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Concern arising over India’s river-linking plan

The recent announcement in New Delhi to go ahead with a scheme to link 30 rivers across the country, including the Brahmaputra and the Ganga in the Himalayas, set off new concerns from Bangladesh. New Delhi’s renewed thrust on the project has left not merely environmentalists, but also the Bangladeshi government, its opposition and the Indian opposition worried. bd-indiaThe announcement seems to have overlooked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s very recent reiterated commitment and a joint communique signed by the two prime ministers of Banglade...

India approves Rs 1,000cr for Indo-Bangla rail link

The Indian government has sanctioned around Rs.1,000 crore for a 15-km India-Bangladesh railway project, an official said on Sunday. The union government on Saturday communicated to Tripura that it had sanctioned Rs.580 crore to lay the rail tracks and acquire required land in Tripura, Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmik said. bd-indiaThe external affairs ministry earlier agreed to provide Rs.400 crore to lay the new tracks and to acquire land in Bangladeshi territory. Union cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha is looking after the execution of...

No ban on Bangladeshi workers, says Saudi minister

The Ministry of Labor has not imposed any ban on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers according to Taiseer Al-Mufarraj spokesman of the ministry. He told an online newspaper that Bangladesh has expressed its readiness to send housemaids to BD-workforce in KSAthe Kingdom. ‘The work to bring workers is continuing and many Bangladeshi women workers reached the Kingdom during Ramadan through various manpower agencies.’ It is expected that the number of Bangladeshi laborers coming to the Kingdom will increase as many manpower agencies...

Japan’s security bills to break regional order: Experts

Bangladeshi experts has said that Japan’s security bills will bring new complications into global and regional politics as the country seeks to play an aggressive role to counter the existing regional order. Their comments came after Japan’s ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rammed through the controversial security bills that will expand the role of the country’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) in the all-powerful lower house of the nation’s Diet amid strong public opposition. BD-JapanThe bills also show that Japan eyes China’s existing ...

President sends notes to Qatar- Emir

The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani of Qatar has received a written message from the President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, pertaining to bilateral relations and ways of enhancing bd -qatarthem. The message was received by the Assistant Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi when he met the ambassador of Bangladesh to Qatar Sayyed Massoud Mahmoud Khandoukar yesterday. -MENAFN - Gulf Times