Friday, 30 September, 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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A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.