila
New Delhi [India], June 18 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Saturday greeted Heeraben Modi, mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who celebrated her 100th birthday. "Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen, MP has sent greetings to Smt. Heeraben Modi, proud mother of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of her 100th birthday. FM Dr. Momen wishes her good health and well-being," B
Weather disasters that happen more often because of climate change create conditions in which gender-based violence often spikes, according to new research.
The study, published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health, reviewed research from five continents and found increased violence against women and girls in the aftermath of floods, droughts, hurricanes and other extreme weather events that are becoming mo
Mumbai [Maharashtra], June 18 (ANI): Bollywood actor Nushrratt Bharuccha recently shared a string of images on her social media, exuding the perfect combination of style and grace. "Itti si khushi, Itti si hansi, Itta sa Tukdaa Chaand ka..." captioned the 'Chhorii' actor on Instagram. Nushrratt flashed a smile in the very first picture, looking absolutely gorgeous. There was a golden shimmer to her makeup with a touch of
DHAKA, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Almost half of Bangladesh remained in the grip of devastating floods on Saturday, as millions of people were marooned or left homeless in low-lying northeastern parts of the country.
Md Kamrul Hasan, secretary of Bangladesh's Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, told Xinhua Saturday that tens of thousands of policemen, Bangladesh Army soldiers and emergen
NEW DELHI -- In its second bid to curb the ongoing violent protests over the new recruitment scheme, the Indian government on Saturday announced a 10-percent reservation in defense ministry jobs for new recruits.
The scheme selected youths for a period of four years to serve the security forces, and provide 25 percent of them permanent employment, with the rest 75 percent removed from service after four years. (
New Delhi [India], June 18 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen arrived in India on Saturday on a three-day official visit that will include his participation in the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) between the two countries. "Warm greetings to FM Dr AK Abdul Momen of Bangladesh @BDMOFA on his arrival in Delhi. He will co-chair the 7th Meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission with EAM @DrSJaishankar to
New Delhi [India], June 18 (ANI): The seventh meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission between India and Bangladesh will be held on June 19 the external affairs ministry said on Saturday. India and Bangladesh will hold the first physical Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) Meeting in New Delhi tomorrow and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will co-chair the meeting along with his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul
New Delhi [India], June 18 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will arrive in India on Saturday on a 3-day official visit. During the visit, on Sunday, he will attend the 7th Round of the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) between India and Bangladesh and will meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. On Monday, Momen will meet Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and after that will emplane to Bangladesh. La
Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 18 (ANI): Twenty-five people were killed in Bangladesh due to devastating floods in the country, according to media reports. Over 4 million people remain stranded in various towns in the country, triggering a humanitarian crisis, reported Radio Pakistan. The flood was triggered on Wednesday (June 15) as a result of heavy downpours in the north-eastern regions and a flash flood in upstream India's
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Monsoon rains in Bangladesh killed at least 25 people and unleashed devastating floods that left more than four million others stranded.
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Lightning strikes during monsoon rains killed 21 people around the South Asian nation since Friday while four others died in landslides triggered by the storms, district police officers said.
The Bangladesh military's Inter Servic
DHAKA, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked all concerned to take necessary measures to shut down shops, shopping malls, markets and kitchen markets across the country after 8 p.m. every day, according to Bangladesh national news agency BSS.
The instruction was given in a circulation signed by Director General (Administration) Md Ahsan Kibria Siddiqui of the Prime Minister's Offi
Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 18 (ANI): Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Friday clarified that the Padma Bridge, which is scheduled to open on June 25, is not a part of China's Belt and Road Initiative and also said that no foreign funds were taken to complete this multipurpose project. "Ministry of Foreign Affairs categorically asserts that the Padma Multipurpose Bridge has been entirely funded by the Governme
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday sought Japan's and the Japan International Cooperation Agency's (JICA) assistance in achieving Bangladesh's goal of becoming a developed nation by 2041.
"I hope Japan and JICA will join us in achieving our goal of becoming a developed nation by 2041," she said.
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dhaka, bangladesh - Days of heavy rain at the beginning of monsoon season have caused widespread flooding in northeastern Bangladesh, leaving millions stranded and vast areas inundated, officials said Friday.
Major rivers in the two northeastern districts of Sylhet and Sunamganj have swollen to dangerously high levels because of heavy downpours, according to data from the country's Flood Forecasting and Warning C
COLOMBO -- The Sri Lankan government on Friday announced that public sector employees will work from home for two weeks starting from Monday.
