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24 Feb 2019


Bangladesh: Dubai-bound flight makes emergency landing after hijack attempt

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight going to Dubai from Dhaka via Chittagong in Bangladesh made an emergency landing at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong reportedly after a hijacking attempt.

21 Feb 2019


Dhaka: Massive fire rips through chemical warehouses, kills 69

At least 69 people were killed yesterday night as a massive fire ripped through several buildings also used as chemical and plastic warehouses in an old part of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.

20 Feb 2019


Tri-nation peace motor rally reaches Agartala, next stop is Assam

A cross-border motor rally to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi has reached Agartala, Tripura, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, via the Akhaura International Checkpost (ICP).

09 Feb 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Waterways to Bangladesh via Varanasi would be developed: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said yesterday that waterways to facilitate smooth travel to Bangladesh via Varanasi would be developed in the Saryu river.

28 Jan 2019


Pilot smoking inside cockpit led to US-Bangla plane crash: Report

The US-Bangla Airline crash that took place in March last year and killed 51 people was the result of a smoking incident, investigations have revealed.

07 Jan 2019

Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh's PM for third-consecutive term

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh's Prime Minister for a third consecutive term today after her Awami League's landslide victory in the December 30 election.

01 Jan 2019

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh: Hasina talks about priorities, sets economic reforms as first

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that she will be the "premier of all" Bangladeshis and her government's first priority would be to continue the economic reforms.

01 Jan 2019

United Nations (UN)

Outcome of Bangladesh election violence should be addressed legally: UN

The United Nations called for restraint in Bangladesh yesterday following elections that turned violent, and said complaints about the outcome should be addressed through legal means.

31 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi congratulates Bangladeshi counterpart Hasina on electoral-win, latter thanks him

PM Narendra Modi telephoned his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, today and conveyed his heartiest congratulations on her party's decisive victory in the parliamentary elections.

31 Dec 2018


Bangladesh polls: Sheikh Hasina registers landslide win, Opposition fumes

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's alliance has won the parliamentary vote with a thumping majority even as the main opposition rejected the "farcical" elections.

30 Dec 2018


#BangladeshElection: One killed, 10 injured in Awami League, BNP clash

As Bangladesh began voting for parliamentary elections today, a Jubo League leader was killed and 10 others injured in a clash between the ruling Awami League and opposition BNP supporters in Rangamati's Kawkhali.

29 Dec 2018

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh to vote tomorrow, security stepped-up, Hasina seeks 4th term

Bangladesh stepped up security today with thousands of army troops along with paramilitary forces and police patrolling the streets, as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeks a record fourth term in tomorrow's general elections.

Bangladesh achieve an amazing record versus West Indies

Bangladesh ended 2018 on a high as they sealed the first Test series win since 2014/15.

12 Nov 2018


Ensure dignified return of Rohingya-refugees to Myanmar: US to Bangladesh

Seeking a voluntary, safe, and dignified return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, the US asserted yesterday that Dhaka must ensure the returnees have the freedom of movement and "not be confined to camps".

Bangladesh: Former-PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven-years prison in corruption-case

A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and three others to seven years of imprisonment in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

23 Oct 2018

Defamation Case

Bangladesh: Pro-opposition editor arrested for defamation after calling woman-journalist 'characterless'

The Bangladesh Police has arrested prominent pro-opposition newspaper editor and lawyer Moinul Hosein on a defamation charge, days after he faced massive criticism for calling a woman journalist "characterless" on a TV talk show.

Bangladesh: Verdict on Khaleda Zia graft case on October 29

A Bangladesh court yesterday set October 29 for its verdict in the second graft case against jailed former PM Khaleda Zia.

11 Oct 2018

United Nations (UN)

US urges Bangladesh to revise its new Digital Security Act

The US has urged Bangladesh to revise its controversial new law that puts restrictions on the media and bring it into conformity with the country's international commitments on human rights and political freedom.

10 Oct 2018

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Grenade Attack: 19 sentenced to death, 19 to life-imprisonment

A Bangladesh court today sentenced 19 to death and 19 others, including Former Premier Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman, to life imprisonment in connection with the 2004 grenade attack, in which 24 were killed and 500 others were injured.

06 Oct 2018

High Court

Bangladesh's former PM Khaleda Zia admitted to hospital in Dhaka

Bangladesh's jailed former Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia was admitted to hospital in Dhaka today following a court order as her health deteriorated, a media report stated.

