At least 26 killed after ferry sinks in Bangladesh

The one-and-a-half storey Sabit Al Hasan sank after it collided with a bigger cargo vessel on Sunday.

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Bangladesh imposes 7 day nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus surge

The government had also issued a directive imposing restrictions on public gatherings in areas with high infections

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Bangladesh's report card of 50 years is here, and it is glorious

In five decades, Bangladesh has been through more than most countries in the world. However, it has always emerged stronger from each of these crises

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Bangladeshi diaspora: A force multiplier, from culture to economy

As Bangladesh, a nation of 165 million people, celebrates 50 years of Independence,  the immense role of its large diaspora in contributing and furthering Mujibur Rahman’s dream of a ‘Sonar Bangla…

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Bangladesh 50th Anniversary: PM Modi meets leaders, Mukhtijoddhas; pays homage to martyrs in Bangladesh

Army bugles played the Last Post as the Bangladesh national flag was ceremonially hoisted at half-mast as Prime Minister Modi stood in solemn silence in front of the memorial as a mark of respect…

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Dhaka abuzz with activity ahead of PM Modi's visit; focus on Matua community, Shakti Peeth

PM Modi will be the chief guest at the country's 50th independence day celebration at the National Parade Ground and Bangabandhu International Conference on Friday

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Two national Anthems, one author: The India-Bangladesh Tagore connection

As Bangladesh marks 50 years of independence, the two countries rejoice about the shared love and gratitude for the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore

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Readymade in Bangladesh: A future-proof success story in textiles

While 37 universities in the country now produce textile graduates every year, FDI in setting up spinning and weaving factories is being encouraged to meet the raw material demand internally,…

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Opinion: PM Modi's visit to open new vista in Indo-Bangladesh ties

Bangladesh is celebrating golden jubilee of attaining independence and centenary year of Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rehman

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World Bank approves $200 million for Bangladesh youth

The Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE) project will help about 175,000 poor urban youth and low-income micro-entrepreneurs enhance employability and productivity by…

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Indian foreign minister to visit Bangladesh to set stage for PM Narendra Modi’s trip

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be in Bangladesh on a daylong trip on Thursday ahead of the Indian leader's visit.

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Bangladesh under 'no obligation' to accept stranded Rohingya refugees, minister says

India`s coast guard found the 81 survivors and eight dead crammed onto a crippled fishing boat and were trying to arrange for Bangladesh to take them, Indian officials said on Friday.

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Anger in Bangladesh after writer detained over social media posts, dies in jail

Ahmed's prosecution under the country's Digital Security Act was an example of the "worst form of repression", said Saad Hammadi of Amnesty International.

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Bangladesh vaccinates sex workers at largest brothel

The South Asian nation has so far vaccinated nearly three million people aged 40 or above with the AstraZeneca jab, but has scrapped the age restriction for sex workers at the town of Daulatdia in…

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Bangladesh continues to move thousands of Rohingya Muslims to remote island

With the new arrivals, some 7,000 Rohingya would be on the 13,000-acre (53-square kilometre) island.

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