Daily Archives: June 21, 2015

SAARC CONNECTIVITY: INDIA INKS LANDMARK MOTOR PACT WITH BHUTAN, BANGLADESH AND NEPAL

SAARC CONNECTIVITY: INDIA INKS LANDMARK MOTOR PACT WITH BHUTAN, BANGLADESH AND NEPAL India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh have inked a Motor Vehicles Agreement for the regulation of passenger, personnel and cargo vehicular traffic in Thimpu, Bhutan. The agreement, signed on … Continue reading

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POWER & TRANSIT COOPERATION BETWEEN BBIN

POWER & TRANSIT COOPERATION BETWEEN BBIN The second meetings of the JWGs on Sub-Regional Cooperation between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) on Water Resources Management and Power/Hydropower and on Connectivity and Transit were held in New Delhi on 30-31 … Continue reading

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FOUR SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES TO EXPLORE WATER RESOURCES, HYDROPOWER

FOUR SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES TO EXPLORE WATER RESOURCES, HYDROPOWER Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) have agreed to work jointly to explore harnessing of water resources, including hydropower and power, from other sources available in the sub-region. The South Asian … Continue reading

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ROADWAYS ACCORD AIMS TO RECONNECT SOUTH ASIA

ROADWAYS ACCORD AIMS TO RECONNECT SOUTH ASIA  Shohel Mamun Four South Asian nations are a week away from inking an inter-connectivity deal that could potentially change the region forever. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal, the BBIN countries, are scheduled to … Continue reading

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MODI’S VISIT: VENI, VIDI, VICI?

MODI’S VISIT: VENI, VIDI, VICI?  – Farooq Sobhan – If Lata Mangeshkar is the golden voice of Bollywood, Modi can now claim to be the golden voice of Indian politics I came, I saw, I conquered: Veni, vidi, vici. This … Continue reading

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A NEW BEGINNING FOR INDIA-BANGLADESH

A NEW BEGINNING FOR INDIA-BANGLADESH  Prakash Bhandari  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done the seemingly impossible by finalising the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement ahead of his Bangladesh visit The ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement between Bangladesh and India by … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH LIKELY TO GET MORE POWER FROM INDIA

BANGLADESH LIKELY TO GET MORE POWER FROM INDIA Independent Online/ JAGARAN CHAKMA India is likely to export more power to Bangladesh. The issue will get more emphasis during the forthcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the … Continue reading

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INDIA EXTENDS $2B NEW LOC

INDIA EXTENDS $2B NEW LOC JAGARAN CHAKMA India has agreed to provide Bangladesh with a new Line of Credit (LoC) worth USD 2 billion. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between the two countries at the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: BEING SWALLOWED BY INACTION

BANGLADESH: BEING SWALLOWED BY INACTION Dr. Sanu Kainikara Ever since it’s tumultuous birth in 1971, Bangladesh has been caught in an identity trap. The nation’s linguistic, secularist and, most importantly, its religious identity have often been in conflict with each … Continue reading

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MODI’S BANGLADESH VISIT: LAYING BLUEPRINT FOR COOPERATION

MODI’S BANGLADESH VISIT: LAYING BLUEPRINT FOR COOPERATION G. Padmaja Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his second year in office with the just-concluded historic bilateral visit to Bangladesh (June 6-7, 2015). The visit was preceded by meticulous preparation which … Continue reading

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MODI’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH- VIEW FROM BANGLADESH

MODI’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH- VIEW FROM BANGLADESH  Kazi Anwarul Masud By any standard, the 36 hours visit to Bangladesh by Indian Prime Minister has been highly successful. Most of the bilateral issues still unresolved had been settled to the satisfaction … Continue reading

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KULDIP NAYAR WRONGLY SNIPES AT HASINA

KULDIP NAYAR WRONGLY SNIPES AT HASINA Abdul Mannan Kuldip Nayar the veteran Indian journalist, syndicated columnist, human right activist, former diplomat and Rajya Sabha member and an author is an accomplished person. Newspaper readers in this subcontinent and abroad are … Continue reading

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HOW POORER BANGLADESH OUTPACES INDIA ON ‘HUMAN-DEVELOPMENT’ INDICATORS

HOW POORER BANGLADESH OUTPACES INDIA ON ‘HUMAN-DEVELOPMENT’ INDICATORS JOANNA SUGDEN India is richer, in terms of per-capita economic output, than its smaller neighbor, Bangladesh, and a greater proportion of Indians are connected to the Internet and have cellphones. But if … Continue reading

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INDIA-BANGLADESH PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE TIES STRONGER

INDIA-BANGLADESH PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE TIES STRONGER Dr. Rupak Bhattacharjee One of the positive aspects of India-Bangladesh ties that deserve attention is the curiosity of the common people in each other’s matters. Bangladesh generates huge interest in bordering Indian states of West Bengal, … Continue reading

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WHY BANGLADESH ISN’T PAKISTAN: DHAKA’S DIFFERENCES WITH DELHI, WHERE THEY EXIST, DON’T PRESUME PERMANENT HINDU-MUSLIM WAR

WHY BANGLADESH ISN’T PAKISTAN: DHAKA’S DIFFERENCES WITH DELHI, WHERE THEY EXIST, DON’T PRESUME PERMANENT HINDU-MUSLIM WAR MJ Akbar  This weekend we can bury a misconception that has appropriated the subcontinent’s discourse since 1947, when a Muslim League-British project partitioned the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S LAND AREA WILL INCREASE AFTER ENCLAVE EXCHANGE WITH INDIA

BANGLADESH’S LAND AREA WILL INCREASE AFTER ENCLAVE EXCHANGE WITH INDIA: HASINA Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh will gain 10,050 acres of land after enclaves are exchanged with India. She gave the news in an answer … Continue reading

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ENDING LEGACY OF COLONIAL RULE, INDIA-BANGLADESH SIGN HISTORIC LAND SWAP DEAL

ENDING LEGACY OF COLONIAL RULE, INDIA-BANGLADESH SIGN HISTORIC LAND SWAP DEAL India and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Saturday, June 6, to simplify their 4,000-km border and clarify the identities of 52,000 living in enclaves, over four decades after the … Continue reading

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TEESTA PACT AN IRRITANT IN MODI’S OTHERWISE PRODUCTIVE DHAKA VISIT

TEESTA PACT AN IRRITANT IN MODI’S OTHERWISE PRODUCTIVE DHAKA VISIT The atmospherics could not have been better. Bangladesh’s PM Sheikh Hasina broke with protocol to receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s flight … Continue reading

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