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Saudi woman convicted of murdering Bangladeshi maid in rare verdict

February 15, 2021 9:34 pm

"(She) wanted to go abroad to earn more money so that she could pay for her aged parents," Ayub Ali, Begum's brother-in-law, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation."They started torturing her two weeks after she left.

Haque's hundred helps Bangladesh set West Indies 395 target

February 06, 2021 6:41 pm

Mominul Haque’s 115 — reaching the 3,000 runs milestone in the process — helped Bangladesh set a fearsome 395 runs target for West Indies.

Marking 50 years of 1971 war, Bangladeshi team part of Republic Day event

January 27, 2021 3:09 am

PM Modi has been invited to Bangladesh for celebrations in March this year, and is likely to travel to Dhaka for the events. He was invited last year in March as well, but had to cancel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tigers stalk as storms, poverty force Indians deep into mangrove forests

January 15, 2021 10:27 am

India's Sundarbans is a mangrove area bordering Bangladesh. As farmland shrinks, some risk fishing in dangerous areas. Number of reported fatal tiger maulings jumps in 2020 COVID lockdown meant local migrant workers were stuck.

Bangladesh: Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Rohingya refugee camp

January 14, 2021 7:48 pm

The UNHCR said more than 550 homes sheltering about 3,500 people as well as 150 shops were either totally or partially destroyed in the fire.

Bangladesh moves second group of Rohingya refugees to remote island

December 29, 2020 2:36 pm

The United Nations says it has not been involved in the relocation but urged the government to ensure no refugee is forced to move to Bhasan Char island, which only emerged from the sea 20 years ago.

Bangladesh set to move 2nd batch of Rohingya refugees to remote island - officials

December 27, 2020 12:24 pm

Bangladesh says it is transferring only people who are willing to go and the move will ease chronic overcrowding in camps that are home to more than 1 million Rohingya.

This is where Rohingya are being sent: a newly surfaced island in Bay of Bengal

December 07, 2020 6:19 pm

Bangladesh has begun sending Rohingya refugees from overcrowded camps at Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, an island formed by sedimentation (char is Bengali for sediment) close to the coast. What's on Bhasan Char? Is it habitable?

Bangladesh Rohingya relocation to isolated island criticized by rights groups

December 29, 2020 2:35 pm

Bangladesh has transferred hundreds of Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char, a low-lying island prone to cyclones and floods. The move comes amid criticism from international aid groups, who say they weren't involved.

Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community

October 30, 2020 3:00 pm

The 'Jibon Kheya' started its journey on Sept. 1 with eight doctors and nurses. It has two dentists and one ophthalmologist and a dozen trained volunteers.


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.

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.


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.