Residents of former enclaves in West Bengal irked by lack of access to government schemes and jobs crunch
Residents of former enclaves in West Bengal are still fighting for land allotment, basic infrastructure, and access to benefits from government schemes like Kanyashree Prakalpa.
Sheikh Hasina says her government protected Bangladesh's interests while maintaining friendly ties with India
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government had protected Bangladesh's interests while maintaining friendly relations with India
Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba calls on Bangladesh president, PM Sheikh Hasina to discuss coastal security
Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday called on President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who expressed her country's willingness to share the Indian Navy's expertise in ensuring the maritime and coastal security.
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.
The fourth Home Minister level talks between India and Bangladesh will be held on Thursday.
Bangladesh and India will this week finally swap tiny islands of land, ending one of the world's most difficult border disputes.
Coastal shipping is a sector which offers myriads of opportunities not only to boost bilateral trade, economic cooperation and people-to-people contacts, but also take this process beyond the shores of India and Bangladesh and integrate Bhutan and Nepal also in the India-Bangladesh growth story.
PM Narendra Modi called ratification of the historic Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh a "meeting of hearts".
Modi should definitely acknowledge Bangladeshi generosity which has made it possible for half a million Indians to live and work there. If he can't bring himself to thank Bangladesh publicly, it will show us up as a Big Brother with no sense of gratitude.
PM Modi's economic aid diplomacy to its contiguous neighbours acquires all the more importance considering the fact that China has embarked upon its super ambitious Silk Route initiative going through some 50 countries and over $50 billion Chinese funding is on offer.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 36-hour-long maiden visit to Bangladesh (6-7 June) is set to be a huge success, but he needs to look beyond the parochial lens of domestic politics and act as a statesman, not a politician, to celebrate the current high in India-Bangladesh bilateral ties.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived here to a red carpet welcome on his maiden visit which is expected to put ties with Bangladesh in a new trajectory, as the two sides will firm up a number of pacts to boost cooperation besides ratifying the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement.
On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to Dhaka, India and Bangladesh on Saturday sealed a historic agreement that will settle a 41-year-old land boundary dispute through exchange of territories, removing a major irritant in bilateral ties.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday embarked on a "historic" visit to Bangladesh which is expected to inject a new momentum in bilateral ties.
PM Modi thanked Sonia Gandhi and other opposition leaders after Parliament passed the Land Boundary Agreement unanimously settling the 41-year-old border issue with Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to finally operationalise the contentious Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh and a Parliamentary standing committee's endorsement may just bring to close a land deal that has been over 40 years in the offing.
The Centre on Thursday assured all states bordering Bangladesh that it would provide adequate compensation to rehabilitate the people to be affected due to exchange of enclaves held adversely by the two countries following the implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement.
The hope for implementation of the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh brightened up today with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declaring her approval for the deal, saying "the problem will be solved soon".
The Constitution (119th Amendment) Bill, 2013 is aimed at ratifying the LBA under the Indira-Mujib pact of 1974 to exchange areas and people on either side of the border.
The Congress on Monday asked the government to take the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh forward after a Parliamentary committee submitted its report on the issue to both the houses.