Shamsul Alam, former member of Planning Commission, is sworn in as state minister

Shamsul Alam, former member of Planning Commission, is sworn in as state minister

President Md Abdul Hamid swore in Alam, who is poised to serve the Sheikh Hasina’s administration as state minister for planning, at the Bangabhaban on Sunday evening. A few ministers attended the oath-taking ceremony held low-key due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hasina did not join it. The ministers at the event included Liberation War Affairs […]

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar sends 400 pineapples to Bangladesh as token of courtesy

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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has sent 400 pineapples to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a return gift. Earlier last week, Bangladesh Prime Minister had sent 300 kgs of Haribhanga mangoes to the Tripura CM.  Token of courtesy by Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb Tripura State Government on Friday after receiving the 300 […]

Fruit Diplomacy Between India, Bangladesh

Fruit Diplomacy Between India, Bangladesh

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has sent 400 pieces of the state’s pineapple to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday. “As a token of respect and courtesy the Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb is sending 400 pieces of Kew pineapples to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh,” said Dr Phani Bhusan Jamatia, Director […]

After Hasina sends mangoes, Tripura CM to send queen pineapple to Bangladesh PM

After Hasina sends mangoes, Tripura CM to send queen pineapple to Bangladesh PM

Three days after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sent a goodwill gift of 300 kg ‘Haaribhanga’ mangoes, a special variety of the fruit grown there, to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, the state government Friday said it would send its state fruit ‘queen pineapple’ to the country as a return gift. Over 650 kg […]

Mango diplomacy: Bangladesh PM sends 2,600 kg mangoes for PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee

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Mango diplomacy has always been a tradition in the South-Asian region. (File photo: AP) A consignment of 2,600 kg mangoes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, and other leaders has reached India as a mark of goodwill from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports said. The mangoes are of the Haribhanga […]

Bangladesh PM sends 300 kg of Haribhanga mangoes to Tripura CM

Bangladesh PM sends 300 kg of Haribhanga mangoes to Tripura CM

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday sent 300 kilogram of Haribhanga mangoes as a gift to Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, the country’s assistant high commissioner in Agartala announced on Twitter. “The chief minister cordially thanked the Prime Minister for the gift,” he further stated in the tweet. The Asst High Commissioner handed […]

UN Special Session: Hasina places 5-point proposal for water security  

UN Special Session: Hasina places 5-point proposal for water security  

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday put forward a five-point proposal to the international community to raise global awareness for a resilient and sustainable post Covid-19 world by combating water and disaster challenges. The Prime Minister made the proposals in her pre-recorded speech in the Fifth UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters in […]

PM Hasina to global community: Ensure dignified repatriation of Rohingyas

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‘It goes without saying that conflicts among states give rise to intrastate security problems,’ says the premier Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday renewed her call to the global community to ensure the dignified repatriation of Rohingyas as they are posing a big security threat to Bangladesh as well as the region.   “We’ve sheltered […]

Sundarbans to expand as govt focuses on preserving biodiversity, says Hasina

Sundarbans to expand as govt focuses on preserving biodiversity, says Hasina

According to a camera trap survey, the tiger population in the forest also increased to 114 from 106 between 2015 and 2018, she told parliament on Wednesday. Highlighting the government’s initiative to expand the forest area by creating artificial mangroves, Hasina said, “We focus on not damaging the Sundarbans and its biodiversity when taking any […]

Bangladesh to host V20 Climate Vulnerables Finance Summit in July

Bangladesh to host V20 Climate Vulnerables Finance Summit in July

The government of Bangladesh has announced it will host the first ever virtual V20 Climate Vulnerables Finance Summit on July 8. The Summit will feature Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, heads of state from Climate Vulnerable Forum member countries, and V20 or the twenty most vulnerable countries’ finance ministers, to mobilize significantly more robust economic and […]