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Pak in damage control mode after Bangladesh reacts strongly to hoisting of flag

  • The Bangladeshi citizens did not like the act and also felt it was a political gesture ahead of the golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh's independence.
Pakistan's cricketers stretch during a training session ahead of their first Twenty20 international cricket match against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka(AFP)
Pakistan's cricketers stretch during a training session ahead of their first Twenty20 international cricket match against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka(AFP)
Updated on Nov 19, 2021 10:10 AM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman named for Gandhi Peace Prize after Modi makes an exception

India decision to award the Gandhi Peace Prize to Bangladesh’s father of the nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, comes days before PM Modi makes his first foreign visit after the Covid-19 pandemic to Bangladesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is received by his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina Wajid, at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. (AFP Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is received by his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina Wajid, at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. (AFP Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2021 06:21 PM IST
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Won’t allow anarchy in the name of religion: Sheikh Hasina on ‘Victory Day’

Hasina has consistently strived to deny space to religious extremism since she became prime minister in 2009, and in an address to the nation on the occasion of Victory Day, she reminded the people that her father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was opposed to making religion a tool of politics
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during an interview at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, New York. Her warning came ahead of a virtual summit with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on December 17, when the two sides are expected to sign up to nine agreements to boost cooperation in areas such as trade and connectivity.(REUTERS)
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during an interview at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, New York. Her warning came ahead of a virtual summit with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on December 17, when the two sides are expected to sign up to nine agreements to boost cooperation in areas such as trade and connectivity.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 02:44 PM IST
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Pakistan’s atrocities on Bangladeshis during Independence struggle are ‘unshakable memories’: Sheikh Hasina

“Incidents of 1971 cannot be forgotten. The pain will remain forever,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said while speaking with Imran Ahmed Siddiqui, the Pakistani High Commissioner in Dhaka, at the Ganabhaban.
Pakistan’s atrocities during the war of Independence in 1971 are “unshakable memories” for Bangladesh, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina(AFP Photo)
Pakistan’s atrocities during the war of Independence in 1971 are “unshakable memories” for Bangladesh, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina(AFP Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 01:13 PM IST
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Bangladesh: From a ‘basket case’ to a robust economy

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) projection that Bangladesh’s per capita income in dollar terms is likely to overtake India’s has focused attention on a nation that has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New York, 2018(REUTERS)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New York, 2018(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 07:22 PM IST
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Focus on Bangladesh

Delhi must not let ties with Dhaka dip
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)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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PM Modi slams Pak; hails Bangladesh policies at Mujibur birth anniversary event

Bangladesh is setting new benchmarks in economy and social indices, PM Narendra Modi said in a video message.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech on the occasion of birth anniversary celebrations of the founder of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech on the occasion of birth anniversary celebrations of the founder of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2020 04:35 AM IST
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On Sheikh Mujib’s birth centenary, PM Modi hails ‘golden chapter’ of Indo-Bangla ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was expected to participate in the celebrations in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in birth centenary celebrations of Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in birth centenary celebrations of Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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

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.
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)
Published on Mar 16, 2020 10:01 PM IST
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PM Modi to take part in Sheikh Mujib’s birth centenary through video conference

India had earlier put off PM Modi’s visit to Bangladesh after Dhaka postponed public events on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary.
After Brussels, it was the second visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be called off because of Covid-19-related concerns.(PTI Photo)
After Brussels, it was the second visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be called off because of Covid-19-related concerns.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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World XI v Asia XI matches postponed amid coronavirus fears - Report

Bangladesh is currently involved in a T20I series against Zimbabwe. However, there are ticket restrictions in place owing to the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus outbreak has forced Bangladesh Cricket Board to postpone the World XI v Asia XI matches(Twitter)
Coronavirus outbreak has forced Bangladesh Cricket Board to postpone the World XI v Asia XI matches(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 07:13 PM IST
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Bangladesh PM postpones visit to Japan over coronavirus outbreak

Earlier this week, Bangladesh postponed the March 17 grand inaugural ceremony of the birth centenary celebrations of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after three coronavirus cases were detected in the country.
Sheikh Hasina has postponed her two-day official visit to Japan over the global outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus(REUTERS)
Sheikh Hasina has postponed her two-day official visit to Japan over the global outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 10, 2020 03:44 PM IST
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PM Modi unlikely to visit Bangladesh after Mujib’s centenary celebration postponed

