Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: India-Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina offers Chittagong port to India’s northeast for use during meet with Jaishankar

Hasina's press secretary said the initiative was taken to resume cross-border routes between Bangladesh and India which were stopped during the 1965 India-Pakistan war.

3 injured as mob vandalises ISKCON temple in Bangladesh’s Dhaka

Over 200 people attacked devotees at the Radhakanta temple, said ISKCON Kolkata VP Radharamn Das.

India-Bangladesh close bond based on age-old ties of kinship, culture, says President Kovind

The President, before concluding his trip to Dhaka, noted that the country is committed to assisting Bangladesh in its efforts to achieve strong economic growth.

President Kovind inaugurates Dhaka’s renovated Kali temple destroyed by Pakistan in 1971

The temple was set on fire by the Pakistani forces during the infamous 'Operation Searchlight' in 1971, targeting the resistance movement in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh to import defence items from India under $500-mn Line of Credit: Harsh Shringla

Foreign Secretary Shringla said defence issue was discussed during President Kovind's talks with top Bangladeshi leadership. The Line of Credit was provided by India in 2019.

President Kovind attends celebrations marking 50 yrs of Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan

Kovind was the guest of honour at the Victory Day Parade in Dhaka. India's contributions to Bangladesh's Liberation War of 1971 were also highlighted during the event.

How a Delhi-Dhaka economic partnership could flourish — improve connectivity, say analysts

In late November, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal had said India was looking to advance a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with Bangladesh.

India shelves Bangladesh artist Rokeya Sultana’s exhibit, cites ‘anger’ over Durga Puja riots

The solo exhibition by Rokeya Sultana was to have been held in Delhi and Kolkata between 23 October and 11 December. It has been indefinitely postponed.

India-Bangladesh relations ‘role model’ for ties between neighbouring countries, Shringla says

Speaking at 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Conclave' on the 1971 War, Foreign Secretary Shringla said India-Bangladesh relations today are 'deeper than any other strategic partnership'.

India’s integrated check posts are boosting regional connectivity but challenges remain

CSEP think tank researcher looked at India's icreasing trade and passenger movement with Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh to find why Delhi is pushing for border infrastructure development.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.