Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, while addressing Hyderabad house, expressed her willingness towards resolving the Teesta water-sharing issue soon. She then stated that India is Bangladesh’s most important and closest neighbour. The Teesta water-sharing issue can be traced back to 2011, when both the nations signed an agreement to share surface waters at the Farakka Barrage near their mutual border.
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to arrive at India for a four-day visit, on September 5. The leaders are expected to conduct talks related to upgrading defence cooperation, regional connectivity initiatives and establishing stability in South Asia. She is expected to meet President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar. She will also hold bilateral talks with PM Modi.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Bangladesh has strongly condemned the attack on Hindus during Durga Puja festival in Dhaka. The commission also demanded for a probe into the matter, and said that communal violence in a "secular country" is not acceptable. Meanwhile, on July 16, houses of Hindus were set ablaze in Sahapora area of Lohagara, Narail.
India and Bangladesh flagged off New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Mitali Express on June 1, confirmed Northeast Frontier Railway. Bangladesh-West Bengal (India) new train will operate bi-weekly (Sundays and Wednesdays.) "Indian Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnav and his Bangladeshi counterpart Md Nurul Islam Sujan from Delhi virtually flagged off the inaugural run of Mitali Express at 9.20 am on Wednesday," said NFR spokesperson Sabyasachi De. The trains… read-more
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President Ram Nath Kovind is attending the 50th Victory Day celebrations of Bangladesh at the National Parade Ground in Dhaka on December 16. The parade was reviewed by Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid. Notably, President Kovind arrived in Bangladesh on a three-day visit on December 15. After landing in Dhaka, the President met Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen.
Sajeeb Wazed, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's adviser for Information and Communication Technology Affairs, inaugurated a 5G service at a function in Dhaka on December 12. Initially, the trial run of the service was launched at six sites in the country. The sites are Gopalganj's Tungipara, National Martyrs' Memorial at Savar, Bangladesh Secretariat, PM's Office, Dhaka's Dhanmondi-31, and Sher-e-Bangla. Reportedly, it'll help… read-more
Md Shafiqul Islam, the commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, on October 26 issued an order to tighten security at temples and other places of worship in the city to avert further communal violence. The decision was taken in a review meeting to discuss the recent anti-Hindu incidents in Bangladesh. Reportedly, police patrols have been enhanced at puja locations, and the cybercrime department has been directed to monitor social media.
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As many as 52 trapped people have died and 30 were injured due to the outbreak of massive fire at a food factory in Rupganj situated at Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. Several workers jumped off the building to escape the fire. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. However, rescuers are conducting a search and rescue operation to discover the total number of casualties.
Courtesy: Al Jazeera
A huge number of people in Dhaka have raced to ports in an attempt to leave the city before a nationwide lockdown takes effect. Effective from June 28, a strict nationwide lockdown will be imposed in Bangladesh to combat the surge of the delta variant. According to the rules of lockdown, no one will be allowed to leave their homes unless it is an absolute emergency.
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Bangladesh thrashed Sri Lanka in the one-sided rain-affected game held on May 25 at Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka. With the help of Mushfiqur Rahim’s brilliant knock of 125 in 127 balls, Bangladesh while batting first scored 246 runs in 48.1 overs. Chasing the target Sri Lankan batsmen crumbled to face the bowlers and managed to score only 141-9 in 40 overs and Bangladesh won the match by DLS method.
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