Man kills teenage girlfriend after she refuses to return smartphone he gifted her

A 20-year-old man murdered his teenage girlfriend after she refused to return a cellular phone that he had earlier gifted her.
According to the police, the incident took place in the Pakur district of India’s Jharkhand state, NDTV reported.
The deceased had gone missing since Sunday night after she went out with her boyfriend to watch a football

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Assurances galore but no implementation

Despite a slew of assurances from the leaderships of both Bangladesh and India for the last 21 months, the much-talked-about Teesta water sharing agreement has not been signed yet.
Besides, no conclusion of the issue appears to be in sight in the near future. An interim agreement on Teesta water sharing was set to be signed during

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Two Bangladeshi sisters sold to Pune pimps rescued

Two sisters from Bangladesh, who had been forced into prostitution in the Indian city of Pune, were rescued by Pune Police in a special operation, following a specific request to the Indian government by Dhaka, The Times of India reported on Sunday. The sisters, both minors, belonging to well-off families, were abducted by pimps in Bangladesh and sold off in

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Nepal, India, Bangladesh on Ganga water, hydropower

In a significant development indicating a sub-regional strategic alliance, Nepal, India and Bangladesh (NIB) have decided to join hands to cooperate and exploit the hydropower sector and use water resources management for mutual advantage, including jointly developing and financing projects in the Ganga river basin. Indicating its seriousness

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Bangladeshi beaten dead in India

A Bangladeshi national was killed by miscreants in Malda district of India’s Paschimbanga on Thursday.
The deceased was Asadur Rahman, 34, son of Mozzafar Hossain of Akkelpur village in Gomostapur upazila.
Commanding officer of Battalion-46 of Border Guard Bangladesh Lieutenant Colonel Jasim Uddin said Asad went to visit his relatives’ house at Batsa village under Haripur police station in

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Indo-Bangla meet on Tipaimukh dam begins Aug 27

India has told Bangladesh that it is now ready for a bilateral meeting of experts from both the countries on Tipaimukh dam for two days in New Delhi from August 27.
According to a senior official of the Central Water Commission in Shillong, the members of this expert group, to be drawn from both the nations, have already been

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Half of India without power

Blackout affects 22 states after 3 major grids fail
Half of India yesterday went without electricity as three power grids serving Northern, Eastern and North-Eastern regions failed, crippling normal life across 22 states.
The blackout comes a day after a mass outage left eight states without power for much of the day.
The federal Indian government blamed overdrawal of power by states in eastern

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Indian train fire kills 32

Thirty-two passengers were burnt to death and 25 injured as a fire tore through a coach of a train in southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh yesterday.
The accident, on a long-distance service from New Delhi, occurred in the early hours of the morning near the town of Nellore with an electrical short-circuit seen as the most likely

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Neighbours concerned

No Indian move yet to discuss water diversion from common rivers
A Supreme Court order in India asking the government to link more than 30 rivers and divert waters to parched areas has sparked concerns in neighbouring countries.
Bangladesh says it would be hardest hit because it is a downstream country to two major rivers that flow from India.
New Delhi is yet to respond to the neighbouring countries’ reactions.
The multi-billion-dollar project was announced by the Indian government in 2002 but

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Suranjit for jt survey before Tipai dam construction

The railway minister, Suranjit Sengupta, has called for an immediate joint survey by India and Bangladesh before constructing the Tipaimukh dam in Indian territory.
‘Bangladesh and India must conduct a joint survey to resolve controversy over construction of the Tipaimukh dam, the minister said, adding, ‘We should not make any delay to resolve the issue in the

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Tipai dam a ‘death trap’ for Bangladesh: left parties

Left political leaders on Monday described India’s under construction Tipaimukh Dam as the ‘death trap’ for Bangladesh. They said that India was unilaterally building the dam violating agreements with lower riparian Bangladesh as well as international conventions.
India is building the dam on the international river Barak before it splits and enters into

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25 trafficked girls return from India

A total of twenty-six girls trafficked to India were brought back to the country on Monday morning.
Most of the returnees are residents of bordering areas and aged between 12 and 16 years.
Most of them had to wait for 6 months to 5 years in Mumbai jail before they were rescued by Rescue Foundation Mumbai and Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association from different

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India regrets, but blames Bangladesh nationals for border deaths

India on Tuesday claimed its Border Security Force opened fired in ‘self defence’ that resulted in killings of three Bangladesh nationals involved in ‘illegal activities’.
However, India regrets all incidents of death of Bangladesh and Indian nationals on the border of the two countries, Indian external affairs ministry said in a statement on

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Dhaka lodges protest with Delhi

The government on Sunday lodged a ‘strong protest’ with the Indian authorities ‘condemning’ the latest killings of Bangladesh nationals by the Border Security Force of the country in the frontier districts, the foreign ministry said in a news release.
Expressing its ‘disappointment’ that such killings took place despite firm assurances at

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BSF kills 4 Bangladeshis in 48 hours

The Indian Border Security Force shot four Bangladeshis dead in the frontier districts of Kurigram, Dinajpur and Meherpur on Friday and Saturday in a latest spate of killings despite repeated assurances by New Delhi not to open fire on unarmed civilians on the borders.
BSF personnel at Narayanganj camp in Cochbihar district killed Alamgir Hossain, 25, on

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People won’t accept India’s Tipai move: Ershad

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Saturday said the people of Bangladesh would not allow India to construct the Tipaimukh dam on the River Barak because it would spell disaster downstream and turn Sylhet into a desert. ‘India has turned the country’s northern region into a desert by constructing the Farakka Barrage and now it is planning to turn Sylhet into a desert. But Jatiya Party and the people

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Kolkata hospital fire kills 90

Bangladeshi national also burnt to death
At least 90 people, including a Bangladeshi, were killed as a devastating fire swept through at a super-speciality hospital on Friday in Kolkata.
The fire broke out around 3:00am at AMRI Hospital in congested Dhakuria locality of South Kolkata when the vast majority of patients inside the privately-run, seven-storey building were

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JP starts march towards Tipaimukh Saturday

The Jatiya Party led by Hussein Muhammad Ershad, a major ally the Awami League, will start a two-day ‘long march’ towards Tipaimukh on Saturday to register its protest against the Indian government’s plan to build a dam on the River Barak.
Ershad, the party chairman, will led the march which will start from in front of his Banani office

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