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Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis taken to hospital with chest pain

May 23, 2022 4:03 pm

Kusal Mendis appeared to be in discomfort and laid down on the field during the last over before lunch.

Bangladesh minister urges India to protect minorities, says applies to all nations

May 22, 2022 10:24 am

Moni was addressing a session titled ‘India@2047’ at the India Ideas Conclave, organised by India Foundation, a think-tank working closely with BJP and RSS.

Super cyclones in India, Bangladesh: numbers exposed to severe flooding projected to rise hugely

May 10, 2022 10:10 pm

The research, led by the University of Bristol and including scientists from Bangladesh, looked at the 2020 Super Cyclone Amphan, the most costly cyclone to have made landfall in South Asia.

Bangladesh shutters dozens of schools set up by Rohingya in camps

May 03, 2022 2:42 pm

Human-rights activists say that the authorities closed more than 30 schools teaching tens of thousands of students out of fear that the schools would encourage the Rohingya to stay on the Bangladesh side of the border with Myanmar.

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar to visit Bangladesh and Bhutan from April 28 to 30

April 27, 2022 2:30 pm

The Indian foreign minister will be Bhutan’s first high-level visitor from abroad since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic

Indo-Bangla connectivity projects to boost Eastern India eco: Ex-MEA Secretary

April 24, 2022 3:04 pm

The former MEA secretary said that work on international road, rail and waterway connectivity projects is moving at a fast pace and within the next three-four years, when these are completed, trade in the region can be expected to boom.

Bangladeshi writer Sadat Hossain is telling life through his stories

April 06, 2022 4:19 pm

Hossain has become one of the most popular contemporary Bengali writers of his generation among readers of the language in several countries.

April 4, 1982, Forty Years Ago: A Falkland Conflict

April 04, 2022 12:16 am

Opposition leader Michael Foot questioned British intelligence and diplomacy, which he said had been outsmarted by the Argentinians.

Bangladesh in economic turmoil over soaring commodity prices

March 30, 2022 2:53 pm

The Bangladeshi government says that the price hike of consumer goods has been connected to the international market, and it won't go down until the global market is stable again.

Myanmar rulers in mind, India gets Lanka to hold online BIMSTEC meet

March 27, 2022 8:17 am

Besides India and Sri Lanka, BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) includes Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.


Pictures from the 45th Kolkata International Book Fair with Bangladesh as its theme

March 06, 2022 6:25 pm

Starting as the Boi Mela in 1976 and later conceptualised as The Kolkata International Book Fair, till date it continues to be organised by the Publishers & Booksellers Guild

Week in pictures: A look at most compelling images from around the world

July 10, 2021 7:36 pm

From fireworks display in New York during July 4 celebrations to California wildfires, here are some of the best photos of this week.

A tragedy in pictures: Fire engulfs Bangladesh food factory, killing 52

July 09, 2021 8:37 pm

At least 52 people were killed and several wounded after a massive fire engulfed a multi-storied food and beverage factory on the outskirts of Dhaka.

Narendra Modi in Bangladesh: Glimpses of PM's visit

March 27, 2021 5:25 pm

Narendra Modi in Bangladesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, his first foreign diplomatic visit since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in India last year.

Hilsa from Bangladesh brings cheer in West Bengal fish markets

September 16, 2020 6:25 pm

Bengali’s love for fish has been a common factor that binds it with people from across the border.

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.


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.