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Protests in Dhaka after writer’s death in jail

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 26 | Protests erupted in Dhaka after writer and blogger Mushtaq Ahmed, denied bail six times, died in Kashimpur jail....

Indian environment expert Ligia Noronha appointed UN Ast S-G

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Feb 26 | Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Indian environment and economics expert Ligia Noronha as an assistant secretary-general ...

Bangladesh unique example of containing Covid-19: WHO chief

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 24 | World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has expressed satisfaction over the development of health infrastructure...

Overseas groups trying to hijack farmers’ stir: Indo-Canadian bodies

Toronto, Feb 24 | Various Indo-Canadian organisations, in a joint letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have supported his handling of the...

B’desh can export edible oil to India: Indian envoy

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 24 | The Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, said on Tuesday that Bangladesh can export edible oil...

Indian Air Chief Marshal on 3-day visit to Dhaka

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 23 | Indian Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria reached here on a three-day visit on the invitation of...

Bangladesh first to ban all known vulture-toxic drugs

By Vishal GulatiNew Delhi, Feb 23 | With Bangladesh banning painkiller ketoprofen used widely to treat the cattle, it became the first country...

South Asian group mobilises for Tanden as Biden stands by her

By Arul LouisNew York, Feb 23 | While President Joe Biden doubled down on the nomination of Neera Tanden to a top cabinet post...

Language Movement’s history lies in reports of Pak intel branch :...

By Sumi Khan,Dhaka, Feb 22 | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that one can easily know the real history of the Language...

Nepal approves Chinese Covid vaccine

Kathmandu, Feb 18 | Nepal government on Wednesday granted emergency use approval to a Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products...

Jaishankar to participate in virtual Quad ministerial meeting on Thursday

By Arul LouisNew York, Feb 18 | External Affairs S. Jaishankar is to participate on Thursday in a virtual ministerial meeting of the Quad,...

Jaishankar to visit Dhaka on March 4

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 17 | India's External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar will travel to Dhaka on March 4 to finalise Prime Minister...

Indian victims of Dubai warehouse blaze move Kerala HC

Dubai, Feb 17 | Indian expats who lost their life's possessions due to a fire at a warehouse in Dubai filed a plea with...

Nepal to procure 2 mn vaccines from India at subsidised rate

Kathmandu, Feb 16 | The Nepal government on Tuesday decided to procure two million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India...

SGPC seeks fresh count of Gurdwaras in Pakistan

By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, Feb 16 | The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has sought a fresh count of the number of Gurdwaras...

Friendship with B’desh cornerstone of our foreign policy: Indian envoy

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 15 | Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami on Monday said that Bangladesh is India's true and special...

Set up Kendriya Vidyalayas abroad, suggests Parliamentary panel

New Delhi, Feb 15 | The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education has suggested that the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) should open schools abroad to...

Bangladesh has procured 3 cr Covid vaccine doses: Hasina

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 14 | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that the country had procured three crore Covid-19 vaccine doses...

Over 5L beneficiaries inoculated in 5 days: B’desh Health ministry

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 12 | Nearly 5,42,309 beneficiaries in Bangladesh have received Covid-19 vaccine shots in merely five days, the...

Modi’s vaccine promise to Canada breaks irritants: Indo-Canada Chamber

By Gurmukh SinghToronto, Feb 11 | The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and many other Indo-Canadian organisations have welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis...

Indian-American cabinet nominee sorry for tweets about Republicans

By Arul LouisNew York, Feb 10 | While appearing before a US Senate panel, Neera Tanden, the Indian-American nominee to President Joe Biden's cabinet,...

Impeachment of Bengal Governor-General Warren Hastings figures in Trump trial

By Arul LouisNew York, Feb 10 | Warren Hastings, the 18th Century British Governor-General of Bengal, made an appearance in the Senate trial when...

Nationwide Covid-19 vaccination begins in B’desh (Ld)

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 7 | Bangladesh's Covid-19 vaccination programme began on Sunday across the country with a target to inoculate 3.5 million...

B’desh rolls out Covid-19 vaccine from Serum Institute of India

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 7 | The Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) is being rolled out across Bangladesh on...

3 Indians held in B’desh over suspected gambling involvement

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 7 | Bangladesh Police have detained three Indian citizens in Chittagong over their alleged involvement in gambling during an ongoing...

