Daily Archives: June 6, 2015

“WATER TREATIES AREN’T LEGALLY BINDING; WHAT BINDS THEM IS GOODWILL“

“WATER TREATIES AREN’T LEGALLY BINDING; WHAT BINDS THEM IS GOODWILL“ NAHELA NOWSHIN The Daily Star (TDS): Please tell us a bit about the importance of water diplomacy in the context of Bangladesh. Shafiqul Islam (SI): At the World Economic Forum … Continue reading

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OH, TEESTA!

OH, TEESTA! Pinaki Roy with Dilip Roy from Lalmonirhat Thin river to continue reminding Bangladesh about prolonged sufferings inflicted by India. Four years ago, when Bangladesh and India reached an understanding on sharing the Teesta water, people built their hopes … Continue reading

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CHANGE IN THE AIR

CHANGE IN THE AIR Shakhawat Liton Bangladesh and India are set to redraw their maps through swapping territories and people between them amid a wind of change blowing in their politics, 41 years after the 1974 Indira Gandhi-Sheikh Mujibur Rahman … Continue reading

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INDIA, BANGLADESH, NEPAL, BHUTAN JOIN HANDS FOR COOPERATION IN KEY AREAS

INDIA, BANGLADESH, NEPAL, BHUTAN JOIN HANDS FOR COOPERATION IN KEY AREAS India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan have joined hands to ensure cooperation in some of the crucial areas such as power, road connectivity, trade facilitation and movement of goods and … Continue reading

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HISTORIC STEP IN INDO-BANGLA RELATIONS

HISTORIC STEP IN INDO-BANGLA RELATIONS Bhaskar Roy The Indian parliament in a show of rare solidarity with Bangladesh ratified (May 07) Indo-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) of 1974, removing a major impediment to the development of bilateral relations. What is … Continue reading

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PASSAGE OF INDIA, BANGLADESH BORDER LAW GAME CHANGER IN SOUTH ASIA: VEENA SIKRI

PASSAGE OF INDIA, BANGLADESH BORDER LAW GAME CHANGER IN SOUTH ASIA: VEENA SIKRI ELIZABETH ROCHE The former Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh on the boundary pact with Bangladesh and how it proves Narendra Modi is a leader who walks the … Continue reading

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CEMENTING BANGLADESH-INDIA TIES

CEMENTING BANGLADESH-INDIA TIES PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY The forthcoming two-day state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh should be celebrated as the culmination of over six years of very productive engagement. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh is now … Continue reading

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INDIA MAY OUTMANOEUVRE CHINA IN BANGLADESH POWER PROJECT

INDIA MAY OUTMANOEUVRE CHINA IN BANGLADESH POWER PROJECT UTPAL BHASKAR State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) has been allowed to bid for a contract to set up a $1.68 billion power project in Bangladesh, enabling India to muscle in on … Continue reading

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