Category: India

Accused shooter acquitted in BSF court

Ref: The special court, constituted by the Border Security Forces in India, in its verdict has acquitted BSF constable Amiya Ghosh of the charge of killing Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun on Koch Bihar border.


Accused shooter acquitted in BSF court

Accused shooter acquitted in BSF court

Felani, 15, was shot dead by a BSF troop while she was entering Bangladesh over the barbed-wire fences along Anantapur border point in Kurigram district on January 7, 2011. Read more →

Sunil Gangopadhyay dies

Ref: Sunil Gangopadhyay, famous Bengali writer, passed away at the age of 78 in the early hours of Tuesday.

Indian media reported that Sunil breathed his last at his residence in Kolkata around 2am and that he was suffering from various ailments for quite a while.

Sunil – a poet, novelist, short-story writer, journalist and columnist – was born in Bangladesh’s Faridpur district on Sep 7, 1934. He left for Kolkata along with his family at the age of four and did his masters from Kolkata University in 1954.
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SKorea and India sign nuclear deal

South Korea’s ambitions to enter the Indian energy market have received a big boost as the two countries signed a civil nuclear deal.

The agreement will allow South Korea to export its nuclear energy technology to India.

The deal comes at a time when India has been struggling to keep up its energy supply to meet the increased demand in wake of its rapid expansion.

South Korea is the ninth country to sign a nuclear deal with India.

“We look forward to Republic of Korea becoming one more partner in the development of civil nuclear energy in India,” said Sanjay Singh, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, India.

Sonia visits Bangabandhu museum, joins conference

President of India’s Congress party Sonia Gandhi has visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the city’s Dhanmondi area.

Arriving in Dhaka on Sunday night, she went to the museum at around 9:15am on Monday. Read more →

Sonia Gandhi arrives Dhaka tonight

Sonia Gandhi, president of India’s ruling Congress party, will arrive in Dhaka Sunday night on a 24-hour visit to attend an autism conference and receive a posthumous award on behalf of former Indian premier Indira Gandhi.

Her tour holds a special significance as it takes place ahead of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s official visit here on September 6-7. Read more →

Mumbai blasts probe: Man dies after questioning

Ref: Faiz Usmani, who was questioned by Mumbai police in connection with Wednesday`s Mumbai blasts, has died in hospital. He was sent home a day after questioning.

His family alleges that Faiz died after being tortured by the police. But the preliminary medical report has confirmed that Faiz`s death was natural and that he died due to hypertension.

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Mumbai blasts: NIA searches home of Ranchi man

Ref: A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Friday searched the home of a man in this Jharkhand capital in connection with the Mumbai triple bombing, police sources said.

However, Manzar Imam, said to be in his 30s, was not at his home in Bariatu locality when the team from India`s premier anti-terror agency went. Police sources said the NIA sleuths spoke to his family and searched his computer for information.

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Terror strikes Mumbai again, 21 dead

Ref: The financial capital of India, Mumbai, has been rocked by three near-simultaneous blasts on Wednesday evening, killing at least 21 and injuring over 141 others, say media reports.

The explosions took place during the evening peak hour in the crowded areas of Dadar, Opera House and Zaveri Bazar of the port city.
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10 killed, 100 hurt in Mumbai blasts

Ref: At least 10 people have been killed and over 100 others injured in three bomb explosions that rocked Mumbai on Wednesday evening.

The blasts took place during the evening peak hour in the crowded Dadar, Opera House and Zaveri Bazar areas, police have said.
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India clarifies, then clarifies more…

Ref: India has said its prime minister Manmohan Singh’s recent remarks about Bangladesh were by no means intended to be judgmental and it recognised the stability of the democratically elected government in its eastern neighbourhood.

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