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Bangladesh replaces judge hearing Khaleda Zia case
Dhaka, Dec 18 : The Bangladesh government has appointed a new judge for the court trying graft cases against Khaleda Zia, chairperson of the country's main opposition party Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
Bangladesh President arrives in New Delhi for six-day visit
New Delhi, Dec. 18 : Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid, at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday arrived in New Delhi on a six-day official visit. This is the first visit by a ceremonial Head of State of Bangladesh since 1972.
Bangladeshi held with gold valued at Rs. 34 lakh
Kolkata, Dec 18 : The BSF Thursday seized gold valued at over Rs.34 lakh in the international market from a Bangladeshi smuggler near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal, officials said.
Bangladesh president arrives on six-day visit
New Delhi, Dec 18 : Bangladesh President M. Abdul Hamid arrived here Thursday on a six-day official visit - the first visit by a ceremonial head of state of Bangladesh since 1972.
Judge hearing ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia's graft cases' removed
Dhaka, Dec.18 : A judge who was hearing two graft cases against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia and eight others has been removed from the trial proceedings.
SC directs Centre to fence entire India-Bangladesh border
New Delhi, Dec 17 : The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the central government to complete the fencing of the India-Bangladesh border where it has not been done to check illegal immigration.
Madrassas controlled by Bangladeshis indoctrinating youths: Centre
New Delhi, Dec 17 : Three madrassas controlled by illegal Bangladeshi migrants were indoctrinating youths, the central government said Wednesday.
Two arrested with 'drone' making components in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 17 : Police in Bangladesh Wednesday said they have arrested two activists of the radical Ansarullah Bangla Team in Dhaka with components for making a remote-controlled aerial surveillance "drone".
SC directs Centre to check illegal migration at Indo-Bangladesh border
New Delhi, Dec. 17 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Central Government to monitor fencing along the India-Bangladesh border and the construction of border roads to prevent illegal migrants entering Indian Territory from Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi President to visit India
New Delhi, Dec. 17 : The President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid, will be paying a six-day official visit to India beginning tomorrow at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee.
Five year visa for minorities from neighbouring countries
New Delhi, Dec. 17 : Members of the minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be given five years visa instead of one-year as part of government's effort to address their grievances and according citizenship in future.
Bangladeshi film industry seeks India's support
Kolkata, Dec 17 : The Bangladeshi film industry needs India's expertise in digitising the filmmaking process in their country and cooperation to facilitate screening of their films in both the neighbouring countries simultaneously, a film industry official said Wednesday.
LTV for five years for minorities from neighbouring countries
New Delhi, Dec 16 : The government has decided that long term visa will be granted by the ministry of home affairs for five years to minority nationals from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, a home ministry release said.
Over 5,000 Pakistanis, 1,300 Bangladeshis overstaying in India
New Delhi, Dec 16 : Over 5,000 Pakistanis and more than 1,300 Bangladeshis have been found to be overstaying in India, the government said Tuesday.
Indian, Bangladeshi soldiers celebrate Vijay Diwas
Kolkata, Dec 16 : War veterans and serving officers of the Indian and Bangladeshi Armed Forces came together on the occasion of the 43rd Vijay Diwas to commemorate the sacrifices of Indian soldiers in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
India to take part in second round of BCIM talks from tomorrow
Dhaka, Dec.16 : Senior officials of the Governments of India, Bangladesh China and Myanmar will take part in the second round of discussions for the BCIM corridor, an economic silk route between Bangladesh, India, China and Myanmar, from tomorrow in the Cox's Bazar area of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh observes 44th Victory Day with 31-gun salute, tributes to ...
Dhaka, Dec.16 : Bangladesh on Tuesday observed its 44th Victory Day with due solemnity and offers of rich tribute to martyrs who had sacrificed their lives during the Liberation War of 1971 against Pakistan.
Six killed in Habiganj road crash
Dhaka, Dec.16 : At least six people, including two of a family were killed and five seriously injured when a truck rammed a human hauler and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in the Habiganj Sadar area of Bangladesh this morning.
Bangladesh Liberation War heroes remembered on Vijay Diwas
Agartala, Dec 16 : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar unveiled a war memorial here Tuesday on the occasion of Vijay Diwas to commemorate the heroic soldiers of the Indian Army who laid down their lives in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
Bangladesh celebrates 43rd anniversary of Victory Day
Dhaka, Dec 16 : Bangladesh Tuesday celebrated the 43rd anniversary of its victory over the Pakistani forces in 1971 War of Liberation in which about three million people were killed.
Bangladesh tries to prevent ecological disaster after oil spill
Dhaka, Dec 16 : Hundreds of people Monday were hoping to avoid a major ecological disaster in Bangladesh by cleaning up by hand some of the 350,000 litres of oil spilled from a tanker that sank in the Sunderbans delta, the world's largest mangrove reserve and one of the planet's most fragile ...
Reminiscences of the Bangladesh War of Independence
Lt. Col. (Retired) Jasbir Sarai, New Delhi, Dec.15 : A sixty five-year-old army veteran has a lot of time to reflect and contemplate, and this applies to me also. My grandchildren have this constant need to hear stories and yarns that I have learnt to concoct. Somehow, I never got down to telling ...
Bangladesh president coming Dec 18 on six-day visit
New Delhi, Dec 15 : Bangladesh President M. Abdul Hamid arrives in India Dec 18 on a six-day official visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee.
First dead dolphin spotted after Bangladesh oil spill
Dhaka, Dec 14 : The first evidence of harm caused by an oil spill, from a capsized tanker in Bangladesh's Shela river, on the local flora and fauna surfaced Sunday, with reports of the first dead dolphin.
Body of sunken tanker's captain recovered in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 14 : The mutilated body of the captain of a sunken tanker ship was recovered Sunday, five days after the accident caused a massive oil spill on the Shela river flowing through the Sundarbans mangrove forests.
Sunderbans boat capsize: Hired boats start collecting spilt oil
Dhaka, Dec.13 : At least 100 mechanised and non-mechanised boats have reportedly been hired to scoop up spilt oil from the River Shela in the eastern Sunderbans region of Bangladesh.
Recollections of a Communicator: Pakistan will never live down its ...
By I. Ramamohan Rao, New Delhi, Dec.13 : It was surprising to hear General Pervez Musharraf saying that the intrusion by the Pakistan Army in Kargil in 1999 was in response to India's role in the 1971 war which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh out of what was then East Pakistan.
FIH exploring possibility of Indo-Pak matches in Bangladesh
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 : International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre Saturday said FIH is exploring the possibility of organising an India-Pakistan test series in Bangladesh since it wasn't possible to hold any matches between the neighbouring nations in the two countries in the ...
Bangladesh president to visit India Dec 18
New Delhi, Dec 13 : With the India-Bangladesh land swap agreement appearing poised to be implemented, Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid will be paying a ceremonial visit to India Dec 18 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee.
BSF officer attacked by smugglers near Bangladesh border
Kolkata, Dec 12 : A BSF officer was Friday attacked by cattle smugglers near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Nadia district, officials said.