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Sheikh Hasina govt reveals how many Hindu temples were destroyed in Bangladesh

Bangladesh government's report after attacks on Hindus
Bangladesh government's report after attacks on Hindus
Published on Oct 29, 2021 04:05 PM IST
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2 men confess to inciting Bangladesh violence through Facebook post, loudspeaker

The Bangladesh Police have 693 people in connection with the violence. More than 70 cases have been being filed against 24,000 suspects, most of whom were anonymous. At least seven people have confessed to their crime under the pre-trial legal proceedings so far.
ISKON priests hold placards during a protest against violence in Bangladesh.(ANI File Photo)
ISKON priests hold placards during a protest against violence in Bangladesh.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 08:33 PM IST
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Bangladesh Police identify man behind Quran incident which triggered violence

The Bangladesh Police said that the man in question is Iqbal Hossain. He was identified form the CCTV footage which shows him taking the Quran from a local mosque and walking into a Durga Puja venue in Comilla.
Members of Iskcon participate in a peaceful protest against the recent violence against Hindus in Bangladesh.(AP Photo)
Members of Iskcon participate in a peaceful protest against the recent violence against Hindus in Bangladesh.(AP Photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 08:28 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bangladesh Police book 4000 protesters for clashes over Cumilla incident

Cases, against named and unnamed protesters, have been registered across three police stations in Dhaka for Friday's clashes with the police.
Border Guard Bangladesh personnel stand guard as devotees prepare to immerse a clay idol of the Goddess Durga in the Buriganga River on the final day of the Durga Puja festival in Dhaka. (AFP) 
Border Guard Bangladesh personnel stand guard as devotees prepare to immerse a clay idol of the Goddess Durga in the Buriganga River on the final day of the Durga Puja festival in Dhaka. (AFP) 
Published on Oct 17, 2021 02:25 PM IST
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2 Hindu men killed in Bangladesh in fresh attack on a temple: Report

  • According to the report, the local police station chief said that the attackers on Friday stabbed an executive member of the temple committee to death.
The attacks against Hindus in the Muslim-majority nation started over the alleged desecration of the Quran, the central religious text of Islam.(AFP)
The attacks against Hindus in the Muslim-majority nation started over the alleged desecration of the Quran, the central religious text of Islam.(AFP)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 03:12 PM IST
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By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bangladesh temples attack: Sheikh Hasina says perpetrators ‘will be hunted down’

PM Hasina warns after communal violence
PM Hasina warns after communal violence
Published on Oct 15, 2021 07:36 PM IST
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Bangladesh on edge after Durga Puja violence, security tightened

Bangladesh moved quickly to contain the violence, which erupted in Cumilla after news broke on social media about the alleged desecration of the Quran at a Durga Puja venue.
Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have been deployed in many areas. (File Photo/Representative Image)
Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have been deployed in many areas. (File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 11:34 AM IST
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Those attacking Durga Puja pandals will be hunted down, punished: Sheikh Hasina

At least four people were killed in the violence after some Hindu temples in Bangladesh were vandalised by mobs during Durga Puja celebrations.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said attackers will not be spared. (ANI File Photo)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said attackers will not be spared. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 08:20 AM IST
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By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Bangladesh PM sends 300 kg of Haribhanga mangoes to Tripura CM

This comes a day after the leader sent mangoes to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Image courtesy: Twitter.com/@BAgartala
Image courtesy: Twitter.com/@BAgartala
Published on Jul 06, 2021 11:07 AM IST
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Bangladesh mulls nationwide holiday on April 14 to stop Covid-19 surge

The decision to execute the nationwide holiday came as the country also witnessed 78 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Migrant people and workers board a passenger ferry at the Sadarghat Ferry Terminal as they leave Dhaka. (REUTERS)
Migrant people and workers board a passenger ferry at the Sadarghat Ferry Terminal as they leave Dhaka. (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 11, 2021 11:13 PM IST
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Protests over Modi visit an excuse. Hefazat’s real aim to radicalise Bangladesh

The rise of anti-India Islamist force Hefazat-e-Islam in Bangladesh has contributed to the radicalisation of the region and is turning out to be a security threat to the Sheikh Hasina government
Border Guards Bangladesh personnel stand guard as activists from Hefazat-e Islam block a road during a strike following deadly clashes with police over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, in Narayanganj, about 16 km southeast of Dhaka on March 28(AFP)
Border Guards Bangladesh personnel stand guard as activists from Hefazat-e Islam block a road during a strike following deadly clashes with police over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, in Narayanganj, about 16 km southeast of Dhaka on March 28(AFP)
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 12:16 PM IST
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PM Modi wraps up Bangladesh visit, calls for greater bilateral cooperation

On the second and final day of his first foreign visit since the Covid-19 outbreak last year, Modi held one-on-one talks with Hasina in Dhaka.
File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina during the inauguration of the various projects in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (PTI)
File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina during the inauguration of the various projects in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (PTI)
Published on Mar 27, 2021 11:32 PM IST
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'Champion of human rights': PM Modi pays tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

The Prime Minister also said that he will be honoured to participate in the celebrations of the birth centenary of Rahman.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Bangladesh from March 26 to participate in three
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Bangladesh from March 26 to participate in three "epochal" events.(PTI)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 10:47 AM IST
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By | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

