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28-Sep-2019 New York

Modi, Hasina review excellent bilateral ties at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during which the two reviewed the "excellent state of bilateral relations" and agreed to take India-Bangladesh relations to new heights on the sidelines of the...

05-Jul-2019 Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.Calling China and Bangladesh traditionally friendly neighbours, Xi said that "consolidating and developing the strategic partnership...

07-Jan-2019 Dhaka

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh PM for 4th term

Sheikh Hasina was on Monday sworn in as Bangladesh's Prime Minister for a record fourth term following her party's victory in the December 30 election fraught with violent incidents and allegations of fraud by the opposition.Hasina, 71, was sworn in along with...

31-Dec-2018 Agartala

Dhaka to reinforce ties with India, NE states : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said her government will further reinforce its ties with Tripura, other northeastern states and with India as a whole, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.Deb talked to Hasina over phone on Monday and congratulated...

30-Dec-2018 Dhaka

Confident about election victory: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said she is confident about winning the 11th parliamentary election.In her reactions after casting vote at the Dhaka City College centre on Sunday morning, Hasina said: "The boat (her party...

15-Oct-2018 Dhaka

Bangladeshi PM inaugurates construction of China-financed rail project

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the China-financed Padma bridge rail link project by unveiling its foundation plaque at a ceremony in Munshiganj on the outskirts of capital Dhaka Sunday.She expressed her deep satisfaction over the bridge project,...

28-Sep-2018 New York

Bangladeshi PM asks for early repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked for early repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.In her speech at the UN General Assembly General Debate here on Thursday, Hasina regretted the fact that repatriation had not started in a permanent and sustainable...

14-Jul-2018 Dhaka

Rajnath Singh holds talks with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called on the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka today. The meeting took place in a cordial and friendly atmosphere in the presence of senior officials from both sides. The Home Minister conveyed the...

26-May-2018 Asansol (West Bengal)

Sheikh Hasina seeks quick solution to Rohingya problem

A day after seeking the cooperation of the international community to ensure Myanmar took back the Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sehikh Hasina on Saturday called for a quick solution to the problem."You know, about 11 lakh Rohingya refuges...

26-May-2018 Asansol (West Bengal)

Sheikh Hasina conferred honorary D.Litt by Kazi Nazrul University

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was on Saturday conferred a honorary Doctorate of literature by the Kazi Nazrul University here.University Vice Chancellor Sadhan Chakrabarti handed out the degree to Sheikh Hasina at a special convocation, in which a number...

07-Apr-2018 Dhaka

Sheikh Hasina seeks UN help for Rohingya's return

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought the help of UN to implement the Bangladesh-Myanmar agreement on the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas displaced from the Rakhine state.Hasina spoke with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the issue...

04-Dec-2017 Phnom Penh

Sheikh Hasina seeks Cambodia's help on Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday called for Cambodias support in developing a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis and the minoritys persecution in Myanmars Rakhine state.Hasina made the remarks during a discussion with her Cambodian counterpart...

09-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Sheikh Hasina, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee flag-off Bandhan Express

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday jointly flagged-off the Kolkata-Khulna Bandhan Express via video-conferencing.The dignitaries also inaugurated the International...

05-Nov-2017 Dhaka

622,000 Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that 622,000 Rohingyas have already arrived in the country and urged Myanmar to repatriate them immediately.Sheikh Hasina, who was speaking at the inauguration of the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference...

08-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh was alert against Myanmar's provocations : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government was very cautious and did not respond to any provocations by Myanmar, thereby defusing tensions between the two neighbours in the wake of a mass exodus of Rohingyas from Rakhine State."Our nearest...

27-Sep-2017 Dhaka

Sheikh Hasina undergoes gallbladder surgery in US

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in the US in connection with the 72nd UN General Assembly session, has undergone a successful gallbladder operation in Washington, a media report said.A statement by Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the surgery was performed...

20-Sep-2017 Dhaka/New York

Take back Rohingyas, don't call them Bengalis: Sheikh Hasina to Myanmar

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Myanmar to take back 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in her country and also called for an end to "propaganda" that labelled the ethnic group as "Bengalis"."We have told Myanmar that they will have...

19-Sep-2017 United Nations

Sushma Swaraj meets PM of Bhutan, Bangladesh

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met with Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan and five Foreign Ministers in interactions that mostly focused on bilateral issues, according to a ministry spokesperson.Raveesh...

13-Apr-2017 Dhaka

Sheikh Hasina : I hid nothing about India deals unlike Khaleda

Amid criticism by Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia of the latest deals signed with India, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she hid nothing during the visit, unlike Khaleda did when she held the top post.The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson...

11-Apr-2017 Dhaka

India visit a success, did not return empty-handed : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday that her India visit was a success and that she had gone to seek friendship, which she got from her neighbour.Answering queries about her April 7-10 state visit to India, Hasina also said there was nothing...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Reliance Power seals Bangladesh project deals worth $1 bn

Reliance Power on Monday executed project agreements with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for Phase I of the 750 MW liquefied natural gas (LNG) power project at Meghnaghat, near Dhaka, a company statement said here.These agreements include a power purchase...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sheikh Hasina invites Indian investors to Bangladesh

Declaring that nothing would ever "spoil" the special relationship with India, visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday invited Indian business to invest in her country, assuring all facilities to ease doing business in order to defeat the "common...