China announces providing 500k Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb 6 | China has announced that it will provide half a million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal.During a phone call...

Indian boy becomes UAE’s youngest hair donor for cancer patients

Dubai, Feb 5 | A two-year-old Indian boy has become the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) youngest hair donor for cancer patients, according to a...

50 BNP workers jailed over 2002 attack on Hasina’s convoy

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 4 | After 19 years, a court on Thursday sentenced 50 Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) workers, including MP Habibul Islam...

General strike in Nepal throws lives out of gear

Kathmandu, Feb 4 | A general strike called by the Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'-led faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Thursday has...

NYC’s Indian-American Health Commissioner tests Covid positive

New York, Feb 4 | Dave Chokshi, the Indian-American Health Commissioner of New York City, said that he has tested positive for the novel...

Modi may visit Bangabandhu’s birthplace during B’desh tour

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 4 | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his wish to visit Tungipara in Bangladesh -- the birthplace of...

Despite oppn propaganda, B’desh will march forward: Hasina

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 3 | Flaying the opposition for running a propaganda against her government, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that...

B’desh rejects desperate ‘smear campaign’ by extremists

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 3 | The Bangladesh government has rejected the desperate "smear campaign" instigated by extremists and their allies working from London...

NASA appoints Indian-American Bhavya Lal as acting chief of staff

Washington, Feb 2 | NASA has named Indian-American Bhavya Lal, who oversaw the agency's transition under the administration of US President Joe Biden, as...

Biden spokesperson condemns Gandhi statue desecration

By Arul LouisNew York, Feb 2 | US President Joe Biden's Press Secretary Jen Psaki has condemned the desecration of a statue of Mahatma...

Nepal bans two Indian mountaineers for 10 years

Kathmandu, Feb 1 | The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation in Nepal has imposed a 10-year ban on two Indian mountaineers, restricting...

Zia, Ershad, Khaleda destroyed many ISI documents: Hasina

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Feb 1 | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the former governments of Ziaur Rahman, Hussain Muhammad Ershad and...

Indian-origin US officer arrested in connection with fake shooting

New York, Feb 1 | An Indian origin law enforcement officer in California has been arrested in connection with allegations that he had faked...

Jayapal seeks larger relief package with full access to immigrants

Washington, Jan 31 | Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman to serve in the US House of Representatives, has sought a larger Covid-19 relief...

Nepal awards hydropower project to India’s Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam

Kathmandu, Jan 30 | In a major favour to New Delhi, a meeting chaired by Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli vening awarded a...

India pre-eminent partner of US in Indo-Pacific: Blinken tells Jaishankar

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 30 | American Secretary of State Antony Blinken "underscored India's role as a pre-eminent partner of the US in...

Foreign Secys discuss preparations for Modi’s Dhaka visit

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 29 | Underscoring the importance of 2021 in the context of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's liberation, the 50th...

Guterres again offers ‘good offices’ to resolve Indo-Pak conflicts

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Jan 29 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has again offered his "good offices" to India and Pakistan to resolve their...

8-yr-old Indian boy in Johns Hopkins ‘brightest students in the world’...

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Jan 29 | Advay Misra, 8, an Indian student in New York, has been named among 1,400 of the "brightest...

Pakistan to commence Covid vaccination drive from next week

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, Jan 28 | Pakistan will kick start its Covid-19 vaccination drive across the country from next week with the National Command...

Why the conversation between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin would worry...

By Atul AnejaNew Delhi, Jan 28 | US President Joe Bidens unexpected outreach to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to extend the New Strategic...

Covid-19 takes a toll on physicians’ happiness, says report

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 28 (IANSlife) The Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the mental and emotional well-being of doctors, with female physicians and...

Indian-origin paediatrician takes doctor hostage, kills victim, self

New York, Jan 28 | An Indian-origin paediatrician suffering from terminal cancer took another doctor as hostage and after several hours of a stand-off...

Vaccination kicks off in B’desh, Hasina thanks India for 2 mn...

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 28 | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday thanked the government of India for the gift of two million...

Pakistan gets GI tag for Basmati rice

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, Jan 27 | Pakistan has received GI (geographical indicator) tag for its Basmati rice, which will help its case against India...

Business

Fuel prices resurge after 3-day break

New Delhi, Feb 27 | Country's petrol and diesel prices continued its northward march on Saturday, after a three-day break, taking its retail rates...