Pallab Bhattacharya, New Delhi

Pallab Bhattacharya writes from New Delhi, India.

Bangladesh's RMG exports via Delhi airport upset Indian apparel makers

Garments from Bangladesh have been a key driver behind the surge in export cargo trans-shipment at the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) in the last one year but the development has upset Indian apparel suppliers..On February 7 last year, India allowed DIAL to serve as a cargo tra

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India extends export curbs on onions until Mar 31 

India has extended the ban on the exports of onion till March next year with a view to increasing availability in domestic markets and to keep prices in check, according to a notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade yesterday. 

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'One cannot play forever, remain in administration forever'

Breaking his silence on the issue, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said he enjoyed his time as a cricket administrator but one "cannot play forever, remain in administration forever.”

1y ago

India considers wheat exports to Bangladesh, 4 other countries

India is processing the requests from several countries, including Bangladesh, on supplying wheat to them, said M Angamuthu, chairman of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Authority (APEDA).

2y ago

India considers wheat exports to Bangladesh, other countries

India is processing the requests from several countries, including Bangladesh, on supplying wheat to them, said M Angamuthu, chairman of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Authority (APEDA).

2y ago

‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ is a very emotional film for me: Shyam Benegal

Eminent Indian filmmaker Shyam Bengal spoke about his biopic on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at an event in Mumbai.

2y ago

When Lata Mangeshkar sang for Bangladesh

Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away in Mumbai today, played a key role in mobilising funds and international opinions in favour of Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971 by travelling to different cities in Indian Air Force planes.

2y ago

How India's latest pace sensation Siraj turned grief into glory

Late last year, an untested young member of the Indian Test team paced to and fro in his hotel room in Australia whilst undergoing mandatory 14-day quarantine as he was gripped with overwhelming concern for his father Mohd Gauss, who was battling for life far away in India.

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August 31, 2020
August 31, 2020

A statesman for all seasons: Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020)

Behind all the accolades (Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award and epithets like elder statesman) for Pranab Mukherjee lies is his realisation that he was in the final analysis a Bengali to the core. “Aami Bangalee chhilam, achhi, o thakbo” he once said at a felicitation function in Kolkata.

May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020

What is straining India’s relationship with China and Nepal?

India’s relations with two of its northern neighbours China and Nepal have of late come under considerable strain over territorial disputes.

January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020

End of the Dhoni era?

Former captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was excluded on Thursday from the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) list of centrally-contracted players, triggering fresh doubts on his future

December 15, 2019
December 15, 2019

An expression of concern?

The cancellations of Foreign Minister Abdul Momen and Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan’s visits to India amid protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act could be seen as the first sign of rough edges in the bilateral relations over the contentious law.

November 24, 2019
November 24, 2019

U2 collaborates with A R Rahman

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology of non-violence, Irish band U2, in collaboration with Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman, released a new track, Ahimsa (non-violence) under the banner of Island records.

October 28, 2019
October 28, 2019

Delhi pollution a concern ahead of Tigers’ T20I

A spike in air pollution in Delhi has become a cause for concern in the run-up to the day-night India-Bangladesh T20I on November 3. According to government agencies, the air pollution level in the Indian capital shot up yesterday and was expected to enter the ‘severe’ category last night due to firecracker emissions on the occasion of Diwali, unfavourable weather and a significant spike in stubble burning.

October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019

Now tomato prices go up in India

After onion, retail price of tomatoes shot up across India on Tuesday due to supply disruptions caused by heavy rains in key growing states.

September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019

India says onion prices will drop soon

Onion prices will calm down in the next few days as government-owned agencies have started releasing stock from the central buffer,

August 8, 2019
August 8, 2019

Rohingya Repatriation: Delhi assures Dhaka of continued support

India assured Bangladesh of continued support for safe and speedy repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar last night.

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019

Shah Rukh Khan talks parenting

“It’s never a bad thing to listen to one’s parents as their teachings never fail one in life,” says Bollywood super star Shah Rukh Khan.

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