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  • Bangladesh cricket team to receive money, flats, cars April 25, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday announced that flats and cars along with prize money will be given to the national cricket team for its brilliant performance in the World Cup and home series against Pakistan. Bangladesh's clinical 3-0 One-Day International (ODI) series sweep and maiden T20 International win...
  • Bangladesh opposition leader Zia granted bail in graft cases April 6, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's former premier and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia was granted bail in two graft cases on Sunday after she appeared before a special court, a potential sign of easing tension in the politically unstable South Asian country. Zia appeared amid tight security before a special anti-graft court in the...
  • Bangladesh were made to lose World Cup quarterfinal to India: Sheikh Hasina March 21, 2015

    Dhaka: Wading into the controversy over umpiring decisions in Bangladesh's World Cup quarterfinal loss to India, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said everyone has seen how the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side was "made to lose". During a function organised by Bangladeshi expatriates in Melbourne for the national team, Prime Minister Hasina called...
  • Khaleda Zia vows to continue Bangladesh protests till government agrees to polls March 13, 2015

    Dhaka: Opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia on Friday stuck to her demand for a "fair and inclusive" midterm election as she vowed to continue the deadly anti-government street protests in Bangladesh saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina could now only end the unrest by holding early polls. "The movement will continue until...
  • Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina narrowly escapes bomb blast March 7, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina on Saturday had a narrow escape when several bombs exploded in a busy commercial area here minutes after her convoy passed through it. Several crude bombs exploded in Dhaka's Karwan Bazar only 10 minutes after Hasina's convoy passed the area. Hasina was on her...
  • SAARC Yatra:Jaishankar meets Hasina in Bangladesh, holds talks March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: India on Monday said it expects to sign two agreements with Bangladesh soon to further boost bilateral trade and commerce as Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Monday held "constructive" talks with the top leadership in Dhaka. Jaishankar, who arrived in Dhaka on his 'SAARC Yatra' to firm up India's relations...
  • Eagerly waiting to visit Bangladesh soon:PM Modi writes to Sheikh Hasina March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his eagerness to visit Bangladesh soon in a letter which was today handed over to his counterpart Sheikh Hasina by visiting Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, officials said. "I am eagerly waiting to visit Bangladesh soon," a spokesman of Hasina's office quoted the letter as...
  • 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...