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The issue rocked both Houses of Parliament, with BSP leader Mayawati alleging that a similar exercise to convert Christians to Hinduism was being planned. The Opposition on Wednesday raised the issue of “conversion by inducement’’ of 350 Muslims in Agra in the Rajya Sabha. Though the Congress joined the Opposition in raising the issue, the […]

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf has said he believes in a tit-for-tat policy on all fronts and claimed that Kargil conflict was in response to India’s role in the creation of Bangladesh. 71-year-old former president, who masterminded the Kargil conflict in 1999 and ruled over Pakistan for nine years, said that India […]

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Guwahati: In what may be a major step in tackling the age-old problem of immigrants in Assam, India and Bangladesh have started exploring modalities of a formal agreement to take back illegal immigrants, identified and asked for deportation by “competent legal authorities” of the respective countries. Disclosing that a formal agreement between the two countries […]

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Jharkhali: Fishermen from the Sundarbans region of West Bengal who are in the custody of Bangladesh authorities for entering its territory while fishing would return home soon, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said. Banerjee, who announced a bunch of development projects at a programme here, said she has written to the Centre […]

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With a favorable political climate in India, the long-standing India-Bangladesh border dispute nears resolution. By Akhilesh Pillalamarri After years of negotiation, recent reports suggest that India is close to resolving its border dispute with Bangladesh, now that the current Indian government supports a resolution. Territorial changes in India need to be approved via constitutional amendment which explains […]

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Hasina to Bhutanese PM at bilateral talks Bangladesh yesterday urged Bhutan to consider it as a partner in its future hydropower projects as Dhaka and Thimphu agreed to bridge the existing trade gap between the two countries. The request was made at the bilateral talks between the two sides at the Prime Minister’s Office. Prime […]

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BY SANJEEV MIGLANI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought on Thursday to draw a line under a row sparked by a minister’s derogatory comments about non-Hindus, urging angry parliament deputies to accept her apology and move on. But opposition lawmakers in the Rajya Sabha held firm on their demand that Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti be […]

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Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Posted: December 2, 2014 3:04 am | Updated: December 2, 2014 2:31 pm A Standing Committee on Monday urged Parliament to bring a bill to ratify the Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh. What is the genesis of the Land Boundary dispute? India and Bangladesh have […]

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Bad politics should no longer prevent Nepal and its neighbours making the most of some amazing geology IT IS a thrill trekking beside the upper Marsyangdi river in northern Nepal. On view are spectacular waterfalls and cliffs, snowy Himalayan peaks, exotic birds and butterflies. But just where tourists and villagers delight in nature, hydropower engineers […]

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Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal in New Delhi By supporting the Congress led UPA government, the Indian communist leaders have indeed been promoting the Congress party interests while Congress party itself is promoting the Hindutva forces for special national reasons. World over,  the communist movement has been dying a slow death as leaders promote corporate  interests  […]

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Speakers at a roundtable on Sunday stressed that good relations between Bangladesh and India should be used in resolving water dispute with the neigbouring country.   “The good relations Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has with India should be used to prevent India from taking disastrous projects like Tipaimukh Dam and Tran boundary rivers-link projects,” said […]

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By: Dr. Habib Siddiqui Thirty years ago, Indian political scientist, writer and foreign affairs commentator (late) Dr. Bhabani Sen Gupta wrote in the India Today, “The Indian elephant cannot transform itself into a mouse. If South Asia is to get itself out of the crippling binds of conflicts and cleavages, the six will have to […]

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