Hasina and Modi – The Golden Chapter

Nurul Islam Hasib: A friend who helps at a difficult time is a friend who you can really rely on. Covid-19 has proved that type of friendship between Bangladesh and India again. This pandemic is an unprecedented event of our time. It is a crisis that we have never faced before. It’s a war, but the enemy virus is unseen. Bangladesh fought...

Imagining a different South Asia with Bangabandhu

A SPECIAL OP-ED BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA Narendra Modi: On a dark morning in August 1975, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members were brutally assassinated. His killers wanted to reverse the gains of Bangladesh's independence, for which Bangabandhu had led a heroic struggle. They also wanted to strike a mortal blow to B...

Bangladesh edging past India

Dr Ashikur Rahman: For nearly five decades, any discourse on South Asia was almost always focused on the bitter animosity between the two nuclear giants India and Pakistan, where the former was viewed as a large mystical country trying to establish its position in the global political and economic order -- and Pakistan as a strategically import...

Ailing Freedom Fighters can receive treatment from India: Govt calls for application

Liberation War Affairs Ministry has issued a statement on Wednesday (October 28, 2020) seeking applications from indigent ailing freedom fighters (FFs) to be treated in the neighboring country India. Some 100 freedom fighters will get the medical services in India under the joint venture of the Liberation War Affairs Ministry and Indian High Co...

Bangladesh-India restores air connectivity after 7 months

The air connectivity between the neighbouring Bangladesh and India has been restored under “air bubble” arrangement after more than seven months of flight suspension for containment of Covid-19 pandemic. The first resumption flight between the two countries began as a US-Bangla Airlines regular commercial flight from Dhaka to Kolkat...

Bangladesh’s persistent ‘fighting spirit’

Dr. Atiur Rahman: The recently-released "World Economic Outlook" by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – predicting Bangladesh to be the fastest growing economy in South Asia with a likely GDP growth rate of 4% against a nearly 10.5% contraction of India's economy – has been the talk of the town in recent days. Moreover, Banglad...

India hands over second tranche of emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh

India today handed over its second tranche of emergency medical supplies containing 1,00,000 Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets and 50,000 sterile surgical latex gloves to Bangladesh to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Riva Ganguly Das, handed over the supplies to the officials concerned of the Central Medical...

Awami League always protect country's interest: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Asserting that the Awami League government always protects the country’s interest, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the amount of water India will get from the Feni river is insignificant and only for the drinking purpose. “We always protect our interest in all fields… the area of the river (Feni) from where India would ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina emphasizes on sharing coastal security experiences between Bangladesh and Indian Navy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put emphasis on sharing experiences between Bangladesh Navy and Indian Navy on ensuring coastal security. “We can share the expertise of Indian Navy on coastal security,” she said when visiting Chief of Naval Staff of Indian Navy Admiral Sunil Lanba paid a courtesy call on the premier at her official...

No 'Godfathers' will be spared: HPM SHeikh Hasina

Iterating her firm stance on the ongoing countrywide drive against narcotics, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the people are now getting relief from such drives and none, even ‘godfathers’ and ‘dons’, would be spared in this regard. “The people of the country are getting relief from the anti-narcotics drive a...

HPM Sheikh Hasina hopeful for solving Teesta water sharing issue

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she was hopeful of solving the pending Teesta water sharing issue with India as Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale paid a courtesy call on her. "We've resolved many problems. Now one problem remains to be resolved is Teesta issue," Premier's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted her as saying while br...

Fairy Tales of Buying and Selling of Bangladesh

Saleque Sufi: A certain section of political leadership whose politics always thrive on anti-Indian sentiment are very active now in print, electronic and social media stating that Bangladesh has been sold cheaply to India by PM Hasina in her visit to India. While reviewing details of 36 agreements, MOUs and protocols concluded between two frie...