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Power back in Bangladesh after grid failure caused massive blackout

Bangladesh Blackout: The blackout, which impacted much of the country, started at 2.05 pm on Tuesday and lasted for nearly seven hours.

Bangladesh Blackout: A salesman of a pharmaceutical shop uses his cellphone torch to find medicine in Dhaka, Bangladesh.(Reuters)
Bangladesh Blackout: A salesman of a pharmaceutical shop uses his cellphone torch to find medicine in Dhaka, Bangladesh.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 11:41 AM IST
PTI |

Blast in Central African Republic kills 3 Bangladesh UN peacekeepers

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "conveys his deepest condolences to the families of the peacekeepers and the people in government of Bangladesh," he added.

Blast in Central African Republic kills 3 Bangladesh UN peacekeepers | Representational image(Representational image)
Blast in Central African Republic kills 3 Bangladesh UN peacekeepers | Representational image(Representational image)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 04:34 AM IST
AFP |

Blackouts across Bangladesh: Grid failure leaves over 130 million without power

Bangladesh has suffered a major power crisis in recent months as a result of higher global energy prices following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Representative image (AFP)
Representative image (AFP)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 06:16 PM IST
AFP |

Bangladesh pilgrim boat tragedy death toll hits 61

The incident on Sunday near the northern town of Boda was the deadliest in years in the South Asian country, which is crisscrossed by rivers where overcrowding on aged vessels is common.

Bangladesh pilgrim boat tragedy death toll hits 61(Reuters Photo)
Bangladesh pilgrim boat tragedy death toll hits 61(Reuters Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 01:50 PM IST
AFP |

SD Burman’s home in Bangladesh set to be converted into cultural complex

Sachin Dev Burman’s home in Bangladesh set to be converted into cultural complex.

SD Burman died on 31 October 1975 in Mumbai.
SD Burman died on 31 October 1975 in Mumbai.
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:27 AM IST
PTI |

Boat capsize in Bangladesh kills at least 24 Hindu pilgrims

The devotees were heading towards the Bodeshwari Temple on the occasion of Mahalaya, the auspicious start of the Durga Puja festival, when the boat capsized in the Korotoa River.

The death toll is expected to rise further as at least 25 others are missing after the incident in Bangladesh's Panchagarh district.(Reuters Photo)
The death toll is expected to rise further as at least 25 others are missing after the incident in Bangladesh's Panchagarh district.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 10:00 PM IST
PTI |

'They talk but they don't act': Bangladesh PM denounces rich nations on climate

Sheikh Hasina On Climate Change: "I know the rich countries, they want to become more rich and rich. They don't bother for others," Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina said.

Sheikh Hasina On Climate Change: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.(AP)
Sheikh Hasina On Climate Change: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.(AP)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 11:49 AM IST
AFP |

Sheikh Hasina on Rohingya crisis: Affects Bangladesh's stability, security

Sheikh Hasina On Rohingya Crisis: “Apart from their own miseries, their prolonged presence is causing a serious impact on the economy, environment, security and sociopolitical stability of Bangladesh,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said.

Sheikh Hasina On Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.(AFP)
Sheikh Hasina On Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.(AFP)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 11:09 AM IST
PTI |

Exercise restraint, Bangladesh tells Myanmar as border clashes intensify

Bangladesh on Saturday asked Myanmar to exercise restraint as tensions escalated in frontiers.

Exercise restraint, Bangladesh tells Myanmar as border clashes intensify(ANI)
Exercise restraint, Bangladesh tells Myanmar as border clashes intensify(ANI)
Updated on Sep 17, 2022 10:51 PM IST
PTI |

BSF seizes mobile phones worth 39 lakh along India-Bangladesh border

The BSF's 70 Battalion troops under South Bengal Frontier seized a consignment of 359 mobile phones late on Friday night on the International Border.

