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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina | PTI

Dhaka wants New Delhi to forego ‘stringent checks’ on garments as both work on trade pact

Dhaka also wants ‘special treatment’ that India accords to Nepal & Bhutan but under the framework of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
1984 batch IPS officer Rakesh Asthana takes charge as the 27th Director-General of Border Security Force (File photo) | ANI

India, Bangladesh to hold DG-level border talks in Dhaka next month, discuss security issues

BSF DG Rakesh Asthana will lead a delegation that will have representatives from the Narcotics Control Bureau, External Affairs Ministry & other govt agencies.
File photo of Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | Commons

Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla arrives in Dhaka on 2-day visit to boost ties with Bangladesh

Shringla is expected to call on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and convey a 'special message' from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina | PTI

India looking at air bubble deal with Bangladesh to get around land travel restrictions

Air bubbles are temporary travel arrangements between countries aimed at restarting commercial passenger services when regular international flights are suspended.
The 10 locomotives were handed over to Bangladesh Railways on 27 July | Photo: Indian Railways

10 locos that India gifted to Bangladesh were all second-hand but that’s what ‘Dhaka sought’

After Indian Railways gifted the 10 locomotives to Bangladesh on 27 July, Modi govt has come under scathing criticism in Dhaka for not handing over brand new ones.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen | ANI

New Delhi denies Dhaka claim on India-China LAC tensions, says it was ‘fully briefed’

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Momen said Friday that India did not send any verbal notes to Dhaka on Galwan Valley clash that killed 20 Indian soldiers on 15 June.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina | PTI

China takes Bangladesh into its embrace now as Delhi-Dhaka ties go downhill

India believes Beijing will now ratchet up pressure on Dhaka to hand over certain lucrative infrastructure and connectivity projects to it to ‘provoke’ New Delhi.
The Petrapole border between India and Bangladesh | Photo: Madhuparna Das | ThePrint

How one Bengal village’s Covid fear has stalled ‘Rs 2,000-crore’ India-Bangladesh trade

Nearly 2,000 trucks carrying goods are stranded at the India-Bangladesh border as Bengal govt has kept Petrapole integrated check post shut despite central govt orders to resume trade.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina | PTI

Modi to wish Bangladesh via video on ‘Mujib Barsha’ celebrations after COVID-19 cancels trip

PM Narendra Modi was to officially roll out the year-long birth centenary celebrations of Bangladesh founder Sheikha Mujibur Rahman.
File image of Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | Photo: ANI

NRC updation internal matter for India, won’t affect Bangladesh: Foreign Secretary Shringla

On his first trip to Bangladesh since the introduction of NRC, Shringla said PM Modi's upcoming visit will further reassure Dhaka of India's goodwill. Read his full speech here.

On Camera

Why radical Sunnis have taken to the streets against Shias in Pakistan

In episode 579 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the historical discord between Shias and Sunnis, and why the timing of the latest Sunni protests in Pakistan is odd.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.