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Indo-Bangla border conference begins tomorrow in Agartala

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

A 30-member Bangladeshi delegation, led by District Magistrate of Feni Humayan Kabir Khanderkar, arrived here today to attend the India-Bangladesh Joint Border Conference tomorrow, officials said.

The delegation includes five district magistrates bordering southern part of Tripura, who were received by the DM of Sepahijal district Dr Prashant Kumar Goyal.

"The meeting is important in terms of improving the relation at the grassroots level and issues like smuggling, trans-border crime, narcotics and other important issues will be discussed," Goyal said.

Bangladesh team leader Khanderkar said, "We work at the district level and face various border-related issues and such meetings will help us to address them through dialogues."

Meanwhile, Tripura Road Transport Corporation (TRTC) officials said Dhaka-Agartala bus service remained stopped for the last four days due to some problems in the neighbouring country.

Habul Biswas, General Secretary of Exporters & Importers Association, Agartala said very few trucks carrying goods from Bangladesh had entered Indian territory since Monday last for the same reason.

First Published: Thu, January 08 2015. 20:33 IST