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Sheikh Hasina India Visit Highlights: Sheik Hasina visits Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Rajasthan

Sheikh Hasina India Visit Highlights: "We pay our respects to Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971. It's an honour for us to remember Indian brothers & war veterans who sacrifice their lives for our independence & sovereignty," Hasina said.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: September 8, 2022 3:00:54 pm
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina offered prayers at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah on Thursday afternoon.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in India Highlights:  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina who is on a Delhi visit since Monday, paid obeisance at the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer on Thursday afternoon. She was given a red carpet welcome at the dargah amid tight security arrangements. Hasina performed ziyarat at the shrine. According to the protocols followed for visits by a head of a nation, there was no other devotee on the dargah premises and the dargah market was also closed.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday slammed the Centre for not inviting her to be a part of PM Hasina’s ongoing visit to India. Banerjee also said she was curious over why the BJP-led central government was “worried” about her meeting Hasina.

On Wednesday, PM Hasina hailed Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation war. At an event organised to distribute the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Student Scholarship to the descendants of the soldiers who died in the war, she said the initiative was their homage to the soldiers.  “We pay our respects to Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971. It’s an honour for us to remember Indian brothers & war veterans who sacrifice their lives for our independence & sovereignty,” Hasina said.

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14:26 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Watch: PM Hasina offered prayers at Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offered her prayers at Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Rajasthan on Thursday afternoon.

14:18 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Centre did not invite me to be part of PM Hasina's official visit: CM Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday slammed the Centre for not inviting her to be a part of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ongoing visit to India.

Banerjee also said she was curious over why the BJP-led central government was “worried” about her meeting Hasina.

"I share an excellent relationship with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, but (the Centre) did not invite me to be a part of her visit," she said while addressing a special session of the Trinamool Congress.

14:11 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina visits Ajmer Dargah

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid obeisance at the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer on Thursday afternoon.

She was given a red carpet welcome at the dargah amid tight security arrangements. Hasina performed ziyarat at the shrine. According to the protocols followed for visits by a head of a nation, there was no other devotee on the dargah premises and the dargah market was also closed.

Hasina and her delegation reached the Jaipur International Airport from Delhi by a special aircraft. She was received by Rajasthan State Education Minister B D Kalla and top officials. (PTI)

11:15 (IST)08 Sep 2022
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to visit Ajmer Dargah today

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is in India since Monday, will visit the Ajmer Dargah in Rajasthan today.

PM Hasina left for Ajmer from New Delhi in the morning. Police personnel have been deployed near the mosque and at several locations in Ajmer to monitor security. 

21:16 (IST)07 Sep 2022
India, Bangladesh ties role model for neighbourhood diplomacy: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the relationship between Bangladesh and India is a role model for neighbourhood diplomacy worldwide.

"Having forged a strong partnership over the last 50 years, both countries are working on an increasingly wide range of sectoral collaboration," Hasina said at a function to award the "Mujib Scholarship" to the direct descendants of the Indian soldiers and officers killed or critically wounded during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

Hasina said Bangladesh should not forget that India, its government, people and armed forces stood beside the country during its Liberation War. (PTI)

19:57 (IST)07 Sep 2022
India nudges Bangladesh on pact to set up surveillance radars

India has nudged Bangladesh to implement a three-year- old agreement that allows it to set up a network of surveillance radars along the coastline of the neighbouring country.

The issue came up during the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday.
"The Indian side reiterated its request for implementing the 2019 MoU for providing a coastal radar system for greater maritime security, at an early date," said a joint statement issued by the two countries during the ongoing four-day state visit of Hasina to India.

The Memorandum of Understanding to set up coastal surveillance radar systems in Bangladesh was signed during Hasina's visit to India in 2019. (PTI)

16:13 (IST)07 Sep 2022
'Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Student scholarship is our homage to Indian heroes:' Sheik Hasina

Conferment of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Student scholarships to 100 students of class 10 & 100 students of class 12, is a homage to Indian heroes who made supreme sacrifice for our cause, says Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina. 

16:08 (IST)07 Sep 2022
'We pay our respects to Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the Bangladesh liberation war:' Sheik Hasina

"We pay our respects to Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971. It's an honour for us to remember Indian brothers & war veterans who sacrifice their lives for our independence & sovereignty," visitng Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina said in Delhi. 

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Sheik Hasina distribute Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Student Scholarship to kin of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation war martyrs

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15:22 (IST)07 Sep 2022
On Rohingya, Bangladesh asks India to lean on Myanmar

Ahead of her arrival in India, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the Rohingya were “a big burden” on her country, and suggested India could play a role in persuading Myanmar to take them back.

Briefing the media Tuesday on Hasina’s visit, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra did not respond directly to a flurry of questions on whether the Bangladesh side had raised the issue. Read More

13:53 (IST)07 Sep 2022
2 PMs discussed security cooperation, defence, power, energy: MEA

During their talks yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina discussed a wide range of issues, including security cooperation, defence, power, energy and development cooperation, according to a statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs. "They also agreed to collaborate in new areas of cooperation, such as, environment, climate change, cyber security, ICT, space technology, green energy and blue economy," the statement read. 

