India attaches highest importance to ties with Bangladesh

India on Friday said it attached highest importance to bilateral relations with Bangladesh and that there is a "wish" and "will" to strengthen this.

India has wish and will to boost ties with Bangladesh: Sushma Swaraj

 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on visiting Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid and conveyed to him that there was "wish" and "will" on the part of the new government in India to strengthen bilateral ties with that country.

India, Bangladesh can work on mutually beneficial projects: PM Modi
India, Bangladesh can work on mutually beneficial projects: PM Modi

India conveyed to Bangladesh that it is willing to work on mutually beneficial projects during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Bangladesh President M. Abdul Hamid here Friday.

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.

Expedite Land Boundary Agreement bill: Congress MP

A Congress member in Lok Sabha on Friday asked the government to expedite introduction of a bill to give effect to the Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh and asked it to explain the delay in this regard.

Bangladesh president arrives in India on six-day visit

In a first-ever visit by a ceremonial Head of Bangladesh, its President Abdul Hamid will arrive here on Thursday on an official six-day tour, which is expected to further strengthen and expand the close bilateral relations between the two countries.

Bangladeshi film industry seeks India's support
Bangladeshi film industry seeks India's support

The Bangladeshi film industry needs India's expertise in digitising the filmmaking process in their country and cooperation to facilitate screening of their films in both the neighbouring countries simultaneously, a film industry official said Wednesday.

Bangladesh President to arrive in India tomorrow on six-day visit

In a first-ever visit by a ceremonial Head of Bangladesh, its President Abdul Hamid will arrive here on Thursday on an official six-day tour, which is expected to further strengthen and expand the close bilateral relations between the two countries.

No information madarsas involved in training of terrorists: Govt

The government has no information that madarsas in general are involved in training of terrorists but three seminaries in West Bengal controlled by Bangladeshi migrants have been found to be preaching religious extremism, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Minorities from neighbouring countries to get five-year visa: Govt

Members of the minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be given five-years visa instead of one year as part of government's effort to address their grievances and according citizenship in future.

Bangladesh 'Mukti Jodhas' celebrate Vijay Diwas in Kolkata

Bangladesh 'Mukti Jodhas' (freedom fighters), Indian war veterans and serving officers of the Armed Forces on Tuesday came together to commemorate Vijay Diwas.

Bangladesh 'Mukti Jodhas' celebrate Vijay Diwas in Kolkata

Bangladesh 'Mukti Jodhas' (freedom fighters), Indian war veterans and serving officers of the Armed Forces on Tuesday came together to commemorate Vijay Diwas.

Bangladesh celebrates 43rd anniversary of Victory Day

Bangladesh on Tuesday celebrated the 43rd anniversary of its victory over the Pakistani forces in 1971 War of Liberation in which about three million people were killed.

SAARC policy makers, scientists discuss climate change

Policymakers and scientists from SAARC countries have begun deliberations on climate change, which is adversely affecting Ocean and marine life in the region.

Bangladesh tries to prevent ecological disaster after oil spill

Hundreds of people Monday were hoping to avoid a major ecological disaster in Bangladesh by cleaning up by hand some of the 350,000 litres of oil spilled from a tanker that sank in the Sunderbans delta, the world's largest mangrove reserve and one of the planet's most fragile ecosystems.

India, Bangladesh have 80 percent smokeless tobacco users

80 percent of more than 300 million consumers of smokeless tobacco in 70 countries belong to India and Bangladesh, a report on the global use of smokeless tobacco has claimed.

Meghalaya rivers turn blue, pollution blamed; environmentalists demand action

Sonapyrdi: Two rivers flowing towards Bangladesh in eastern Meghalaya have turned blue apparently due to "high acid" content leading to demand from environment activists to take immediate action to check pollution.

Body of sunken tanker's captain recovered in Bangladesh

The mutilated body of the captain of a sunken tanker ship was recovered Sunday, five days after the accident caused a massive oil spill on the Shela river flowing through the Sundarbans mangrove forests.

Dead dolphin spotted in Bangladesh's oil spilled river
Dead dolphin spotted in Bangladesh's oil spilled river

First dead dolphin was spotted in the Harinatana-Tambulbunia channel of Shela river in Bangladesh on Saturday, after the massive oil spill earlier this week.

Bangladesh President to visit India Dec 18

With the India-Bangladesh land swap agreement appearing poised to be implemented, Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid will be paying a ceremonial visit to India Dec 18 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee.