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.

2y ago
February 17, 2019
February 17, 2019

Pakistan may lose $488m in exports

India's decision to scrap the 'most-favoured nation' status to arch rival Pakistan in the wake of the last week's gruesome terror attack

February 8, 2019
February 8, 2019

India's central bank cuts key rate

In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India yesterday cut the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent on expectation of inflation staying within its target range.

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

India now world's second largest LPG consumer

India has become the world's second largest liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) consumer following the government's aggressive push to provide clean cooking fuel to every household, Indian Oil Secretary MM Kutty said on Tuesday.

December 19, 2018
December 19, 2018

Indian EC to send 3 polls observers

The Indian Election Commission is sending a three-member team of observers for the parliamentary polls in Bangladesh, sources at the commission said last night.

October 24, 2018
October 24, 2018

Indo-Bangla port use deals in the offing

Dhaka and New Delhi will ink a number of agreements, including one that will allow Bangladesh to use a number of Indian ports to carry goods and vice versa.

October 22, 2018
October 22, 2018

Onion prices rising in India

Wholesale onion prices have been rising in parts of India for the last two weeks because of falling supplies from producing states, a traders' body said.

September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018

India will meet fiscal deficit target this year: Jaitley

The Indian government will meet the fiscal deficit target of 3.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for the current fiscal year, the country's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

September 16, 2018
September 16, 2018

Indian EC has full confidence in its EVMs

In the backdrop of opposition parties demand for a return to paper ballots for the coming national elections, the Election Commission of India has said it has firm conviction about “the integrity, non-tamperability and credibility of its Electronic Voting Machines.”

July 19, 2018
July 19, 2018

India doubles duty on textile products

India has doubled import duty on over 50 textile products, including jackets, suits and carpets, to 20 percent seeking to protect and promote domestic manufacturing but made it clear that Bangladesh and other least developed countries (LDCs) will continue to enjoy duty-free access.

July 2, 2018
July 2, 2018

Saarc countries' conclave begins in New Delhi today

The Saarc Development Fund (SDF) will engage with top multilateral institutions from tomorrow to strengthen its financial resources for more infrastructure, economic and social projects in Saarc member-countries.

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