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Study on EEZ by Indian institute in October

Indian scientists along with their Bangladeshi counterparts will study the waters in Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Bangladesh which they claimed will be the “first ever” study in the region. Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), which has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dhaka University on various ocean research fronts, will take this historic cruise to the EEZ in October this year. india_nio-goa-india“We are going to have a major cruise in North Bay of Bengal within the EEZ of Bangladesh in Oc...

Foundation for Indo-Bangla telecom link laid in Tripura

In an effort to create a hassle-free and potent internet link for the northeastern states, union Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday laid the foundation stone here for an international internet gateway through Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Agartala, Tripura’s capital city, would be the third international internet gateway in India after Mumbai and Chennai. indo-bd telecom link“After the establishment of the optical fibre cable (OFC) link between Akhaura (along Agartala) and Cox’s Bazar, there would not...

Cocaine smugglers turn to India, BD for new routes, markets

Police who seized Asia’s largest known shipment of liquid cocaine at a Bangladeshi port late last month say it was headed for India, the latest sign that drug cartels are increasingly plying their trade in South Asia. It isn’t clear whether India was the final destination for the cocaine, worth as much as $14 million, or whether it was a transit point for other markets in Asia and Europe. “They wanted to redirect it to India when it got stuck at Chittagong,” Bangladeshi police official CocaineAFPMohammad Kamruzzaman said. Kamruzzaman said they ...

India, BD launch survey in enclaves over nationality

India and Bangladesh on Monday launched a joint survey to record the “choice of nationality” of 51,584 people in 162 enclaves in each other’s territories ahead of the July 31 integration of the land with the respective mainland under the historic Land Boundary Agreement (LBA). Officials said 50 teams began the survey in 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh while 25 teams went inside India to carry out the identical task in 51 enclaves in India. They are expected to complete the survey by July 23. The launch of the survey comes exactly enclave people

India begins work on bridge linking ports in BD

India has started preliminary work, including making Detailed Project Report, to build a bridge over Feni river in Tripura to access Bangladeshi ports to carry goods and heavy machineries for the northeast region, an official said on Sunday. “We have started preliminary work and making DPR (Detailed Project Report) to build the all-important bridge over Feni river,” Sunil Bhowmik, chief engineer, Tripura Public Works Department, told reporters. feni river“After preparing the DPR within two months, it would be submitted to Tripura’s industries...

Census in 165 enclaves begins tomorrow

Census of people living in 162 enclaves now under a process of exchange between India and Bangladesh, is scheduled to begin tomorrow (Monday). The last census was carried out jointly by Bangladesh and India in 2011. enclave peopleThe census to be conducted by 75 teams comprising representatives from both the neighbouring countries, will continue until 16 July and the census report would be released on 20 July. Of the enclaves, 51 Bangladeshi enclaves are located inside Indian territory and 111 Indian enclaves are inside Bangladesh. ...
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