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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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

Bangladesh PM tells UN that Myanmar must take Rohingya back

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the comment to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. Bachelet arrived on Sunday and visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar district near the border with Myanmar.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Published on Aug 17, 2022 10:36 PM IST

Shakib Al Hasan appointed Bangladesh captain for Asia Cup, T20 World Cup

The BCB made the announcement after weeks of uncertainty as Shakib was told by the Board to choose between playing for Bangladesh or keeping his endorsement with a "betting company" Betwinner News.

Shakib Al Hasan(REUTERS)
Shakib Al Hasan(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 07:48 PM IST

Bangladesh minister warns against China's BRI lending, cites Sri Lanka's example

Bangladesh’s finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal also said Sri Lanka’s crisis highlighted that China had not been rigorous enough in deciding which projects to support.

Bangladesh’s finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and Chinese President Xi Jinping
Bangladesh’s finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and Chinese President Xi Jinping
Published on Aug 09, 2022 11:04 PM IST

Bangladesh plans staggered factory holidays to ease power crunch

The proposal involves asking factories to choose different days off instead of all of them remaining closed only on Friday, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid said in an interview.

Bangladesh plans staggered factory holidays to ease power crunch(Bloomberg)
Bangladesh plans staggered factory holidays to ease power crunch(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 08:52 AM IST

Bangladesh seeks China's help to repatriate Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has strong relations with China, which is a major trade partner mostly for raw materials. But maintaining close ties with Beijing is challenging for Bangladesh.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center left, and his Bangladeshi counterpart A.K. Abdul Momen applaud as both countries sign agreements in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday. ((AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu))
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center left, and his Bangladeshi counterpart A.K. Abdul Momen applaud as both countries sign agreements in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday. ((AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu))
Published on Aug 07, 2022 05:45 PM IST

Bangladeshi Police pull up social media star for being 'too ugly to sing'

A Bangladesh social media star named 'Hero' Alom was called in by the police and made to apologise for his out of tune singing.

Hero Alom in one of his videos.
Hero Alom in one of his videos.
Published on Aug 07, 2022 05:19 PM IST

After Sri Lanka, massive protests erupt in Bangladesh over fuel price hike

Angry protesters were seen surrounding fuel stations and vandalising them in Bangladesh as they demanded a rollback of the unprecedented hike in fuel prices.

Bangladeshis queue at a gas station in Dhaka after government has increased fuel oil price. (Photo by AFP)
Bangladeshis queue at a gas station in Dhaka after government has increased fuel oil price. (Photo by AFP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 01:03 PM IST

Tuneless Bangladeshi social media star grilled by police for singing Tagore

One of his numbers, "Arabian Song", in which he appears in traditional Arab clothing on a sand dune with camels superimposed in the background, has garnered 17 million views.

YouTuber Hero Alom speaks during an interview at his office in Dhaka.(AFP)
YouTuber Hero Alom speaks during an interview at his office in Dhaka.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 10:58 PM IST

Muharram 2022: Date of Ashura in Saudi Arabia, India, Oman and other countries

Muharram 2022: Here’s when Shia and Sunni Muslims in India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Oman, Bangladesh, Iran, Canada, UK, USA, Australia and other countries will mark the day of Ashura or the tenth day of Muharram this year

Shiite Muslims re-enact historical events of Ashura, a 10-day period commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, in Iraq's holy city of Karbala (Photo by Mohammed SAWAF / AFP)
Shiite Muslims re-enact historical events of Ashura, a 10-day period commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, in Iraq's holy city of Karbala (Photo by Mohammed SAWAF / AFP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 07:59 AM IST

India surrounded by economic turmoil in neighbourhood

Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa force-multiplied into efforts of political leadership by requesting US for early disbursement of IMF loan while WB waits for policy framework in Colombo before sanctioning any further relief. Dhaka has sought USD 4.5 billion loan from IMF.

Pak Army Chief Gen Bajwa called US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman to seek help for early disbursement of USD 1.5 billion IMF loan as the country faces the risk of debt default.
Pak Army Chief Gen Bajwa called US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman to seek help for early disbursement of USD 1.5 billion IMF loan as the country faces the risk of debt default.
Published on Jul 30, 2022 09:14 AM IST

Muharram 2022: Date, history, significance, rituals of Shia and Sunni Muslims

Muharram 2022: Here's all you need to know about the Al Hijri date, history, significance and rituals performed by Shia and Sunni Muslims at the onset of the Islamic New Year

Muharram 2022: Al Hijri date, history, significance, rituals performed by Muslims on Islamic New Year (Twitter/syedadehlizahra)
Muharram 2022: Al Hijri date, history, significance, rituals performed by Muslims on Islamic New Year (Twitter/syedadehlizahra)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 07:57 AM IST

Bangladesh seeks $4.5 billion IMF loan as deficit widens: Report

Known for its big garment-exporting industry, Bangladesh has sought the funds for its balance of payment and budgetary needs, as well as for efforts to deal with climate change, the Daily Star reported, citing documents it had seen.

