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India gives fourth instalment of $200m

India yesterday handed over a cheque of $25 million to Finance Minister AMA Muhith as the fourth instalment of the $200 million grant approved in 2012 by the Congress government. This is the first instalment of the grant after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government assumed power in India this year. Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran handed over the cheque at Muhith's official residence in Minto Road. With this tranche, India has completed disbursement of $175 million assistance to Bangladesh. India approved...

Southwest may turn wasteland

Southwest may turn wasteland

India's decision to build 16 barrages, one in every 100 kilometres of the Ganges, would ultimately kill the river and spell disaster for ecology in Bangladesh, say green campaigners. The Indian government plans to construct the barrages under the Ganges waterway Project to ensure three-metre navigability for plying of vessels in 1,620 kilometres of...

Environmentalists protest Indian move to build barrages on Ganges

Environmentalists protest Indian move to build barrages on Ganges

Environmentalists in Bangladesh strongly protested an Indian government plan to construct 16 barrages on the Ganges River in the upstream of the Farakka under a project called 'Ganges waterway'. Such a step would cause further disaster to the ecology of downstream Bangladesh and would also kill the Ganges, leaders of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon said...

BJP likely to win Maharashtra, Haryana assembly polls

BJP likely to win Maharashtra, Haryana assembly polls

Riding on the popularity wave of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today appeared set to emerge as the single largest party in the key western state of Maharashtra. The BJP was also on course to capture power in northern state of Haryana unseating Congress in both the states as...

India test-fires first homemade cruise missile

India test-fires first homemade cruise missile

India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile yesterday, marking another step in building up the country's defence prowess. The "Nirbhay", or "fearless", missile blasted off from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur in the eastern state of Orissa, the Press Trust of India reported. "The trial was totally successful," a senior government official associated with the launch told the Press Trust of India national news agency. "The outcome of the trial was ascertained by analysing the data retrieved from radars and telemetry points," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Unlike other ballistic missiles, Nirbhay has a wing and tail fins. The missile...

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

Bangladesh Navy detained 14 Indian fishermen for intruding into the naval territory of Bangladesh. They were sued under a special act and imprisoned. The fishermen fishing near the fairway buoy in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, said Manjur Elahi, sub-inspector of Mongla Police Station, quoting the navy. “A fishing trawler ‘FB Dayamoi’ used by...

India court grants Jayalalithaa bail

India court grants Jayalalithaa bail

A powerful regional politician of southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court today, three weeks after she was jailed for corruption. Jairam Jayalalithaa, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu and chief All India Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK), was given the relief by the top court bench, headed...

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China's Silk Road revival

THE phrase “Silk Road” evokes a romantic image -- half history, half myth -- of tented camel caravans winding their way across the trackless deserts and mountains of Central Asia. But the Silk Road is not just part of a fabled past; it is an important feature of China's current foreign policy. The historical Silk Road comprised an overland and a maritime route, both of which facilitated the transfer to Europe of South and East Asian goods and ideas, from...

How far is Teesta water sharing agreement?

How far is Teesta water sharing agreement?

BANGLADESH Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali and his team recently met with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj and other Indian officials in New Delhi. A 36-point joint statement on the meeting, called `Joint Statement on the Third Meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission,' was issued on September 20. The statement referred to...

Bangladesh to join China-led Asian bank Oct 24

Bangladesh to join China-led Asian bank Oct 24

Bangladesh will ink an agreement of the proposed China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on October 24, a finance ministry official told The Daily Star. A delegation of the ministry will leave Dhaka for Beijing on October 22 to join as a member of the bank that will focus on infrastructure development and connectivity within...

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