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Bangladesh suspends travel from South Africa as Omicron threat looms

Calling the new Covid variant 'extremely aggressive', Bangladesh's Health Minister Zahid Maleque said they are strengthening screening procedures at all airports and ports.
Pacer Mohammad Shami (right) with captain Virat Kohli | Twitter/@MdShami11

Hate against Shami, Bangladesh violence, Kashmir targeting – Disinformation our greatest threat

India loves cricketer Shami, so who started the hate? Similarly, in Bangladesh, how did the violence against Hindus start? Read before you outrage.

Rokeya Sultana, Bangladesh artist, explores sensuality, feminism. Indians can’t see her show

‘Madonna’ to ‘Relations’—themes Indians won’t get to see after Rokeya Sultana exhibition’s postponed. Her Bangladesh peers express shock.
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the nation on the eve of the 73rd Independence Day | PTI

Bangladesh invites President Kovind for 50th anniversary of liberation from Pakistan

The invitation comes amid tensions between Delhi and Dhaka over the communal violence in Bangladesh during Durga Puja this month. India hasn’t confirmed the visit.
Representational image | PTI/Manvender Vashist

India’s distance with Pakistan and Bangladesh growing. Cricket can help

It’s high time New Delhi took a tough position on refusing to allow party politics to dictate foreign policy, especially in the neighbourhood.
A protest in Tripura against communal violence targeting Hindus in Bangladesh | Representational photo | PTI

Why Sheikh Hasina govt is unlikely to restore Bangladesh’s ‘secular’ 1972 constitution

Islam was made state religion of Bangladesh in 1988, when the country was ruled by Hussein Muhammad Ershad. His predecessor Ziaur Rahman set in motion the process of Islamisation.
PM Narendra Modi welcomed by his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina at the Dhaka airport, on 26 March 2021 | Twitter/@@PMOIndia

Govt, media, opposition — Bangladesh can teach India how to handle hate crimes

When violence broke out against Hindus during Durga Puja in Bangladesh, PM Sheikh Hasina, ruling party, media and opposition spoke in one voice to condemn it.
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina | Photo: ANI

India must take strong view of attack on Hindus but not with an ‘anti-Bangladesh’ mindset

Hindus in Bangladesh as well as the small group of pro-democracy civil society leaders are the best guarantee for an India-friendly neighbour in the East. Don't let them quit.
Representational image | Pixabay

‘3,600 attacks since 2013’ — violence against Hindu minority not a first for Bangladesh

At least six people died and several were injured after attacks on Bangladesh’s Hindu minority community during Durga Puja celebrations last week.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

‘So many dreams lost in a flash’: Bangladesh cricketer Mortaza condemns attacks on Hindus

In a Facebook post, the former cricket captain said the country witnessed 'two losses', referring to Bangladesh’s defeat to Scotland in T20 World Cup, and communal violence in Rangpur.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.