Sheikh Hasina: News

06 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's swearing-in shifted to Sunday evening

The swearing-in ceremony of incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi—initially planned for Saturday—was rescheduled to Sunday evening.

06 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Which world leaders will attend PM Modi's swearing-in?

The members of the National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday extended support to incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form the government for a third time.

22 May 2024


Missing Bangladesh MP found dead under mysterious circumstances in Kolkata

Bangladesh MP Anwarul Azim, who was reported missing for eight days in Kolkata, was found dead under suspicious circumstances on Wednesday, according to Bangladeshi news portal Risingbd.

07 Jan 2024


Bangladesh votes today amid opposition boycott, fears of violence

Polling for the general election in Bangladesh began on Sunday amid fears of sporadic violence as the country's main opposition parties announced a boycott.

06 Jan 2024


Why elections in Bangladesh are important to India

India is watching closely as Bangladesh gears up to hold general elections on Sunday.

02 Jan 2024


Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus gets jail in Bangladesh: Here's why

A court in Bangladesh has sentenced Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus to six months in jail.

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.

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.

08 Aug 2022


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.

05 Jun 2022


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.

16 Oct 2021


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.

15 Oct 2021


'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."

19 Aug 2021


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.

14 Jun 2021


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.

03 Apr 2021


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.

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.

09 Mar 2021

Narendra Modi

'Maitri Setu': Modi, Sheikh Hasina inaugurate India-Bangladesh bridge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurated the 'Maitri Setu' between India and Bangladesh through video conferencing.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 May 2018


Bangladesh witnesses 105 deaths in 'War on Drugs'

Twelve more alleged drug dealers were killed in Bangladesh in overnight raids carried out by the elite anti-crime unit, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the police in nine administrative districts, police said today.

25 May 2018

West Bengal

Man breaks PM's security to give Tagore's portrait in Shantiniketan

In a major security breach, a man gave PM Modi a portrait of Rabindranath Tagore breaking his safety cordon at the Visva Bharati convocation in WB's Santiniketan.

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.

05 Apr 2018

West Bengal

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.

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

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

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".

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.