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Modi's bravado ups the ante in India-Pakistan fighting

Modi's bravado ups the ante in India-Pakistan fighting

To judge from the shrill outrage of India's TV news channels, the past week's bloody clashes along the border dividing Kashmir are all Pakistan's fault: one network has been plugging the Twitter hashtag #PakBorderDare. However, military officers in both countries and officials in New Delhi say the violence that has killed nearly 20 civilians...

Modi calls for reform of UN

Modi calls for reform of UN

Narendra Modi has used his first speech to the UN as India's prime minister to renew his country's call for reform of the Security Council. UN institutions which reflected the imperatives of the 20th Century will not be effective in the 21st and should become more "participative", he argued. India has long lobbied for a...

Al-Qaeda will fail to recruit India's Muslims: Modi

Al-Qaeda will fail to recruit India's Muslims: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al-Qaeda will fail if it seeks to spread its terror network into his country because Muslims there "will die for India." al-Qaeda announced plans this month to launch a new branch in the Indian subcontinent, in a video message featuring al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Al-Zawahiri said that his...

Hasina, Modi to meet in New York Sept 27

Hasina, Modi to meet in New York Sept 27

In a bid to take bilateral relations to a new height through solving pending issues, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will hold a crucial meeting in New York on September 27. Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque today confirmed about the first-ever Hasina-Modi meeting since the BJP assumed power in May...

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...

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