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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.

War baby should be called victory baby

In supporting her demand, I would say that the war babies are our pride as well as an integral part of our Liberation War. Further, this country became independent through the sufferings of their mothers. Hence, we should never make them feel ostracized. We should rather call each of them a Victory Baby.  

A shift in the AL's family tree

The Awami League held its national council and announced a series of new names to bring in young leadership, but despite demands to bring in grand-children of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the party mantle, it did not happen.

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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