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Comparison between India and Bangladesh GDP misleading — former chief economic advisor

In a Twitter thread, Arvind Subramanian said that GDP per capita is only an estimate for one indicator of the average standard of living or welfare in a country.
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Don’t go by IMF prediction, Bangladesh hasn’t beaten India as South Asia’s economic champion

India’s economy and trade mix are more diversified. So unless you believe India will continue to under-perform, don’t bet on Bangladesh just yet.

Maharashtra Governor’s joke book, and finance ministry’s ‘piggybank’ incentives

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File image of Indian PM Narendra Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina | Photo: PIB

IMF report on Bangladesh surpassing India’s per capita GDP reveals economy’s ‘Achilles’ heel’

In episode 592 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains how India lost a 40% per capita income lead to Bangladesh in the past 5 years.
Indian envoy to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami in Tripura during his road trip to Dhaka earlier this month | Twitter | @VDoraiswami  

New Indian envoy goes by road to ‘Shonar Bangla’ — tweets every step of diplomatic drive

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
Army chief Gen. M M Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 5 October | Twitter/@IndiainMyanmar

India discusses Rohingya refugees issue with Myanmar as Bangladesh’s ‘close neighbour’

India has informed Myanmar that it has committed to humanitarian efforts in both Myanmar & Bangladesh to facilitate early return of displaced Rohingyas.
President of China, Xi Jinping | Yorgos Karahalis | Bloomberg

Xi hails ‘steady’ China-Bangladesh friendship, seeks joint promotion of Belt & Road Initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping shared the message on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relationship between Beijing & Dhaka.
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.

On Camera

People waiting to enter a supermarket have their identity documents checked by staff in Singapore (Representational image) | Photo: Roslan Rahman | Getty Images/AFP via Bloomberg

Don’t ignore the good news on Covid-19 from Asia

The perception of an Asian advantage often falls prey to essentialist thinking — that somehow the East's values, politics and culture is letting it do things the West can't.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

These are the measures China has proposed to ease tensions at LAC in Ladakh

Over a series of meetings, China has made several suggestions to de-escalate tensions at the border, but India has rejected them since they boost Beijing's strategic position.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.