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Maitri, Bandhan expresses increase frequency Staff reporter, Dhaka With a view to enhancing and improving people to people communication in a better degree, the authorities concerned have decided to increase the frequency of two Bangladesh-India passenger trains— Maitree Express and Bandhan Express. The trains will bring changes to the previous schedule from four days a week to five days a week and from one day a week to two days a week respectively. The additional service of Maitree Express will commence from 11 February from Dhaka and return on 12 February from Kolkata. While the additional trip of Bandhan Express will commence from 16 February from Kolkata and return on the same day from Khulna, says a press release.
BSF kills two Bangladeshis Our Correspondent, Lalmonirhat Two Bangladeshi cattle traders were shot dead allegedly by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Hatibandha border in Lalmonirhat yesterday morning. Omar Faruq, officer-in-charge of Hatibandha Police Station, said they, along with the members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), recovered the bodies from Bonchauki border in Gotamari upazila. The bodies of Suruj Islam, 18, and Suruj Mia, 37, of Amjhola village in the upazila, were sent to Lalmonihat Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsies, our Lalmonirhat correspondent reported. Quoting witnesses, Tapas Chandra, commander of Banchauki BGB Camp, said BSF patrol team of Setai camp in Cooch Behar district of India’s West Bengal opened fire on the duo when they were entering Bangladesh with Indian cattle. Lt Colonel Tauhidul Alam, commander officer (CO) of Lalmonirhat 15 BGB Battalion, said they sent a letter to BSF protesting the killing of the two Bangladeshis. https://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/news/bsf-kills-two-bangladeshis-1857733
As an Indian I feel Bangladesh is our closest neighbour not just physically but politically also. Its economy is only second to India's own and its developing rapidly in to an important powerhouse economy of Asia. I'd like the Indian government itself to design a pro-active foreign policy that recognises the greatness of Bangladesh as an important if not equal partner of India in security, defence, economic, political, cultural cooperations. We are connected in history, let us grow stronger together to harness our strengths, fight our threats together.