Indian High Commission in Dhaka
The Indian High Commission in Dhaka has said while restrictions have been placed on commercial exports of wheat from India, the instructions will not have any impact on shipments of wheat already contracted for export. The restrictions will not prevent the export of wheat to India's neighbours and other countries that might wish to procure Indian wheat to supplement their domestic food security policies, said the high commission. These measures have been taken to safeguard domestic food availability, mitigate food price linked inflation and support the genuine needs of India's neighbours and other countries with food security concerns, it added. Global wheat prices soared a record 6 percent Monday following India's decision to ban exports of the commodity. Friday, India said it was banning private exports to manage its food security in the face of lower production and sharply higher global prices. Also Read: India bans wheat exports The world's second-largest wheat producer Sunday said it would keep a window open to export wheat to food-deficit countries at the government level despite restrictions announced two days earlier. India's Commerce Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam told reporters the government would also allow private companies to meet previous commitments to export nearly 4.3 million tonnes of wheat until July. The country exported 1 million tonnes of wheat in April. India mainly exports wheat to neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarojini Naidu on Sunday undertook successful repatriation of one Bangladeshi fishing boat, ‘Allahar Daan’, along with 20 Bangladeshi fishermen. The boat was reported adrift at sea due to engine breakdown and was sighted by Indian fishermen. Read: Coast Guard rescues 7 fishermen from Bay The Indian fishermen displaying humanity provided necessary assistance to the boat and towed it to Paradip on December 26. The incident highlights the importance given by Indian fishermen to help mariners or fishermen at sea in distress irrespective of nationality thereby forming an important link in ensuring safety of life at sea, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
Indian High Commission in Dhaka has expressed deep shock at the loss of lives in the tragic fire in Narayanganj. "Deeply saddened by the loss of so many lives in the tragic fire in Narayanganj," the high commission tweeted Saturday. It conveyed deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones or were injured in the fire. Also read: Locked inside a factory without fire exit, 52 lives go up in flames "Our prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy," the high commission said. Also, the High Commission of Canada is "deeply saddened" to hear of the deadly factory fire in Narayanganj. Also read: Rupganj factory fire: Sajeeb Group chairman, 4 sons, CEO among 8 arrested "We extend our deepest sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones and we wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured," the high commission tweeted. At least 52 people died in a fire Thursday at a factory in Narayanganj's Rupganj, the latest industrial disaster in the country.
India has facilitated the transit of fertilizer export to Nepal from Bangladesh via Rohanpur-Singhabad rail route, giving a big boost to sub-regional connectivity and sub-regional cooperation.
India has said there is no reason for Bangladesh to be concerned over the timely receiving of the Covid-19 vaccine because India always prioritises its neighbours.
Bangladesh and India on Tuesday expressed optimism to hold a Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) meeting this year to discuss water sharing of common rivers between the two countries.
Bangladesh has shared its "deep concern" with India at the sudden ban on onion exports saying it undermines the discussions that took place in October last year and January this year.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Monday inaugurated a Pilgrim Shelter at Sree Sree Raghunath Jew Temple in Thakurmanda area of Manda Upazila in Naogaon.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen paid last respects to former President of India Pranab Mukherjee at the Indian High Commission here on Wednesday and signed the condolence book.