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Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Few onion trucks enter Bangladesh after partial clearance, over 200 still stranded

A Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs communique stated that only those trucks which received the 'Let Export Order' till 14 September can be allowed to cross the border.
Workers at Ghazipur Mandi in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Onion cargo stranded at Indian ports, borders might get partial clearance, sources say

The partial relaxation might also help export 3,000-4,000 tonnes of onions to Bangladesh, a trader said.
Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh asks India to resume onion exports, upset over breach of ‘unwritten understanding’

In January this year, India and Bangladesh had reached an agreement that New Delhi will keep Dhaka informed of any such move on onion export in future.
Cotton balls grow on a plant | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

India’s cotton exports set for revival over global demand for masks, lower domestic prices

Indian Cotton Association's estimates say exports are now expected to touch 65 lakh bales this year against its June estimate of 40 lakh bales — a 63% improvement.
Representational image for hilsa fish | Photo: Commons

Ganga mission to now work on hilsa to improve its numbers, project to ranch and tag the fish

Under three-year Hilsa Improvement Programme, NMCG will monitor the migration pattern of hilsa through tagging & ranching among a slew of other initiatives.
File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

India, Bangladesh foreign ministers to ‘meet’ this month as they look to take ties forward

The discussions between S. Jaishankar and A.K. Abdul Momen later this month will mostly be around cooperation with regard to tackling the Covid pandemic.
Representational image. Dhaka city, Bangladesh. | Photo: PxFuel

12 killed, 25 injured after 6 air conditioners explode in Bangladesh mosque

The explosions took place during prayers at the Baitul Salat mosque in Narayanganj river port town in Dhaka at around 9 pm Friday.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | Photo: ANI

India will make and supply Covid vaccine for its friendly neighbours

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said India’s ties with Nepal, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka have never been better. On China, he said current situation was unprecedented.
Representational image for hilsa fish | Photo: Commons

How much do Bengalis crave Bangladeshi hilsa? Enough to smuggle 2,800 kg during pandemic

BSF has seized 2,800 kg of hilsa since February, 8 years after Bangladesh banned it. It is considered a delicacy in Bengal, and the fish is selling for Rs 3,000/kg in Kolkata markets and online.
37th US President Richard Nixon | Wikimedia Commons

‘Indian women sexless, unattractive, don’t know how they reproduce’ — US President Nixon said

In a set of newly declassified tapes, former US President Richard Nixon allegedly called Indian women 'the most unattractive women in the world', according to NYT op-ed.

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Gold bangles | pikist.com

Why Titan is beginning to shine again after lockdown woes while other jewellers struggle

Titan is set to post best quarter in nearly 3 years as investors bet on recovery in demand ahead of festive season & economic slump weakens its competitors.


File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.