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PM returns home from Kolkata

  • Published at 01:24 am November 23rd, 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chairs  a cabinet meeting
File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina PID

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 12:00am (BST)

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from Kolkata last night, wrapping up her short visit to the West Bengal’s capital to inaugurate the historic day-night Test match between Bangladesh and India at the Eden Gardens.

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 12:00am (BST).

Earlier, the flight departed Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at 11:00pm (Indian time).

Kolkata mayor and Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister of West Bengal Firhad Hakim, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das and President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly saw her off at the airport.

During her visit to Kolkata, Sheikh Hasina along with Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee rang the ceremonial bell for the opening of the second match of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and India.

The PM watched the first session of the ever-first day-night Test match for both Bangladesh and India, which is being played with pink ball from November 22 to 26.

After the first day's match, she attended a small cultural program followed by a felicitation program arranged by the Cricket Association of Bengal at the Eden Gardens.

Sheikh Hasina went to Kolkata on Friday morning to join the opening ceremony of the Test match at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly.

During her visit to Kolkata, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was treated as a state guest of the central government of India.