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India to give Bangladesh Tk 360b as loan


MNA Business Desk: India is set to give Bangladesh a large volume of loan, Line of Credit (LoC). India will provide Tk360billion as loan which will be used to implement 17 projects. The projects include the construction of infrastructure for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, multipurpose container terminal of Paira Port, and establishing economic zones. Bangladesh will sign Tk 360 billion third Line of Credit (LoC) agreement with India on Wednesday in presence of finance minister AMA Muhith and Indian finance and corporate affairs minister Arun Jaitley. Economic Relations Division (ERD) and Indian EXIM Bank will ink the agreement on behalf ...

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RSS justifies Rohingya eviction from Myanmar


MNA International Desk: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said New Delhi should take any decision on Rohingya crisis “keeping in mind threat to national security”, according to NDTV. Bhagwat was quoted to have observed that Rohingyas are being driven out of Myanmar mainly due to their continuous violent and criminal separatist activities and linkages with the terrorist groups The chief of RSS or Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, whose political wing is ruling BJP, came up with the remarks on Royingya Muslims at the organisation’s traditional annual Dussehra Day rally in Nagpur, said the NDTV. BJP veteran LK Advani and India’s central ...

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Deepika invites ‘xXx’ co-star to India


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Deepika Padukone and Ruby RoseIndian actress Deepika Padukone has invited her “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” co-star Ruby Rose to India, and is sure that she will love the country. When Rose said that she is missing her, Deepika responded: “I miss you too! Come to India! I know you will love it.” Deepika made her Hollywood debut with the Vin Diesel starrer-“xXx: Return of Xander Cage” this year. The promotion of the film got Diesel to India in January, and he had then said that his dream to explore the country has come true. ...

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SAFF U-18 Championship: BD beat India

SAFF U-18 Championship

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh staged a tremendous fight back to beat regional powerhouse India 4-3 in the opening match of the SAFF U-18 Championship in Thimphu, Bhutan today. The boys clinched their victory against India with a dramatic comeback after conceding 3 goals in the first half of the match. The boys in red and green looked dead and buried at the end of the first half, having conceded three goals. But they staged an incredible fight-back, thanks to a brace each from striker Jafar Iqbal and defender Rahmat Mia to ensure all three points from the first match of ...

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India to send relief for Rohingyas in Bangladesh


MNA National Desk: India is sending on Friday a consignment of relief materials, an Indian high commission spokesman said in Dhaka on Wednesday, as tens of thousands of Myanmar refugees crossed into Bangladesh to evade atrocities at their home in Burma’s Rakhine state. ‘An Indian aircraft will carry the first consignment of humanitarian assistance tomorrow . . . it will land at Chittagong Airport at 11:00am,’ said the Indian spokesman. The spokesman said Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla would hand over the relief materials to Bangladesh’s Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul ...

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DU student to join India mountain expedition


MNA Education Desk: A student of Dhaka University will join a mountain expedition, and the Ladakh marathon in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The student, Mohammad Imtiaz, is a 4th year student of DU’s Accounting and Information System Department. Imtiaz on Monday paid a courtesy call on his university’s vice-chancellor professor AAMS Arefin Siddique at his office on the campus before leaving Dhaka for India, said a DU release. Siddique wished Imtiaz’s success on his mission and safe returning home. He will take part in the ‘Ladakh Marathon’, the highest and one of the toughest marathons to be held ...

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16m affected in Bangladesh, India, Nepal


MNA Exclusive Desk: More than 16 million people affected by monsoon floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Friday. “This is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years and urgent action is needed to meet the growing needs of millions of people affected by these devastating floods,” the IFRC said in a statement Friday, citing its staff for Asia Pacific region. According to the statement, more than one third of Bangladesh and Nepal have been flooded, and the humanitarian crisis ...

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India crushed Sri Lanka to win historic series

crushed Sri Lanka

MNA Sports Desk: Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets on Monday as India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days to complete their first three-Test series sweep on foreign soil. Ashwin and Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 during their follow-on in an extended second session in Pallekele. Sri Lanka had crumbled for 135 in response to India’s 487 in the first innings, putting the world’s top Test team in firm control as early as day two. All-rounder Hardik Pandya set up the win with his blistering, 96-ball 108, ...

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BD singed deal to dredge Pussur Channel

Pussur Channel

MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh government signed a contract with India to dredge Pussur Channel from Mongla Port to Rampal power plant, reported news agency. Dredging Corporation of India will dredge 13-kilometre waterways of Pussur Channel to restore navigability for carrying imported coal to the under construction power plant in Rampal of Bagerhat. The deal worth Tk 1.19 billion was signed at the conference room of Mongla port on 16 July 2017. Chairman of Mongla port commodore AKM Faruque Hassan and, chairman and managing director of Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) Shri Rajesh Tripathi signed the contract on behalf of their ...

