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How ‘Hindutva’ Project brings India-Pakistan back to brink

By Abdullah Yusuf Sep 9 2019 (IPS) – August is immensely important in the history of the Asian subcontinent, marking the month that India and Pakistan gained independence from the British in 1947. Now, in 2019, it has once again proved momentous, when, ten days before India’s Independence day celebrations, prime minister Narendra Modi’s government revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered ... Read More »

India loses touch with lander on its final approach to moon

India’s space agency said it lost touch Saturday with its Vikram lunar lander as it made its final approach to moon’s south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water. The fate of the lander — whether it crashed or landed — wasn’t immediately known. A successful landing would have made India just the fourth country to ... Read More »

East Punjab firecracker factory blast: 23 killed, 27 hurt

At least 23 people were killed and 27 injured after a massive explosion on Wednesday at an unauthorised firecracker manufacturing factory in a densely-populated residential area in East Punjab’s Gurdaspur, India. Several people were feared trapped under the debris and rescue work continued till late in the night, reports NDTV. Read More »

Different kinds of dam floods affecting India this monsoon

September 2, 2019 SANDRP Different kinds of Dam Floods is affecting India this monsoon. Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) Dam, thanks to decision of the Govt of India and its Ministry of Water Resources, Narmada Control Authority including its Chairperson UP Singh (Secretary, Union Ministry of Water Resources), Gujarat Govt is flooding hundreds of villages in Madhya Pradesh, displacing Thousands of ... Read More »

টেকসই অববাহিকা-ভিত্তিক নদীব্যবস্থাপনার ফর্মূলা মেনে নিন: আইএফসি

ঢাকা, ৩০ আগষ্ট – বাংলাদেশ এবং ভারতকে অবশ্যই যৌথ নদীগুলো বাঁচিয়ে রাখার স্বার্থে উৎস থেকে সাগর পর্যন্ত প্রবাহমান রেখে সার্বজনিনভাবে মেনে নেয়া অববাহিকা-ভিত্তিক ব্যবস্থাপনার ফর্মূলা বেছে নিতে হবে। Read More »

Restore Kashmir’s Internet, Phones, HRW urges India

Shutdown Infringes Basic Freedoms, Affects Essential Services, Harms Economy New York – The Indian government’s lengthy shutdown of the internet and telephones in Jammu and Kashmir inflicts disproportionate harm on the population and should be immediately lifted, Human Rights Watch said today. The disruption to services since August 5, 2019, has exacerbated an information blackout, stopped families from communicating, prevented ... Read More »

Indian order leaves Kashmir police dispirited, even disarmed

Srinagar (AP/UNB) — Without weapons, riot gear or even clean uniforms, a group of police officers sat on the sidewalk outside a shopfront in Srinagar, the main city in the Himalayan region of Indian-administered Kashmir, weighing their allegiances. Thirty Kashmiri police officers who spoke on the condition of anonymity fearing retribution from their superiors told The Associated Press that they ... Read More »

‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ at Global Film Festival in India

Culture Desk Indian Film Federation and West Bengal Tourist Corporation are jointly going to organise a film festival titled ‘Global Film Festival’ for the first time on August 21. Three films from Bangladesh have been selected for the festival including the documentary titled ‘Hasina: A Daughters Tale’, which is a Biopic of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ‘Hasina: a Daughter’s Tale’ ... Read More »

Fresh flood alert in southern India, death toll hits 244

India issued a fresh flood alert Wednesday for parts of the southern state of Kerala, as the nationwide death toll from the annual monsoon deluge rose to at least 244. Authorities warned Kerala locals of heavy rainfall over the next 24-48 hours in some of the worst affected regions of the state popular with tourists. Heavy rain in parts of ... Read More »

More than 200 killed in flood in India

The death toll from India’s monsoon floods climbed to 202  till today as heavy rainfall kept pounding coastalregions in the west and south. Authorities have already moved more than 1.2 million people to relief camps. The southern tourist hotspot of Kerala, which was hit by its worst floods in almost a century last year leaving 450 dead, was once again ... Read More »

