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With its details still shrouded in secrecy, the Indian and Bangladesh governments are negotiating a defence agreement that could be signed during Prime Minister  Sheikh Hasina's three-day visit to the country. This is her first official visit to India in seven years.   
 

Expelled by dictator Idi Amin 45 years ago, Uganda Asians prospered in Britain, went back to Uganda 25 years ago and maintain strong links with their roots in India, writes Kul Bhushan.  

 

The incidence of physical assaults in various parts of the country on African nationals is unfortunate and needs to be not just condemned strongly but also acted against.

 

India is not participating in the conference on negotiations for a total ban on nuclear weapons. India was expected later this week to issue a comprehensive statement at the United Nations laying out its stance on the meeting that is officially called the Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination.

 
 

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be visiting India between 7th and 10th of April and plethoras of agreements are likely to be signed then. Among the various agreements, the two countries will be signing the defence cooperation agreement which  has been getting the most attention. 

 

India's new Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri arrived here Saturday to begin his tenure repair a relationship that had been frayed in the past year. 

 

A Pakistani minister set the proverbial cat amongst India’s foreign policy establishment by announcing that Pakistan was thinking of constitutional changes to make Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province.

 
Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar recently visited Beijing for what was billed as a new round of the India-China Strategic dialogue. Expectations that the talks would lead to a reset of the troubled India-China relations have come to a nought.  
 
The just-concluded election to the 60-member Manipur Assembly has many firsts — it was the most bitterly fought polls in the state’s electoral history; for the first time, there had been a straight contest between two national parties, the Congress and the BJP; after many years, the electorate delivered a fractured verdict; and a Congress member (or a member from any other party for that matter) sided with the BJP even before taking the oath as an MLA, and then got inducted as a Cabinet minister, fully aware of the possibility of being disqualified under the anti-defection law!   
 
India has once again spoken emphatically. Hidden in the post state poll statistics and tabulations of percentages is a message from the aspirational voter writes Rashmi Saksena. 
 


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