Bangladesh: News

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.

07 Jul 2021

West Bengal

5.2-magnitude earthquake hits Assam; tremors felt in WB, Meghalaya, Bangladesh

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit Assam on Wednesday morning with tremors being felt in neighboring Meghalaya and northern parts of West Bengal, besides Bangladesh.

28 Jun 2021


Explosion kills seven, damages buildings in Dhaka

At least seven people died and dozens were injured in an explosion on Sunday in Bangladesh's capital.

14 Jun 2021

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladeshi actress alleges rape, murder attempt by businessman

Prominent Bangladeshi film actress Shamsunnahar Smriti, popularly known as Pori Moni, has sought justice from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a Facebook post alleging that a businessman attempted to rape and murder her at a Dhaka club.

05 Jun 2021


Indian footballers shift focus to Bangladesh after losing to Qatar

With the fighting loss to Qatar done and dusted with, Indian footballers are now looking forward to their next match against Bangladesh in the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers.

28 May 2021


Bengaluru rape: 2 accused shot by police during escape attempt

Two of the six accused arrested in the alleged gang-rape and assault of a woman in Bengaluru were shot in the leg today, after they purportedly tried to escape from the crime scene, NDTV reported.

29 Apr 2021


COVID-19: Bangladesh offers emergency medical supplies to India

Bangladesh on Thursday said it stands in solidarity with its close neighbor India at this "critical moment" and offered to send emergency medicines and medical equipment supplies to combat the surge in coronavirus cases.

05 Apr 2021

Boat Capsizes

Bangladesh: Ferry collides with cargo vessel, capsizes; 27 dead

At least 27 people died after a small launch (motorboat) capsized after colliding with a cargo vessel in Bangladesh's Shitalakkhya River, officials said on Monday.

03 Apr 2021

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh imposes seven-day lockdown after record COVID-19 surge

The Bangladesh Government on Saturday decided to impose a week-long nationwide lockdown from Monday as COVID-19 cases and deaths surged across the country.

02 Apr 2021

Narendra Modi

Bangladesh teen arrested for mocking Modi, Sheikh Hasina in video

A teenager in Bangladesh was held for making a music video mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.

02 Apr 2021

Rohingya Muslims

Fire kills three in market near Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

A fire on Friday destroyed more than 20 shops in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people, police and witnesses said.

26 Mar 2021

Narendra Modi

Next 25 years crucial for Bangladesh and India, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday participated in the National Day program of Bangladesh in Dhaka in what was his first international trip since the COVID-19 pandemic.

30 Jan 2021

Republic Day

Beating Retreat ceremony featured new rendition marking 1971 war victory

Republic Day celebrations culminated on Friday with the Beating Retreat ceremony that featured 26 soulful band performances, including the special composition Swarnim Vijay to commemorate 50 years of India's victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan.

25 Jan 2021


Bangladesh receives first COVID-19 vaccine consignment from India

Bangladesh on Monday received the first consignment of the five million doses of Covishield vaccines from India under a procurement agreement, four days after New Delhi gifted two million doses of the vaccine to Dhaka.

30 Dec 2020

TVS Motor Company

2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V motorbike unveiled in Bangladesh

TVS Motor Company has unveiled the 2021 Apache RTR 160 4V motorcycle In Bangladesh.

03 Dec 2020

West Bengal

Economic losses sparked by Cyclone Amphan pegged at $14 billion

Cyclone Amphan, which battered West Bengal and parts of Bangladesh, could be the costliest tropical cyclone to be recorded in the North Indian Ocean, according to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional report on the State of Global Climate.

30 Aug 2020


Bangladesh's Beximco enters COVID-19 vaccine deal with India's Serum Institute

One of Bangladesh's largest drugmakers, Beximco Pharmaceuticals, has announced that it will invest in the Serum Institute of India (SII) for the development of a coronavirus vaccine.

18 Apr 2020


Targeting China, India revises FDI Policy to curb 'opportunistic acquisitions'

The Center on Saturday revised the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy to prevent "opportunistic acquisitions" of vulnerable, coronavirus pandemic-hit Indian companies.

26 Dec 2019


West Bengal minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury denied visa by Bangladesh

Bangladesh has denied a visa to a minister of Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal, but the reasons behind this development are not yet clear.

CAB aftermath: Bangladesh's foreign minister cancels India visit, MEA responds

The sharp words which Union Home Minister Amit Shah used to describe the minorities' condition in neighboring countries ruffled Bangladesh's feathers. The country's foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said no one is treated unfairly.

12 Dec 2019


Ran in burkha from Bangladesh: Roopa Ganguly recounts horror

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has become a boiling point in Indian political discourse, with for and against voices fiercely defending their stands.

22 Oct 2019


Bangladesh MP hired 8 lookalikes to give her BA exams

While politicians in India straight-up lie about their educational qualifications, a lawmaker in Bangladesh chose a different route to attain a degree.

These new rules in BPL have never been implemented before

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has come up with a revolutionary change in its principal T20 competition, the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

India beat Bangladesh to lift U-19 Asia Cup trophy

The U-19 Indian cricket team beat Bangladesh U-19 by five runs to win the 2019 ACC Asia Cup at the RPS Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

Final NRC list will be released tomorrow: Details here

The northeastern state of Assam is gearing up for a tectonic change, as the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be released tomorrow, August 31.

23 Jul 2019


#AssamNRC: Supreme Court extends Assam NRC deadline to August 31

The deadline for the publication of final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam has been extended by the Supreme Court on Tuesday by a month from July 31 to August 31.

04 Jun 2019


Retired soldier was declared foreigner on basis of 'fake investigation'

Mohammad Sanaulla, a retired soldier who served in the Indian Army for 30 years, was last week declared a "foreigner".

01 May 2019

West Bengal

Understanding how Cyclone Fani got its name

Cyclone Fani, which has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm", has been giving sleepless nights to many.

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