US Trade Fair 2003 was inaugurated in Dhaka at Hotel Sheraton. American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh and American Embassy jointly arranged the event. US Ambassador to Bangladesh Ms Mary Ann Peters in her speech said Bangladesh's image in the United States will not be influenced in any way by the new US immigration registration procedures announced recently.
Bangladesh has expressed concerns about India's efforts to push Bangla speaking Indians across the border into Bangladesh.
The Bureau of Anti Corruption brought charges against seven persons, including former prime minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina in MIG-29 aircraft case.
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