The government took this decision taking into consideration the impact of fuel shortages on public and private transport.
However, employees of essential services have to report to duty as usual. (Sri Lanka-Fuel Shortage)
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DHAKA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Bangladeshi soldiers were deployed on Friday to help the country's Sylhet region, some 240 km northeast of the capital Dhaka, tackle its worsening flood situation.
Troops were sent to deal with rising water levels in the Sylhet and Sunamganj district, 296 km northeast of the capital Dhaka, caused by seasonal rains and a heavy rush of water from neighboring India.
St Johns [Antigua], June 17 (ANI): Bangladesh on Thursday registered the record of getting six ducks in a single innings. Bangladesh achieved this unwanted record during the ongoing second Test against West Indies, here at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium where they got bundled out at 103. Lasting less than a session and a half in North Sound, Bangladesh narrowly avoided a fourth double-figure score in the current World Test C
St Johns [Antigua], June 17 (ANI): A combined bowling effort from West Indies helped them in restricting Bangladesh at 103 on Day 1 of the ongoing first Test, here at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday. Jayden Seales and Alzarri Joseph scalped three wickets each while Kemar Roach, and Kyle Mayers took two wickets each. At Stumps on Day 1, West Indies' score read at 95/2, with Kraigg Brathwaite (42) and Nkrumah Bonner
New Delhi [India], June 16 (ANI): This year will see the return of the ACC Women's T20 Championship after a hiatus of over nine years. And, Malaysian Cricket Association will play host to the Championship that commences on June 17, with the finals scheduled to be held on June 25. Ten nations will be vying to win this tournament that will take two of them to the ACC Women's T20 Asia Cup. The matches will be played at Kinra
Jashore [Bangladesh], June 16 (ANI): As part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, the 10th edition of the joint military exercise -- SAMPRITI X -- between the Indian Army and the Bangladeshi Army culminated after a validation exercise at Jashore Military Station, Bangladesh. The 12-day joint exercise resulted in a better understanding and enhancing interoperability between both Armies, informed the Addition
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday to demand the governments of Bangladesh and India officially condemn comments by two Indian governing party officials deemed derogatory to Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
The march began at the country's main Baitul Mukarram Mosque but was blocked by police as it headed toward India's Embassy, a few kilometers (miles) away.
Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government on Wednesday signed agreements for a 143-million-U.S. dollar loan to improve the volume, efficiency, predictability and security of cross-border trade in Bangladesh. Secretary of Economic Relations Division Fatima Yasmin and Country Director of ADB Edimon Ginting virtually signed the agreement on behalf of Bangladesh
DHAKA, June 16 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government on Wednesday signed agreements for a 143-million-U.S. dollar loan to improve the volume, efficiency, predictability and security of cross-border trade in Bangladesh.
Secretary of Economic Relations Division Fatima Yasmin and Country Director of ADB Edimon Ginting virtually signed the agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and A
St John's [Antigua], June 16 (ANI): Ahead of the first Test of the two-match series against Bangaldesh, West Indies pacer Kemar Roach has been added to the squad. West Indies and England will be squaring for the two-match Test series, with the first match to be played on Thursday, here at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. The experienced fast bowler passed a fitness assessment and was added as the 13th player into the squa
Abu Dhabi [UAE], June 16 (ANI): The 2022 edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 will take place at the Zayed Cricket Stadium from November 23 to December 4. This year will be the fourth since cricket's fastest format moved to Abu Dhabi, the result of a five-year agreement between Ten Sports Management (TSM), Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC), Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT - Abu Dha
New Delhi [India], June 16 (ANI): Three years ago on this day, India batter Rohit Sharma played a match-winning knock of 140 runs against Pakistan during ICC World Cup 2019. Rohit smashed 140 runs in 113 balls and helped India post a humungous target of 337 in 50 overs. "'He's done it on the big stage once again!' On this day in 2019, Rohit Sharma scored a match-winning 140 against Pakistan in the @cricketworldcup," tweet
DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Bangladeshi prime minister has directed the chiefs of the three armed forces, police, and other law-enforcement agencies to be watchful of sabotage during the opening ceremony of the Padma Bridge on June 25.
