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Bangladesh's first transgender news anchor Tashnuva Anan Shishir reads news bulletin , in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. A Bangladeshi satellite television station has signed up the South Asian county's first transgender news anchor with a hope to remove the deeply-rooted social stigma they face. (AP)

Bangladesh based channel hires country's first transgender news anchor

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 10:28 PM IST
  • Tashnuva Anan Shishir read a three-minute news bulletin, and after finishing cried as her colleagues applauded and cheered.
PM Modi, who had to call off a visit to Bangladesh this year due to the pandemic, is expected to attend the independence day celebrations next year. (HT Photo)
PM Modi, who had to call off a visit to Bangladesh this year due to the pandemic, is expected to attend the independence day celebrations next year. (HT Photo)

Development projects to top agenda for India-Bangladesh summit on Dec 17

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:45 PM IST
The two prime ministers will hold “comprehensive discussions on the entire spectrum of the bilateral relationship, including further strengthening cooperation in the post-Covid era”, the external affairs ministry said on Monday.
Shades of gold: A painting of the Golden Temple by Sanjeev Kumar Sinha
Shades of gold: A painting of the Golden Temple by Sanjeev Kumar Sinha

Na Koi Hindu, Na Koi Musalman: Guru Nanak Dev Ji belongs to all

By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:00 PM IST
On Guru Nanak Jayanti, let’s recall the saint’s message of compassion for all
Voters stand in queues to cast their votes for the third phase of Bihar Assembly Election, at Mahua in Vaishali on Saturday.(ANI)
Voters stand in queues to cast their votes for the third phase of Bihar Assembly Election, at Mahua in Vaishali on Saturday.(ANI)

Bihar Election 2020: Result updates for Madhuban, Chiraiya, Dhaka,Sheohar, Riga, Belsand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Bihar Assembly Election 2020 results: Get round-wise updates on vote counting, latest trends, trailing, leading candidates for Madhuban, Chiraiya, Dhaka,Sheohar, Riga, Belsand seats under Sheohar Lok Sabha constituency
Anurag Srivastava said that India had been informed that law enforcement authorities are investigating the outbreak of violence.(PTI photo)
Anurag Srivastava said that India had been informed that law enforcement authorities are investigating the outbreak of violence.(PTI photo)

After last week’s violence against minorities, India has taken up the issue with Bangladesh: MEA

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 08:39 PM IST
“We have seen reports of an incident of violence directed against the minority community in the Muradnagar upazila of Cumilla in eastern Bangladesh,” Anurag Srivastava, spokesperson of the ministry, said in a statement.
The virtual meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) was co-chaired by external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen.(ANI PHOTO.)
The virtual meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) was co-chaired by external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen.(ANI PHOTO.)

Foreign ministers of India, Bangladesh meet; review bilateral ties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 11:13 PM IST
The two sides decided to form a “high level monitoring committee” headed by the secretary of Bangladesh’s Economic Relations Division and the Indian envoy in Dhaka to regularly review the implementation of projects under three lines of credit (LoC) agreements.
Scores of trucks carrying onions destined for Bangladesh had been stopped at border crossings in West Bengal after the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) banned all exports of the item on Monday following a shortage and sudden increase in prices in the domestic market.(PTI PHOTO.)
Scores of trucks carrying onions destined for Bangladesh had been stopped at border crossings in West Bengal after the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) banned all exports of the item on Monday following a shortage and sudden increase in prices in the domestic market.(PTI PHOTO.)

India allows export of onions lying in transit to all countries including Bangladesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 11:32 PM IST
Following a meeting on Friday between officials of the commerce and external affairs ministries, the DGFT gave the go ahead for export of eligible consignments of onions “with the approval of competent authority”.
Scores of trucks carrying onions destined for Bangladesh have been stopped at border crossings in West Bengal after the Directorate General of Foreign Trade banned all exports of the item on Monday following a shortage and sudden increase in prices in the domestic market.(HT PHOTO.)
Scores of trucks carrying onions destined for Bangladesh have been stopped at border crossings in West Bengal after the Directorate General of Foreign Trade banned all exports of the item on Monday following a shortage and sudden increase in prices in the domestic market.(HT PHOTO.)

