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Rimple Mehta’s new book focusses on Bangladeshi women prisoners in India

The book explores how Bangladeshi women from poor and undereducated backgrounds, who have crossed the Indo-Bangladesh border, find themselves in prisons serving sentences under the Foreigners Act 1946.

Bangladesh girl burned alive for reporting sexual harassment - All you need to know

There have been 17 people arrested in the case so far. Police said the murder was a pre-planned conspiracy hatched by the madrassa headmaster, students and school staff.


Cooch Behar: 'Educated, without jobs... voted to change situation,' say voters

The enclaves include Poaturkuthi, Batrigach and Mashaldanga, which saw people exercise their voting rights in huge numbers. Voters, who have come from Indian enclaves in Bangladesh and are presently lodged at settlements camp in Dinhata, too participated in the polling process.

Bangladesh: Criminal case to be filed after fire that killed 25

A Bangladeshi official says criminal charges will be filed against the owner of a building where a fire killed 25 people and which had four upper floors constructed illegally.

"I am your mother now": New Zealand mosque shootings hit tight-knit Bangladesh community hard

When Christchurch was razed by a deadly earthquake in 2011, Husna helped settle an influx of Bangladeshi migrants - qualified engineers, metalworkers and builders - who came to assist the rebuilding of the shattered city.

Bangladesh tells UN Security Council cannot take more Myanmar refugees

Myanmar says it has been ready to accept returning refugees since January, but the United Nations says conditions are not yet right for their return.


India, Bangladesh hold joint exercise to boost confidence on Tripura border

A series of joint exercises and exchanges are being held in the Tripura-Bangla frontier since a four-day standoff between the two forces centring 31 Rohingya people who were found crossing the international border into Bangladesh in January this year.

Bangladesh flight hijack: Minister says not sure if 'hijacker' was carrying 'toy gun'

Asked how the weapon had gotten on board the plane, Civil Aviation Secretary Mohibul Haque said: "We do not know whether it was a weapon. We do not know if it was a toy pistol. The full details will be available in the investigation report."

110 dead in Bangladesh fire: ‘This isn’t about poverty, it’s about greed’

A wall of fire surged across the street, engulfing bicycles, rickshaws, cars, people, everything in its path. The inferno claimed at least 110 lives in one of the most historic neighborhoods in Bangladesh, a country where hundreds have died in recent years in fires that tore through crowded, unsafe structures, and where a promised crackdown on building violations has fallen short.

Bangladesh fire HIGHLIGHTS: 70 dead, authorities call off rescue operation

Bangladesh fire LIVE updates: The fire initially broke out at a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of a four-storey building named Hazi Wahed Mansion behind a mosque in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area and quickly spread to nearby buildings.

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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

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.

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.

ICC World T20 Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Colourful fans descend to Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens wore a sub-continent flavour on Wednesday as Pakistan and Bangladesh faced off in the ICC World T20 encounter.

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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.


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.


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.