Tripura roots for access to Bangladesh port to transport food grains

Agartala, May 1 (ANI): Tripura has approached the central government to gain access to Chittagong sea port of Bangladesh in order to transport essential commodities to the state. Earlier in a major policy change, the Bangladesh government had agreed to transport 10,000 tonnes of food grains for Tripura from Haldia (port in West Bengal) to Ashuganj (port in Bangladesh). The successful transit of the food grains through the neighboring nation will not only reduce the distance of more than 1600 km between Tripura and West Bengal through the hilly serpentine road to one-third and thus save huge amount of transportation money, but will also save precious time. May 1, 2014

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2014 opens

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UN stresses gravity of the situation in war-torn Sudan

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UN aid chief in war-torn S.Sudan meets with rebel leader

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Oklahoma delays execution after first is botched

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