Bengal in London: A new beginning

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LONDON (RAY) 5 Aug — A week ago, the mercurial Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, was in London. Her visit was aimed at attracting British investment to her province, including its capital Kolkata, once the headquarters of British India and the second city (after London) of the Anglo-Saxon… Read more »

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Domestic politics delays signing of the Teesta deal

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Despite achieving breakthroughs in several areas of India-Bangladesh relations during the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic June 6-7 visit to Dhaka, both the countries are yet to resolve the most contentious bilateral problem—the Teesta. It has emerged as an emotive issue in Bangladesh where political elites, foreign policy experts, media, and the public expect… Read more »

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LOOKING EAST

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Terror is like crops. It needs the right environment to thrive. Rarely has it grown without support from corridors of power, specially in South Asia.

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Mamata: Whose Game?

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I have vivid memories of the events leading to the 1997 Ganges Water-Sharing Treaty between India and Bangladesh. Soon after taking over as Prime Minister

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