India exploring options to meet Bangladesh’s onion needs after formal protest from Dhaka

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 05:51 PM IST
This is the second time in less than a year that an Indian ban on onion exports has had an impact on Bangladesh and triggered a formal reaction from Dhaka.
BSF jawans continue their vigil along the Indo-Pakistan International Border in Amritsar (HT Photo)
BSF jawans continue their vigil along the Indo-Pakistan International Border in Amritsar (HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 am: 50th biannual BSF-BGB high-level talks to begin in Dhaka today and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:54 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
BSF jawans patrol along India-Bangladesh border on the eve of Independence Day, in Siliguri.(PTI)
BSF jawans patrol along India-Bangladesh border on the eve of Independence Day, in Siliguri.(PTI)

50th BSF-BGB high-level talks begin in Dhaka today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:07 AM IST
This is the 50th such meeting between the director-general of the border forces of both nations. The discussions will deal with issues like cross-border trafficking of drugs and individuals, trans-border crimes, activities of Indian insurgent groups in Bangladesh and smuggling of fake currency notes.
Representational image.(Bharat Bhushan / Hindustan Times)
Representational image.(Bharat Bhushan / Hindustan Times)

Two teenage cricketers killed by lightning in Bangladesh

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 10:59 PM IST
Every year several people lose their lives due to lightning during the monsoon season in Bangladesh between April and October. This year the death toll due to lightning in Bangladesh rose to at least in 350
Hundreds of people die each year in ferry accidents in Bangladesh, a low-lying country that has extensive inland waterways but lax safety standards.(AP)
Hundreds of people die each year in ferry accidents in Bangladesh, a low-lying country that has extensive inland waterways but lax safety standards.(AP)

Bangladesh ferry accident kills at least 11, many missing

Dhaka | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 02:01 PM IST
The dead include five children and three women, said Kazi Mohammad Abdur Rahman, district administrator of Netrokona, where the accident happened on the Gumai river 160 km (99 miles) north of the capital Dhaka.
During the trial run, 50 MT cement will be transported in a barge from Dhaka to Sonamura. This is the first time any kind of goods will be reaching Tripura by ship, said CM Biplab Deb. (Photo @BjpBiplab)
During the trial run, 50 MT cement will be transported in a barge from Dhaka to Sonamura. This is the first time any kind of goods will be reaching Tripura by ship, said CM Biplab Deb. (Photo @BjpBiplab)

Trial run on Indo-Bangladesh inland waterway route starts in September

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 11:29 PM IST
The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority has given permission for the trial run of the voyage from Daundkandi (Cumilla) to Sonamura via river Gomti.
Harsh Shringla, who earlier served as the Indian envoy in Dhaka, is carrying a message from Modi for Hasina, the people cited above said on condition of anonymity.(PTI)
Harsh Shringla, who earlier served as the Indian envoy in Dhaka, is carrying a message from Modi for Hasina, the people cited above said on condition of anonymity.(PTI)

Indian foreign secretary visits Bangladesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 02:35 PM IST
This is Shringla’s first trip abroad since the Covid-19 outbreak. It is also a senior Indian official’s the first visit to Bangladesh since travel restrictions were imposed due to the pandemic.
This will be Harsh Shringla’s first trip abroad since the Covid-19 outbreak(PTI File Photo)
This will be Harsh Shringla’s first trip abroad since the Covid-19 outbreak(PTI File Photo)

Foreign secy Harsh Shringla to visit Bangladesh, likely to meet PM Sheikh Hasina

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 01:06 AM IST
Indian foreign secretary Harsh Shringla’s discussions in Dhaka are expected to focus on ways to further strengthen the bilateral relationship, people familiar with developments said.
Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has a Masters degree in History from the Delhi University and can converse in Chinese and Urdu and also knows a smattering of French.(FACEBOOK.)
Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has a Masters degree in History from the Delhi University and can converse in Chinese and Urdu and also knows a smattering of French.(FACEBOOK.)

Diplomat Vikram Kumar Doraiswami appointed India’s next envoy to Bangladesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 11:53 PM IST
Currently, Doraiswami is the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, Hyderabad House, New Delhi, October 5, 2019(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, Hyderabad House, New Delhi, October 5, 2019(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Focus on Bangladesh

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Delhi must not let ties with Dhaka dip
File photo: Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.(Getty Images)
File photo: Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.(Getty Images)

Nepal bought 6 Chinese planes that Dhaka rejected. Now it grounds them: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 07:58 PM IST
According to a report, the Nepalese acquisition of two MA60s and four Y12es from China was part of a deal wherein Kathmandu was required to buy a number of aircraft in order to get some for free.
An Indo-Nepal joint field survey team has started work for an amicable resolution to a land border dispute at Dhaka block in Bihar’s East Champaran district(Sourced)
An Indo-Nepal joint field survey team has started work for an amicable resolution to a land border dispute at Dhaka block in Bihar’s East Champaran district(Sourced)

Indo-Nepal joint field survey team launches exercise to settle dispute

Motihari | By Sandeep Bhaskar
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 07:01 PM IST
A two-member survey team from Dehradun, aided by their counterparts from Nepal, has measured the disputed land at Baluwa village in Dhaka block under Sikarahana subdivision of the East Champaran district on Thursday and Friday.
At least 23 people were reported dead after ferry capsized in Bangladesh’s Dhaka.(PTI File Photo)
At least 23 people were reported dead after ferry capsized in Bangladesh’s Dhaka.(PTI File Photo)

