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  • Prominent personalities appeal to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to take action against those involved in vandalism of Durga Puja pandals Oct 18, 2021 10:24 AM IST

    Prominent personalities appeal to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to take action against those involved in vandalism of Durga Puja pandals

    In the open letter issued on Sunday night, over 60 signatories pointed out with regret that '' members of Hindu community'' in Bangladesh could not celebrate their biggest festival Durga Puja smoothly in many places in the wake of incidents of attack and untoward incidents at different Durga Puja pandals.''

  • EAM S Jaishankar meets Bangladesh I & B Minister Hasan Mahmud to discuss bilateral issues Sep 07, 2021 04:42 PM IST

    EAM S Jaishankar meets Bangladesh I & B Minister Hasan Mahmud to discuss bilateral issues

    There has been a flurry of visits between the two sides in the last few months notwithstanding the coronavirus pandemic.

  • India will resume flights to this country from today Sep 03, 2021 09:37 AM IST

    India will resume flights to this country from today

    Under an air bubble arrangement between two countries, international passenger flights can be operated by their respective carriers into each other's territories subject to certain conditions.

  • Bangladesh to resume flights to India from October 28 under 'air bubble' arrangement Aug 28, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    Bangladesh to resume flights to India from October 28 under 'air bubble' arrangement

    The five Indian airlines are expected to operate flights on Dhaka-Delhi, Dhaka-Kolkata, Dhaka-Chennai and Dhaka-Mumbai routes.

  • TVS Motor launches NTORQ 125 Race Edition scooter in Bangladesh Aug 23, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    TVS Motor launches NTORQ 125 Race Edition scooter in Bangladesh

    Designed for the youth, the 125-cc scooter has been developed based on the company's racing pedigree.

  • EXCLUSIVE | Govt refocuses on SAARC to counter China; Secretary General in Delhi for week-long talks Aug 10, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | Govt refocuses on SAARC to counter China; Secretary General in Delhi for week-long talks

    Effort to block China from encroaching further into India's neighborhood is driving the initiative to revive the body that has been effectively defunct since 2016 when six members led by India pulled out of the SAARC summit in Islamabad.

  • Indian Railways delivers 200 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to Bangladesh amid COVID-19 pandemic Jul 25, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    Indian Railways delivers 200 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to Bangladesh amid COVID-19 pandemic

    This will be the first time that the Oxygen Express is put into operation to deliver the life-saving gas to a neighbouring country, the Ministry of Railways said in a statement.

  • Essar Shipping vessels engaged in exporting rice to Bangladesh Jul 20, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    Essar Shipping vessels engaged in exporting rice to Bangladesh

    As per the recent trade agreement signed between the two neighbouring countries, Bangladesh is set to buy 150,000 tonne of rice from India. It is the first such bilateral deal in the last three years.

  • ITC rolls out potato biscuits to compete with popular Bangladeshi brand Jun 29, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    ITC rolls out potato biscuits to compete with popular Bangladeshi brand

    Claiming to be "more than a biscuit," ITC's website lists 'light, thin and crunchy potato biscuits and 'sprinkled with chatpata masala seasoning' as its key features.

  • Bangladesh extends closure of borders with India amidst surge in COVID cases linked to B.1.617.2 strain May 31, 2021 07:42 AM IST

    Bangladesh extends closure of borders with India amidst surge in COVID cases linked to B.1.617.2 strain

    However, the transportation of goods through the land borders would continue as earlier, the foreign ministry said.

  • Nepal, Bangladesh scramble to secure COVID-19 shots as India curbs exports May 19, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Nepal, Bangladesh scramble to secure COVID-19 shots as India curbs exports

    Reuters reported on Tuesday that India was unlikely to resume major exports of COVID-19 vaccines until October at the earliest as it diverts shots for domestic use, a longer-than-expected delay set to worsen a shortage of supplies coming through the COVAX global vaccine sharing scheme, designed to help low-income countries.

  • COVID-19 crisis | Festival travel, vaccine shortage put Bangladesh at risk May 13, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis | Festival travel, vaccine shortage put Bangladesh at risk

    People crowded exit points in Dhaka, defying a nationwide lockdown in effect until Sunday and a suspension of long-distance passenger buses, trains and ferries.

