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Sadeq Khan Bangladesh is now set to obtain undisputed delineation of all its borders, land and marine. Myanmar settled first, by mutual accommodation with Bangladesh on land and by UNCLOS verdict on territorial waters and overlapping shelf under water. With India, the 1974 agreement on land has been pending for over forty years for Indian […]

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M. Serajul Islam Syed Akbaruddin, the Spokesman of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, is a superb diplomat. Nevertheless he too, with all his diplomatic acumen, had to dig deep into his inner self to articulate and answer the journalist who asked him recently about the recent visit of the Indian Foreign Secretary to Bangladesh […]

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Special Correspondent British lawyer Geoffrey Robertson wants trial of some freedom fighters for alleged war crimes perpetrated against surrendered Pakistani troops and Urdu-speaking civilians locally called ‘Biharis’. “There are some severe allegations of war crimes against the Bengali freedom fighters ,” Robertson told a London press conference on Wednesday, report  agencies. “These war crimes were […]

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by Alyssa Ayres After nearly seventy years, it appears that India and Bangladesh may at last resolve their border issues, a legacy of the partition of India in 1947. Following the failed effort of the previous Indian government to ratify a Land Boundary Agreement negotiated with the government of Bangladesh, announced in 2011 but never […]

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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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