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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)

‘Look forward to visiting Dhaka’: PM Modi after virtual summit with Sheikh Hasina

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Teesta water sharing and other issues related to fisheries were discussed between the two leaders.
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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)

PM Modi holds virtual summit with Sheikh Hasina, says Bangladesh significant pillar of India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:49 PM IST
PM Modi holds virtual summit with Sheikh Hasina, says Bangladesh significant pillar of India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy
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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)

Bolstering cooperation, connectivity on agenda at India-Bangladesh virtual summit on Thursday

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Officials of the two sides are giving final shape to nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs) expected to be signed during the summit.
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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)

Won’t allow anarchy in the name of religion: Sheikh Hasina on ‘Victory Day’

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:44 PM IST
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
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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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)

Modi, Hasina to virtually re-launch cross-border rail route after 55 years

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Guwahati/Cooch Behar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:42 PM IST
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.
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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)

Pakistan’s atrocities on Bangladeshis during Independence struggle are ‘unshakable memories’: Sheikh Hasina

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Dhaka
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 01:13 PM IST
“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.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Dhaka
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(HT Archive)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(HT Archive)

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

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 05:18 PM IST
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
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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)

Bangladesh president signs ordinance on capital punishment in rape cases

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Dhaka
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 06:59 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 05:47 AM IST
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.’
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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(Reuters)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(Reuters)

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

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 11:30 PM IST
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.
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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)

India, Bangladesh to create new mechanism to monitor bilateral projects

By HT Correspondent | Posted by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 02:34 AM IST
Several projects of bilateral importance are being carried out in Bangladesh with the assistance of the Indian government.
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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)

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

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 04:10 AM IST
The Bangladesh PM is said to have emphasised the importance of completing bilateral infrastructure and connectivity projects in time.
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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)

On mission Dhaka, foreign secretary hands over PM Modi’s message to Sheikh Hasina

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Bangladesh PM Hasina assures ‘proper’ probe, trial in retired army major killing

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Dhaka
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 06:36 AM IST
Major (Retired) Sinha Mohammed Rashed Khan, who took voluntary retirement two years ago, was killed in police firing on Friday at a check-post in Cox’s Bazar, triggering an uproar across the country.
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Relations between India and Bangladesh have been on an upswing after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned to power in 2009(HT Photo/Mohd Zakir)
Relations between India and Bangladesh have been on an upswing after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned to power in 2009(HT Photo/Mohd Zakir)

Sheikh Hasina at helm, India-Bangladesh economic cooperation sets a new milestone

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 05:04 PM IST
With its per capita GDP racing ahead of Pakistan, Bangladesh has met the criteria for its transition from Least Developed country status by 2024.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Delhi must not let ties with Dhaka dip
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT file PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT file PHOTO)

‘India and Bangladesh should now look at trade in services instead of just trade in goods’

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 07:26 AM IST
India and Bangladesh have scripted a ‘Shonali Adhyaya’ -- a golden chapter -- in their partnership, under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, MoS V. Muraleedharan said.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurate three Bilateral Projects, at Hyderabad House in New Delhi in October 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurate three Bilateral Projects, at Hyderabad House in New Delhi in October 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT file photo)

PM Modi reaffirms India’s support to Bangladesh in addressing Covid-19 challenges

By HT Correspondent | Posted by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2020 09:40 PM IST
Modi, who spoke on telephone with Hasina, also discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing collaboration between the two countries.
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Only two family members survived the assassination of Bangabandhu and his family: Sheikh Hasina, the incumbent prime minister, and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana, who were in Germany on August 15, 1975, the day the killings took place.(AFP)
Only two family members survived the assassination of Bangabandhu and his family: Sheikh Hasina, the incumbent prime minister, and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana, who were in Germany on August 15, 1975, the day the killings took place.(AFP)

The quest for justice in Bangladesh

By Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2020 03:27 PM IST
The hunt for the rest of the killers of Bangabandhu will continue. India must give Sheikh Hasina unstinted support in this endeavour
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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)

PM Modi to take part in Sheikh Mujib’s birth centenary through video conference

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 08:57 AM IST
India had earlier put off PM Modi’s visit to Bangladesh after Dhaka postponed public events on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary.
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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)

Bangladesh PM postpones visit to Japan over coronavirus outbreak

By Press Trust of India | Dhaka
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2020 03:44 PM IST
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.
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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has questioned the need for India’s new citizenship law
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has questioned the need for India’s new citizenship law

CAA unnecessary, India’s internal matter: Bangladesh PM

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The CAA speeds up the process for granting citizenship to members of the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian minorities who fled Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan because of persecution before December 2014.
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina also said there has been no recorded reverse migration from India(REUTERS FILE)
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina also said there has been no recorded reverse migration from India(REUTERS FILE)

‘Don’t understand why’: Bangladesh PM on India’s amended citizenship law

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:58 AM IST
Sheikh Hasina’s comments mark the first time the Bangladeshi premier has publicly spoken on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) that has created considerable disquiet in Bangladesh.
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New Delhi must reassure this crucial partner of its commitment to strengthening this partnership(REUTERS)
New Delhi must reassure this crucial partner of its commitment to strengthening this partnership(REUTERS)

Reassure Dhaka; bring ties back on track

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2020 04:52 PM IST
With yet another minister calling off his visit to India, Bangladesh’s unease is clear
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the media prior to the BRICS summit in Brasilia.(File photo: REUTERS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the media prior to the BRICS summit in Brasilia.(File photo: REUTERS)

In big outreach, PM Modi phones 5 neighbours on New Year’s; skips Pakistan

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 09:27 PM IST
On the first day of 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to seven leaders in five neighbouring countries - Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives - to convey New Year greetings.
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Many activists say freedom of expression has been curtailed in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation in recent years (Representative Image).(Unsplash)
Many activists say freedom of expression has been curtailed in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation in recent years (Representative Image).(Unsplash)

Bangladesh artists sorry for dog-collar feminist stunt

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Dhaka
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 04:17 PM IST
Videos of Afsana Shejuty and Tutul Chowdhury’s stunt - a remake of a landmark 1968 feminist performance - were shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media and drew thousands of negative comments.
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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.)

Sheikh Hasina, Mamata discuss bilateral relations in hour-long meet in Kolkata

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:11 AM IST
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.
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