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1st-ever India-Uzbekistan joint military exercise “Dustlik-2019” started in Tashkent

The first-ever India-Uzbekistan joint military exercise titled “Dustlik-2019” has started at Chirchiq Training Area near Tashkent on 4th November. During the 9-day exercise, an Indian Army contingent will train along with Uzbekistan Army. The exercise will enable sharing of best practices and experiences between the Armed Forces of the two countries and will lead to ..

Narendra Modi leads Indian delegation at 35th ASEAN Summit

The 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit 2019 has started in Bangkok, Thailand on 1st of November with theme ‘Advancing Partnership for sustainability’. During 5-days summit East Asia summit (EAS) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Summit (RCEP) will be also held. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend this summit on 3rd and 4th November. ..

Bangladesh to hold world’s second largest Muslim congregation ‘Bishwa Ijtema’

Bangladesh will hold the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema from10th to 12th January 2020 in Dhaka. It is the second largest congregation of Muslim community after Hajj. The second phase of the Ijtema will be held from January 17 to 19. Bishwa Ijtema is an annual event which is held in a 160 acre field ..

Kashi Nath Pandit authorsthe book “Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics”

The book titled “Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics” has been authored by educationist and Padma Shri recipient Prof Kashi Nath Pandit. It sheds light on the events that happened from 1947 till the revocation of the special status of the J&K state (1947-2019 events). The author has described complexities in various aspects of ..

Kalidas Karmakar, internationally acclaimed painter of Bangladesh, passes away

Kalidas Karmakar (73), an internationally acclaimed painter of Bangladesh, has passed away in Dhaka on 18th October 2019. Kalidas was prolific in using new mediums and style for his art work while maintaining his signature style. He called his work alluvial art meaning the art of the delta land which gave expression to the precarious ..

M Venkaiah Naidu conferred with highest Civilian Honour of Comoros

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has been   conferred the highest Civilian Honour of East African island nation Comoros — The Order of the Green Crescent – at its capital Moroni. The honour was conferred by the President of the Union of Comoros Azali Assoumani. India and Comoros signed 6 agreements on defence, health and culture. ..

Buddhist leader Satyapriya Mohathero passes away

Satyapriya Mohathero (89) was the 2nd highest Buddhist leader of Bangladesh and head of Sima Bihar of Ramu in Cox’s Bazar. He was  passed away in Dhaka on 5th October 2019. He was awarded the second-highest civilian award of Bangladesh Ekushey Padak in 2015 for social work. The Ramu monastery had provided shelter to a ..

India Visit of Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga

Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga is on a five-day visit to India with an aim to intensify bilateral ties between the two countries. He was received by the Union Minister Kiren Rijiju. Later he was received by President Ramnath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and was accorded ceremonial reception. Bilateral Talks President Battulga held talks with ..