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Iskcon temple in Bangladesh’s Dhaka vandalized, looted

Dhaka: The Radhakanta Iskcon temple in Wari, Dhaka, was vandalised on Thursday night, allegedly by Islamic extremists. It is the second Iskcon temple in Bangladesh o be vandalised in less than six months. According to eyewitnesses, there were around 200 people in the mob. They allegedly attacked the people there and looted the temple. They...

ISKCON centres worldwide to hold 1-day protest against temple vandalism in Bangladesh

Kolkata: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has condemned the vandalism at an ISKCON temple in Bangladesh recently. Protests and candlelight vigils are being held across the globe. Now, ISKCON centres in nearly 150 nations will hold one-day protest and prayer meetings on October 23, Radharamn Das, vice-president of the Kolkata centre was quoted...

Iskcon temple in Bangladesh vandalized, devotees attacked ‘violently’

Dhaka: An Iskcon temple in Bangladesh became the latest venue of vandalism among a series of attacks on Hindu temples and Durga puja pandals. The attack by a mob took place at the temple in Noakhali area of Bangladesh on Friday, hours after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that those involved in the attacks...

Alarming! India ranked 101 in Global Hunger Index

Neighbouring Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh fare better than India in Global Hunger Index New Delhi: Access to food in India is far from satisfactory. The level of hunger in the country is ‘alarming’, according to the Global Hunger Index report. As per the website, India is ranked 101 among 116 countries, behind Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal....

Bengaluru Police arrests six Bangladeshi nationals for raping, assaulting woman

The Bengaluru Police has arrested six Bangladeshi nationals in a rape and assault case after a video of a woman being brutally assaulted started circulating on social media. The six accused who have been arrested include two women and will be produced before a court today. The police said that based on the video clip...

Freedom struggle of Bangladesh was a significant moment in my journey too: PM Modi

Soon after his arrival on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited the National Martyrs’ Memorial, the National monument of Bangladesh, to pay tributes to the valour and the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. The monument is located in Savar, about 35...

India signs 7 agreements with Bangladesh, rail link inaugurated

At a time when bilateral relations with neighbours including China, Pakistan and Nepal have deteriorated, India on Thursday signed seven agreements with Bangladesh. The agreements were signed during a virtual summit attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The agreements aim to increase cooperation between the two countries in...

India behind Pakistan, Nepal & Bangladesh in Global Hunger Index

India has ranked 94 out of 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 and is behind neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan and Bangladesh that have better scores. As per the report published on Friday, India has serious levels of hunger and falls in the “serious category” with a score of 27.2....

Remdesivir was flown from B’desh to Agartala to A’bad

The rise in demand for Remdesivir injections has led to its black marketing in the state. The arrest of seven people in connection with illegally importing the medicine has also exposed how the medicine is being procured from beyond the borders.   Probe in the case has revealed that one of the accused Shabbir Ahmed...

7 held for illegally importing Remdesivir from B’desh

The crime branch is investigating a case in which Remdesivir injections were illegally imported from Bangladesh and sold at a high price in Gujarat. The Crime Branch arrested seven people in connection with the case.    Among those arrested are a Bangladeshi national as well as a husband-wife duo who runs a company Nilkanth Elixir...

India proposes online platform for SAARC nations to help each other in combating coronavirus

India has proposed setting up of a common electronic platform for all SAARC nations to share expertise and best practices to jointly combat the spread of coronavirus, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly pitched for a regional approach to deal with the pandemic. India made the proposal at a video conference of senior health...

Bangladesh shuts largest brothel to counter coronavirus spread

Authorities in Bangladesh have closed the country’s largest brothel for 15 days as a preventive measure to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The brothel is one of many other businesses that have been ordered to close to help fight the spread of the deadly virus, which has infected 20 people and killed one...