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A masked Sheikh Hasina was seen greeting PM Modi with a bouquet of flowers as he alighted onto the runway. (ANI)(ANI)

‘Special visit begins with a special gesture’ tweets PMO

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 12:08 PM IST
  • “A special visit begins with a special gesture. PM Sheikh Hasina welcomes PM Narendra Modi at Dhaka airport,” tweeted the PMO.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Bangladesh is part of his continuing focus on cementing ties with the neighbour.(Twitter/PMO India)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Bangladesh is part of his continuing focus on cementing ties with the neighbour.(Twitter/PMO India)

Delhi-Dhaka ties move beyond symbolism, seek to power growth and connectivity

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 11:29 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi made it clear early in his first term that Bangladesh, like Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar, occupies a special place in Indian diplomacy and should be helped for mutual growth and security.
Modi said he will be visiting Bangladesh on March 26-27 at the invitation of Prime Minister Hasina, and looks forward to his participation at the Bangladesh National Day celebrations on Friday.(HT Photo/Mohd Zakir)
Modi said he will be visiting Bangladesh on March 26-27 at the invitation of Prime Minister Hasina, and looks forward to his participation at the Bangladesh National Day celebrations on Friday.(HT Photo/Mohd Zakir)

Happy my 1st foreign visit after Covid onset is to friendly Bangladesh: PM Modi

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 08:56 PM IST
In his departure statement, he said, "I am happy that my first foreign visit after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic will be to our friendly neighbouring country, with which India shares deep cultural, linguistic and people-to-people ties."
Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Narendra Modi.(PTI)

PM to visit Bangladesh on March 26

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 06:27 AM IST
  • The two-day trip to Dhaka will be Modi’s first foreign visit in 15 months
External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (File photo)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (File photo)

EAM Jaishankar condoles death of Bangladesh PM's political adviser

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 12:27 PM IST
He was undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka, Awami League Office Secretary Biplab Barua said on Thursday in a social media post. Jaishankar, who was on a day-long visit to Bangladesh, on Thursday condoled the death of Imam.
Activists march and shout slogans during a demonstration in Dhaka on February 27, 2021 following the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail months after his arrest under internet laws which critics say are used to muzzle dissent.(AFP)
Activists march and shout slogans during a demonstration in Dhaka on February 27, 2021 following the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail months after his arrest under internet laws which critics say are used to muzzle dissent.(AFP)

Bangladeshi writer, detained over anti-govt social media posts, dies in jail

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:17 PM IST
According to The New York Times (NYT), Ahmed's death inside prison is raising alarms about the country's crackdown on dissent.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar will hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen to review bilateral relations and discuss regional and international developments, (REUTERS PHOTO).
External affairs minister S Jaishankar will hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen to review bilateral relations and discuss regional and international developments, (REUTERS PHOTO).

EAM Jaishankar to visit Bangladesh on March 4 to review bilateral ties

PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 08:48 PM IST
  • Bangladesh foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen visited India last month for foreign office consultations and India provided two million doses of the Covishield vaccine to Bangladesh under the “Vaccine Maitri” initiative.
In this file picture, freethinkers and rationalists seen protesting against the death of Avijit Roy, a blogger and author, who has hacked to death by Islamists. (AFP)
In this file picture, freethinkers and rationalists seen protesting against the death of Avijit Roy, a blogger and author, who has hacked to death by Islamists. (AFP)

Avijit Roy murder trial: Five Islamists sentenced to death in Bangladesh

Reuters | , Dhaka
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Avijit Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in February 2015 while returning home with his wife from a Dhaka book fair.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, at Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, at Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

PM Modi, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to discuss connectivity, trade

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:43 AM IST
Modi and Hasina will jointly inaugurate the Haldibari-Chilahati rail link which is aimed at fostering people-to-people connectivity on both sides.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, left is received with flowers as she arrives at the airport in New Delhi. Hasina is on a four day visit to India.(Photo: AP)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, left is received with flowers as she arrives at the airport in New Delhi. Hasina is on a four day visit to India.(Photo: AP)

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrives in India on 4-day visit

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2019 03:02 PM IST
During her visit, the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will call on President Ram Nath Kovind and will hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 5.
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