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Building collapse kills 17 in Mumbai


MNA International Desk: Rescuers stepped up a desperate bid Wednesday to find victims buried under the rubble of a collapsed building in Mumbai as the death toll rose to 17. The disaster, which occurred in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar on Tuesday morning, was the latest to shine a spotlight on poor construction standards in India. Some bodies were found during the night. Rescuers, using diggers, sifted through the debris on Wednesday morning in the hope of finding more trapped survivors in the block of apartments. Building collapses are common in India, especially during the monsoon season from late June ...

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England clinch Women’s World Cup


MNA Sports Desk: England won their fourth Women’s World Cup when Anya Shrubsole took six wickets to clinch a nine-run victory over India amid delirious scenes at a packed Lord’s on Sunday. The home side looked in danger of defeat as India chased down their total of 228-7, but an astonishing spell of seam bowling by England’s vice-captain turned the game on its head in the most nail-biting of finishes. India were coasting on 191-3 when Shrubsole took the key wicket of Poonam Raut, lbw for 86, and the inexperienced middle order collapsed to 219 all out in the 49th ...

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Ram Nath Kovind elected President of India

Ram Nath Kovind

MNA International Desk: Ram Nath Kovind, a low-caste politician backed by the ruling coalition, won India’s presidential election on Thursday, tightening the governing alliance’s hold on positions of power. India’s constitution provides a largely ceremonial role for the president, with the prime minister and his cabinet colleagues holding executive power. But the president has a key role during political crises, such as when a general election is inconclusive, by deciding which party is in the best position to form a government. Kovind, 71, gained an overwhelming majority to beat Meira Kumar, also a low-caste Dalit candidate, who was backed by ...

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China ready to attack India


MNA International Desk: Samajwadi Party leader and former defence minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday claimed that China was ready to attack India in collaboration with Pakistan and asked the government to reverse its stand on the Tibet issue and support its independence. Raising the matter in the Lok Sabha against the backdrop of tension between India and China, he asked the government to inform Parliament what it has done to meet any likely challenge from the neighbouring country. “India is today facing a big danger from China. I have been cautioning the central government for years. China has joined ...

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Anil Kumble steps down as India coach

Anil Kumble

MNA Sports Desk: Anil Kumble has stepped down as India coach after falling out with skipper Virat Kohli, a top source in the country’s cricket board confirmed on Tuesday. Kumble’s original contract expired with the team’s Champions Trophy campaign, but the former captain was tipped to get an extension after enjoying a successful run during his year in charge. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) invited applications for the role last month and Kumble had re-applied for the same. The official confirmed the 46-year-old, who was put in charge last June, decided to step down after the ...

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Pakistan stun India to win maiden Champions Trophy

maiden Champions Trophy

MNA Sports Desk: An inspired Pakistan hammered a blundering India by 180 runs to lift the maiden Champions Trophy, riding on a scintillating hundred from rookie opener Fakhar Zaman and a sensational bowling spell from Mohammad Amir. This is Pakistan’s first ICC title triumph since their 2009 World Twenty20 win but more importantly it broke the jinx of not performing against India in big ticket matches. Pakistan had come into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team and lost heavily to India in their opening group match but they beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to make the semi-finals where they ...

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‘Winner takes Kashmir’


MNA Editorial Desk: Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir celebrated Pakistan’s victory over arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final with defiant pro-Pakistan chants and fireworks as shocked silence reverberated across Delhi following the historic upset. One spectator at the Oval in London was spotted wearing a T-shirt saying: “Winner takes Kashmir”. Joy was palpable in both old and uptown areas of Srinagar as youths came out of their homes to celebrate the victory of Pakistan. Kashmiris, who traditionally support Pakistan in cricket, especially against India, took to the streets after the win waving Pakistani flags and chanting “Jive Jive Pakistan ...

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Champions Trophy Final: India won the toss, elected to bowl

Trophy final

MNA Sports Desk: India have won the toss and elected to field against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. India’s lone loss so far in this tournament, featuring the world’s top eight ODI nations, was at The Oval when they suffered a surprise seven-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka on June 8. Pakistan, however, have lost all three of their previous matches against India in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council events. India Team RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, KM Jadhav, HH Pandya, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, ...

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Champions Trophy: Tigers suffer big defeat in 2nd warm-up match


MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh conceded a humiliating 240-run defeat against India in the ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match at Kennington Oval in London on Tuesday. In the day’s match, chasing target of 325 runs, Bangladesh finished the innings at 84 for all in 23.5 overs where Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Sunzamul Islam and Mushfiqur Rahim could manage double-digit figures scoring 24, 18 and 13 runs respectively. Tigers suffered a massive batting disaster losing three top-order batsmen — Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman and Imrul Kayes — within a span of 8 balls adding no more runs with their collection of 11. They ...

