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Manna from China: Investment proposals aplenty

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was in Dhaka on a state visit on 14-15 October, gave Bangladesh a gift of a cornucopia of investment proposals amounting to US$24.5 billion. This offer could not have come at a more opportune moment. The nation aspires to a higher growth rate in order to move into the league of high middle income countries in a short time and transform itself into a developed country by 2041.

These ministers should resign…or should be shown the door

Certainly the ruling Awami League would not want to go to the next general election with such a huge liability across its shoulders? Surely these men – and men like MP Badi of Cox’s Bazar – are not the individuals who can carry forward the torch of democratic accountability? And of course the Prime Minister knows all that, doesn’t she?

Bangladesh’s revised stand on SAARC summit

There is a tendency in the current Indian establishment and a section of the Indian media to, sometimes, underestimate its smaller neighbours, being obsessed with the acrimony with Pakistan and China. Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have significant strategic importance, and the same can also be said about Nepal. Also there seems to be a quality crisis in the Modi cabinet, and inept people like Manohar Parrikar have been bestowed with portfolios of high importance like defense.

Dhirendranath Duttaour: Our dreammaker

He shaped a dream for his people. He perished in upholding the dream. In death, he rose high, and higher, to light a thousand stars in our sky. Through our silences, in our moments of sad, quiet reflections, within the broad parameters of our tempestuous history, we remember Dhirendranath Dutta.
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Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads

Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.

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India’s growth trajectory predicated on structural reform

India’s ruling NDA regime will, no doubt, bask in the glow of regaining the world’s fastest-growing economy position according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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