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THIS month, India's parliament took the first step toward a potentially momentous decision: to settle a boundary dispute with Bangladesh that dates back to the 1947 partition of the subcontinent. An agreement in this area would provide a major boost to the already warm bilateral relationship, not least by bolstering Bangladesh's position in the region. The demarcation of the India-Pakistan border by the British was a slapdash affair, concocted by a collapsing empire in headlong retreat from its responsibilities. The...

Mumbai attack 'mastermind' Lakhvi detained under MPO

Mumbai attack 'mastermind' Lakhvi detained under MPO

Alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi who was granted bail by an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad yesterday has been detained under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail today. Pakistan government has also decided to appeal against the approval of Lakhvi's bail in superior courts, reports Dawn...

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

President Abdul Hamid, now in New Delhi on a six-day visit to India, today sought more cooperation from the neighbouring country in the power sector to meet the growing electricity demand at home. The President sought the support when Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a call on him at his place of...

India launches largest rocket, unmanned capsule

India launches largest rocket, unmanned capsule

India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space. The 630-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (MK III) blasted off from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning. The new rocket will be able to carry heavier satellites into space. India has successfully launched lighter...

Mumbai attacks 'mastermind' Lakhvi bailed in Pakistan

Mumbai attacks 'mastermind' Lakhvi bailed in Pakistan

A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has been granted bail by a court in Pakistan. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is one of seven men facing trial over the attacks in the Indian city, which left 165 people dead. Nine gunmen were also killed. The attacks in Mumbai damaged peace efforts between India and...

Independence War Of Bangladesh

India recalls role of its armed forces

India yesterday celebrated Vijay Divas, recalling the memories of India's armed forces personnel who assisted in Bangladesh's Liberation War. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "On Vijay Divas, we remember sacrifices and valour of our Armed Forces who fought courageously in 1971. We are extremely proud of them." Lt Gen (retd) JFR Jacob, who played a prominent role in the war, presented his books "An Odyssey in War & Peace" and "Surrender at Dacca" to Modi. "On this historic day, glad to have...

India's Fortis opens cardiac care unit in Khulna tomorrow

India's Fortis opens cardiac care unit in Khulna tomorrow

India's Fortis Escorts Heart Institute will start its journey in Bangladesh tomorrow, with an aim to provide cardiac care to around 1,000 patients a month at 'reasonable' fees. AFC Health Ltd, a concern of Bangladesh-based Active Fine Chemicals, has set up a 42-bed cardiac care centre in Khulna with an investment of around Tk 30 crore. Fortis will manage and operate the hospital. “The centre will provide early diagnosis and prompt treatment as it is equipped with latest technology and equipment and has a team of noted cardiac specialists,” said SM Saifur Rahman, managing director of AFC Health. The hospital will offer diagnostic services such as angiography to detect heart diseases as...

7-yr-old Indian boy beaten dead for not doing homework

7-yr-old Indian boy beaten dead for not doing homework

A seven-year-old boy died on Tuesday after being beaten brutally in a school in Bareilly of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh allegedly by his teacher, NDTV reports. Araj, a nursery student, was allegedly thrashed for not doing his homework and not paying the school fee. Senior police officer MP Singh said at around 11 am,...

2nd round of BCIM talks tomorrow

2nd round of BCIM talks tomorrow

The second round of discussions for the BCIM corridor, an economic silk route between Bangladesh, India, China and Myanmar, will begin tomorrow at Cox’s Bazar. The two-day meeting will discuss the scope and modalities of cooperation in sectors of goods and services, investment, energy, multimodal connectivity and sustainable development, a press release from Bangladesh...

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