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Bangladeshi court sentences five Islamist extremists to death for murder of blogger Avijit Roy
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Bangladeshi court sentences five Islamist extremists to death for murder of blogger Avijit Roy

The verdict comes less than a week after eight Islamist extremists were sentenced to death for the murder of a publisher who brought out books by secular writers, including two by Roy

Modi hails Bangladesh as pillar of India's 'neighbourhood first policy'; Sheikh Hasina stresses need to sign Teesta pact
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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

India is 'true friend' of Bangladesh, says Sheikh Hasina during virtual summit on 1971 Liberation War
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India is 'true friend' of Bangladesh, says Sheikh Hasina during virtual summit on 1971 Liberation War

Hasina and PM Modi, who was also part of the summit, launched a trans-border rail route between Bangladesh's Chilahati and West Bengal's Haldibari

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process
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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

Bangladesh approves death penalty for rape after protests over series of sexual assault cases
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Bangladesh approves death penalty for rape after protests over series of sexual assault cases

The country was rocked over the weekend by an unprecedented scale of demonstrations after footage of a brutal gang assault on a woman went viral

As China draws Bangladesh closer into BRI embrace, India must step up efforts to secure its regional interests
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As China draws Bangladesh closer into BRI embrace, India must step up efforts to secure its regional interests

Bangladesh became a part of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2016 and has seen its ties with Beijing grow exponentially in recent years

Bangladesh mosque explosion: Three more succumb to injuries, toll rises to 24
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Bangladesh mosque explosion: Three more succumb to injuries, toll rises to 24

Twenty-one persons had died till Saturday after a leak from a gas pipeline caused six air conditioners to explode almost simultaneously at the Baitul Salat mosque in Narayanganj on Friday

Amid India-Nepal spat over territory, China seeks to woo Bangladesh with massive tariff exemption, vows to help it deal with COVID-19
India

Amid India-Nepal spat over territory, China seeks to woo Bangladesh with massive tariff exemption, vows to help it deal with COVID-19

China's moves assume significance coming days after Dhaka completed the process of redrawing the country’s political map through a constitutional amendment that incorporated three strategically important Indian areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura, a move that could severely jolt relations with New Delhi.

In aggressive bid to woo Bangladesh, China announces tariff exemption for 97% of exports from Dhaka from 1 July
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In aggressive bid to woo Bangladesh, China announces tariff exemption for 97% of exports from Dhaka from 1 July

The decision has come one month after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a discussion to upgrade their bilateral relations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Garment exporter Bangladesh, second-largest after China, faces $6 bn hit as world retailers cancel orders
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Garment exporter Bangladesh, second-largest after China, faces $6 bn hit as world retailers cancel orders

Low wages have helped Bangladesh build its garment industry, with some 4,000 factories employing 4 million workers.

Bangladesh releases ex-PM Khaleda Zia from jail amid coronavirus outbreak; 74-yr-old was serving time in graft cases
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Bangladesh releases ex-PM Khaleda Zia from jail amid coronavirus outbreak; 74-yr-old was serving time in graft cases

The 74-year-old opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief is serving a 17-year prison term in two graft cases since 8 February, 2018

Narendra Modi urges SAARC nations to jointly combat coronavirus, proposes setting up emergency fund to deal with pandemic
India

Narendra Modi urges SAARC nations to jointly combat coronavirus, proposes setting up emergency fund to deal with pandemic

Narendra Modi on Sunday proposed setting up a COVID-19 emergency fund with India committing USD 10 million initially for it

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla's Bangladesh visit represents a friend's assurance to Dhaka on host of bilateral matters
India

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla's Bangladesh visit represents a friend's assurance to Dhaka on host of bilateral matters

On 2 and 3 March, India's newly-appointed foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Dhaka to prepare the grounds for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's now-cancelled visit to Dhaka on 17 March

Bangladesh postpones founder Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary event amid coronavirus scare; Narendra Modi's Dhaka visit uncertain
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Bangladesh postpones founder Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary event amid coronavirus scare; Narendra Modi's Dhaka visit uncertain

Bangladesh on Sunday reported three cases of coronavirus. Two persons brought the disease from Italy, infecting the third one on their return home, officials said.

NRC won't have implications on Bangladesh, process 'entirely internal' to India, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
India

NRC won't have implications on Bangladesh, process 'entirely internal' to India, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

'Updation of NRC is a process that is entirely internal to India', said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Dhaka to invite Narendra Modi for its centenary celebrations next month; 'India played intrinsic role in our liberation' says Bangladeshi diplomat Saida Muna Tasneem
India

Dhaka to invite Narendra Modi for its centenary celebrations next month; 'India played intrinsic role in our liberation' says Bangladeshi diplomat Saida Muna Tasneem

India played an intrinsic role in the country's liberation, according to Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem

Sheikh Hasina's balancing act on NRC, CAA designed to keep three audiences in good humour: Bangladesh, India and China
India

Sheikh Hasina's balancing act on NRC, CAA designed to keep three audiences in good humour: Bangladesh, India and China

"We don't understand why [Government of India] did it,' said Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina in an interview published by Gulf News on Saturday, 'It was not necessary.'

Sheikh Hasina says India's new citizenship law 'unnecessary', maintains CAA, NRC 'internal matters' of New Delhi
India

Sheikh Hasina says India's new citizenship law 'unnecessary', maintains CAA, NRC 'internal matters' of New Delhi

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has termed as 'internal matters' of India the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens, but at the same time said the act was 'not necessary'

Bangladeshi island Bhasan Char ready to house Rohingya refugees; embankments, houses, hospitals, mosques built says country's refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner
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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

Impact of CAA on Bangladesh: Despite Dhaka's efforts, anti-India sentiment on the rise among its citizens
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Impact of CAA on Bangladesh: Despite Dhaka's efforts, anti-India sentiment on the rise among its citizens

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the subsequent enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), despite attracting attention, did not initially give rise to much of a reaction in Bangladesh