Two Indian Coast Guard ships were sent to help the refugees, 23 of whom were children, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava
International aid agencies and the UN have opposed the relocation since it was first proposed in 2015, expressing fear that a big storm could wash over Bhashan Char and endanger thousands of lives
Bangladesh sends second batch of Rohingya refugees to isolated island despite opposition from rights groups
Authorities say refugees were selected for relocation based on their willingness, and that no pressure was applied on them. But several human rights and activist groups say some refugees have been forced to go to the Bhasan Char island (edited)
Modi hails Bangladesh as pillar of India's 'neighbourhood first policy'; Sheikh Hasina stresses need to sign Teesta pact
India and Bangladesh sealed seven agreements on various fronts — hydrocarbons, elephant conservation, sanitation, and agriculture, and restored a cross-border rail link which was in operation till 1965
Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process
The island's facilities are built to accommodate one lakh people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar and are currently living in crowded, squalid refugee camps
Bangladeshi island Bhasan Char ready to house Rohingya refugees; embankments, houses, hospitals, mosques built says country's refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner
Bhasan Char is ready for habitation, everything has been put in place, Bangladesh refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder said
In a brief media statement, Narendra Modi said India accords priority to its ties with Bangladesh and increasing cooperation between the two neighbouring countries should be model for the entire world.
Sheikh Hasina was addressing India-Bangladesh Business Forum, which was organised by industry chambers
Sheikh Hasina's visit is opportunity for India to iron out sticking points in bilateral relations with 'fast friend' Bangladesh
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday arrived in India for a four-day visit with the aim to strengthen bilateral ties between the fast friends amid an undercurrent of unease regarding the Centre's National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam, which is pointedly aimed at identifying and deporting illegal "infiltrators" from Bangladesh.
Myanmar holds repatriation talks with Rohingya refugees; key official hints at ministerial level meeting on sidelines of General Assembly
Buddhist-majority Myanmar has long considered the Rohingya to be 'Bengalis' from Bangladesh even though their families have lived in the country for generations.
Two Rohingya men arrested near India-Bangladesh border in Tripura, due to be produced in local court today
Two Rohingya men have been arrested from near the India-Bangladesh international border in Tripura, police said on Tuesday.
Supreme Court set for August hearing of petitions challenging Centre's decision to deport Rohingya refugees to Myanmar
Initially, two Rohingya immigrants had moved the apex court in 2017 challenging the move to deport to Rohingyas on various grounds, including that it violated international human right conventions.
Myanmar military rejects International Criminal Court prosecutor's call for probe into crimes against Rohingya Muslims
Myanmar has not signed up to the International Criminal Court, but the court ruled in September it has jurisdiction over alleged atrocities because Bangladesh — where the Rohingya are now refugees — is a member.
Sheikh Hasina wins 3rd term as PM in Bangladesh: Pro-democracy icon turned iron lady, Awami League leader oversaw 10 years of economic growth
Sheikh Hasina is lauded by supporters for overseeing a decade of impressive economic growth in the impoverished South Asian nation that was more commonly known for its frequent floods and cyclones
Jack Dorsey is facing backlash for ignoring the plight of the Muslim Rohingya minority.
Once welcomed in Jammu, Rohingya refugees are now looked at with suspicion, as many believe that they will cause an exodus of the local population
'We don't need their prize': Myanmar defiant as Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its top award
Suu Kyi remains popular across vast swathes of Myanmar and within her party, the National League for Democracy, which won elections in 2015 ending decades of military-backed rule.
Rohingya repatriation: Refugees should return to Myanmar only at their 'freely expressed wish', says UNHCR
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement Sunday that repatriation of refugees "is premised upon the free and informed decision by refugees... to return". Since late August 2017, widespread and systematic violence against Myanmar's mainly-Muslim minority Rohingya community has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes in Rakhine State and seek refuge across the country's border in Bangladesh.
Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of 'Ambassador of Conscience' award over her indifference towards atrocities against Rohingya Muslims
The London-based global human rights organisation said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience Award it gave Suu Kyi in 2009 while she was still under house arrest. "Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defence of human rights," Amnesty International chief Kumi Naidoo said in a letter to Suu Kyi released by the group.