12:48 (IST)07 Sep 2022
India-Bangla trade, now set for CEPA boost

Following a meeting with the visiting Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India and Bangladesh will soon commence negotiations on a Bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

“We both believe that by taking lessons from the Covid pandemic and recent global developments, we need to make our economies stronger,” Modi said. “With the expansion of connectivity between our two countries, and the development of trade infrastructure on the border, the two economies will be able to connect more with each other, support each other.

Our bilateral trade is growing rapidly. Today, India is the largest market in Asia for Bangladesh’s exports. To further accelerate this growth, we will soon start discussions on the Bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement,” he said. Read more. 

09:43 (IST)07 Sep 2022
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi meets Bangladesh PM Hasina

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here. The Congress said the two leaders had a fruitful discussion on a number of issues.

The meeting took place at Hotel ITC Maurya in Chanakyapuri. "Met the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Sheikh Hasina, earlier today," Gandhi said in a Facebook post. "India and Bangladesh are natural allies and it's crucial that both our countries work towards strengthening this bond," he also said.

The Bangladeshi prime minister arrived here on Monday on a four-day visit to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi following which the two sides are likely to ink pacts in key areas, including defence, trade and river water sharing. (PTI)

08:54 (IST)07 Sep 2022
Delhi, Dhaka sign river pact, first in 25 years; Hasina praises Modi

Visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Tuesday that “as long as Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi is here, Bangladesh and India will resolve” problems between them.

She said this in the context of sharing river waters as the two countries signed an interim water sharing agreement for the Kushiyara river, the first such pact between them in over 25 years — the Ganga water treaty was signed in 1996. The two sides also decided to start negotiations on a comprehensive trade pact and strengthen cooperation against terrorism and radicalism.

Speaking after her bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi, Hasina said: “Both countries have achieved remarkable progress in a number of areas. I recall that the two countries have resolved many outstanding issues in the spirit of friendship and cooperation, and hope that all outstanding issues including the Teesta water-sharing treaty will be concluded at an early date.” Read more. 

22:17 (IST)06 Sep 2022
Rahul Gandhi meets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here. The Congress said the two leaders had a fruitful discussion on a number of issues. The meeting took place at Hotel ITC Maurya in Chanakyapuri.

The Bangladeshi prime minister arrived here on Monday on a four-day visit to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi following which the two sides are likely to ink pacts in key areas, including defence, trade and river water sharing.

Hasina, who last visited the country in 2019, was received at the airport by Union Minister Darshana Jardosh and held bilateral talks with Modi on Tuesday in the national capital. (PTI)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in New Delhi. (PTI)
20:53 (IST)06 Sep 2022
India-Bangladesh ties guided by spirit of cooperation and mutual trust: President Murmu

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday called on President Droupadi Murmu, who said bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh have grown immensely and have always been guided by the spirit of cooperation and mutual trust.

Welcoming the Bangladeshi leader at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Murmu noted that the two countries are connected by shared history, language and culture and assured that India will continue to be a reliable partner in the development journey of its neighbour.

Murmu noted that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Hasina, bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh have grown immensely, said a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan. (PTI)

19:44 (IST)06 Sep 2022
Indian Railways to provide training, IT solutions to Bangladesh Railway

The Indian Railways will provide training to the employees of the Bangladesh Railway as well as offer IT solutions for the computerisation of its passenger ticketing and freight operations, according to two MoUs inked between the two countries on Tuesday.

The two MoUs were signed during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ongoing visit to New Delhi.

One memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), Government of India and the Ministry of Railways, Government of Bangladesh on training Bangladesh Railway personnel in India envisages a framework of cooperation and to facilitate the training at the institutes of the Indian Railways. (PTI)

18:30 (IST)06 Sep 2022
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18:27 (IST)06 Sep 2022
In pictures | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina meets Indian Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar
18:16 (IST)06 Sep 2022
Bangladesh to confer Mujib Scholarship to descendants of Indian soldiers killed, injured in 1971 war

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina announced the Mujib Scholarship on Tuesday for the direct descendants of the Indian soldiers killed or grievously injured in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

The awards will be conferred on Wednesday, she said. The award is named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Hasina's father.

According to reports, a total of 200 family members of Indian Army personnel will receive the scholarship. "We are grateful for the valuable support from the government and the people of India in the great war of liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, which was a watershed moment in our bilateral relations. (PTI)

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is on a four-day tour to India. (FILE/PIC)

Within hours of her arrival, Sheikh Hasina met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and discussed issues of bilateral interest and importance, sources said. “Delighted to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh this evening. The warmth and frequency of our leadership level contacts is a testimony to our close neighbourly partnership,” Jaishankar tweeted after the meeting. On Thursday, Hasina is scheduled to travel to Ajmer to visit Moinuddin Chishti’s dargah. Hasina, who is accompanied by senior ministers, will also meet President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.

As Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrives, taking stock of India-Bangladesh ties: the achievements and the irritants

As Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit to India on Monday (September 5), the long-standing, unresolved dispute over the sharing of the waters of the Teesta is back in the news.

The issue of water-sharing remains a key irritant in the bilateral relationship that has otherwise been strengthened significantly under the leadership of Prime Minister Hasina and her Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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First published on: 06-09-2022 at 09:16:39 am
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