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Discussed an energy deal with India, says Trump

US President Donald Trump said that he discussed an energy deal with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their talks. On the second and final day of his two-day visit, Trump held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and an energy deal was among the various topics.

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Bangladesh welcomes Nepal’s proposal to use Saidpur Airport

Nepal has proposed Bangladesh to use Saidpur Airport as part of strengthening connectivity between the two countries.

India-Bangladesh tourism festival in Agartala

The first two-day India-Bangladesh tourism festival would be held in Agartala on Thursday.

Bangladesh gets $42m ADB grant for transport connectivity

In a bid to help Bangladesh improve its transport connectivity and promote multimodal transport The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $42 million in project readiness financing (PRF), BSS reported.

India hosts UN's first biodiversity summit

India is set to host the UN biodiversity summit that will bring together more than 1,200 delegates from over 110 countries to deliberate on the alarming decline of migratory species in Gandhinagar in Gujarat from Monday. The agenda of the talks include new proposals to mitigate effects of infrastructure on migratory mammals and joining the Gobi bear, the only bear living in the desert, the Persian leopard and the urial, a wild sheep, in the Central Asian mammal species for their protection.

World Bank declares Pakistan's water project unsatisfactory

The World Bank has declared the $73 million Water Sector Capacity Building and Advisory Services project (WCAP) as “unsatisfactory” after losing its last hope to revive the scheme.

Unprecedented Indo-British collaboration in healthcare sector

British and the Indian institutions are collaborating in the field of healthcare at an unprecedented pace and 2020 is expected to witness an "inflection point" in India-UK Healthcare Collaboration, participants in a conference in Birmingham agreed.

India to open up protected dairy, poultry markets for US

In a major concession, India is likely to give the US access to its dairy and poultry markets in exchange for renegotiated terms for its pharmaceutical, textile and industrial exports under a new bilateral trade deal to be signed during President Donald Trump's visit to New Delhi later this month. Top sources told IANS that India is willing to partially open up its traditionally protected sectors -- dairy and poultry -- on the condition that the US grants India better terms for its pharmaceutical, textile and agro-machinery products.

Bhutan passes GST Bill despite legal issues

Bhutan's National Assembly passed the much touted Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2020 despite legal questions surrounding the House’s decision to defer its implementation. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering initially said that the government would implement the GST by July 1, 2022. He said that the two-year incubation period was required in view of the need to develop GST billing software and carry out sensitisation programmes, Kuensel reported.