06 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

Assam NRC: No deportation for excluded, Modi reportedly told Hasina

On Friday, a top Bangladeshi government official claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had personally told Sheikh Hasina that those left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would not be deported to Bangladesh.

29 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Smriti Irani calls for innovation and initiatives in textiles sector

Union Minister Smriti Irani, who heads the Textiles Ministry, today urged the industry to go for innovation and come forward in taking new initiatives.

29 Sep 2018


Shastri looked drunk in India v/s Bangladesh final; gets trolled

The head coach of Indian team is not new to Twitter trolling.

29 Sep 2018

Ravindra Jadeja

Asia Cup Final: Twitter lauds 'magician' Jadeja for brilliant run-out

Ravindra Jadeja is well known for his exploits on the field.

24 Sep 2018


Amit Shah's 'termite immigrant' comment gets criticized by Bangladesh

BJP President Amit Shah's choice of words, while speaking about illegal immigrants in India, has not gone down well with Bangladesh. The country's Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu called it an 'unwanted remark'.

16 Sep 2018


Bangladesh: Medical team examines Khaleda Zia's health in Dhaka jail

A team of doctors visited old Dhaka Central Jail to examine the health condition of former Premier and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia, who recently complained to the court that she was losing feeling in her hand and in a leg, Dhaka Tribune reported.

11 Sep 2018


NRI body seeks Indian citizenship to Hindu immigrants from Bangladesh

A group of some Indian-American organizations in the US has launched a campaign seeking Indian citizenship to Hindu immigrants from Bangladesh who have been left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

29 Aug 2018


Bangladesh: Woman journalist hacked to death by unidentified assailants

A woman journalist of a television channel in Bangladesh was hacked to death with a sharp-edged weapon by some unidentified assailants at her home last night.

Bangladeshi cricketer's wife accuses him of torture over $12,000 dowry

Bangladeshi cricketer Mosaddek Hossain Saikat's wife has accused him of driving her out of their home and torturing her over dowry, reported.

25 Aug 2018

United Nations (UN)

Bangladesh: Rohingya's protest for 'justice' on anniversary of military crackdown

Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh for "justice" today on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh.

24 Aug 2018


Abducted Indian man stuck in Bangladesh, family seeks PM's help

The family members of an Indian national, Phalgun Arengh (66), lodged in police custody in Bangladesh after being allegedly abducted and taken there, have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's help in bringing him back.

17 Aug 2018


Bhutanese King, Bangladeshi Foreign Minister to pay homage to Vajpayee

Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali arrived in Delhi to pay their last respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday at 93.

06 Aug 2018


Bangladesh: Hasina urges students protesting against reckless-driving to return home

Thousands of angry school students in Bangladesh continued their protest for the eighth consecutive day yesterday, demanding a crackdown on reckless driving, even as Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina urged them to return home, saying that vested quarters have infiltrated the campaign.

29 Jul 2018


Bangladeshi photographer, Jibon Ahmed, sacked over viral kiss photo

A renowned Bangladeshi photographer, Jibon Ahmed, today said he has been the victim of "unwanted cruelty" after being sacked over an image of a couple kissing that raised a social media storm in the conservative Muslim-majority country.

22 Jul 2018


India's Border Security Force, Border Guards Bangladesh discuss border crime

Reduction of border crimes and smuggling of drugs besides erection of border fencing in the unfenced areas figured prominently at the four-day meeting of Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) that began at the BSF frontier in Agartala today.

15 Jul 2018


Won't allow our soil to be used for terrorist-activities: Bangladesh

Bangladesh today has reassured India that it will not allow its soil to be used for any terrorist activities against the neighboring country as visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan on security-related issues.

08 Jul 2018


5 Rohingyas detained at Bangladesh-border while trying to enter India

Five Rohingya youths have been detained at a Bangladesh border checkpoint after allegedly trying to enter India with fake passports.

02 Jul 2018


2 Bangladesh Air Force pilots killed as training aircraft crashes

Two Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) pilots were killed when a China-made training aircraft K-8W crashed last evening into a lake soon after it took off from Base Matiur Rahman in Jashore district in southwestern Bangladesh.

20 Jun 2018


Two Bangladeshi-couples get 2-year jail for illegally staying in India

A court in Thane has sentenced two Bangladeshi couples to two years of imprisonment for staying illegally in India under Foreigners Act and imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on each of them.

20 Jun 2018


7,400 Indians filed asylum applications in US in 2017: UN

7,400 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to UN Refugee Agency's annual Global Trends report.