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Vikram Doraiswami to be India's next envoy to Bangladesh

Vikram Doraiswami to be India's next envoy to Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jul 12 (UNI) Vikram Doraiswami, Additional Secretary in charge of International Organisations and Summits at the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is likely to be the next Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

However, there has been no official announcement yet.

Vikram K Doraiswami, joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1992. Prior to joining the Indian Government, he worked as a journalist. He took a Masters’ Degree in History from the University of Delhi.

If finalised, Doraiswami will replace Riva Ganguly Das, the 1986 batch IFS officer, who is likely to take over as Secretary East at the MEA when the incumbent Vijai Thakur Singh retires in September, according to a press statement.

The current Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das arrived here on March 1, 2019 to take up her assignment.

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Lebanon plunges into another crisis post Aug 5 blast, thousands out on streets

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09 Aug 2020 | 7:23 PM

Beirut, Aug 9 (UNI) Four days after the massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing at least 160 people and
wounding thousands others, Lebanon plunged into yet another crisis, with people in thousands coming out on streets here, demanding punishment to officials responsible for the blast and the country's political and economic crisis.

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Voter turnout for Belarus presidential election at 45 33%

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09 Aug 2020 | 6:31 PM

Minsk, Aug 9 (UNI) The voter turnout for the presidential election in Belarus was at 45.33 percent as of 700 GMT on Sunday, according to Lidia Ermoshina, the chairwoman of the Belarusian Central Election Commission.

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One killed, 9 injured in Washington DC shooting

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09 Aug 2020 | 5:08 PM

Washington, Aug 9 (UNI) At least one people was killed and nine others wounded in a shooting in Washington DC on Sunday.

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Magnitude 5 1 quake shakes west of Iran

Magnitude 5 1 quake shakes west of Iran

09 Aug 2020 | 4:50 PM

Tehran, Aug 9 (UNI) A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Guilangharb county in Iran's western Kermanshah province on Sunday, official IRNA news agency reported.

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B’desh: 'Deaths in crossfire' in name of anti-drug campaign galore

09 Aug 2020 | 4:32 PM

Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNI) Many people allegedly died in crossfire in the name of anti-drug campaign, though the government of Bangladesh has always claimed that its law enforcers do not work outside the law.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), an elite force, is one of the law enforcing agencies in the country.
A 35-year-old man named Suleiman (pseudonym) lived in a slum in Dhaka with his eight-year-old daughter. According to his family, he struggled to collect his daily meal.
Suleiman's family told Amnesty International, a UK-based human rights group, that he had called a family member before he was killed in a so-called gunfight, that police had demanded a bribe of BDT 20,000 in exchange for his release.

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