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Third border haat opens on Jan 13

Bangladesh and India are expected to open another border haat on January 13 in a bid to boost trade. This will be the third border haat between the two countries and first in Tripura, set up on the Indo-Bangla boundary at Srinagar in South district of the Indian state, about 140 kilometres each from its capital Agartala and Feni of Bangladesh. Among the two previous haats, one is situated at Baliamari of Kurigram and Kalaichar in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district. The...

Skirmish across disputed Kashmir border kills 7

Skirmish across disputed Kashmir border kills 7

A gunbattle broke out Friday morning after militants attacked an Indian army camp in disputed Kashmir and left five Indian troops and two suspected militants dead, officials said. An army officer told The Associated Press the rebels were hurling grenades and firing automatic rifles as they tried to enter an artillery unit of the...

Stop entry of militants

Dhaka is set to seek cooperation from New Delhi in preventing Bangladeshi militants and other criminals from crossing the border and bringing back those believed to be holed up in India. A seven-member team of law enforcement and intelligence agencies that reached Kolkata yesterday evening will take up the matter when it meets Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials. Last week, a four-member NIA team, headed by its chief Sharad Kumar, visited Dhaka in connection with the October 2 Burdwan blast...

BSF shoots 2 Bangladeshis in Thakurgaon

BSF shoots 2 Bangladeshis in Thakurgaon

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members shot two Bangladeshis along Baliadangi frontier in Thakurgaon in the early hours of today, 24 hours into a top-level flag meeting between the two countries to restrain firing on unarmed civilians on the border. The victims were identified as Chainu Mia, 30, son of Dudu Mia and Md...

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

Bangladesh Navy detained 14 Indian fishermen for intruding into the naval territory of Bangladesh. They were sued under a special act and imprisoned. The fishermen fishing near the fairway buoy in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, said Manjur Elahi, sub-inspector of Mongla Police Station, quoting the navy. “A fishing trawler ‘FB Dayamoi’ used by...

43 Bangladeshis held while entering India illegally

43 Bangladeshis held while entering India illegally

The Bangladesh border guards today rescued 43 locals including fifteen women and eight children from Satkhira and Jessore at three bordering points of the districts while they were being trafficked into India today. They were all lured by traffickers in search for jobs, our Satkhira and Benapole correspondents report quoting Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB)...

India hasn't ordered sealing borders, Dhaka says

India hasn't ordered sealing borders, Dhaka says

India has issued no instruction to seal its borders with Bangladesh in the wake of the October 2 grenade explosion at a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal, foreign ministry here said today. The concerned Indian authorities have clarified it in response to a verification made by the Bangladesh government following the recent...

India seals borders with Bangladesh after blast

India seals borders with Bangladesh after blast

India today sounded a high alert across the West Bengal and sealed its borders with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan in the wake of the October 2 grenade explosion at a house in Burdwan district in which a terrorist hand is suspected. "All police stations in the state have been asked to maintain a strict...

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Border more complicated after Xi's visit

MY hunch is that Gujarat's map of India showing Arunachal Pradesh with dotted lines, suggesting a disputed territory, was at the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gujarat is his backyard and he can have anything done there. Even the contradiction was half-hearted and left to further “investigation.” What Modi probably tried to convey to the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping was that he was willing to keep Arunachal Pradesh as a disputed territory provided there was an indication by...

China leader Xi begins India visit

China leader Xi begins India visit

China's President Xi Jinping has begun his first official visit to India, with a focus on improving trade ties and resolving the decades-old dispute over border areas. China is one of India's top trading partners and the Asian neighbours are the world's most populous countries. .@PMOIndia shared the rich Buddhist heritage of Gujarat with Prez...

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