India and Bangladesh shares bilateral relations, which are based on deep historical and fraternal ties, which reflect an all-encompassing bilateral partnership based on sovereignty, equality, trust and understanding that transcends a strategic partnership. As a part of its Neighbourhood First Policy and Act East Policy, in April, 2017, India offered a line of credit worth USD 4.5 billion to Bangladesh for its infrastructure development related to electricity, ports, rail and roads. According to reports, it was the highest credit offered by India to any country so far.
The India-Bangladesh ties grew stronger when the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited India in October 2019. Apart from attending the World Economic Forum in Delhi, as a chief guest, a 53-paragraph long joint statement was issued during the visit that highlighted some key issues which provides a future roadmap for India-Bangladesh relations.
The statement highlighted the priority areas for strengthening cooperation between India and Bangladesh. Some of the prominent areas are border security and management, win-win business partnership; boosting connectivity on land, on the water, in the skies; harnessing defence cooperation; consolidating development cooperation; cross-border energy cooperation; education and youth exchanges; cultural cooperation through celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary (2019), birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (2020) and 50 years of Bangladesh War of Liberation (2021); Sustaining momentum through High-level visits.
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LIFE AMONG THE RAGS
They picked up recyclable materials from the street, garbage dump, market or in trash bin. They were a group of four minor rag pickers between 7 to 10 years of age meet at a point and starts picking rags in the railway colony. They picked up anything which fetched them money such as paper, cardboard, plastic, iron scrap, tin containers, and bottles.
PLAN TO MONITOR MANIPUR'S SANGAI DEER
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KHASIS RYNDIATHE OTHER NAME OF ASSAMESE ERI
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A CUP OF TEA FOR A LIVING
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The Little Red Train
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IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.