PM Modi’s visit was also meant to have had a bilateral component, including a meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
A man wearing a facemask as a preventive measure against coronavirus outbreak, walks past a banner with a painting of Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka on March 8, 2020.(AFP Photo)
A man wearing a facemask as a preventive measure against coronavirus outbreak, walks past a banner with a painting of Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka on March 8, 2020.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 10:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Bangladesh postpones events planned for Mujib’s centenary after detecting 3 coronavirus cases

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired a meeting to review the situation, especially with regard to the celebrations of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary, following the detection of the cases.
Indian Border Security Force (BSF), wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.(AFP photo)
Indian Border Security Force (BSF), wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.(AFP photo)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 01:05 AM IST
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No Pakistan player to be part of Asia XI in Bangladesh T20s: BCCI

BCCI Joint Secretary Jayesh George though has made it clear that such a scenario where both India and Pakistan players play in the Asia XI wouldn’t arise because the message is that there will be no Pakistan players invited.
BCB is set to celebrate the birth centenary of ‘Bongobondhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh, by hosting two T20 matches in March between the Asia XI and the World XI(Getty Images)
BCB is set to celebrate the birth centenary of ‘Bongobondhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh, by hosting two T20 matches in March between the Asia XI and the World XI(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 08:21 AM IST
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Sheikh Hasina, Mamata discuss bilateral relations in hour-long meet in Kolkata

Earlier in the day, Hasina and Banerjee watched the first Pink Ball Test Match between India and Bangladesh in which the visiting team fared badly.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on the first day of India's maiden pink ball test match between India and Bangladesh, at Eden Garden in Kolkata.(SAMIR JANA/ HT PHOTO.)
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on the first day of India's maiden pink ball test match between India and Bangladesh, at Eden Garden in Kolkata.(SAMIR JANA/ HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 01:11 AM IST
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Sheikh Hasina meets Congress leaders, invites Sonia Gandhi to Bangladesh

The Congress, in a statement, said the meeting took place owing to a “special bond of friendship” between the party and the Awami League, the party Hasina leads.
The Congress said Gandhi accepted Hasina’s invitation to visit her country for commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s liberation.(HT image)
The Congress said Gandhi accepted Hasina’s invitation to visit her country for commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s liberation.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 02:13 AM IST
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Bangladesh to host two T20Is between Asia XI and World XI

The matches will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on March 18 and 21 respectively.
File image of players of Bangladesh cricket team celebrating after the fall of a wicket.(AFP)
File image of players of Bangladesh cricket team celebrating after the fall of a wicket.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 03:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

The stories behind the yogic postures, a secret Indian operation during the 1971 war, and a thoughtful book of essays on our list of good reads this week
Yoga, secret operations and essays on art and culture feature on HT’s reading recommendations this week.(HT Team)
Yoga, secret operations and essays on art and culture feature on HT’s reading recommendations this week.(HT Team)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 07:40 PM IST
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Tamil Nadu youth arrested for objectionable pics with Thanjavur sculptures

Rahman’s Facebook post enraged devotees and historians alike, complaints also poured in from other sections of the society following which Trichy Cantonment police booked a case against Rahman.
Rahman hails from Othakkadai area of Madurai.(Muji Rahman / Facebook)
Rahman hails from Othakkadai area of Madurai.(Muji Rahman / Facebook)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 02:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

PM Modi congratulates Sheikh Hasina on electoral victory

Sheikh Hasina also thanked the prime minister for being the first leader to call her to convey his congratulations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is received by his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina Wajid, at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.(AFP File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is received by his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina Wajid, at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2018 12:47 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India

In Bangladesh, a 47-year-old war dominates election campaign rhetoric

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman won the country that independence, and her Awami League party has run a campaign on reminding the public of “war criminals”, “fake freedom fighters” and “collaborators”.
Bangladesh’s premier and ruling party leaders have attacked the opposition in the bitter campaign for Sunday’s general election.(Hindustan Times)
Bangladesh’s premier and ruling party leaders have attacked the opposition in the bitter campaign for Sunday’s general election.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 01:16 PM IST
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