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BBIN agreement is back

After the government announced that it was withdrawn, the controversial motor vehicle agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) is back on the agenda for deliberation in the upcoming Parliament session.

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Govt. drops BBIN agreement

The government yesterday withdrew the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement from the agenda for the upcoming Parliament session. The decision to withdraw the agreement was announced at the preliminary agenda setting session of the National Assembly after the joint parliamentary committee met on April 20 to discuss the agreement.

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A successful visit

Bhutan gifted a plot of land measuring 1.5 acres to Bangladesh for construction of its embassy at the diplomatic enclave at Hejo, Thimphu. During her state visit to Bhutan, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina unveiled the foundation stone for the embassy. His Majesty The King graced the ceremony.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s three-day visit in the country was a success, foreign minister Damcho Dorji said at a press conference yesterday. The Prime Minister unveiled the foundation stone plaque for the construction of the Bangladesh embassy at Hejo yesterday morning. His Majesty The King, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and other senior government officials were present at the ceremony.

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His Majesty The King grants audience to PM Sheikh Hasina

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, at the Tashichhodzong yesterday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is on a three-day visit to Bhutan. She was welcomed in a traditional chipdrel ceremony and presented a Guard of Honour at the Tashichhodzong, prior to receiving the Audience.

On the invitation of His Majesty The King, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has arrived in the country yesterday on a three-day state visit yesterday.

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Govt. looks to reduce poverty rate to 5% by 2018

While the country is prospering and the economy in good shape, the government is aware that there is still a large portion of Bhutanese who have to deal with poverty on a daily basis, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said during the Meet The Press session last week.

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