23 dead, dozens missing as ferry capsizes in Bangladesh’s Dhaka: Report

Dhaka | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Around 50 people were believed to be on board, a fire brigade said after 23 bodies were from the sunken ferry in Bangladesh’s Dhaka.
Chitra Srinivasan: real-time control software engineer, UK Atomic Energy Authority (UAEA).(gov.uk)
Chitra Srinivasan: real-time control software engineer, UK Atomic Energy Authority (UAEA).(gov.uk)

UK award for 5 Indian-origin women engineers

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2020 09:55 PM IST
The theme for 2020 is ‘Sustainability’: celebrating female engineers who are making a significant contribution to achieving net zero carbon.
According to the ICDDR’B, the study will include Covid-19 patients between 40-65 years of age with mild illness for less than seven days.(Bloomberg)
According to the ICDDR’B, the study will include Covid-19 patients between 40-65 years of age with mild illness for less than seven days.(Bloomberg)

Bangladesh launches clinical trial of two-drug combination to treat Covid-19

Dhaka | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 10:51 PM IST
A Bangladeshi doctors’ team led by senior medicine specialist Professor Tarek Alam prescribed the combination as it initially cured within days all the 60 Covid-19 patients who were administered with the drugs.
The capital, a city of around 21 million residents, had lowered its emergency level to the lowest level earlier this month.(REUTERS)
The capital, a city of around 21 million residents, had lowered its emergency level to the lowest level earlier this month.(REUTERS)

At 44, Beijing sees sharpest rise in Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Majority of the cases have been linked to the sprawling Xinfadi wholesale market – the biggest in Beijing – for vegetables, meat and seafood in the southwest of the city in the Fengtai district: the infected are either traders or buyers who visited the market.
Among the five who returned to Chandigarh, were four students from Singapore and a doctor from PGIMER who was on a sabbatical in Dhaka.(HT photo)
Among the five who returned to Chandigarh, were four students from Singapore and a doctor from PGIMER who was on a sabbatical in Dhaka.(HT photo)

After fear, uncertainty, homecoming sweet for foreign returnees in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2020 12:43 AM IST
A 20-year-old had to borrow money for the super expensive flight ticket from Singapore to Delhi
Randeep Hooda in a still from Netflix’s Extraction.
Randeep Hooda in a still from Netflix’s Extraction.

Extraction sequel: Joe Russo teases new international location, return of Chris Hemsworth

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Extraction writer and producer Joe Russo has said that the follow-up to the hit Netflix film will likely expand on the international approach of the first movie.
Bangladesh has so far recorded almost 5,000 infections and 140 deaths.(AP)
Bangladesh has so far recorded almost 5,000 infections and 140 deaths.(AP)

To fight Covid-19, Bangladesh gets Hydroxychloroquine, surgical gloves from India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 05:45 PM IST
In a video message posted on social media, India’s high commissioner to Dhaka, Riva Ganguly Das, said many people in both countries had been affected by the coronavirus disease and India would stand by Bangladesh in the efforts to tackle Covid-19.
Randeep Hooda will also be seen n Salman Khan’s Radhe.
Randeep Hooda will also be seen n Salman Khan’s Radhe.

Randeep Hooda on his Hollywood debut: ‘It is a dose of extra action and emotion’

Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Randeep Hooda is all set to make his Hollywood debut with Extraction, previously called Dhaka, which also stars Chris Hemsworth.
PM Modi and other world leaders had been invited to join a rally on March 17 to mark the start of the celebrations.(PTI)
PM Modi and other world leaders had been invited to join a rally on March 17 to mark the start of the celebrations.(PTI)

PM Modi to send video message for celebration marking Mujibur Rehman’s birth anniversary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Bangladeshi officials had said on March 8 that celebrations commemorating the country’s founder would be scaled down or postponed after three Coronavirus infections were detected.
According to slum dwellers and fire officials, illegal gas and electricity connections in the slum caused the fire.(REUTERS)
According to slum dwellers and fire officials, illegal gas and electricity connections in the slum caused the fire.(REUTERS)

Massive fire engulfs slum in Bangladesh, thousands left homeless: Report

Dhaka | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 07:44 PM IST
The fire broke out on Wednesday morning at the Shialbari Jhilpar Slum in Mirpur’s Rupnagar residential area where some 20,000 people lived in around 2,000 shanties.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

India’s FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 03:20 PM IST
India were slated to host Qatar at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on March 26. In June, they were scheduled to play Bangladesh in Dhaka on June 4 and then host Afghanistan in Kolkata on June 9.
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