"You'll have to be careful because those who oppose this [movement to build the bridge] have some goals," she said on Wednesday at the Special Security Force's 36th anniversary at her
New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted searches at six places in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) case. Of the six locations searched, four were at Bhopal (MP), one each in Bihar's Katihar and Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur. The NIA claimed to have seized digital devices including mobile phones, SIM cards and memory cards
New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): A fresh PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre to frame effective rules, regulations and guidelines to control population explosion. The plea filed by Devkinandan Thakur, a resident of Mathura, sought direction from the Central government to ascertain the feasibility of enacting a stringent population control law to secure fundamental rights including the
DHAKA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government will float international bids for the construction of the country's 1st subway project in the capital Dhaka, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Tendering process for packages of metro rail in Dhaka is at the final stage, said M.A.N. Siddique, managing director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited, a Bangladeshi state-owned enterprise founded to implement t
Religious tensions in India have prompted some activists, both inside and outside the world's second most populous country, to call for a boycott of Indian products and of Qatar Airways.
On Friday, thousands of Muslims marched in Bangladesh and Pakistan chanting slogans, among other things, to boycott all Indian products in Muslim countries.
"The global Muslim community has been united. We ask the whole wor
Indian authorities are in international damage control mode after controversial comments about the Prophet Mohammed by a senior ruling party official sparked a diplomatic spat. But inside the country, the home of a prominent Muslim family was demolished by the state in a display of majoritarian might against India's largest minority community.
On Sunday afternoon, Mohammad Umam watched in fear and anguish as TV c
JAKARTA -- Indonesia has launched a vaccination campaign against the re-emergence of the deadly foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on livestock across the country.
The highly contagious viral disease among cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, sheep, pigs and goats has spread across 181 municipalities after it was initially found in the province of East Java in late April. (Indonesia-Foot-and-Mouth Disease-Vaccinati
CHUDANGA, Bangladesh - In the early hours of Wednesday, a 24-year-old third-year honors student in Chudanga's Boalmari village allegedly committed suicide while on a video call with his alleged girlfriend.
Fazle Rabbi, son of Tulu Miah, was a student at Chuadanga Government College. He also worked at a private healthcare facility.
According to the victim's family, an unidentified woman called them around
DHAKA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body has approved an electricity network project worth 61.79 billion taka (about 700 million U.S. dollars) to enhance the electricity network in Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions.
The modernization and capacity enhancement of BREB (Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board) Network was approved at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Nationa
Geneva [Switzerland], June 14 (ANI): During the ongoing 50th session of the Human Rights Council, India expressed concerns over the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and emphasized its interest in seeing a return to democracy in Myanmar at the earliest. Ambassador Indramani Pandey, Permanent Representative of India to the UN while speaking during the Interactive Dialogue on the Oral Update of the High Commissioner on
DHAKA -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government on Tuesday signed an agreement for a 250 million U.S. dollars policy-based loan to further improve the social protection system in Bangladesh for supporting the vulnerable population against socioeconomic challenges.
Fatima Yasmin, secretary of Bangladesh's Economic Relations Division and Edimon Ginting, country director of ADB, virtually s
DHAKA, June 14 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government on Tuesday signed an agreement for a 250 million U.S. dollars policy-based loan to further improve the social protection system in Bangladesh for supporting the vulnerable population against socioeconomic challenges.
Fatima Yasmin, secretary of Bangladesh's Economic Relations Division and Edimon Ginting, country director o
New Delhi [India], June 14 (ANI): Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday lauded the efforts of government officials in ensuring the shifting of Shoaib Lone, a Jammu and Kashmir resident studying in Bangladesh's Dhaka, to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Notably, Aslam Lone, the injured student's father, said his son Shoaib Lone is an MBBS student at Barind Medical College Dhaka and met with a car
New Delhi [India], June 14 (ANI): After a student from Jammu and Kashmir, who met with a car accident in Dhaka, was airlifted to Delhi, his father thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his personal intervention in airlifting the student from the Bangladeshi capital. Shoaib Lone, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri, studies MBBS at Barind Medical College in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He met with a car accident while trave
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Authorities said rail communication on the Dhaka-Sylhet route was restored on Saturday afternoon after being suspended for many hours due to a fire on a train in Srimangal, Moulvibazar district.
According to Farid Ahmed, station manager of Srimangal Railway Station, the fire started in the restaurant car of a moving train around 12:45 pm and quickly spread.
After an hour and a half of ef