The state government of Meghalaya, of India, is keen to deepen economic and trade ties with Bangladesh. Conrad Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya, discussed this when the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, paid a courtesy call on him at his office on Wednesday. The Chief Minister apprised the High Commissioner about the opportunities and possibilities of expanding trade and commerce in the state of Meghalaya. Read more: 'Dhaka, Delhi satisfied over bilateral cooperation' In particular, he highlighted the possibility of direct import of garment, plastic and electronic products, processed food and frozen food from Bangladesh, according to the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma has said Bangladesh's Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's legacy remains a "guiding light" for Bangladesh-India relationship and the driving force for India's steadfast partnership with Bangladesh on its journey towards progress and prosperity. The high commissioner and his wife visited Tungipara and paid tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his mausoleum Friday. Read more: Pranay Verma reaffirms India's commitment to development partnership, cooperation with Bangladesh The high commissioner also laid a floral wreath at the mausoleum to pay homage to Bangabandhu. In his written remarks at the mausoleum, Verma highlighted the importance of March in the history of Bangladesh and underlined Bangabandhu's vision for the development of the Bangladesh and India-Bangladesh partnership. Read more: Pranay Verma highlights importance of youth as "precious link" between Bangladesh, India The high commissioner also took a guided tour of the museum, which showcases Bangabandhu's life and legacy, and the supreme sacrifices that he made for the independence and progress of Bangladesh. Bangabandhu's fight for democracy, inclusivity and social justice continues to inspire people across the world, said Verma.
President of India Droupadi Murmu on Monday said Bangladesh occupies a special place in India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy and she looks forward to “stronger and deeper” cooperation between the two countries in all aspects in the coming days. Murmu recalled the joint celebrations of “Mujib Year” marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s War of Liberation and 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties. She made the remarks when newly appointed Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Md Mustafizur Rahman presented his credentials to the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Mentioning the immense political will to take forward the relations, Murmu recalled her recent meeting with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this September in New Delhi and later in London. She has also mentioned that Bangladesh is India’s largest trade partner in South Asia and highlighted the largest visa operations of India in Dhaka. Read: Dictionary.com chooses `existential' as word of the year By welcoming and congratulating the new envoy, President Murmu has said that India-Bangladesh relations are bounded by language, culture, and history and the unique tie is forged in shared sacrifices. High Commissioner Rahman appreciated for the opportunity to present the credentials and conveyed greetings from Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The high commissioner has said Bangladesh remains grateful to the Government and people of India for extending their moral and material support during the War of Liberation fought under the leadership of Bangabandhu in 1971. The Indo-Bangladesh cooperation had, in fact, begun on the battlefield of 1971, he recalled. He said that the India-Bangladesh relation has reached a new height and it is described as a model of “neighbourhood relations”. The envoy assured the Indian President that he would try to further expand and consolidate bilateral cooperation. Read: Work together to keep 1971 legacy alive: Indian envoy at 'Maitri Alumni Reunion' He underscored Hasina’s persistent efforts to further promote regional and sub-regional cooperation on a win-win basis. He thanked the government of India for inviting Bangladesh to the G-20 Summit. Rahman takes up his India assignment after serving as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Offices, WTO and other International Organizations in Geneva from 2020-22. He was also Bangladesh's ambassador to Switzerland.
Bangladesh media delegation has concluded its week-long visit to India with a series of meetings in multiple cities as part of the "Familiarisation Programme." The Ministry of External Affairs, India hosted the programme for the 20-member media delegation from July 14 to 21. The media delegation returned home on Thursday night. Bangladesh and India eye further strengthening the socio-economic and cultural ties between the two friendly countries.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has emphasised working with India and developing a better system for water management and regulations to avoid flood damages. "We have to work together; we have 54 rivers that come from India to Bangladesh. And right now when I am talking, I have a devastating flood in my own constituency in Sylhet. It came from Assam and Meghalaya," he told WION in an interview in New Delhi Saturday. Momen said they would like to share their expertise and data so that they have an early warning about this sort of disaster. "Before Pakistan was created, we used to have floods, but not as devastating as we have now," he said. The foreign minister is now in Delhi to co-chair the seventh meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) with his Indian counterpart Dr S Jaishankar Sunday. Read: Sylhet: A city tries to cope with its worst flood in living memory During his conversation with WION, Momen said he would discuss the Rohingya issue with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar. "If Bangladesh, India and Myanmar work together, we can resolve it. We can have a sustainable solution to it." Sunday's JCC meeting will be the first such physical meeting of the mechanism since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the previous edition taking place virtually in 2020. Momen said they have been supportive of Sri Lanka during the financial difficulty. "We provided funding of around $250 million, food, a gift of 25,000 tons of potato, and a few thousand tons of medicines. And we are ready to help them as much as we can."
