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Bangladesh train collision kills 16, injures 40

It was not immediately clear how the two trains came to be on the same track, and the government has ordered an investigation.

Explained: The significance of the Feni river MoU between India, Bangladesh

The Feni river, which forms part of the India-Bangladesh border, originates in the South Tripura district, passes through Sabroom town on the Indian side, and meets the Bay of Bengal after it flows into Bangladesh.

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Sheikh Hasina's anti-corruption campaign proves to be risk-free and popular in Bangladesh

Bangladesh's leader has begun a sweeping anti-corruption campaign she says will spare no one, be they political friend or foe, and has already swept up several ruling party members.

Fisherman will be released, can’t say when: Bangladesh foreign minister

On October 17, three fishermen were caught by Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) after they strayed into Bangladesh waters in Padma river.

India could play its first day-night pink-ball Test against Bangladesh

The decision is to be taken only after it is discussed during the meeting between the BCCI's new president Sourav Ganguly and India captain Virat Kohli.

Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for killing teenager in harassment case

The killers poured kerosene over Nusrat Jahan, 18, and set her on fire on the roof of her madrasa in April in the southeastern district of Feni. Jahan's death sparked public outrage and mass demonstrations calling for her killers to be punished.

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‘Urbanism is about imagining futures’

Kazi Khaleed Ashraf on the architecture of Bangladesh and living with water

Bangladesh MP expelled from course after hiring 8 lookalikes to appear in exams for her

The scandal came to light after a private news channel confronted one of the lookalikes in an exam hall, and the video soon went viral. The lawmaker had enrolled for the Bachelor of Arts course.

Bangladesh players go on strike: What are they demanding?

The average Bangladesh cricketer has never been among the most-highly paid in the world, and the players argue that the manner in which the game is run in the country limits their earning potential.

Holding verification cards, family awaits return of fisherman in Bangladesh custody

Pranab was one of the three fishermen who were apprehended by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel on October 17, after they reportedly strayed into the Bangladesh side of the Padma river.

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Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc in West Bengal, Bangladesh

Severe cyclonic storm Bulbul brought in heavy rain in West Bengal accompanied by strong winds which uprooted trees and snapped cables, bringing normal life to a near-halt.

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

Ghoramara is among many islands in the delta affected by rising sea levels and soil erosion experts say is caused by climate change

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Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

On Monday the Bangladesh cabinet approved a new law to raise the maximum prison sentence for those causing deaths due to road accidents to five years. This law comes after nine days of demonstrations by thousands of school and college students over the deaths of two teenagers by a speeding bus in Dhaka on July 29.

Inside Bangladesh's highly polluting billion dollar leather industry

Relocating the toxic leather tanning factories from intensely polluted Hazaribagh has just moved the environmental disaster to another place.

Rohingya Muslim refugees: What fleeing from their homes in Myanmar looks like

More than 200,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the Aung San Suu Kyi led Myanmar towards neighbouring countries. As the refugees claim crackdown and violence by security forces, Suu Kyi faces heat from global leaders to deal with the situation. The United Nations, meanwhile, had labelled the Rohingyas the most persecuted people on earth.

Bangladesh hangs Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh's Supreme Court convicted Nizami to death sentence on charges of war crimes during the country's 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

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India vs Bangladesh: India cricket team stays alive after thrilling win in Bangalore

India vs Bangladesh at M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bangalore): India beat Bangladesh by one run in last ball thriller.

Before big game, India sweat it out

India will take on Bangladesh in Bengaluru in a must win match to get into the semi-final stages in ICC World T20.

AUS vs BAN: Australia survive collapse, seal crucial win in World T20

Australia survived a mid-innings collapse to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in the ICC World Twenty20 contest in Bangalore on Monday.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Shahid Afridi shines at Eden Gardens

Shahid Afridi led by example in Pakistan's first game of the ICC World Twenty20 with a 55-run victory against Bangladesh.

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Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Speech analysis: How Amit Shah is toning down his attack on illegal migrants

As they say, timing is key. And an analysis of BJP President Amit Shah shows that before a key event across the border, he has dialed down his ferocious speeches against illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

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Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

With 40 lakh people being left out of the Assam NRC, there is a huge debate on what their future is. Here's a look at what the Assam NRC is and how the government is addressing the controversies.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Why Rakhine Jihad Is An Emerging Nightmare For Bangladesh

About 422,000 refugees from Myanmar have poured into Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. Attacks by Rohingya militants on security posts triggered an offensive response by Myanmar army that has led to this humanitarian crisis. Indian Express’ Praveen Swami reports on the emerging security nightmare from the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.

India vs Bangladesh: What to expect in Asia Cup final

The Asia Cup final will take place in Mirpur on Sunday between India and Bangladesh. This is the second time that Bangladesh have made their place in the Asia Cup final where on the other hand India is looking forward to lift the Asia Cup trophy for the sixth time in the history of the […]

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Bangladesh beat Pakistan, to meet India in final

Bangladesh, chasing 130, lost only five wickets in the chase which went till the last over in the Asia Cup 2016 contest in Mirpur. 18 needed from 12, the match was very much on but Sami released the pressure by conceding 15 from the 19th over. Sarkar top scored for Bangladesh with the 48-run knock. […]

Indo-Bangladesh Urs train arrives in Midnapur

Midnapur, Feb 18 (ANI): An Indo-Bangladesh special Urs train with 2,210 pilgrims on board arrived at Midnapur Railway station, West Bengal, from Rajbari in Bangladesh on Thursday morning. The Urs special train service was started in 1903. Every year, people of all faiths come to Midnapore Urs to seek blessings of Boro Huzur, a descendant of Boropir Abdul Qadir Jilani, who came to India from Iraq in the 19th century to preach Islam.

New India-Bangladesh immigration centre to be opened

Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): A new immigration check point between India and Bangladesh is expected to boost trade and ties between the neighbours. The immigration centre would be inaugurated in Siliguri town on February 18. The new check point has been set up after fervent protests by local businessmen. The first immigration centre was opened in 1994 for trade between Bhutan and Bangladesh and in 1997 for trade between Nepal and Bangladesh

Smriti Irani to address rally in Durgapur

Durgapur (West Bengal), Jan 27 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing for Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's rally in Durgapur district of West Bengal on Wednesday. People and supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have gathered to be a part of this rally. With the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections round the corner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is targeting fringe districts that share borders with Bangladesh to begin their election poll campaign.

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