Bangladesh: News

15 May 2023

West Bengal

Cyclone Mocha: Coastal areas in West Bengal on alert

With Cyclone Mocha making its much-anticipated landfall along the coasts of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Sunday, West Bengal has also been on alert, where Disaster Management Force personnel have been deployed in several parts.

14 May 2023


Cyclone Mocha makes landfall; Myanmar, Bangladesh on high alert

The "extremely severe cyclonic storm" Mocha made landfall on the coast of Myanmar's Rakhine state on Sunday afternoon, Myanmar's Meteorological Department said.

'Extremely severe' Cyclone Mocha to hit Bangladesh, Myanmar coasts tomorrow

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that Cyclone Mocha would intensify into an "extremely severe cyclonic storm" by Sunday.

12 May 2023


Shah Rukh Khan's 'Pathaan' goes houseful in Bangladesh

Superstardom should be renamed as Shah Rukh Khan!

Cyclone Mocha intensifies, headed toward Bay of Bengal coasts: IMD

A deep depression called "Mocha" has transformed into a cyclonic storm in the southeast Bay of Bengal, as confirmed by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in one of its latest bulletins.

09 May 2023


Cyclone Mocha: How cyclones are named

Hold on to your cups of coffee because Cyclone Mocha is brewing up a storm!

05 May 2023


SRK's 'Pathaan' is finally getting Bangladesh release

Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan is making the headlines even after four months of its release. The money spinner of Bollywood shattered many records and is still winning hearts. The Siddharth Anand directorial is set to be released in Bangladesh on May 12.

15 Apr 2023


Bangladesh: Massive fire at Dhaka's shopping center, military forces deployed

A massive fire broke out at a popular shopping center in Bangladesh's Dhaka, spreading to nearly 1,500 shops and forcing the country's military to intervene, reported Reuters.

18 Mar 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate India-Bangladesh friendship pipeline today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline (IBFPL) via video conference at 5:00 pm on Saturday.

07 Mar 2023


Bangladesh: 15 dead, 100+ injured in Dhaka building blast

At least 15 people died and more than 100 others were injured in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka as a powerful blast ripped through a building on Tuesday.

21 Feb 2023


Why did Bangladesh ban Hansal Mehta's 'Faraaz'

Hansal Mehta's latest movie, Faraaz, has been banned from getting streamed on Bangladeshi streaming platforms, reported Kaler Kantho, a local publication from the neighboring country.

21 Feb 2023


International Mother Language Day 2023: History, theme, significance, and more

Over 6000 languages are spoken across the world today.

06 Feb 2023


Bangladesh: 14 Hindu temples vandalized; conspiracy against peace, says official

In a shocking incident, 14 Hindu temples in northeastern Bangladesh have been vandalized by unidentified miscreants, reported PTI.

13 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi flags off world's longest river cruise MV Ganga Vilas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the world's longest river cruise, 'MV Ganga Vilas' from Varanasi.

30 Dec 2022

Srijit Mukherji

Chanchal Chowdhury to headline Srijit Mukherji's biopic on Mrinal Sen

On maverick director Mrinal Sen's fourth death anniversary on Friday (December 30), filmmaker Srijit Mukherji has announced a biopic on the life of the director par excellence.

28 Dec 2022


Ganga Vilas: All about the world's longest river cruise

The world's longest river cruise is set to begin from Varanasi on January 13.

15 Nov 2022

Travel And Tourism

World's longest river cruise set to start from January 2023

The Indian government is all set to launch the world's longest luxury river cruise in January 2023.

15 Oct 2022

Global Hunger Index

Global Hunger Index: India ranks 107th; below Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh

India's standing in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2022 has deteriorated in a year, placing it behind neighbors Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

28 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

5 Bengali films that capture the spirit of Durga Puja

It is that time of the year when the sweet fragrance of shiuli adorns the air, fluffy white clouds flock to the sky, and the joyous beats of dhak announce the arrival of Maa Durga on Earth.

06 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

India, Bangladesh to sign 7 pacts today boosting diplomatic ties

On the second day of Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina's four-day India visit, both neighboring countries are expected to sign at least six-seven agreements boosting diplomatic ties.