The seizure was based on the basis of accurate information received from BSF intelligence sources.
The seizure was based on the basis of accurate information received from BSF intelligence sources.
Published on Sep 17, 2022 05:16 PM IST
ANI |

UN investigator says Facebook provided vast amount of Myanmar war crimes info

Myanmar is facing charges of genocide at the UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) over a 2017 military crackdown on the Rohingya that forced more than 730,000 people to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.

FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees hold placards as they gather at the Kutupalong Refugee Camp to mark the fifth anniversary of their fleeing from neighbouring Myanmar to escape a military crackdown in 2017, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees hold placards as they gather at the Kutupalong Refugee Camp to mark the fifth anniversary of their fleeing from neighbouring Myanmar to escape a military crackdown in 2017, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, (REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 02:28 AM IST
Reuters | , Geneva

Watch: Sheikh Hasina dances with Rajasthani artists who welcome her at airport

Sheikh Hasina, who is on a four-day visit to India, arrived at Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Rajasthan earlier in the day to offer prayers.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina grooved with the local artists who had gathered at Jaipur airport to welcome her in Rajasthan.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina grooved with the local artists who had gathered at Jaipur airport to welcome her in Rajasthan.
Published on Sep 08, 2022 04:59 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Indians killed in 1971 war: B'desh gives scholarship to slain soldiers’ family

Among the recipients was Anuj Ekka, grandson of legendary war hero Albert Ekka, who posthumously was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military honour for valour, for his role in the Battle of Gangasagar.

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)
Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 08, 2022 01:11 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On Sheikh Hasina's India visit, Delhi and Dhaka sign 7 MoUs. Details here

The MoUs were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) meets with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (left), at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) meets with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (left), at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Sep 06, 2022 05:12 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Hasina lauds India, Modi says Bangladesh is biggest trade partner; 7 MoUs inked

Addressing a joint press briefing with his Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina, who is on a four-day visit to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Bangladesh is India's biggest development and trade partner in the region, adding there is a continuous improvement in people-to-people cooperation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina (left) during the release of a joint statement after their meeting, at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina (left) during the release of a joint statement after their meeting, at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2022 03:38 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Afternoon brief: India, Bangladesh likely to sign at least six agreements

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina with PM Narendra Modi prior to delegation levels talk at Hyderabad house in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/ HT)
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina with PM Narendra Modi prior to delegation levels talk at Hyderabad house in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/ HT)
Published on Sep 06, 2022 12:57 PM IST

Gautam Adani meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina: ‘committed to…by Bijoy Dibosh’

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi on Monday for her four-day state visit.

Indian industrialist Gautam Adani called on Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi.
Indian industrialist Gautam Adani called on Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi.
Published on Sep 06, 2022 06:16 AM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

India can ‘do a lot’ to help Bangladesh cope with Rohingya issue: Hasina

Asked specifically about what India can do on the issue of Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina said: “India is a big country. It can do a lot.”

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2022 07:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina lauds Modi for Ukraine evacuations, jabs

In an interview with news agency ANI, Prime Minister Hasina, who will begin her four-day visit to India on Monday, lavished praise on the Modi government’s gesture of providing Covid-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries under its Vaccine Maitri programme at a time when the pandemic was raging.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday lauded counterpart Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday lauded counterpart Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 05, 2022 12:17 AM IST
ByAgencies, New Delhi

On India-China rivalry, Bangladesh PM says ‘we have only one enemy, that is…’

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in an interview that leading countries should always address disputes and differences through dialogue and she won’t interfere “if there is any problem between China and India.”

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
Updated on Sep 04, 2022 03:31 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

‘Bangladesh is…:’ Sheikh Hasina on recent attacks on Hindu community

There have been several media reports about attacks and hostility against the minority Hindu population in Bangladesh. There were also reports of vandalism of Durga Puja pandals or Hindu temples.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(ANI file)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(ANI file)
Updated on Sep 04, 2022 11:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Bangladesh won't face crisis like Sri Lanka: Sheikh Hasina on post-Covid economy

Hasina asserted that because of this measured approach, her country was secure on the economic front. Bangladesh did not take any loan unless it was sure that it would benefit from the project undertaken, she said.

