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

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.

Here's why Sheikh Hasina has lent support to Shakib

30 Oct 2019

Here's why Sheikh Hasina has lent support to Shakib

The cricketing fraternity was in shock when Bangladesh's Test and T20I captain, Shakib Al Hasan, was banned for two years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his failure to report an approach by a bookie.

BCB close to conflict resolution, Mashrafe Mortaza likely to mediate

23 Oct 2019

BCB close to conflict resolution, Mashrafe Mortaza likely to mediate

As per new reports coming in, the ongoing conflict between the cricketers and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) looks closer to resolution.

US President Trump describes Pulwama attack as a "horrible situation"

20 Feb 2019

US President Trump describes Pulwama attack as a "horrible situation"

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump described the Pulwama attack as a "horrible situation", adding that he was getting reports on it, and would issue a statement soon.

#PulwamaAttack: T-Series removes Pakistani singers' songs from its YouTube channel

17 Feb 2019

#PulwamaAttack: T-Series removes Pakistani singers' songs from its YouTube channel

In the wake of the horrific Pulwama attack that martyred 40 CRPF jawans, music and film production company T-Series has unlisted Pakistani singers' songs from its YouTube channel, which is YouTube's second-most followed channel.

#PulwamaAttack: AMU student booked for tweeting, 'How's the Jaish'

15 Feb 2019

#PulwamaAttack: AMU student booked for tweeting, 'How's the Jaish'

An FIR has been registered against a student of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for his tweet supporting terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) while the nation mourned for the 40 CRPF jawans who were martyred in the attack in Pulwama.

#PulwamaAttack: Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns attack

15 Feb 2019

#PulwamaAttack: Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns attack

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly condemned the attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that led to the massacre of 40 jawans.

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

07 Jan 2019

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.

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

01 Jan 2019

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.

Outcome of Bangladesh election violence should be addressed legally: UN

01 Jan 2019

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.

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

31 Dec 2018

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.

Bangladesh polls: Sheikh Hasina registers landslide win, Opposition fumes

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.

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

29 Dec 2018

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

10 Oct 2018

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.

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

06 Oct 2018

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.

Leaders from around the world condole Atal ji's demise

17 Aug 2018

Leaders from around the world condole Atal ji's demise

Leaders from a number of countries, including the US and Russia, have expressed grief over the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and recalled his contributions in strengthening bilateral relations and maintaining regional peace.

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

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.

India informed Bangladesh about NRC, assured there won't be deportations

04 Aug 2018

India informed Bangladesh about NRC, assured there won't be deportations

The NRC draft sparked a political battle, but it wasn't known earlier that Delhi informed Dhaka about it before its release, IE reports.

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

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.

Bangladesh ends reservation in government jobs after students protested

12 Apr 2018

Bangladesh ends reservation in government jobs after students protested

Giving in to demands of thousands of students, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced about the scrapping of reservation in government jobs.

Piracy is a real threat to writers, says Bengali Author

05 Apr 2018

Piracy is a real threat to writers, says Bengali Author

Litterateur Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, one of the finest fiction writers in Bengali literature, has expressed concern over piracy of published works from West Bengal in Bangladesh and called for highest level action to put an end to this practice.

Bangladesh court jails Opposition leader Khaleda Zia for 5yrs

08 Feb 2018

Bangladesh court jails Opposition leader Khaleda Zia for 5yrs

Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia was today sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment in relation to a corruption case by a Bangladesh court. She is the country's main opposition party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party's (BNP), head.

11 awarded life sentences over assassination attempt on Bangladeshi PM

30 Oct 2017

11 awarded life sentences over assassination attempt on Bangladeshi PM

In a landmark judgment, a Bangladeshi court has awarded 20 years imprisonment to 11 people for a 1989 attempt to assassinate PM Sheikh Hasina.

Bangladesh relives its freedom war through video games

01 Apr 2017

Bangladesh relives its freedom war through video games

A majority of the gaming population in Bangladesh are now hooked to "Heroes of 1971: Retaliation".

For the first time, India becomes net-exporter of power

29 Mar 2017

For the first time, India becomes net-exporter of power

The Central Electricity Authority, which manages India's cross border trade of electricity has stated that India, for the first time has become a net exporter of electricity.

Dhaka airport attack: Islamic State claims responsibility

25 Mar 2017

Dhaka airport attack: Islamic State claims responsibility

IS has claimed responsibility for a blast near a police check-post at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport intersection in Dhaka on March 24.