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Sunday, August 09, 2020



Who is Rashed Chowdhury, the Bangladeshi against whom the US has reopened a case?

July 29, 2020 2:36 pm

The former Bangladeshi military officer and diplomat has been sentenced to death in absentia in Bangladesh for the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. .

Tripura: 12 stranded along Bangladesh border for six days over nationality issue

July 17, 2020 1:42 pm

In the last six days, several meetings have been held between the BSF and BGB. During these meeting, the BSF claims it provided Bangladeshi authorities with sufficient proof to establish the identities of the 12 people.

In a first, railway parcel train transports dry chillies across border to Bangladesh

July 12, 2020 10:33 pm

Farmers and merchants in and around Guntur area earlier transported dry chillies by road to Bangladesh in small quantities.

COVID-19: Bangladesh extends restriction measures till Aug 3

July 01, 2020 3:01 pm

Everyone must wear face masks, maintain social distancing and health guidelines outside home, the notification said, adding that violators will face legal actions.

Ferries collide in Bangladesh river, at least 28 dead

June 29, 2020 3:31 pm

Rescuers including firefighters and coast guard and navy personnel were continuing to search the river. It wasn't clear how many people were able to swim to safety or were still missing.

Military Digest: The Indian swordsman who struck in Bangladesh

June 26, 2020 12:03 pm

The citation of Captain Lachhman Singh Lehl's Vir Chakra states that he showed calmness and courage in the discharge of his duties and distinguished himself in all the important battles in and around Naushera.

Colombo to Dhaka: Beijing dials up its Covid diplomacy

June 06, 2020 7:38 am

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Modi has spoken with leaders of more than 40 countries since March 11, when WHO declared a Covid pandemic.

Cyclone Amphan HIGHLIGHTS: Cabinet Secretary reviews preparedness; 37 NDRF teams in Bengal, Odisha

May 19, 2020 3:53 pm

Cyclone Amphan HIGHLIGHTS: Odisha and West Bengal are on high alert, with a "massive evacuation" underway.

As first batch of onions goes to Bangladesh by train, Maharashtra seeks reintroduction of MEIS scheme

May 09, 2020 7:44 pm

Under the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS), onion exporters were eligible for a five per cent rebate for the onions they exported. However, the scheme was suspended in June 2019 due to the steady rise in retail and wholesale prices in the country.

Over 5 million people internally displaced in India in 2019: UN

May 05, 2020 1:13 pm

At the end of 2019, an estimated total of 46 million people were internally displaced by conflict and violence.


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

June 22, 2020 6:10 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

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

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.