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Topic: Bangladesh

‘Not all inheritances from Partition are traumatic.’ Some stories are ‘celebrations’ too

Author-historian Aanchal Malhotra's 'In the Language of Remembering' explores the legacy of Partition within Indian families today.

Any restrictions on wheat exports by India will likely hit its neighbours most

According to reports earlier this week the food ministry was considering export restrictions after severe heat damaged the country's wheat crop.

‘No one wants to be the last man to die’ — What happened on final day of 1971 Bangladesh War

In ‘December in Dacca’, KS Nair writes about 15 December 1971, when the end of the war was in sight, but by no means certain.

New book looks at India’s role in Bangladesh Liberation War & its ‘little-known aspect’

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘December in Dacca’ by K.S. Nair will be released on 18 April on Softcover.

India to boost connectivity with Bangladesh & Nepal with new rail links, says foreign secy

Harsh Vardhan Shringla said Wednesday that the neighbourhood is a priority for India, and it works closely with all neighbours, ‘except Pakistan’.

Why my Pakistani grandfather Col Ali went back to Dhaka to apologise for 1971

In ‘Bangladesh: Writings on 1971, Across Borders’, Meher Ali writes about her grandfather being deployed to Dhaka and Pakistan’s ‘collective amnesia’.

India cuts development aid to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan by 43%, big jump for Bangladesh: Budget

The figures are indicative of the Modi govt’s priority as it has to focus on some of the key nations in the neighbourhood now if it must counter China’s growing influence.

Bangladesh’s success story is a lesson in poverty reduction. Here’s why

Since its founding in 1971, Bangladesh has emerged from overwhelming poverty to achieve the highest cumulative GDP growth globally from 2010 to 2020.

This is how I made Indian CEOs understand Northeast migration problem

In ‘Eastern Gate’, Sudeep Chakravarti asks what would happen to India’s NE if Bangladesh were to suffer a series of storms due to global warming?

Pakistan’s apology to Bangladesh is a thorn in the throat. Neither can move past it

India's CAA and its short-sighted approach towards Muslim populations in the neighbourhood gave Pakistan an opportunity to re-initiate ties with Bangladesh. But it's not enough.

On Camera

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PM Modi with Army and BSF Jawans in Kashmir in 2017 | @narendramodi/Twitter

American SiG Sauer rifle fine for Army—for now. Indian firms should be Modi govt’s priority

The repeat order of SiG 716 rifles from the US shows that Army is in desperate need of modern rifles. But the govt shouldn't depend on foreign supplies too much.
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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