Bangladesh to hang eight Islamists over murder of publisher

  • Several top Islamist political party leaders were hanged over the violence under the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Protesters mourn the death of (from Lto R) Humayun Azad, Abhijit Roy, Faisal Arefin Dipan and Nazimuddin Samad who were killed by religious hardliners in a wave of violence between 2013 and 2016 which secular activists, bloggers and atheist writers. (AFP File)
Protesters mourn the death of (from Lto R) Humayun Azad, Abhijit Roy, Faisal Arefin Dipan and Nazimuddin Samad who were killed by religious hardliners in a wave of violence between 2013 and 2016 which secular activists, bloggers and atheist writers. (AFP File)
Published on Feb 10, 2021 03:21 PM IST
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‘Look forward to visiting Dhaka’: PM Modi after virtual summit with Sheikh Hasina

Teesta water sharing and other issues related to fisheries were discussed between the two leaders.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina during the India-Bangladesh virtual bilateral summit, in New Delhi, Thursday, December 17, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina during the India-Bangladesh virtual bilateral summit, in New Delhi, Thursday, December 17, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 10:53 PM IST
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PM Modi holds virtual summit with Sheikh Hasina, says Bangladesh significant pillar of India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy

PM Modi holds virtual summit with Sheikh Hasina, says Bangladesh significant pillar of India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy
The summit is being held a day after India celebrated its 50th anniversary of the nation’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 India-Pakistan War, also known as Bangladesh Liberation War.(ANI/Twitter)
The summit is being held a day after India celebrated its 50th anniversary of the nation’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 India-Pakistan War, also known as Bangladesh Liberation War.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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Bolstering cooperation, connectivity on agenda at India-Bangladesh virtual summit on Thursday

Officials of the two sides are giving final shape to nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs) expected to be signed during the summit.
File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 10:03 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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Development projects to top agenda for India-Bangladesh summit on Dec 17

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 08:45 PM IST
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Modi, Hasina to virtually re-launch cross-border rail route after 55 years

The railway line from Haldibari in Cooch Behar to Chilahati in northern Bangladesh has been defunct after rail links between India and then East Pakistan had snapped in 1965.
Prime ministers of India and Bangladesh will inaugurate a programme at which rail route between Haldibari in West Bengal and Chilahati in the neighbouring country will open(PTI photo)
Prime ministers of India and Bangladesh will inaugurate a programme at which rail route between Haldibari in West Bengal and Chilahati in the neighbouring country will open(PTI photo)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 09:42 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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Dhaka | ByAsian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina sends gifts to Mamata Banerjee for Durga Puja

The gifts have been sent through the Benapole-Petropole land route to be delivered to Banerjee through the Bangladesh deputy high commission officials in Kolkata.
Unconfirmed reports said the PM’s gifts to West Bengal’s CM included a sari, sweets and flowers.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Unconfirmed reports said the PM’s gifts to West Bengal’s CM included a sari, sweets and flowers.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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Dhaka | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

PM Narendra Modi set to hold virtual summit with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, visit Dhaka next year

The Indian prime minister has accepted the Bangladesh government’s invitation to take part in the celebrations to be held in Dhaka on March 26. The visit will be preceded by a virtual summit between Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in mid-December
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(HT Archive)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 05:18 PM IST
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Bangladesh president signs ordinance on capital punishment in rape cases

The Law Ministry in a statement said that from now on the “death penalty” instead of “lifetime rigorous imprisonment” would be the maximum punishment for rape.
Female activists and students take part in a torch procession demanding women's safety and justice for rape victims, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh.(REUTERS)
Female activists and students take part in a torch procession demanding women's safety and justice for rape victims, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 06:59 AM IST
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Dhaka | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Bangladesh High Commission to hold special condolence meet to honour Pranab Mukherjee

In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina called the Congress veteran ‘a highly esteemed leader of South Asia’ who ‘commanded the respect and admiration of all.’
Pranab Mukherjee, who had tested positive for the coronavirus, died on Monday, weeks after his brain surgery.(PTI File Photo)
Pranab Mukherjee, who had tested positive for the coronavirus, died on Monday, weeks after his brain surgery.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Sep 02, 2020 05:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

‘True friend’: Sheikh Hasina condoles Pranab Mukherjee’s death in letter to PM Modi

In the letter, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina wrote about Pranab Mukherjee’s support and contribution in strengthening relations between the two countries and said that he will always be “remembered with the deepest respect” in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(Reuters)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 11:30 PM IST
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India, Bangladesh to create new mechanism to monitor bilateral projects

Several projects of bilateral importance are being carried out in Bangladesh with the assistance of the Indian government.
India accords a high priority to friendly relations with Bangladesh as part of its neighbourhood first policy.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO/File/Representative)
India accords a high priority to friendly relations with Bangladesh as part of its neighbourhood first policy.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO/File/Representative)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 02:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Posted by Abhinav Sahay

Sheikh Hasina pushes for infra projects at FS Shringla meet, then makes a promise

The Bangladesh PM is said to have emphasised the importance of completing bilateral infrastructure and connectivity projects in time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina during the annual convocation of Visva Bharati University in Birbhum in 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina during the annual convocation of Visva Bharati University in Birbhum in 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 04:10 AM IST
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On mission Dhaka, foreign secretary hands over PM Modi’s message to Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen recently described bilateral ties with India as “rock solid” and said they couldn’t be compared with Dhaka’s relations with Beijing.
Foreign Secretary foreign secretary Harsh Shringla handed over a personal message from PM Narendra Modi to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Foreign Secretary foreign secretary Harsh Shringla handed over a personal message from PM Narendra Modi to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Foreign secy Harsh Shringla to visit Bangladesh, likely to meet PM Sheikh Hasina

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 01:06 AM IST
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