  • Dhaka joining Quad will harm ties with Beijing: Chinese envoy to Bangladesh May 11, 2021 09:57 AM IST

    Dhaka joining Quad will harm ties with Beijing: Chinese envoy to Bangladesh

    Calling Quad a 'narrow-purposed' geopolitical clique, the Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh reportedly said Dhaka will not draw any benefits from it.

  • Bangladesh detects six cases of Indian variant of coronavirus: Official May 08, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    Bangladesh detects six cases of Indian variant of coronavirus: Official

    Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) spokesman Professor Dr Nazmul Islam Munna said the cases were detected by health officials overnight. Out of the six people, two were detected in the national capital Dhaka.

  • Americans advised to avoid all travels to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives Apr 23, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Americans advised to avoid all travels to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives

    In a series of travel advisories on Thursday, the authorities also urged Americans to reconsider travel to China and Nepal; exercise increased caution while travelling to Sri Lanka and exercise normal travel precaution to Bhutan, which has been given Level 1, the safest level for travelling overseas.

  • Apr 20, 2021 05:54 PM IST

  • Bangladesh imposes 7-day nationwide lockdown amidst spike in COVID-19 cases Apr 05, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    Bangladesh imposes 7-day nationwide lockdown amidst spike in COVID-19 cases

    According to a government circular issued on Sunday, the directives will remain in effect from 6am of April 5 till 12 midnight of April 11, the Dhaka Tribune reported. People have been asked not to move out from their homes from 6 pm to 6 am, the report said.

  • Bangladesh violence spreads after PM Modi visit, attacks on Hindu temples, train Mar 28, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    Bangladesh violence spreads after PM Modi visit, attacks on Hindu temples, train

    At least 10 protesters were killed in clashes with police during demonstrations organised by Islamist groups against the Indian leader's visit, and violence raged on after his departure as anger swelled over the deaths.

  • PM Narendra Modi reiterates India's commitment towards concluding Teesta deal Mar 27, 2021 09:47 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi reiterates India's commitment towards concluding Teesta deal

    Two countries are currently cooperating on 56 rivers that flow between them. The cooperation in the area is very diverse as the use of water for drinking, irrigation and how we can work together to control flood and pollution

  • Demonstrated for Bangladesh's freedom at age of 20-22, went to jail: PM Modi Mar 26, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Demonstrated for Bangladesh's freedom at age of 20-22, went to jail: PM Modi

    Modi also recalled the contribution of late former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi in the liberation of Bangladesh.

  • Explained: The flourishing trade ties and friendship between India and Bangladesh Mar 26, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    Explained: The flourishing trade ties and friendship between India and Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is India’s biggest trade and development partner in South Asia. Over the recent years, ties between the two countries have received a major boost in terms of trade, connectivity and infrastructure development.

  • Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence Mar 25, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence

    It was 50 years ago on the night of March 25, 1971, that Pakistan's military launched a violent crackdown on the city of Dhaka, then part of East Pakistan, to quell a rising nationalist movement seeking independence for what is today known as Bangladesh.

  • 15 dead, 400 missing in Rohingya camp blaze in Bangladesh: UN Mar 23, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    15 dead, 400 missing in Rohingya camp blaze in Bangladesh: UN

    The fire broke out Monday and left at least 50,000 people homeless as it ripped through their flimsy bamboo-and-tarpaulin shelters, according to police and aid groups. Terrified families fled with whatever they could carry, with distraught children separated from their children in the rush.

  • Fire guts hundreds of shelters in Rohingya refugee camp Mar 22, 2021 07:54 PM IST

    Fire guts hundreds of shelters in Rohingya refugee camp

    The fire at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district broke out in the late afternoon and spread quickly through at least four blocks, said Mohammad Shamsud Douza, additional commissioner of the government’s Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commission. He said at least four units of firefighters were struggling to control the blaze due to its rapid spread.

  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman conferred Gandhi Peace Prize ahead of PM Modi’s Bangladesh visit Mar 22, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman conferred Gandhi Peace Prize ahead of PM Modi’s Bangladesh visit

    Bangladesh's Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was awarded the peace prize posthumously, for his “outstanding contributions towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violent and other Gandhian methods”.

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