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  • India detains suspect in plot to kill Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina December 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Police have arrested a key suspect in a blast in West Bengal who they believe is linked to a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of neighbouring Bangladesh and stage a coup there. Shahnor Alom, who was arrested in a village in Assam on Friday night, belongs to a...
  • India uncovers suspected plot to assassinate Bangladeshi PM: Officials October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top counter-terrorism agency has uncovered a suspected plot by a banned militant group to assassinate the prime minister of Bangladesh and carry out a coup, three senior Indian security officials told Reuters on Tuesday. India will hand over a dossier to Bangladesh with details of the plan by...
  • Won't allow Bangladesh to be used for extremism, hope India reciprocates too: Hasina September 28, 2014

    United Nations: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that she would not allow the soil of her country to be used for any kind of extremism and hoped that India would also reciprocate on the matter. After her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Hasina described the...
  • Sheikh Hasina, Narendra Modi likely to meet on UNGA sidelines: Bangladesh official September 13, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to hold first meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 27 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, a foreign ministry official said on Saturday. "The two prime ministers are likely to hold their...
  • Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi to meet in US September 13, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are scheduled to meet in New York this month during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), media reported on Saturday. This would be the first meeting between Modi and Hasina after the BJP came to power in India in May. Permanent...
  • Harsh Vardhan seeks Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina's support in taming vectorborne diseases September 9, 2014

    Dhaka: India on Tuesday sought Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's support in combating many vectorborne diseases and providing "the highest standards of health care" to people in South Asia. "I seek your valuable support in traversing a path where we can attain the highest standards of health not only for...
  • Real life couple Aamir Ali, Sanjeeda Sheikh to work together in 'Ek Hasina Thi' July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Real life couple Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh will be romancing onscreen as the former will be seen in a cameo in upcoming episodes of TV show "Ek Hasina Thi". Sanjeeda plays the lead character of Durga in the thriller show, aired on Star Plus. "Aamir will start shooting soon. He...
  • Actor Vatsal Seth suffers a minor injury on the sets of 'Ek Hasina Thi' July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Small screen's bad boy Vatsal Seth got injured while shooting for 'Ek Hasina Thi' much to the shock of the actor and the crew members. But he resumed shooting after a short break. According to sources, Vatsal had to shoot a glass bottle with a handgun. The scene was narrated...
  • India, Bangladesh engage in saree diplomacy June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday presented a cream colour saree to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who in return gifted the famous Bangladeshi Jamdani saree to the visiting Indian leader. Swaraj, who is on her first standalone overseas visit after taking office a month ago, called on Hasina, who...
  • After Sushma Swaraj, PM to visit Bangladesh June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina's invitation to visit India's eastern neighbour. PM has also written a letter to Hasina where he hopes to foster new era of cooperation and connectivity between the two countries. The invite comes even as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj...
  • Modi invites Bangladesh premier to visit India June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday handed over a letter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, inviting her to visit India. Swaraj met Hasina at Hasina's office at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday. "Swaraj handed over the letter during a meeting at the prime...
  • Bangla PM Hasina, BNP chief Zia congratulate Modi May 16, 2014

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia on Friday congratulated BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on securing a thumping mandate in the Lok Sabha polls. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday congratulated BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on securing a majority in the Lok Sabha...
  • Hasina criticises Mamata for her stance against Teesta deal May 11, 2014

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "extremely unfortunate" stance against the Teesta water sharing deal, but expressed optimism on resolving the issue through dialogue. "It was extremely unfortunate, the chief minister of an Indian state, Mamata Banerjee raised objection (in signing...
  • I'm sure that 'Ek Hasina Thi' title track will be appreciated: Sunidhi Chauhan March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Popular Bollywood singer Sunidhi Chauhan has lent her voice to the title track of the forthcoming romantic thriller TV series "Ek Hasina Thi". Composed by Tapas and written by Manoj Yadav, the song is in the fusion space with a tinge of semi-classical Indian tunes. Sunidhi says the song has...
  • Teesta water pact a difficult one, says Manmohan Singh March 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday told his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina that a pact on sharing Teesta river waters was "difficult" even as an agreement was desirable in the interests of the two countries. Manmohan Singh's remarks came during a 25-minute meeting with Hasina on the margins of the BIMSTEC...
  • New Bangladesh government to be sworn in after disputed polls January 16, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's new government is set to be sworn in on Sunday, a week after the ruling party won a violenceplagued election that the opposition boycotted and amid growing international calls for a fresh and inclusive polls. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League ended with more than twothirds of seats in...
  • Hindus attacked in postpoll violence in Bangladesh, BJP asks Centre to intervene January 14, 2014