Pakistan lowers ties to depict alarming pic to world: India

Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) – India today asked Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic and trade ties after its decisions on Kashmir. On Wednesday, Pakistan had expelled the Indian envoy in Islamabad and had announced a five-point plan that included downgrading its ties with India and suspending bilateral trade, reports NDTV. “We have seen reports that Pakistan has ... Read More »

Floods: 5mn children among 12mn hit in BD, India, Nepal

It scaling up emergency response to support affected children, families Dhaka, July 19 – Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia – Bangladesh, India and Nepal – have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk. UNICEF estimates that more than 12 million people, including about five million children, have ... Read More »

‘Sitara’ to be released in India

Culture Desk The film ‘Sitara’ directed by Asish Ray will be released today in five states of India. Based on eminent writer Abul Bashar’s novel Bhorer Proshuti, the film revolves around the people living in India-Bangladesh border areas, who earn their livelihood through smuggling. The film will be released in India’s West Bengal, Tamilnaru, Andhra Pradash, Bangalore and Kerala today ... Read More »

Bangladesh in Group E with Qatar, Oman, India, Afghanistan

Dhaka – Bangladesh have been placed in Asian (AFC) Group E of the FIFA World Cup Qatar’2022 with the AFC Asian Cup’ 2019 winners Qatar, Oman, neighbouring India and Afghanistan. The ceremonial draw for the eight-group round-2 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers was held in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Bangladesh advanced to the round-2 of the ... Read More »

India calls off Moon mission launch

India today  dramatically scrapped the launch of a rocket that was aiming to land a probe on the Moon less than one hour before blast-off because of a “technical” problem. India wants the Chandrayaan-2 — or Moon Chariot 2 — mission to make it only the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China to land a craft on ... Read More »

New Zealand knock India out of World Cup

Dhaka – New Zealand knocked India out of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup, winning the first semifinal by 18 runs on Wednesday at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. The Kiwis marched into the final for the second successive time. They lost the 2015 final to Australia. New Zealand bundled India for 221 all-out in 46.3 overs. India’s were chasing 240 ... Read More »

ICC WC: Rain disrupts India-New Zealand semifinal clash

Dhaka— The first semifinal of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup was stopped due to rain when New Zealand was batting against two time champions India at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday. A record four matches of the ongoing World Cup were washed out due to rain.   New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first. They ... Read More »

India face New Zealand in first WC semifinal Tuesday

Dhaka – Virat Kohli-led India, the only Asian team which remained in the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup, are all set to take on New Zealand in the first semifinal of the event on Tuesday at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. India secured a semifinal spot as the number one team at the end of the league stage. They won seven ... Read More »

India crush Sri Lanka

Rohit Sharma became the first player to make five centuries in a single World Cup match and his opening partner KL Rahul also struck a fluent century as India crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their final group match at Headingley on Saturday. India had already qualified for the last four and will finish top of the standings if ... Read More »

The Tivare Dam disaster in Maharashtra, India

July 6, 2019 SANDRP Late that night of July 2, shouts of “Dharan Futla, Dharan Futla” (The dam has breached!) saved the already-scared 62-year-old Narayan Gaikwad and his family, as the family ran to a nearby hill. Tivare Dam (Longitude: 73° 42′ 0″; Latitude: 17° 36′ 0″ as per CWC’s National Register of Large Dams), across a rivulet in the ... Read More »

Has India abandoned Palestine?

By Askiah Adam India has recently voted in support of Israel at the United Nations (UN) for the first time in its post-independence history. At the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on June 6, she voted with Israel to deny a Palestinian non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Shahed, an observer status. To many, this may appear innocuous. Israel has persuaded ... Read More »

Tigers confident to beat India

Dhaka, July 2, 2019 – Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was not inclined to loss his sleep, thinking too much about India’s strength as he believed that his side can beat anybody else if they can play to their true potential. The Tigers have the experience to beat India in World Cup in 2007, when a youthful stunned India by ... Read More »