Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Bangladesh

‘Trees like my children’, says Bangladeshi man who has removed nails from over 10k trees

A mason by profession, the 60-year-old has been doing this 2018. He has also planted over 20,000 trees in his hometown, Jashore.

Ailing, dying cattle at the borders ‘hampering’ our work, BSF chief tells parliamentary panel

BSF chief Pankaj Kumar Singh is learnt to have pointed to missive from Centre advocating that BSF take measures for ‘gau raksha’, as well as pressure from animal rights groups.

Religion is holy – How 1971 made the case for secularism in Bangladesh and India

The idea that Bangladeshi secularism was not opposed to the practice of religion had to be repeatedly explained to Muslim leaders abroad.

Our take on Siddique Kappan’s bail, Modi’s Kartavya Path and Teesta dispute—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Bangladesh PM Hasina remembers ‘Indian brothers who sacrificed lives’ for her country’s freedom

Hasina and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Wednesday felicitated the descendants of Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

How Sheikh Hasina’s breaking the Chinese wall, creating new links between India — and India

Hasina knows that even though China is the richer State — Bangladesh is a member of the Belt and Road Initiative — India is the more 'intimate' neighbour.

If India allowed Teesta to flow, it would have got Hilsa, says Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

The sharing of river water remains a critical issue between India and Bangladesh with the contentious matter of Teesta river caught in a political slugfest.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina holds talks with External Affairs Minister Jaishankar in New Delhi

PM Hasina was welcomed by Darshana Jardosh, Minister of State for Textiles and Railways in New Delhi upon her arrival here on Monday.

Bangladesh PM will visit India from 5-8 September, to hold bilateral talks with Modi

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said PM Sheikh Hasina would also meet President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Vikram Doraiswami appointed India’s high commissioner to UK

The seasoned diplomat is currently serving as Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh & will succeed Gaitri Issar Kumar, the last High Commissioner to the UK, who retired on 30 June.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.