Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisaged the satellite as a ‘gift’ to increase regional cooperation outside the SAARC framework using India’s status as a space power.
Narendra Modi offered $5 billion in two separate lines of credit to Sheikh Hasina, including $500 million for defence procurement meant to wean Bangladesh off Chinese military purchases.
New Delhi hopes that the new line of credit for $500 million for defence procurement will wean Dhaka off Chinese military purchases.
The Teesta water-sharing arrangement is likely to be one of the top concerns during Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming trip to India.
Abuses on Rohingyas have reached new height but neither Myanmar nor neighbouring Bangladesh are taking responsibilities to grant basic human rights to this population.
A round-up of major happenings in Bangladesh in the last week.
A round-up of the most important stories from the South Asian region.
Research into banks’ charitable activities shows a strong interest in disclosing donations made the the ruling family’s causes.
Given that it is in effect state sanctioned, the ‘festival of writing’ will not see discussions on the restrictive and censorious environment Bangladeshi writers are forced to work in.
While her congratulatory letter to Donald Trump may simply be a reflection of ‘diplomatic necessity’ rather than any ‘genuine conviction’ for him, Sheikh Hasina is likely relieved that Hillary Clinton did not win the US presidential election.
The Human Rights Watch report calls on Bangladesh to order prompt, impartial and independent probes into all alleged kneecappings by the security forces.
The continuous, manifold increase in international, regional and inland shipping, through threatened wildlife sanctuaries and reserves poses a threat.
The attack, which was claimed by ISIS, had alarmed security and political experts because of the profile of the perpetrators: educated youths from privileged backgrounds who had turned to radical Islamism only recently.
Three Islamist militants were cornered in a hideout on the outskirts of the capital and, having refused to surrender, were killed in the ensuing gun battle.
Why were Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem and Hummam Quader Chowdhury, both sons of opposition leaders, secretly picked up by law enforcement authorities?
Hope Blooms for Landlocked Tripura Through Rail Connectivity, Now With Delhi and Soon With Bangladesh
The weekly train service is the realisation of a demand – connecting the North East state to the capital through a rail link – that was first raised in 1949.
Former prime minister Moudud Ahmed discusses Bangladeshi electoral politics, the threat from ISIS, and diplomatic ties with India and China.
Mapping the historical journey of women as elected heads of globally recognised nations, from Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1960’s Ceylon to Theresa May in 2016’s United Kingdom
The Dhaka terrorist attack happened within an overall environment of breakdown of governance and law enforcement. Unless we focus there, we will never start to mend the structure within which such events play out.
Police has also said that one of the six people killed by security forces, Saiful Islam Chowkidar, may not have been involved in the attack.
If you do not demand truth and accountability, if you love to live powerless lives, then please know that men caged in darkness, distrust,and fear cannot fight. They can only die.
The Indian national has been identified as Tarishi Jain, a student of University of California in Berkeley. Jain was in Dhaka for vacations.
Instead of blaming the ruling government, the BNP-Jamaat should join hands to fight the rising radicalism in Bangladesh.
With the land and maritime boundary issues settled, two major irritants in Indo-Bangladesh relations have been resolved and an enormous agenda of shared interest has been opened.
Bangladesh has arrested more than 11,000 people in a week-long crackdown on Islamists begun on Friday, as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to halt a wave of targeted killings.
Militants have killed more than 30 people in Bangladesh since early last year, with atheist bloggers, liberal academics, gay rights campaigners, foreign aid workers, members of minority Muslim sects and other religious groups among the victims.
People have been arrested simply because they belong to rival political parties, without evidence that they have committed any offences. This is the real link that ties the post-election violence in 2015 and the alleged ‘plot to kill’ the prime minister’s son.
Unchecked Islamist violence is also harming Bangladesh’s liberal democratic credentials. The government must act without delay to curb such violent fanaticism. Bangladesh has been experiencing a spurt in Islamist violence with at least ten bloggers, rights activists, secular writers, liberal intellectuals and publishers brutally murdered over the past […]
Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at Dhaka Central jail just after midnight, after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea against a death sentence imposed by a special tribunal.
Bangladesh’s Supreme Court in January upheld the death penalty for Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, for genocide, rape and orchestrating the massacre of top intellectuals during the 1971 war.
Leaders have said the religious sensibilities of believers should be protected, but on the ground, this means only Muslim believers.
A group affiliated with al Qaeda claimed responsibility for killing Xulhaz Mannan, editor of Bangladesh’s first magazine for gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and his friend, actor Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy.
Given that Sajeeb Wazed has already asserted that Shafik Rehman was directly involved in the plot to kidnap and kill him, it is difficult to see how the police can walk back from the path set out for it.
US court findings conflict directly with the basis of the criminal case that led to the arrest in Dhaka last Saturday of the prominent journalist Shafik Rehman.
A round-up of the most important stories from the South Asian region
A round-up of the most important stories from the South Asian region
Bangladesh-India relations in the next decade will be dominated by connectivity projects that will gradually integrate India’s north-eastern States with Bangladesh
Narendra Modi’s remark “Despite being a woman” about Sheikh Hasina scored big on Twitter, but is he the only one being sexist?
Modi announced a $2 billion line of credit for Bangladesh as Dhaka pushed for Indian investment in two special zones so as to balance the economic relationship that is heavily skewed in favour of India at present.
It is to the NDA government’s credit that a new consensus has been forged withing India on its relations with Bangladesh, even though Manmohan Singh’s team did all the heavy lifting in settling the difficult bilateral issues.