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(L-R) Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Mansur Ali and A.H.M. Qamruzzaman | Twitter | Awami League

‘Jail Killing Day’ — when Bangladesh’s four founding leaders were assassinated in jail

Four senior Awami League leaders, who played a crucial role in the 1971 war for Bangladesh's liberation, were assassinated in Dhaka Central Jail on 3 November 1975.
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.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina | PTI

Modi to hold virtual summit with Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina in December

During the Joint Consultative Commission meeting, India, Bangladesh foreign ministers discussed a range of issues, including onion export ban & sharing of Teesta river waters.
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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.
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Bangladesh observes one-day mourning for Pranab Mukherjee, recalls his efforts in 1971 war

Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina called Mukherjee a true friend of Bangladesh and urged places of worship of different faiths to arrange special prayers in his honour.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | Photo: ANI

Modi govt rushes FS Shringla to Dhaka today as China backs Bangladesh more aggressively

This will be Harsh V. Shringla's first visit out of India since Covid lockdown began. He is also scheduled to meet Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen. 
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.
PM Modi shakes hand Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal | @narendramodi/Twitter

Modi’s Hindutva agenda is unsettling Bangladesh, time Delhi reaches out to reassure Hasina

The docking of an Indian ship from Haldia at Chittagong port is an amazing breakthrough in the on-off bilateral relationship. So why are Modi and Hasina silent about it?
Bangladesh's founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman | Wikimedia Commons

Bangladesh executes Mujib’s killer Abdul Majed and what it says about the region’s history

On episode 442 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses who was Capt Abdul Majed and political turmoil that began in August 1975.

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The APMC wholesale market in Lasalgaon, Maharashtra | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

About half of farm produce sold outside APMCs anyway. But Modi govt wants one-size-fits-all

The Modi govt claims the three new laws are re-creating the 1991 moment for agriculture. But those reforms were premised on decentralisation and deregulation.
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Why RBI is expected to keep interest rates unchanged tomorrow

The 6-member Monetary Policy Committee is forecast to hold benchmark repurchase rate at 4% Friday, according to all 30 economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

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Army doctors and soldiers after performing an appendix surgery on the front line in eastern Ladakh last month | Photo: ANI

Faster rotation, 24-hour medical support — how Army’s beating the elements in Ladakh winter

Indian Army has more experience of operating at high altitudes than Chinese, and as Ladakh gets colder, plans are in place to ensure soldiers are fighting fit.

Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial

Modi-Shah BJP has tended to patronise Punjab & Sikhs, instead of being a respectful partner. Its strategy to tackle protests farm laws crisis has given Sikhs the good fight they love.