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Hindu Bangladeshis illegally entering Assam since 1971

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At a time when various organisations are protesting against the settlement of Hindu migrants from Bangladesh in Assam under the Citizenship Act, the Centre has declared that Hindu migrants have been entering the state even after March 25, 1971. According to a written statement by the Center, Hindu Bangladeshis have been illegally india-bangladesh-flag_0entering the state since March 25, 1971. It is a proof that the Center has vowed to shelter the religious migrants from Bangladesh even by amen...

4 members of a family could be bank directors

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The cabinet on Monday approved the draft 'Bank Company (Amendment) Bill, 2017' which will allow four members of a family to be the directors of a bank. The existing law permits only two members of a family to be the directors of a bank. The cabinet gave the approval at its weekly meeting held at the Secretariat with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. gov-logo-1_4While briefing reporters after the meeting, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said it was the desire of the founding directors of private b...

136th IPU assembly begins in Dhaka

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The 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly begins in Dhaka today focusing on taking decisive actions to end the rising social, political and economic inequalities and not to interfere internal affairs of states in the present global context. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the five-day long assembly at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad premises here this evening. The theme of this year's 136th IPU Assembly is-'Redressing Inequalities: Delivering on Dignity IPU Dhakaand well being for all. Nob...

In power play with China, India to pledge billions to BD

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India is likely to give Bangladesh a credit line of at least US$3.5 billion (S$4.9 billion) for infrastructure projects during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s state visit next month, as Beijing and New Delhi jostle for geopolitical influence in South Asia. The credit line, which would be India’s third to its neighbour, would go towards a variety of projects ranging from nuclear and liquefied natural gas power plants to ports, railways and the establishment of special economic zones, according to a Bangladesh government document seen by Bloomberg. New Delhi and Dhaka will also sign a defence cooperation agreement and various

Norway happiest country, Bangladesh 110th: Report

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Norway displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country, whereas Bangladesh stood at the 110th place, in a new report released today that called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the wellbeing of their citizens. The Nordic nations are the most content, according to the World Happiness Report 2017 produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012. Norway happiest countryCountries in ...

KEPZ to create job for 3 lakh people

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Korean Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) has a prospect to create jobs for 303,000 people, of whom 100,000 directly, by bringing total foreign investment worth $1.2 billion by the year 2020, officials of the country’s first-ever private EPZ said. “With the support of the government and the people of the locality, we would soon be able to go into full operation to explore the huge potentials,” said Jahangir Sadat, president of the KEPZ. He said the KEPZ situated at Anwara in Chittagong will have total 1.0 crore square feet (sft) of