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the proposed comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) will usher in a win-win situation for Bangladesh and India in trade and commerce. He urged the Indian businessmen to invest in the two specialised economic zones of Bangladesh – namely, Mongla and Mirsharai dedicated to Indian investors. Momen stated that the government of Bangladesh, based on its development aspirations, especially emphasises economic diplomacy to achieve Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Muzibur Rahman's dream of ‘Shonar Bangla’. He made the remarks while delivering his keynote address in the seminar "Economic Diplomacy" in New Delhi, arranged by the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Read: Momen sends birthday greetings with 100 roses to Modi’s mother Momen stressed economic diplomacy as the most significant element of diplomacy in the face of ongoing global economic unrest and recent political developments in Europe. He stated that Bangladesh, once known to be a basket case, after 50 years of its independence is now the 41st largest economy in the world and set to be the 25th largest by 2035. The minister noted that Bangladesh – once known for femine, food and aid dependency – is now not only self-sufficient in food production but also one of the largest producers of rice, grains, vegetables, some fruits and freshwater fish. He said Bangladesh proved its capacity to undertake mega projects like the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, the country's longest bridge by its funding which is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on June 25. Momen expressed satisfaction as Bangladesh and India have made remarkable progress in bilateral cooperation during the last decade and emphasised complementing each other's necessities and priorities for the overall development of the people of the countries. He noted that bilateral trade grew steadily over the years and crossed $16 billion last year despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. Read: Fighting hate speech a job for everyone: UN chief The minister emphasised that the businessmen and the private investors of the two countries should look beyond the border and work as partners towards building a prosperous and economically vibrant region. Momen arrived in New Delhi in the afternoon to attend the 7th JCC meeting, to be co-chaired by the foreign ministers of Bangladesh and India Sunday. The Bangladesh foreign minister is expected to interact with the concurrently accredited ambassadors to Bangladesh with residents in New Delhi and call on important dignitaries of the Indian government during the visit. Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, Mashfee Binte Shams, secretary (east) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Confederation of Indian Industry President Sanjiv Bajaj spoke on the occasion. They emphasised enhancing business connections and partnerships between the two countries for mutual prosperity and progress.
Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) Bangladesh and NTPC Limited, a joint venture between India and Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Limited (BIFPCL) are implementing state-of-the-art Maitri Super Thermal Power Project in Rampal Upazila of Bagerhat District. Job circular has been published for recruitment of manpower in different posts in that project. Interested candidates need to apply online. 1. Position Name: Operator / Technician-Mechanical (Staff Level-4) Number of posts: 35 Eligibility and Experience: Minimum HSC (Vocational) or HSC (Science) 3-month related trade certificate course in Mechanical-related trade from a recognized institution. Minimum 5 years working experience in the relevant field in any organization. Preference will be given to those who have work experience in thermal / gas / oil based power plants. Must have communication skills in Bengali and English. Age: 45 years Basic Salary: TK. 23,000. Apart from this, according to the policy of BIFPCL, rent allowance, medical facilities, bonus, CPF, gratuity and other fringe facilities will be provided. READ: International NGO Job Circular : Jobs in ActionAid in multiple positions 2. Position Name: Operator / Technician-Electrical (Staff Level-4) Number of posts: 20 Qualifications and Experience: Minimum HSC (Vocational) or HSC (Science) 3 months related trade certificate course in Electrical-related trade from a recognized institution. Minimum 5 years working experience in the relevant field in any organization. Preference will be given to those who have work experience in thermal / gas / oil based power plants. Must have communication skills in Bengali and English. Age: 45 years Basic Salary: TK. 23,000. Apart from this, according to the policy of BIFPCL, rent allowance, medical facilities, bonus, CPF, gratuity and other fringe facilities will be provided. Read Perfect Resume: 12 Effective Tips for writing professional CV 3. Position Name: Operator / Technician-IT / Computer (Staff Level-4) Number of posts: 1 Eligibility and Experience: Minimum HSC (Vocational) or HSC (Science) 3 months related trade certificate course in IT / Computer related trade from any recognized institute. Minimum 5 years working experience in the relevant field in any organization. Must have communication skills in Bengali and English. Age: 45 years Basic Salary: TK. 23,000. Apart from this, according to the policy of BIFPCL, rent allowance, medical facilities, bonus, CPF, gratuity and other fringe facilities will be provided. READ: Jobs in Bkash: Digital Marketing Job Circular 4. Position Name: Fire Inspector (Staff Level-4) Number of posts: 1 Qualifications and Experience: Minimum Bachelor's degree in any subject from a recognized university / institute or minimum 5 years working experience in the relevant field in any institution with minimum HSC / equivalent. Preference will be given to those who have work experience in thermal / gas / oil based power plants. Must have communication skills in Bengali and English. Must have basic working ability in computer application software. Age: 45 years Basic Salary: Rs. 23,000. Apart from this, according to the policy of BIFPCL, rent allowance, medical facilities, bonus, CPF, gratuity and other fringe facilities will be provided. Read How to ace a Job Interview? 