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Indian forces have killed the last of the six militants who attacked an air force base near the Pakistan border over the weekend, the defense minister said Tuesday, though soldiers were still searching the base as a precaution. Manohar Parrikar stopped short of saying the operation had ended, but Indian officials have said repeatedly that […]

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As 2015 ends, India stands today at an awkward position of losing five journalists to assailants in 2015, which is higher than the tolls in previous year. While the robust media in the largest democracy of the globe had lost only two scribes (MVN Shankar from Andhra Pradesh and Tarun Kumar Acharya from Odisha) to […]

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The Indian government is considering increasing the number of visas issued daily to Bangladeshi citizens. The aim is to overcome the regular rush and reduce the complaints of the people about not getting computer generated appointments for visa applications to the Indian High Commission at Dhaka. The announcement was made by a top official of […]

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India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has informed that they will send in a team of officials in Bangladesh soon. A NIA official informed that the team would seek to interrogate some of the Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activists arrested in the past week in Bangladesh with the assistance and support from the security agencies of Bangladesh. […]

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A teenage girl hailing from Dumdum in Kolkata was allegedly raped by three Indian Army men onboard the Amritsar-bound Howrah-Amritsar Express this morning. The 14-year-old girl, who was on her way to meet a Facebook friend without informing her parents, was offered liquor onboard the train and then gang-raped when she was drunk, reports The […]

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The neighbour perhaps the happiest with India at the moment is Bangladesh where the Land Border Agreement for the exchange of enclaves was inked when Modi visited Dhaka in June 2015. The outreach to Pakistan capped a year for India’s relations with its neighbourhood that opened with the spectacular defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in the […]

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Pakistani diplomat Faeena Arshad had been under observation by different intelligence agencies for the last one year. “Her activities were dubious and that’s why we put her under observation to have concrete evidence against her,” said a senior government official. Arshad worked in Bangladesh for almost three years. The Foreign Ministry last week informally asked […]

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Anup Chetia. Star File Photo. Top United Liberation Front of Asom leader Anup Chetia was today released from a prison in the Indian state of Assam after he obtained bail in four cases. Chetia, general secretary of Ulfa, had yesterday got bail in the last of the four cases filed against him paving the way for […]

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10 people on board are killed after a small chartered aircraft carrying military personnel crashed closed to New Delhi’s main airport on Tuesday, Indian rescue officials said. Members of Indian National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) take part in rescue operations at the crash site. Ten people were killed when a small aircraft of India’s Border […]

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2015 likely to exceed all previous records for global forced displacement The number of people living in Bangladesh in a “refugee-like situation” now stands at 200,000, who are originating from Myanmar, said a new study of UNHCR released on Friday. However, the government of Bangladesh estimates the population to be between 300,000 and 500,000, added […]

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Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee expressed her support to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on their reluctance to appear in court, signalling an effort to reach out to the Congress amidst speculation about the party seeking a tie-up with the Left Front in the West Bengal elections. “If they have to appear in court after […]

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In a recent petition with the United Nations, Myanmar claimed a certain portion of the Bay of Bengal, which lawfully belongs to Bangladesh. The Union of Myanmar filed the petition with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on July 30, 2015. But the “grabbing bid” was foiled by the Bangladesh government as […]

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