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The city of Dhaka | Commons

Bangladeshis will be richer than Indians by 2030, StanChart Bank says

While demographic dividend will be a boon for India, Bangladesh’s investments in health and education should juice productivity, Stanchart says
Pedestrians walk past stalls selling food outside the Jama Masjid | Sanjit Das | Bloomberg

This Ramazan, don’t force fasting or eating. Quran says there is no compulsion in religion

Fasting, roza, namaz are all private choices and not enforceable. But countries like UAE and Bangladesh don’t seem to get the message.
Nurses at work in a Chennai hospital (representational image) | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Less than 20% with foreign MBBS degrees eligible to work as doctors in India

Those with MBBS degrees from Bangladesh fare the best while the bottom of the list is filled with degree holders from China and Russia.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

India will fund 40% of joint venture film on Bangladesh founder Mujibur Rahman

India will also co-produce with Bangladesh a documentary and radio show on the 1971 Liberation War, highlighting India’s role in Bangladesh’s freedom struggle.
Cyclone Fani

Gaja, Mala, Nargis, and now Fani: How cyclones are named

Find out how countries in Asia decide the names of cyclones in the Bay of Bengal & Arabian Sea, and why the next one will be Indian.
People wait to check their names on the final draft of the Assam's National Register of Citizens

Bengali Muslims are not sure where they belong this Lok Sabha election

TMC’s electoral games to garner Muslim votes in Bengal and BJP’s NRC push has made an entire community vulnerable to statelessness.
The Anti Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture at the TSC circle of the University of Dhaka | Ismail Ferdous/Bloomberg

Islamism spreading like virus in secular Bangladesh, pushing youth to hate, kill non-Muslims

A country that had been built upon the promise of secularism has now closely and fatally embraced religion.
Bangladesh players escaped from Christchurch mass shooting

‘5-minute delay saved us’ — Bangladesh cricket team member recounts New Zealand shooting

Srinivas C. Chandrashekharan, Bangladesh team's video analyst, says captain’s press conference was delayed by 5 mins, which meant the team arrived at Masjid Al Noor late.
A garment factory in Bangladesh (Representational image)

India vs Bangladesh is the new development model race in South Asia

Bangladesh is taking the traditional manufacturing path to progress. India’s service-centric path could leapfrog manufacturing completely.
Dhaka

Bangladesh’s lesson for India-obsessed Pakistan: Transform war economy into a peace economy

Bangladesh’s priorities are economic growth and human development whereas the bulk of Pakistan’s national energies remain focused on check-mating India

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.