• Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari Thursday conferred an honorary doctorate of Tripura University on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
  • Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipumoni said, "By honouring the Bangladesh prime minister, the Tripura University has brought the people of the two countries closer."
  • This is the second time an Indian university has conferred an honorary Doctor of Literature on Hasina. The 64-year-old Bangladesh leader was conferred the honour by Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal Jan 28, 1999.
  • She was awarded UNESCO's Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize in 1998 for her contribution to bring peace by ending the 25 years of conflict in Chittagong Hill Tracts with political courage and statesmanship.