09-Apr-2017 Jaipur

Bangladesh PM offers prayers at Ajmer dargah

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday offered prayers at the shrine of Khwaja Mouinuddin Chisti in Ajmer."She along with a few members of her delegation arrived at the dargah around 11 a.m. and spent 30 minutes in the premises," Khadim Kamaluddin Chisti...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina salutes Indians who died in 1971 war

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid tributes to Indian soldiers who died in the Liberation War of 1971 that gave birth to her country.The visiting Prime Minister said she was grateful to the people and the government of India for their contribution...

08-Apr-2017 Petrapole (West Bengal)

Khulna-Kolkata train received with cheers, bouquets at border

Nine years after the inauguration of the Maitree (friendship) Express passenger train service between Kolkata and Dhaka, the first Khulna-Kolkata train chugged into the Petrapole Railway station on the India-Bangladesh border on Saturday.Repeatedly sounding...

08-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Kolkata- Khulna-Dhaka bus service flagged off from Kolkata today

A Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service was ceremoniously flagged off from Kolkata today. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, his counterpart from Bangladesh Smt. Sheikh Hasina and the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee jointly initiated the ceremony...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Bangladesh sign 22 agreements

India and Bangladesh on Saturday signed 22 agreements in the fields of defence cooperation, civil nuclear energy, space and cyber security among others, following bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.India...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Firmly believe in early solution to Teesta issue : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed the firm belief that there will be an early solution to the issue of sharing waters of the river Teesta with Bangladesh while describing Dhaka's zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism as an "inspiration"."Along...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sheikh Hasina thanks India for naming road after Mujibur Rahman

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday thanked the Indian government for naming a road here after her father and the country's founder, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman."I appreciate naming a road after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," said Hasina at a joint...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Modi-Hasina release Hindi translation of Mujib's autobiography

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday jointly released the Hindi translation of 'Bangbandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rehman's autobiography, "Unfinished Memories".Rehman was the founding leader of Bangladesh and father...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Bangladesh hold bilateral talks

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina headed delegation-level bilateral talks between India and Bangladesh here on Saturday ."Shaping the future of bilateral ties. PM @narendramodi and PM Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh lead delegation level talks,"...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister met his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina ahead of delegation-level bilateral talks here on Saturday."A new spring in #IndiaBangladesh ties! PM @narendramodi receives PM Sheikh Hasina at Hyderabad House before talks," External Affairs Ministry...

07-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Bangladesh PM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here on Friday."First engagement for the honoured guest. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Rashtrapati Bhavan," External Affairs Ministry...

07-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Why can't Teesta be resolved, asks Sheikh Hasina

India and Bangladesh share many commonalities and have demonstrated the will to resolve issues, like the long-standing land boundary agreement, then why should the Teesta water sharing issue be allowed to linger, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has...

07-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Bangladesh PM arrives, Narendra Modi welcomes her

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Friday on a four-day visit, and was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport.Modi welcomed Hasina with a bouquet as she alighted from the aircraft.According to reports, Modi travelled from Lok...

02-Apr-2017 Dhaka

Lok Sabha Speaker meets Bangladesh PM

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who is leading the Indian Parliamentary Delegation to the 136th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Dhaka, called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday.Mahajan said that India attaches the...

17-Oct-2016 Benaulim (Goa)

Dhaka crackdown on terror a model template: Narendra Modi

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's comprehensive crackdown on terrorism is a template for other countries on how to tackle terror, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.He made the comments during bilateral talks with his Bangladesh counterpart late on Sunday,...

21-Sep-2016 New York

Bangladesh to work with Myanmar on Rohingya issues: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh, which has over 500,000 Muslim Rohingyas residing in its refugee camps, has said it is looking forward to working with Myanmar to find a permanent solution to the issue.Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this in her address at the UN General...

27-Aug-2016 Dhaka

Rampal power project won't affect Sundarbans: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that the Rampal power plant project, being jointly built with India, will not affect the world's largest mangrove forest Sundarbans.The agreement to build a 1,320 megawatt coal fired power plant near the...

02-Jul-2016 Dhaka

Sheikh Hasina vows to root out terrorism after Dhaka siege

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday vowed to root out terrorism from the country after Islamic State terrorists laid siege to a Dhaka cafe that left six of the militants dead while 13 hostages were rescued.In an address to the nation after the end...

30-Jan-2016 Dhaka

PM Hasina inaugurates Bangladesh World Trade Centre

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated the country's World Trade Centre (WTC) in port city of Chittagong.With the setting up of the 300-foot high and 24-storey centre, Bangladesh has now become part of a global network spanning over 100...

07-Oct-2015 Dhaka

Murder of foreigners cannot destabilise Bangladesh : Sheikh Hasina

The recent murders of two foreigners here were a 'planned effort' to destabilise Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday.Hasina said whenever the global community lauds Bangladesh's achievement, incidents like these are coordinated to...

01-Oct-2015 United Nations

India-Bangladesh enclaves agreement a model for the world: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held up the India-Bangladesh agreement on enclaves as an example for the world in solving problems.Speaking on Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly, Hasina said the implementation of the boundary agreement "brought...

09-May-2015 Agartala

Sheikh Hasina thanks Tripura CM for backing land swap deal

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar for backing the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) that the Indian parliament has passed, an official said here on Saturday."The Bangladesh prime minister on Friday...

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