    Dhaka: Members of Hindu community are being targeted in the postpoll violence in Bangladesh. Thousands of Hindu homes and shops were burnt down by Jamaat activists following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's reelection. Back home in India, Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded the Centre to intervene in the matter even as...
  • Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina sworn in as premier for third term January 12, 2014

    Dhaka: Sheikh Hasina was sworn in for her second straight term as Bangladesh's prime minister, a week after her Awami League party secured a landslide win in the violencehit general election boycotted by the opposition. President Abdul Hamid administered oath of office to the 49member council of ministers at Bangabhaban ...
  • Sheikh Hasina invited to form govt in Bangladesh January 10, 2014

    Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina on Thursday was invited by the President to form government after her party's victory in the controversial January 5 elections. "President (Abdul Hamid) invited Sheikh Hasina to form the government as leader of the house when she called on him at the presidential palace," said President's...
  • Awami League sweeps violencemarred Bangladesh general elections January 6, 2014

    Dhaka: The ruling Awami League on Sunday swept the general elections in Bangladesh which were marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a boycott by opposition parties, even as 21 people were killed in pollrelated violence. Most voters preferred to stay at home fearing violence during the polling in 147...
  • Voting ends, counting begins in Bangladesh January 5, 2014

    Voting ended in Bangladesh's 10th parliamentary elections, marred by a series of violent incidents, boycotts and low voter turnout on Sunday. Counting of votes began shortly after balloting ended at 4 pm, the Daily Star reported. Voting in the parliamentary polls began at 8 am on Sunday amid a series of violent...
  • Bangladesh's name could be changed if Khaleda Zia wins, fears Hasina December 31, 2013

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's party has said that opposition leader Khaleda Zia may change the country's name in case she returns to power. The apprehension was expressed by the ruling Awami League (AL) party's publicity secretary Hassan Mahmud while participating in a humanchain and protest programme on Monday at the...
  • Strongly condemn Pakistan's resolution on Mollah: Hasina December 19, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday slammed Pakistan as anger mounted over a Pakistan parliamentary resolution condemning execution of JamaateIslami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for crimes against humanity in 1971. "By passing the resolution at National Assembly, Pakistan has proved that it never accepted the victory of Bangladesh in...
  • 21 killed in Bangladesh violence after Jamaat leader's hanging December 15, 2013

    Dhaka: The death toll in violence across Bangladesh triggered by the execution of a top JamaateIslami leader has risen to 21, prompting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to issue a stern warning saying, "We know how to control you." Abdul Quader Mollah, known as the "Butcher of Mirpur" for atrocities committed during...
  • Bangladesh: 4 killed in violence after execution of Jamaat leader December 13, 2013

    At least four people were killed in Bangladesh on Friday when supporters of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah vented their fury at his execution for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The decision to hang Mollah, a senior figure in the JamaateIslami party that is a...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader Mollah to be hanged after midnight December 10, 2013

    Dhaka: Authorities in Bangladesh said on Tuesday they were ready to execute a leader of the country's largest Islamic party who was convicted of war crimes. Inspector General of Prisons Mainuddin Khandaker said Abdul Quader Mollah of the opposition JamaateIslami party would be hanged shortly after midnight at Dhaka's Central Jail. Mollah's...
  • Bangladesh: Opposition extends nationwide blockade till Friday December 9, 2013

    Bangladesh's main opposition on Monday extended its ongoing 72hour nationwide blockade till Friday morning demanding general elections under a nonparty interim government. Salahuddin Ahmed, joint general secretary of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) made the announcement of rail, road, and waterway blockade, reports Xinhua. The BNP and its allies have enforced a series...
  • Bangladesh: Opposition announces fresh blockade against general elections December 5, 2013

    Opposition parties in Bangladesh on Thursday announced a fresh 72hour nationwide blockade from Saturday to press for their demands, including postponement of the January 5 General elections. The BNPled 18party opposition alliance called for the fresh blockade after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina again rejected its demand for a 'nonparty' caretaker government...
  • Another Bangladesh party boycotts elections, uncertainty deepens December 4, 2013

    Bangladesh's Awami Leagueled grand alliance suffered a major setback on Tuesday when one of its key members announced a boycott of the general elections a day after the main opposition BNP decided against taking part, raising questions over the credibility of the January 5 polls. Political violence during opposition protests for...
  • India in talks with US on political situation of Bangladesh November 16, 2013

    India, on Saturday, said it is holding consultations with the US and other countries on the political impasse in Bangladesh over an electoral dispute between the country's two major parties. "I can say definitely that we are discussing the situation of Bangladesh with different countries who have an interest in the...