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Sunday, March 29, 2020



Who is Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose birth centenary Bangladesh is observing today

March 17, 2020 1:55 pm

Despite this year being Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's centenary, all celebrations in Bangladesh have been postponed due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

MHA clears Rs 325 crore for new Integrated Check Post with Bangladesh in Tripura

March 12, 2020 9:23 pm

Earlier in May 2019, the Government of India approved Tripura’s proposal to set up a second Integrated Check Post in the state to build better trade, commerce and bilateral relations with neighbouring Bangladesh.

A train from Kolkata is all he recalls, ‘where is Bangladesh?’

March 01, 2020 12:03 am

A Mumbai court held that voter ID cards are sufficient to prove Indian citizenship to acquit a couple arrested for being “Bangladeshi infiltrators”. But with their papers still with the authorities, they live in fear of another knock on their door.

Visva-Bharati University: Bangla student gets Leave India notice over ‘anti-govt’ activities

February 28, 2020 7:24 am

Having received the ‘Leave India Notice’ — dated February 14 — on Wednesday, Afsara Anika Meem on Thursday met Foreign Regional Registration Registration Office (FRRO) officer Karma Tshering Bhutia to request him to review the decision.

Exiled Bangladeshi poet falls victim to credit card fraud during India visit

February 16, 2020 8:39 pm

"I approached the Indian postal service at first, but I was told that they no longer transport books as parcels. They go through a private courier service, and the cost was quite high, so I decided to use a courier service myself," said Daud Haider.

Telling Numbers: Arrests at Bangla border decline, 14,800 in enclaves got citizenship

February 15, 2020 8:41 am

The Home Ministry said India has granted citizenship to 15,012 individuals from Bangladesh between 2015 and 2019.

With better development indicators, spectre of a Bangladeshi cross-over to India is ill-founded

February 14, 2020 11:07 am

In the last decade, on a range of social development indicators, Bangladesh has fared better than India. Even on the cricket pitch, Bangladesh beat India at the junior world cup. So why would Bangladeshis en masse want to leave their cherished homeland?

Wasim Jaffer's connection with Bangladesh's maiden U19 World Cup-winning squad

February 11, 2020 4:03 pm

Many in the tournament-winning squad, including 18-year-old skipper Akbar Ali, trained under Wasim Jaffer during a stint in Bangladesh.

A special win

February 11, 2020 9:11 am

Bangladesh’s cricket victory over India in Under 19 World Cup was an evocative moment

'We too are now world champions': How Bangladesh's newspapers covered U19 World Cup win

February 10, 2020 6:40 pm

Almost all newspapers in Bangladesh led with the news of the U-19 team's victory in the tournament's final with high praise for the team's captain Akbar Ali.


Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc in West Bengal, Bangladesh

November 10, 2019 7:42 pm

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

December 06, 2018 7:41 am

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

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

August 07, 2018 10:54 am

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

July 06, 2018 5:31 pm

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

September 07, 2017 4:26 pm

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

May 11, 2016 12:38 pm

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

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

March 24, 2016 11:38 am

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

March 23, 2016 7:51 pm

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

March 22, 2016 2:50 pm

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

March 17, 2016 12:54 am

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


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

November 22, 2018 2:07 pm

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.

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

August 03, 2018 6:04 am

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.

Indo-Bangladesh Urs train arrives in Midnapur

February 18, 2016 5:51 am

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

February 17, 2016 5:05 am

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

January 27, 2016 8:58 am

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.