Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Topic: Bangladesh

CM Sonowal threatens to quit if Assam’s interest not protected

Sonowal expresses his displeasure following the visit of Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016

With Bangabandhu-1 launch on SpaceX rocket, Bangladesh aims to compete with India in space

A Bangladeshi satellite in the vicinity could offer stiff financial competition to India when it comes to providing satellite-based services to other south Asian nations.

India sends second relief consignment for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

More than 6 lakh Rohingyas have been taking shelter in Bangladesh since last year; India sends materials like milk powder, dried fish, baby food among others.

In ending reservation in govt jobs, is Bangladesh being held hostage by its masses?

The decision came in the aftermath of a major, countrywide student agitation demanding reform in the system, with capital Dhaka coming to a near-standstill.

India to take up rising attacks on BSF at talks with Bangladesh next week

Two BSF men have been killed and hundreds injured in attacks by trans-border criminals. Border Guards Bangladesh accuses BSF of killing unarmed citizens.

Blow to Beijing: Bangladesh blacklists Chinese infrastructure firm

Dhaka’s move hurts China’s strategic play in South Asia & underscores the frustration among smaller countries over China’s strong-arm project financing methods.

Fear, faith and pragmatism: Assam Muslims’ range of reactions to first NRC draft

The religious undertone to the issue has made all Muslims in Assam wary of the exercise. Many are insecure, but some look at it with optimism.

The jihadist threat from Bangladesh is real and growing

When it comes to Islamist terrorism, Bangladesh hardly figures on the mental map of most Americans. The world needs to start taking the threat from the South Asian country more seriously.

Embarrassed Bangladeshis in the West can’t name their native land because of terrorists

The Bangladesh that opposed Pakistan because it wanted to a secular nation, is now giving birth to religious fanatics and jihadis.

Weapons for 3 IAF pilots’ escape from Pakistan POW camp: a spoon, a fork & a plateful of guts

Two IAF pilots speak about how they planned their escape from the PoW camp near Rawalpindi in 1971, their brief freedom, and how they were caught.

On Camera


Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.