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina
Published on Sep 04, 2022 11:01 AM IST
ANI |

Sheikh Hasina recounts horrors of family's massacre; lived secretly in Delhi

Eyes moist, Sheikh Hasina vividly recounted the fast-paced events of 1975 when she left Bangladesh to join her nuclear scientist husband in Germany.

Nearly five decades later, Hasina, in an emotional television interview with ANI, opened up about the piercing traumas that haunted her for decades.(Reuters)
Nearly five decades later, Hasina, in an emotional television interview with ANI, opened up about the piercing traumas that haunted her for decades.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 04, 2022 10:26 AM IST
ANI |

Sri Lanka win battle of nerves against Bangladesh to enter Asia Cup Super Four

Chasing a target of 184, Sri Lanka won with an anti-climax reserved for the final over when of-spinner Mahedi Hasan overstepped while bowling the third delivery bringing down curtains on the game.

Sri Lanka Asitha Fernando, left, celebrates with teammate Maheesh Theekshana(AP)
Sri Lanka Asitha Fernando, left, celebrates with teammate Maheesh Theekshana(AP)
Published on Sep 01, 2022 11:52 PM IST
PTI | , Dubai

What's the role of captain?: SL's coded signs from dressing room slammed vs BAN

With Chris Silverwood by his side, the team analyst was seen sending coded messages to the Sri Lankan players. The codes read “2D” and “D5”.

Sri Lanka share coded number messages from the dressing room(Twitter)
Sri Lanka share coded number messages from the dressing room(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 01, 2022 11:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Whatever is in the media...': Shakib's straightforward reply to ‘controversy’

The first do-or-die encounter of the Asia Cup is between two teams who suffered defeats against Afghanistan. Both have to battle it out for a place in Super Four stage of the tournament.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan (ANI)
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan (ANI)
Published on Sep 01, 2022 07:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Bangladesh to reduce working hours for schools, banks to battle energy crisis

Government offices and banks will cut their work days to seven hours from the previous eight hours, but private offices will be allowed to set their own schedules. Supply disruptions caused by the Ukraine war have led to soaring world prices for energy and food.

In Bangladesh, most schools are closed on Fridays but now will also close on Saturdays, said an official of the government.(Representational image/AFP)
In Bangladesh, most schools are closed on Fridays but now will also close on Saturdays, said an official of the government.(Representational image/AFP)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 07:04 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Tamil Nadu: Two Bangladesh citizens held for staying without visa for a year

The two when inquired admitted that they are working in a private firm for the past one-year without any visa. The Bangladesh nationals passports were seized by the police.

The police arrested them and registered a case under section 3 (2) (c) read with 14 of the Foreigners Act and 3 (3) Passport (entry to India) Act.(pixabay)
The police arrested them and registered a case under section 3 (2) (c) read with 14 of the Foreigners Act and 3 (3) Passport (entry to India) Act.(pixabay)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 06:02 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

This is how Bangladesh celebrated Krishna Janmashtami | Watch video

Jubilant celebrations were held across the country to mark this year's janmashtami festivities. People gathered in great numbers to take part in religious events.

A procession was carried out from the ancient Dhakeshwari temple, with people displaying different phases of Lord Krishna's life.(@DDNewslive/ Twitter)
A procession was carried out from the ancient Dhakeshwari temple, with people displaying different phases of Lord Krishna's life.(@DDNewslive/ Twitter)
Published on Aug 20, 2022 05:12 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

PM Sheikh Hasina to Hindu community in Bangladesh: You and I have same rights

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina said everyone irrespective of their religions will enjoy equal rights in the Muslim majority nation.

File photo of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(AP)
File photo of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(AP)
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 08:03 PM IST
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