5. Position Name: Operator / Technician-IT / Computer (Staff Level-6) Number of posts: 1 Eligibility and Experience: Minimum SSC (Vocational) or SSC (Science) 3 months related trade certificate course in IT / computer related trade from a recognized institute. Minimum 5 years working experience in the relevant field in any organization. Must have communication skills in Bengali and English. Age: 35 years Basic Salary: TK. 16,000. Apart from this, according to the policy of BIFPCL, rent allowance, medical facilities, bonus, CPF, gratuity and other fringe facilities will be provided. Job type This job is contract based. According to the policy of BIFPCL, the term of the initial contract of employment is three years including one year apprenticeship period. Applicable up to the age of 60 years on the basis of renewal every three years thereafter subject to satisfactory performance. General condition Third division / class will not be acceptable at any stage of education. Candidates who have passed the grading system should have at least 2.0 on a scale of GPA 5 and 2.25 on a scale of CGPA 4 at all levels. · Candidates working in Government / Semi-Government / Autonomous Bodies / Government Owned Institutions have to apply through the appropriate authorities. · Candidates who have passed from foreign universities / institutes should have equivalent certificate / certification issued by a suitable authority / government agency. · Candidates who have passed from foreign universities / institutes should have equivalent certificate / certification issued by a suitable authority / government agency. · No color blind person can apply. Read Best Job Searching Websites in Bangladesh How to apply on Power Project in Rampal Interested candidates need to fill up the application form through this website. (http://bifpcl.teletalk.com.bd/home.php) If you have any problem to apply online, you can call 121 from Teletalk number or e-mail to [email protected]. 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Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Monday hosted a reception and cultural programme at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre as part of the first Bangladesh-India Friendship Day. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhary graced the occasion as the chief guest. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami was present. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, senior representatives from the government of Bangladesh including Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, the Chief of the Army Staff, Secretaries to the Government, senior officials, IGP of Police, leaders of business and industry, media, academia and civil society were present. Bangladeshi nationals selected for India’s highest civilian honours, in the years 2020 and 2021, were specially invited and felicitated in presence of the august gathering. Also read: Bangladesh to get increased cooperation from India: Shringla The day marks the recognition of an independent and sovereign Bangladesh, by India and Bhutan, fifty years ago – ten days before Bangladesh was actually liberated.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami has reiterated his country’s position regarding the killings along the Bangladesh-India border stating that it is a tragedy but it needs to be defined correctly. “We repeatedly said border killing is a tragedy and it must stop. But we need to define it correctly,” he said, explaining that the people who get hurt or killed on the border are from both sides. The High Commissioner said nobody wants anyone to get hurt on the border and both sides need to have much stronger efforts to address the complex issue looking at why people are carrying out illegal activities, including human trafficking, and find ways for closer cooperation. Doraiswami was addressing a dialogue titled “50 Years of Bangladesh-India Partnership: Towards a Journey in the Next 50 Years” as the guest of honour on Wednesday evening. The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised the dialogue in collaboration with the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India. The High Commissioner laid emphasis on closer cooperation to make the border a core area of prosperity with more border haats, more cross-border economic activities which would be a huge opportunity to change the situation and solve the problem. Read: Deal with border killing as per international law: BNP State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam spoke at the dialogue as the chief guest which was chaired by Prof Rehman Sobhan. Kazi Nabil Ahmed, MP, CPD Distinguished Fellows Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and Prof Mustafizur Rahman, former Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque, former Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Veena Sikri, Executive Director, SANEM, Bangladesh Dr Selim Raihan, among others, spoke at the dialogue. CPD Executive Director Dr Fahmida Khatun moderated the session while Director General, RIS, India Dr Sachin Chaturvedi delivered the introductory remarks. Talking about future cooperation between the two countries, Doraiswami said they have a huge opportunity to look at young people as future drivers of business. He laid emphasis on the simplification of the payment system and addressing the challenges on the logistics front and highlighted the opportunities through rail-based, land-based and river-based trade. “We’re more than ready (to work and make logistics simpler).”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the relations between Bangladesh and India have reached a new level. The Prime Minister said this when Indian High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Doraiswami met her at her official residence Ganobhaban. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. Also read: Grab investment opportunities in Bangladesh, PM Hasina to global investors Karim said both the Prime Minister and the envoy discussed issues relating to the enhancement of trade and commerce between the two neighbouring countries. In this connection, Hasina put emphasis on the resumption of Akhaura-Agartala rail line to boost connectivity and trade as everything is there for the rail communication. Doraiswami informed the Prime Minister that the Indian President will visit Bangladesh to join the Victory Day celebrations coinciding the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of the Independence. “This is a special year, a year when the Indian President and the Prime Minister are visiting Bangladesh. For India, Bangladesh is a very dear country,” he said. The Indian envoy mentioned that they will showcase the Bangladesh-India relations to demonstrate a good framework of ties. The officials of the two countries are working on finalising the Indian President’s tour. Hasina said there is significant progress in trade, business and tourism between the two countries and now they have to remain cautious to tackle the Covid-19. Also read: Sheikh Mujib a champion of human rights, freedom: Modi Doraiswami thanked Hasina for helping his country by providing medical equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic. He handed over a very rare photograph of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman where he was seen taking one security man to his home for having lunch with him in 1972. He also handed over a pen drive containing some audios and videos alongside some newspaper clippings. The Prime Minister recalled that they had passed horrible days in December 1971 under the captivity of the Pakistani occupation forces but when India recognised Bangladesh as a sovereign and independent country it was a great message for them. Ambassador at Large Md Ziauddin and Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus were also present.