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Bangladesh man jailed for 'photoshopping' pictures of Sheikh Hasina, Manmohan Singh

The accused had sent doctored images of Sheikh Hasina, late president Zillur Rahman and former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh to mobile phones of users in 2013

How Dhaka fell in 1971

Bangladesh’s birth owes to Pakistani policy flaws, not India’s intervention.

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Journalist arrested in Bangladesh for 'false' reporting on voting irregularities

The arrest of the journalist comes two days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League and its allies won the general elections, bagging 288 of the total 299 seats which went to the polls.

BJP had 2 seats, now in power, so others do have a chance: Sheikh Hasina to Bangladesh Opposition

Taking the example of Congress party in India, Hasina said, "How many seats did they get in the last election? They could not focus on who would be their PM. Such an old and established party, but who will be the leader of the party? It was not clear. So people didn’t vote for them."

PM Modi congratulates Sheikh Hasina on win in Bangladesh elections, reiterates India's support

During the talks, Modi said that "Hasina's victory was the reflection of Bangladesh's stunning development under her dynamic leadership," press secretary of Bangladesh Prime Minister Ihsanul Karim said.

Sheikh Hasina scores thumping victory in Bangladesh, Opposition seeks fresh vote

The ruling coalition has bagged more than 80 per cent of votes, making it one of the strongest governments in South Asia. This is an unprecedented feat in the country's political history as no other leader in Bangladesh has been able to win a third term.

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Sheikh Hasina wins third term as PM in Bangladesh: 10 things to know

Sheikh Hasina's win consolidated her decade-long rule over Bangladesh, where she is credited with improving the economy and promoting development but has also been accused of rampant human rights abuses, a crackdown on the media and suppressing dissent.

Bangladesh General Election 2018 highlights: Sheikh Hasina wins from Gopalganj-3; opposition demand fresh polls

Bangladesh General Election 2018: Millions of Bangladeshis cast their vote in the 11th Parliamentary elections after the campaign was marred by incidents of violence and threats.

After a polarising campaign, watershed Bangladesh polls today amid tight security

Hasina expressed fears that the Opposition could boycott elections in the middle of elections as part of a “political trick” to evade a “humiliating defeat”.

Dhaka event urges youth to pick ‘liberation’ over ‘communalism and fundamentalism’

Loyal to Hasina, Imam calls her Bangabandhu’s “illustrious daughter” at least three times in half-an-hour, and defends and projects the social and economic milestones of the government.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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