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  • Not just per capita GDP, Bangladesh outpaces India on key social indicators too Oct 19, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Not just per capita GDP, Bangladesh outpaces India on key social indicators too

    Bangladesh has made substantial progress in several social indicators, including education, sanitation and health.

  • The excitement over India’s per capita income being lower than Bangladesh’s is just political hype Oct 16, 2020 11:56 AM IST

    The excitement over India’s per capita income being lower than Bangladesh’s is just political hype

    If we take the IMF’s figures for gross domestic product per capita at constant prices, measured by purchasing power parity using 2017 international dollars, then Bangladesh’s per capita income in 2020 is 83 percent of India’s.

  • 3-Point Analysis | India set to drop below Bangladesh in terms of per capita GDP in 2020 Oct 15, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | India set to drop below Bangladesh in terms of per capita GDP in 2020

    Will this grim picture last for long? Let’s find out in this edition of 3-Point Analysis

  • India needs ‘bold policy’, says former World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu after IMF projects Bangladesh ahead of India in per capita GDP Oct 15, 2020 10:21 AM IST

    India needs ‘bold policy’, says former World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu after IMF projects Bangladesh ahead of India in per capita GDP

    Tweeting his concern that India “which had a lead of 25 percent five years back is now trailing”, Kaushik Basu called for “bold fiscal or monetary policy”.

  • IMF says Indian economy likely to fare worse than some global and South Asian peers Oct 14, 2020 01:58 PM IST

    IMF says Indian economy likely to fare worse than some global and South Asian peers

    The International Monetary Fund, in its World Economic Outlook report late on Tuesday, said that Bangladesh is set to beat India in terms of per capita gross domestic product (GDP) in calender year 2020.

  • Onion export ban: India may soon resume supplies to Bangladesh, few other countries Sep 21, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    Onion export ban: India may soon resume supplies to Bangladesh, few other countries

    India on September 14 prohibited exports of onion as prices trebled in a month after excessive rainfall hit crops in southern states

  • Cattle-smuggling from Assam to Bangladesh continues. Here’s why Aug 27, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    Cattle-smuggling from Assam to Bangladesh continues. Here’s why

    The Assam government needs to do more to check cattle-smuggling which might have reduced in volume now, but is still continuing

  • India-Bangladesh to hold DG-level border talks in Dhaka next month Aug 25, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    India-Bangladesh to hold DG-level border talks in Dhaka next month

    The biannual talks will be held between the Border Security Force (BSF) and their counterpart Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) from September 13-18 at Pilkhana, the headquarters of the Bangladeshi force in Dhaka.

  • South Asia counts losses from devastating monsoon floods Aug 15, 2020 08:01 PM IST

    South Asia counts losses from devastating monsoon floods

    Experts have long been warning that a densely populated delta country like Bangladesh is one of the worst victims of climate change, and severe and frequent floods indicate that something has gone wrong.

  • India, Bangladesh traders demand trial run of vessels through protocol route on Gomati river this month Aug 12, 2020 11:19 AM IST

    India, Bangladesh traders demand trial run of vessels through protocol route on Gomati river this month

    The 93-km long Sonamura-Daudkandi waterway was included in the list of Indo-Bangla protocol routes in May this year.

  • Bangladesh's ties with India, China stand on different perspectives: Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen Aug 08, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Bangladesh's ties with India, China stand on different perspectives: Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen

    Momen's remarks came after he visited a memorial complex at western Meherpur bordering India to pay tributes to the 1971 Liberation War martyrs.

  • India's partnership with Bangladesh stands out as role model for good neighbourly ties: S Jaishankar Jul 27, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    India's partnership with Bangladesh stands out as role model for good neighbourly ties: S Jaishankar

    The external affairs minister said India's concessional lines of credit of close to $10 billion to Bangladesh are the largest it has extended to any country.

  • Bangladesh allows late-stage trial of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine Jul 20, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Bangladesh allows late-stage trial of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

    Sinovac has been looking for volunteers outside of China as the number of coronavirus cases there has dwindled, said a member of Bangladesh's national technical advisory committee to tackle COVID-19.

  • Economists of India, Bangladesh stress on reopening of border haats Jun 26, 2020 07:45 PM IST

    Economists of India, Bangladesh stress on reopening of border haats

    Taking part in a webinar, the economists said that resumption of operations of border haats is also required for "ensuring peace, security, stability and prosperity" in the localities where they were set up.

  • Cyclone Amphan weakens significantly, currently lays over Bangladesh: IMD May 21, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan weakens significantly, currently lays over Bangladesh: IMD

    In the next three to six hours it will further dissipate into a deep depression and a depression, the two stages that signify a further weakening of the cyclone, IMD said.

  • In pics | Cyclone Amphan devastates West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh May 21, 2020 01:31 PM IST

    In pics | Cyclone Amphan devastates West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh

    The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall.

  • Cyclone Amphan leaves trail of devastation along coast of eastern India, Bangladesh May 21, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan leaves trail of devastation along coast of eastern India, Bangladesh

    The full extent of the casualties and damage to property inflicted by Cyclone Amphan would only be known once communications were restored

  • China-backed AIIB approves $250 million loan for Bangladesh's COVID-19 response May 21, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    China-backed AIIB approves $250 million loan for Bangladesh's COVID-19 response

    Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Thursday it had approved a $250 million loan to Bangladesh to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Cyclone batters India and Bangladesh coasts, millions flee May 21, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    Cyclone batters India and Bangladesh coasts, millions flee

    Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, was packing sustained winds of up to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour with maximum gusts of 190 kph (118 mph).

  • Cyclone Amphan Highlights | PM Narendra Modi to undertake aerial survey of affected areas tomorrow May 21, 2020 07:37 AM IST

    Cyclone Amphan Highlights | PM Narendra Modi to undertake aerial survey of affected areas tomorrow

    Live updates: After making landfall at 2.30 pm between Digha in West Bengal and Bangladesh's Hatiya island yesterday, Cyclone Amphan cut a swathe through the coastal areas.

  • Bangladesh has a lesson or two for India in schooling May 20, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    Bangladesh has a lesson or two for India in schooling

    Bangladesh spends less on education as a percentage of GDP than India but the quality of schooling is far superior.

  • 'All my dreams are shattered': Coronavirus crushes Asia's garment industry May 19, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    'All my dreams are shattered': Coronavirus crushes Asia's garment industry

    Since the 1960s, Asia has grown into the world's garment factory, sending about $670 billion worth of clothes, shoes and bags a year to Europe, the United States and richer Asian countries, according to the International Labour Organization, a United Nations agency.

  • Tens of thousands evacuated as India, Bangladesh brace for super cyclone May 19, 2020 04:18 PM IST

    Tens of thousands evacuated as India, Bangladesh brace for super cyclone

    Coronavirus quarantine shelters in India were being converted to cyclone shelters, leaving authorities to manage social distancing to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

  • Centre criticises West Bengal govt for not allowing cargo movement through Indo-Bangla border May 06, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    Centre criticises West Bengal govt for not allowing cargo movement through Indo-Bangla border

    The Union Home Ministry also told the state government that it has not implemented repeated directions of the Centre for free movement of cargo and this amounts to violation of the Disaster Management Act.

  • Bangladesh factories resume work, risking new coronavirus cases May 01, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Bangladesh factories resume work, risking new coronavirus cases

    The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association says only 850 factories had opened by Thursday, using a limited number of workers who live nearby.

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