More than 60 MPs were suspended from a state assembly in India yesterday amid ugly scenes that saw the speaker pelted with shoes, seats thrown and a flower-pot-wielding woman legislator dragged away by security.
The legislature in the eastern state of Bihar has been in uproar for several days, with opposition members demanding the resignation of the chief minister over an alleged corruption scandal. Read more →
Ref: Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead two Bangladeshi cattle traders at Ghosalpur border of Jhenidah district yesterday morning.
Locals and family members of the victims said Obaidul Islam (32) of Padmapur village and Akbar Ali of Sejia village left home in the morning for purchasing cattle across the border. BSF patrol team of Pakhiura outpost fired 10 or 12 gunshots killing Obaidul and Akbar on the spot. Read more →
Bangladesh and India have finalised 14 development projects, particularly for infrastructure building, to be implemented in Bangladesh with Indian loan of $1 billion.
Both the countries will be benefited directly as some of the projects are aimed at new connectivity between Bangladesh and India, officials say. Read more →
At least 40 people were killed when a fast-moving passenger train rammed into one waiting at a station in West Bengal early on Monday, a government official said.
This was the second major accident in West Bengal within two months. In May, a train sabotage blamed on Maoists rebels killed more than 70 people. The rebels denied the charge. Read more →
Ref: Rapid Action Battalion arrested a leader of the Indian separatist group, United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), Ranjan Chowdhury and an associate from Kishoreganj’s Bhairab Upazila in the early hours of Saturday.
RAB arrest another ULFA leader
The ULFA leader, Ranjan Chowdhury alias Major Ranjan, has been staying in Bangladesh since 1997 and has been maintaining contact with the group.
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