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  • Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar

    Lata Mangeshkar hospitalised

    Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after she complained of breathing difficulties.

  • Cyclone Bulbul kills at least 10 in West Bengal

    Cyclone Bulbul kills 10 in West Bengal

    Cyclone Bulbul, which made landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, claims at least 10 lives and affected at least 2.73 lakh families in different parts of West Bengal.

  • Cyclone Bulbul

    5 dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India

    At least five people, including two women, are killed as the very severe cyclone 'Bulbul' hit West Bengal’s southern coastal belt bordering Bangladesh and Odisha, triggering heavy rain coupled with strong winds that toppled trees, power and communication lines and hitting normal life.

  • Cyclone kills two as Bangladesh, India evacuate two million

    Cyclone Bulbul hits India and southern Bangladesh, leaving two dead as authorities in the countries ordered more than two million people to get out of the path of the storm.

  • Cyclone Bulbul

    Cyclone 'Bulbul': Operations at Kolkata airport suspended

    Flight operations at Kolkata airport will be stopped from 6:00pm today till 6:00am tomorrow, or for 12 hours, over safety concerns due to Cyclone Bulbul, Home Ministry officials have said.

  • Indian SC clears way for Hindu temple at disputed site

    In a landmark judgment on a century-old religious row, the Indian Supreme Court clears the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed land in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh by allotting the plot to a Hindu outfit.

  • Hundreds of Indian Sikhs to make historic pilgrimage to Pakistan

    Hundreds of Indian Sikhs are set to make a historic pilgrimage to Pakistan, travelling visa-free to one of their religion's holiest sites under a landmark deal between the two countries separated by the 1947 partition of the subcontinent.

  • Ayodhya on tenterhooks

    India has deployed thousands of additional security forces and roped in about 16,000 “digital volunteers” to sanitise social media of inflammatory posts ahead of a crucial Supreme Court verdict on a disputed religious site.

  • Indian couple stoned to death

    Relatives of an Indian woman who married outside her caste and fled her home to escape punishment stoned her and her husband to death after the couple returned to their village to visit family, police said yesterday.

  • Priyanka Gandhi hit by WhatsApp privacy breach

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, general secretary of India’s main opposition Congress, had been informed by messaging service WhatsApp that her phone was hacked during this year’s election campaign by malware from Israeli surveillance firm NSO.

  • India formally divides Jammu and Kashmir state

    At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir has ceased to be a state and became India’s newest federally-ruled territory which gives Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government direct control to run its affairs.

  • Delhi women can now travel in govt buses for free

    The free travel scheme for women in Delhi public buses begins with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia saying it will ensure their safety and increase their role in the national capital's economy.

  • BJP-Sena set for comeback in Maharashtra

    India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is poised to retain power in Maharashtra in alliance with Shiv Sena but the saffron party was locked in a close race with the Congress in Haryana where no party was in sight of clear majority as counting of votes for the legislatures in the two states neared the end.

  • 2 Indian soldiers killed in J&K ceasefire violation by Pakistan

    Two Indian soldiers and a civilian have been killed when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Tanghar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district today, the area’s police said according to our New Delhi correspondent.

  • Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen

    It’s an accidental incident; BSF showed ‘hegemony’: FM

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen terms the recent exchange of fire between the border forces of Bangladesh and India an "accidental incident" saying the members of the Border Security Force (BSF) demonstrated their "hegemony" intruding into Bangladesh's territory.

  • Amitabh Bachchan admitted to the hospital

    Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has not been in the best of his health recently. According to reports, the actor has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai from the past three days, giving rise to rumours that not all is well with him.

  • Economists Abhijit Banerjee

    Bengali economist Abhijit, 2 others win Nobel economics prize

    Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences say.

  • Modi removes plastic, garbage at Beach

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been striving for a clean India campaign, today spent half an hour removing strewn plastic and garbage during an early morning stroll along the beach of the Bay of Bengal at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu.

  • Meena Cartoon

    Father of ‘Meena Cartoon’ Ram Mohan dies

    The creator of “Meena Cartoon”, Ram Mohan, passes away at the age of 88.

  • Indian visa Bangladesh

    India eases visa rules for ill Bangladeshi visitors

    Bangladeshi nationals who visit India on valid visas and fall ill during their stay in India are not required to convert their primary visas into medical ones for getting admitted to Indian hospitals from now on.

  • BNP demands PM’s resignation for signing ‘anti-state’ deal with India

    BNP demands immediate step down of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for signing “anti-state” agreements with India “ignoring the country’s national interest”.

  • PM receives ‘Tagore Peace Award 2018’

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives 'Tagore Peace Award 2018' in New Delhi in recognition of her contribution to maintaining regional peace and prosperity.

  • eGeneration, Indian Highbar will invest in 4iR technologies

    eGeneration Ltd, one of the leading technology and tech investment companies in Bangladesh, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Highbar Technocrat Ltd, a successful spin-off of HCC Group in India and one of top 5% successful spin-offs according to Gartner at the ITC Maurya hotel in New Delhi.

  • India to help repatriate Rohingyas

    India has assured Bangladesh of making greater efforts to facilitate the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar.

  • India Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Modi to visit Bangladesh soon

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Bangladesh in the near future.

  • 'Bangladeshi people waiting to see early signing of Teesta deal'

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a 53-point joint statement underscores the need for early signing and implementation of framework of interim agreement for the sharing of Teesta water.

  • Bangladesh allows India to withdraw Feni river water

    Bangladesh has agreed to allow India to withdraw 1.82 cusec of water from trans-border Feni river to meet the demand of drinking water for the people of of Tripura’s Sabroom town.

  • India prioritises relations with Dhaka: Jaishankar

    India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reaffirms New Delhi’s highest priority to its relations with Dhaka during a meeting with the visiting Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina.

  • 23 Indian fishermen held for intrusion into Bangladesh

    Members of Bangladesh Navy have arrest 23 Indian fishermen and seize two trawlers for fishing illegally inside Bangladeshi maritime boundary in Bagerhat.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Bangladesh knows to transform challenges into opportunities: PM

    Asserting that Bangladesh knows how to transform challenges into opportunities, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the global investors to invest in Bangladesh’s education, light engineering, electronics, the automotive industry and artificial intelligence beyond the conventional menu since the country can be a connecting landmass to a combined market of nearly 3 billion people.