06 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

'India can do a lot': Sheikh Hasina on Rohingya issue

On a four-day visit to India starting on Monday, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has said India is a vast country and can "do a lot" to help Bangladesh cope with the Rohingya refugee crisis.

04 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

Bangladesh PM Hasina optimistic of averting Sri Lanka-type economic catastrophe

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that her country's economy remained strong despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the situation in Ukraine.

Bangladesh: Protests erupt after 52% fuel price hike amid slowdown

Protests erupted across Bangladesh following a sharp increase in fuel prices amid the country's economic slowdown.

31 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina to jointly inaugurate Maitree Power Project

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will come to India on a three-day visit in the first week of September.

22 Jul 2022


Know everything about National Mango Day 2022

Observed on July 22 every year, National Mango Day celebrates the king of fruits and how it plays an important part in Indian culture and history.

15 Jun 2022


UAE to suspend exports of Indian wheat for four months

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered the temporary suspension of exports and re-exports of wheat and wheat flour originating from India, state news agency WAM said on Wednesday.

10 Jun 2022


Kolkata: Constable kills woman, self outside Bangladesh Deputy High Commission

In a shocking incident, an armed policeman in Kolkata on Friday fatally shot a woman riding a bike before killing himself.

05 Jun 2022

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh: 40 killed, 450 injured in fire at container depot

At least 40 people have died after a massive fire broke out at a shipping container depot in Bangladesh's Chittagong on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday.

01 Jun 2022


Mitali Express: Third India-Bangladesh passenger train flagged off today

Passenger train accessibility between India and Bangladesh advanced on Wednesday, with railway ministers of the two nations virtually inaugurating the New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Mitali Express, according to a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official.

12 Apr 2022


Baisakhi, Bihu, and more: Marking new year across India

Different states in India observe different religious New Year festivals with unique traditions every year in the month of April based on the Hindu calendar.

20 Mar 2022


Cyclone Asani: Rains hit Andaman and Nicobar, IMD issues helpline

A low-pressure system developing in the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea intensified into a depression on Sunday.

17 Mar 2022

Climate Change

Cyclone Asani, first in 2022, to develop on March 21

Asani, this year's first cyclone, is expected to form over the central Bay of Bengal and hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands on March 21, from where it may move towards Bangladesh and Myanmar.

10 Jan 2022

West Bengal

17 cops injured facing 'cow smugglers' near Bangladesh border

At least 17 police officers were injured in a face-off with suspected cow smugglers on Sunday along the India-Bangladesh border in Cooch Behar's Mekhliganj area in West Bengal.

16 Dec 2021


Swarnim Vijay Diwas: Know history, significance of 1971 Indo-Pak War

Vijay Diwas, December 16, is a day to honor the valor of the Indian soldiers.

09 Dec 2021

West Bengal

9-year-old Bengal actor wins Greece festival award for 'Dostojee'

Actor Arif Shaikh, aged nine, has been named the best young actor in the 'Child's Performance' category at the 24th Olympia International Film Festival in Greece.

2 Hindu men killed in Bangladesh violence; toll reaches 6

Two Hindu men have been killed in Bangladesh, police officials said, marking fresh casualties in the ongoing communal violence in the neighboring country.

'Disturbing': India slams attacks during Durga Puja in Bangladesh

India has condemned the recent communal violence during Durga Puja celebrations in the neighboring Bangladesh, terming it "disturbing."

01 Sep 2021

Pakistan News

Bangladeshi vaccine scientist, Pakistani microfinancier among Ramon Magsaysay awardees

A Bangladeshi vaccine scientist and a microfinance pioneer from Pakistan were among the five recipients of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award - regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize - announced on Tuesday.

19 Aug 2021

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh disputes study into alleged forced disappearances

Bangladesh on Wednesday disputed a Human Rights Watch investigation into disappearances of government critics and others as built on questionable, uncorroborated allegations that security forces were involved.

09 Jul 2021


Bangladesh: 52 killed, 50 others injured in factory fire

At least 52 people were killed and over 50 others injured in a massive fire that broke out at a six-story juice factory outside Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, according to media reports on Friday.

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