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By Vidhi Doshi and Simon Denyer in The Washington Post on line, July 6 at 2:38 PM
NEW DELHI/Beijing — Their meeting is likely to be all smiles and polite handshakes, as world leaders look on. But as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping left for Friday’s Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, tensions between the rising Asian powers had escalated over a patch of disputed territory claimed by both China and the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
Border scuffles between India and China have simmered …

Bangladesh, Headline »

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The World Heritage Committee of Unesco has withdrawn its objection to the setting up of Rampal power plant at its current site near the Sundarbans, claims the Bangladesh foreign ministry.
The committee, however, requested Bangladesh to carry out Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of its south-west region, including the Sundarbans, before starting the project. Dhaka has agreed to it.
The decisions were made yesterday at the 41st session of the committee in Krakow of Poland. The 10-day session ends on July 12.
In a press statement yesterday, the foreign ministry said the Unesco …

Bangladesh »

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Rajshahi: Police claimed to have arrested four operatives of “Neo JMB”, an ultra-radical offshoot of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), from Rajshahi early today.
The detainees were identified as Md Aslam, 37, Md Ali, 30, Babu Huzur, 28, of Durgapur upazila and Abul Kashem Rokon, 38, of Puthia upazila, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.
Sumit Chowdhury, additional superintendent of Rajshahi Special Branch Police, said a team of police conducted an anti-militancy drive in Durgapur and Puthia upazilas and detained them along with some weapons and Jihadi books, UNB adds.
A case was filed in …

Bangladesh, Featured »

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Since last year’s terror attack on an upscale cafe in Dhaka, the law enforcement agencies of Bangladesh has been able to take down a major part of the local militant network, but the radical ideology that drives these militants still lives on, said Deputy Inspector General Monirul Islam, chief of the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crimes (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Speaking at a discussion on the aftermath of the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka, on Thursday, he said police had identified a number of reasons why …

Headline, PAK- RUSSIA - - US TIES, Trade »

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Report in Pakistan Today, July 7, 2017
Karachi: Despite getting approval for zero duty under the generalised system of preferences (GSP) six years ago, Pakistani mangoes have failed to create a market share in the United States, a country that spends $0.5 billion on fruit imports.
This was stated by Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Regional Chairman on Horticulture Exports Committee Ahmad Jawad who blamed the lack of facilities in Pakistan as the reason behind the trend.
“Exporters still complain that the process of exporting mangoes to the US …