Tripura house mourns death of Bangladesh president

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 12:00 hrs

Agartala, April 26 (IANS) The Tripura assembly Friday mourned the death of Bangladesh president Zillur Rahman, who died at a hospital in Singapore March 20.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar led his cabinet colleagues and all legislators in observing two-minute silence in homage to Rahman.

"Rahman was a top leader of the ruling Awami League party before parliament elected him president in 2009 and was the main advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath said in the condolence resolution.

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