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  • Onion diplomacy

    Onion diplomacy

    Most importantly, the government helmed by Begum Hasina has taken exception to the fact that Bangladesh had not been informed in advance before the ban on the export of onions was imposed.

    September 19, 2020
  • Dreadful facts: Giraffe is almost extinct

    Dreadful facts: Giraffe is almost extinct

    While the world concentrates on lions, gorillas and elephants being decimated, the giraffe is almost extinct. In the last 15 years the population of giraffes has fallen by 40 per cent. Now there are less than 80,000 left.

    December 23, 2018
  • The Teesta Tap

    The Teesta Tap

    Begum Hasina’s mission to India has once again hit the reefs along the Teesta, to summon the language of the metaphor.  Neither India nor Bangladesh ~ nor for that matter Mamata Banerjee ~ can be particularly delighted with the upshot of her visit after seven years. Seemingly uniform is the degree of disappointment.  The thirty …

    April 15, 2017
  • Smaller rivers could be tapped for agreement with Bangladesh, says Mamata

    Smaller rivers could be tapped for agreement with Bangladesh, says Mamata

    Virtually ruling out a water sharing deal over the Teesta, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said India and Bangladesh will study the possibility of tapping into other rivers for a water sharing deal with the neighbour. "We have cooperated with Bangladesh on the Land Boundary Agreement, and since we have surplus power …

    April 11, 2017
  • Sheikh Hasina hopes to conclude Teesta accord soon

    Sheikh Hasina hopes to conclude Teesta accord soon

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday hoped India and Bangladesh would soon clinch the deal on the sharing of Teesta waters, which would radically transform the relationship of the two countries. The public and private sector units of the two countries signed as many as 13 accords worth billions of dollars, taking the number …

    April 10, 2017
  • Waiting for the Begum

    Waiting for the Begum

    The long anticipated visit by Sheikh Hasina is an opportunity to freshen and re-animate ties between India and its important neighbour to the east. Not that there is any pressing need for new initiatives: relations are good, there is plenty of cooperation between India and Bangladesh, and few outstanding issues that demand attention. The closest …

    April 6, 2017