Amid India-Nepal spat over territory, China seeks to woo Bangladesh with massive tariff exemption, vows to help it deal with COVID-19
China's moves assume significance coming days after Dhaka completed the process of redrawing the country’s political map through a constitutional amendment that incorporated three strategically important Indian areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura, a move that could severely jolt relations with New Delhi.
In aggressive bid to woo Bangladesh, China announces tariff exemption for 97% of exports from Dhaka from 1 July
The decision has come one month after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a discussion to upgrade their bilateral relations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As things stand, after three days in detention, Khaleda Zia can apply for bail and experts say the judge has the discretion to not bar her from contesting the December elections, although such a course appears unlikely
India is planning a red carpet welcome for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina following her arrival on a four-day state visit