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Champions Trophy: Tigers to play with India in 2nd warm-up match


MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh will play giant India in the ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match at Kennington Oval in London on Tuesday. The Tigers’ 2nd and last warm-up match will begin at 3:30 pm (Bangladesh time). After a day’s break, Bangladesh will play the host England in the opener of the 8th edition ICC Champions Trophy in their Group A match at Kennington Oval in Londo on June 1. However, ahead of the Bangladesh match, India continued to put in the finish touches to their preparations by working out in the nets. The biggest novelty to the session was the ...

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India successfully launches South Asia communication satellite

communication satellite

MNA Editorial Desk: India has successfully launched a new communication satellite for South Asia from Sriharikota space centre on Friday. The satellite, funded entirely by India, is aimed at helping regional countries boost their telecommunication and broadcasting services. Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan will benefit from this satellite. But Pakistan has opted out from the initiative. Built by the Indian Space Research Organization, its latest communication satellite GSAT-9 called SAS rode piggyback on the 50-m-tall rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) with the indigenous cryogenic powering the Upper Stage. The GSLV-F09 blasted off at 4:57pm in clear ...

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Indian Railways warn for taking Selfies during travelling


MNA Science & Technology Desk: A day after the selfie craze inside a running train led to the deaths of several youths, the Eastern Railways authorities appealed to passengers to be careful and issued guidelines. A railway spokesman said they have already launched campaigns in print, television and social media to make passengers aware of the risks of using phones while travelling. In a horrific turn of events, a youth fell from a running train between Bali and Liluah railway stations while trying to click a selfie on Thursday night. Four of his friends were hit by another train while ...

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Bangladesh, India private sectors sign 13 agreements worth $10bn

13 agreements

MNA Business Desk: Private sectors of Bangladesh and India singed about 13 agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) worth nearly US$ 10 billion in the power, energy, logistics, education and medical sectors during a business event. A 237-member business delegation from Bangladesh, led by President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce Industry (FBCCI) Abdul Matlub Ahmad, interacted with nearly 150 members from the Indian business community at the forum. As part of the visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India from 7-10 April, the Indian External Affairs Ministry in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), ...

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India to invest $9bn in Bangladesh private sector

private sector

MNA Business Desk: During the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s four days visit in India, the country’s private sector have signed several agreements with Bangladesh that will result in investment of over $9 billion. “Both sides have expressed satisfaction over the growth of trade and investment in the recent years,” reads a statement. The statement also said the two prime ministers stressed the need to remove trade barriers, including port restrictions to facilitate trade. Modi and Hasina have also instructed officials to expedite the process of setting up Indian Special Economic Zones in designated locations across Bangladesh, according to the joint ...

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PM’s Visit to India: New Doors of Opportunities


Written By Mir Mosharref Hossain MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh is surrounded by India from three sides and obviously our relationship with our greatest neighbor is of much importance as our development and welfare is much dependent on that. Good relationship with the neighboring countries can drive the economic and social welfare of a country. Our honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her three terms as the head of the government has been successful in establishing a good relationship with the influential neighbor. In spite of our achievement in gaining economic and demographic benefit, there are still several issues to be ...

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India received highest tourists from Bangladesh in last month


MNA Business Desk: India got the highest number of tourists in the last month February from Bangladesh among 15 source countries. The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during February 2017 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (17.46 percent) followed by the UK (12.20 percent), the USA (11.83 percent), Russian (4.29 percent), Canada (4.26 percent), France (3.25 percent), Germany (3.11 percent), China (2.96 percent), Sri Lanka (2.91 percent), Australia (2.62 percent), Malaysia (2.55 percent), Japan (2.26 percent), Thailand (1.83 percent), Afghanistan (1.73 percent) and Nepal (1.50 percent), reported news agency. The Ministry of ...

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Sheikh Hasina to visit India from 7 to 10 April


MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay a state visit to India in April, seven years after her last visit in January 2010, reports news agency. Bangladesh and India on Tuesday issued a joint statement saying Hasina would visit New Delhi from 7 to 10 April. The Bangladesh premier last visited India in January 2010 which was reciprocated by her Indian counterpart in June 2015. “The upcoming visit is expected to further expand the cordial and cooperative relationship between India and Bangladesh and build on the strong ties of friendship and trust between the two leaders,” reads a ...

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60-year-old Indian detained for raping 15-year-old girl


MNA International Desk: A 60-year-old man was arrested and another detained for raping a 15-year-old girl in New Delhi, Delhi Police said on Tuesday. The accused, Mijhawan, was arrested on Monday night after a police complaint was lodged by the minor’s family, while his accomplice in the case has been detained. The incident occurred when the 9 grader student, a resident of Shakarpur in Netaji Subhash Place, left for home after her tuition classes on 4 March, police said. The victim, a student of government school, said the accused persons again molested her on Monday while she was returning from ...

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