B`desh TV channels may soon be viewed in India
Dhaka: Bangladeshi satellite TV channels may
soon be able to telecast their programmes in India,
Bangladesh`s Information Minister said on Tuesday.
"The chief ministers (of four Indian states) assured me
of taking steps so our private television channels can easily
be downlinked in India," Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad
told newsmen emerging from a meeting along with eight other
Bangladesh ministers on the sidelines of the talks between
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with his counterpart Sheikh
Azad added: "this will create an opportunity for building
people-to-people cooperation being wanted by both the
Bangladesh TV channels currently require permission from
Indian authorities for telecasting their programmes.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith moderated the
meeting held at Sonargaon Hotel on the sidelines of the
official talks between Hasina and Singh.
Chief minister of Mizoram PU Lalthanhawla, Chief Minister
of Tripura Manik Sarkar, Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul
Sangma and Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi attended the
After the meeting, State Minister for Forests and
Environment Hasan Mahmud told BSS that the finance minister
while moderating the discussion observed that Bangladesh would
get the benefit of India`s economic strength by enhancing
India, the fourth largest economy in the world, is the
second largest business partner of Bangladesh.
Manik Sarkar gave a statistic showing that Bangladesh
would be more beneficial than India from transit.
Talking to journalists, State Minister for Home Affairs
of Bangladesh Shamsul Haq Tuku said he drew attention of the
chief ministers to killing of innocent people in cross-border
areas and requested them to take steps to stop such
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Are political parties playing vote politics in the name of cow-security?
- Are political parties playing vote politics in the name of cow-security? - Part II
- Are political parties playing vote politics in the name of cow-security? - Part III
- Are political parties playing vote politics in the name of cow-security? - Part IV
- Are political parties playing vote politics in the name of cow-security? - Part V
- RBI imposes Rs 27-crore penalty on 13 banks
- ACHIEVEMENT! Anurag Thakur to join Territorial Army; will be 1st serving BJP MP to join military force
- Breakthrough: Cabinet approves changes to GST Bill, states to get full compensation for first 5 years
- Gaming Time! Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team enjoys playing FIFA after West Indies win
- Watch it to believe it: Cricket 'watching' at its best