Bangladesh's July to May current account deficit was $17.2 billion, compared with a deficit of $2.78 billion in the year-earlier period, according to central bank data.(Bloomberg)
Bangladesh's July to May current account deficit was $17.2 billion, compared with a deficit of $2.78 billion in the year-earlier period, according to central bank data.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 08:58 PM IST

Owaisi slams 'religious sentiments' behind meat ban; ‘but Modi has no problem…’

Owaisi said 'sanghis' routinely attack Muslim cattle traders and state governments ban beef/buff but the government wants to help big traders make money.

Owaisi questioned the beef ban imposed by state governments while India reportedly asked Bangladesh to resume meat import. 
Owaisi questioned the beef ban imposed by state governments while India reportedly asked Bangladesh to resume meat import. 
Published on Jul 22, 2022 06:17 AM IST

In Bangladesh, Hindu temple, homes vandalised over Facebook post: Reports

Reports indicate as tension mounted over the post after Jum’a prayers on Friday, a group of Muslims demonstrated outside their home in the afternoon. They attacked the homes later.

The mob also broke into Sahapara temple and broke the furniture inside and vandalized several shops.
The mob also broke into Sahapara temple and broke the furniture inside and vandalized several shops.
Published on Jul 17, 2022 01:07 PM IST

Padma railroad bridge: A crucial connectivity link

The article has been authored by Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times. The writer was part of a group of Indian journalists that visited Bangladesh at the invitation of the Bangladesh government.

This is Padma railroad bridge, on Padma river . The bridge will be inaugurated on June 25,2022.
This is Padma railroad bridge, on Padma river . The bridge will be inaugurated on June 25,2022.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 03:09 PM IST

India, Bangladesh focus on management of water resources, food security

India and Bangladesh on Sunday agreed to deepen cooperation in the management of common rivers and water resources, food security, sustainable trade, climate change, renewable energy and cybersecurity.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. (File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. (File)
Updated on Jun 20, 2022 06:52 AM IST

25 dead in Bangladesh floods, more than four million stranded

Relentless downpours over the past week have inundated vast stretches of the country’s northeast with troops deployed to evacuate households cut off from neighbouring communities.

Floods are a regular menace to millions of people in low-lying Bangladesh, but experts say climate crisis is increasing their frequency, ferocity and unpredictability.(AP)
Floods are a regular menace to millions of people in low-lying Bangladesh, but experts say climate crisis is increasing their frequency, ferocity and unpredictability.(AP)
Published on Jun 19, 2022 04:11 AM IST

25 dead, four million stranded in Bangladesh floods

Floods are a regular menace to millions of people in low-lying Bangladesh, but experts say climate change is increasing their frequency, ferocity and unpredictability.

People wade through flooded waters in Sylhet, Bangladesh.(AP)
People wade through flooded waters in Sylhet, Bangladesh.(AP)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 12:31 PM IST

Bangladesh on path of economic growth, but hit by Islamic radicalisation

Bangladesh's progress in economic growth is running counter to rising Islamic radicalisation in the country, which will turn out to be a long term threat to the People’s Republic and has the potential to destabilize north-east part of India.

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina
Published on Jun 17, 2022 12:35 PM IST

Bangladesh container depot fire brought under control after three days

Drone footage showed smoke and rows of burnt-out containers from the fire that began late on Saturday, triggering blasts and blazes at Sitakunda, 40 km (25 miles) from the southeastern port city of Chittagong.

Bangladeshi firefighters work to put out a huge fire at the site of an explosion in a factory(AFP)
Bangladeshi firefighters work to put out a huge fire at the site of an explosion in a factory(AFP)
Published on Jun 07, 2022 10:55 AM IST

Bangladesh fire: 49 dead, firefighters still at work to put out blaze

The fire that also injured more than 200 broke out at the shipping container facility on Saturday night at Sitakunda, 40 km (25 miles) from the port city of Chittagong, triggering a huge blast and multiple container explosions, officials said.

Firefighters arrive at the site after a fire broke out at a container storage facility in Sitakunda, about 40 km (25 miles) from the key port of Chittagong.(AFP)
Firefighters arrive at the site after a fire broke out at a container storage facility in Sitakunda, about 40 km (25 miles) from the key port of Chittagong.(AFP)
Published on Jun 05, 2022 11:02 PM IST

49 killed in fire at Bangladesh chemical container depot

On Saturday night, the fire broke out at BM Container Depot in the Kadamrasul area in Sitakunda Upazila in Chittagong.

Firefighters try to containe the blaze at a container facilty in Sitakunda, Bangladesh in this screen grab obtained from a video on social media . Oliur Rahman via Facebook/via REUTERS
Firefighters try to containe the blaze at a container facilty in Sitakunda, Bangladesh in this screen grab obtained from a video on social media . Oliur Rahman via Facebook/via REUTERS
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 10:49 PM IST
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