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Kerry visits India to improve ties

Kerry visits India to improve ties

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to begin a visit to Delhi as Washington tries to improve ties with India under its new PM Narendra Modi. Ahead of the visit, Kerry said India and the US could cooperate on a wide range of economic and strategic issues. Relations between India and the US have...

India unveils 'budget for growth'

India unveils 'budget for growth'

India's new government is promising to bring back higher growth, with a budget including more scope for foreign investment, spending on infrastructure and a goods and services tax (GST). The finance minister also indicated there were plans to limit expensive but popular subsidies on food and fuel. India's economy has slowed in recent years, growing...

Sumitra Mahajan new speaker of Lok Sabha

Sumitra Mahajan new speaker of Lok Sabha

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sumitra Mahajan has been unanimously elected the Speaker of India's parliament, officials say. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior MPs from all parties proposed her name in the Lok Sabha (the lower house) on Thursday. Mahajan, 72, is an eight-term MP from Indore in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. A...

Current Affairs

The Modi Effect

The Modi Effect

The Modi wave has generated unprecedented hullabaloo in Bangladesh's political landscape. Political analysts have been analysing the impact on Bangladesh's interests of Narendra Modi-led BJP government in India. They have been focusing on how the bilateral relation between the two neighboring countries will take shape in the coming days. This includes long pending...

7 Saarc leaders to attend Modi swearing-in

7 Saarc leaders to attend Modi swearing-in

The presidents of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and the Maldives as well as the prime ministers of Nepal and Bhutan and Speaker of Bangladesh will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. All eyes are now set on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is still considering to attend the ceremony and a...

Nothing to rejoice at Modi’s victory: Fakhrul

Nothing to rejoice at Modi’s victory: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said the country is facing Indian multi-dimensional aggression and so the people here have nothing to rejoice at the victory of Narendra Modi in Lok Sava election. “We are under threats of multi-dimensional aggressions of India.  Not only water aggression, we are being affected by...

Modi grapples with cabinet forming challenge

Modi grapples with cabinet forming challenge

India's prime minister-to-be Narendra Modi was huddled in discussions with close aides and advisers on Sunday, finalising the names of people to join his cabinet and grappling with the crucial decision of who will be his finance minister. Two days after he won a thumping victory in the general election, there was little clarity...

Everyone should respect people’s verdict: Manmohan

Everyone should respect people’s verdict: Manmohan

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today addressed the nation for the last time before bowing out of office, saying "each one of us should respect the judgement you have delivered," according to a report of NDTV. In a short speech, Dr Singh, targeted repeatedly by critics over corruption scams and an economic slide in the...

Manmohan resigns

Manmohan resigns

After 10 years of eventful rule, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today bowed out of office, insisting that he had tried to do his best in serving the country and his tenure was an "open book", reports Times of India. Singh bid adieu as prime minister of two terms in a televised address where he...

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