Rallies banned, security tightened in Bangladesh

Political rallies were on Friday banned in Gazipur on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital as opposition BNP and ruling Awami League's student wing planned rival demonstrations at the same venue.

Modi govt softens stance on Bangladesh border disputes

Dhaka: The Indian leadership apparently has softened its stance towards Bangladesh on its long-running border disputes though there was a credibility deficiency in the past.

Tripura moots for introducing Agartala-Kolkata bus service via Dhaka

Tripura government has demanded that the Ministry of External Affairs take up with Bangladesh for introducing a direct bus service between Agartala and Kolkata via Dhaka.

For Tripura residents, its via Bangladesh to the rest of India

Hurdles in travelling to other parts of the country by road, rail and air are increasingly prompting the people of Tripura to go to other parts of India via Bangladesh.

Act East Policy starts with Bangladesh: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told visiting Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid that India is willing to be catalytic agent to boost co-operation in the region, adding that New Delhi's Act East Policy starts with Dhaka. The two leaders met at the Hyderabad House here.

Bangladesh president coming Dec 18 on six-day visit

Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid arrives in India Dec 18 on a six-day official visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee.

Mamata Banerjee's U-turn gives hope to enclave dwellers; opponents frown

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's volte face on the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh and her support to it has brightened the hopes of thousands of enclave dwellers and left the opposition parties frowning.

Police arrest four hijackers in Dhaka, seize bombs

Four suspected hijackers were arrested early Tuesday with handmade bombs, a media report said.

Centre proposes another bus service to Bangladesh

Aiming to strengthen people-to-people contact between India and Bangladesh, the central government on Saturday said it plans to introduce regular passenger bus service to Dhaka from Assam's Guwahati via Meghalaya's Shillong.

Bangladeshi Jamaat leader challenges death penalty in SC

Mir Quasem Ali, a top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party and Bangladeshi media tycoon, today moved the Supreme Court to challenge the death penalty given to him for the atrocities he committed during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe: Rahim, Mahmudullah make it 4-0 for hosts
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe: Rahim, Mahmudullah make it 4-0 for hosts

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah each struck a fifty to set up a 21-run win for Bangladesh over Zimbabwe in the fourth one-day international in Dhaka on Friday.

Burdwan blast mastermind's wife, eight others held in Bangladesh
Burdwan blast mastermind's wife, eight others held in Bangladesh

The wife of the prime accused in the Burdwan blast was on Sunday arrested along with three of her aides by Bangladesh Police which also nabbed another five suspected militants, including a Pakistani national, as authorities stepped up crackdown against terrorists.

Bangladesh arrests woman leader of militant outfit

Bangladesh has arrested four members of an outlawed militant group, including the chief of its women`s wing, police said on Sunday, as authorities intensify a crackdown on militants.

Bangladesh among countries facing increased terror risk: Study

Dhaka: Bangladesh faces the risk of a substantial rise in terrorist activities in the future, according to a study by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a media report said Tuesday.

NIA holds talks with Bangladesh's agencies to unravel Burdwan plot

Seeking to unravel the plot behind the Burdwan blast, a team of officials from India's National Investigation Agency today held talks with their Bangladeshi counterparts.

Bangladesh court remands hardline cleric over TV host's murder

A detained Bangladeshi hardline Islamic cleric was on Monday remanded for two days in police custody for interrogation of his alleged links with the murder of a liberal preacher and popular TV host this year.

Deposition in Khaleda Zia cases deferred till Nov 24

 A Bangladeshi court on Sunday granted more time to former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to plead her cases while setting a new date for deposition of witnesses in the two graft charges against her.

HuJI leader, sentenced to death, arrested in Bangladesh

A key operative of outlawed Islamist militant outfit HuJI, who was sentenced to death in absentia for a deadly blast here, has been arrested in Bangladesh.

Power partly restored after nationwide blackout hits in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Power was restored in most parts of Bangladesh late Saturday, some 12 hours after a massive nationwide electricity blackout hit the country, plunging Dhaka and other cities into total darkness.

Nationwide blackout hits Bangladesh

A nationwide power blackout hit Bangladesh on Saturday after a transmission line failed, the government said.