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13 killed in Bangladesh factory fire
Mirpur, Bangladesh, Feb 1 : At least 13 people were killed in a massive factory fire in Bangladesh's Mirpur on Saturday, said media reports.
10 killed in fire in Bangladesh capital
Dhaka, Jan 31 : At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in a major fire in a plastic packaging factory in Dhaka Saturday, police said.
Bomb blasts near Khaleda Zia's office
Dhaka, Jan 31 : Three handmade bombs exploded Saturday near former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia's office here despite a police presence there, reports said.
Bangladesh: Blast close to Zia's office
Dhaka, Jan 31 : Two crude bombs were blasted close to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office here on Saturday, media reports said.
BBIN delegations exchange views for cooperation at sub-regional level
New Delhi, Jan. 31 : The second meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on sub-regional cooperation between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) on water resources management and power/hydropower and on connectivity and transit were held here on Friday and Saturday.
India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh explore scope for power trade
New Delhi, Jan 31 : The joint working group (JWG) on sub-regional cooperation between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal Saturday explored the scope for power trade and inter-grid connectivity between the four countries, an official statement said.
Khulna Police detain 53 BNP, Jamaat men
Dhaka, Jan.31 : Police in Bangladesh's Khulna City have confirmed the detention of 53 activists of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the Jamaat-e-Islami on charges of disturbing the peace, sabotaging and anti-government activity.
Power supply to Khaleda's office cut, BNP leader Rizvi arrested
Dhaka, Jan.31 : Power supply to the Gulshan area office of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia has been discontinued, and additional police has been withdrawn on the orders of the Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League Government.
Electricity, internet, cable snapped in Khaleda's office
Dhaka, Jan 31 : Hours after the disconnection of power, internet and cable connections have also been severed to former Bangladesh prime minster Khaleda Zia's office here Saturday.
India, Bangladesh to hold talks on curbing crime
Agartala, Jan 31 : District heads and border guards of India and Bangladesh will meet here Tuesday to curb border crimes and to increase trade between the northeastern states and Bangladesh, an official said here Saturday.
Bangladesh need to be realistic about WC chances: Athar Ali
Dhaka, Jan 30 : Former Bangladesh captain Athar Ali Khan Friday stated that the country needs to be realistic about the team's chances in the World Cup starting Feb 14.
Eight bodies recovered from sunken Bangladeshi trawler
Dhaka, Jan 30 : At least eight bodies of passengers aboard a sunken Bangladeshi trawler were recovered Friday.
BSF seize rare turtles at border
Kolkata, Jan 30 : Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 185 rare Asian black spotted turtles which were being smuggled to Bangladesh across the border at Kalanchi in North 24 Parganas district.
Rare Asian black spotted turtles seized in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 30 : Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have seized 185 rare Asian black spotted turtles, worth Rs.1.11 crore in the international market, in Kalanchi in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district while they were being smuggled to Bangladesh.
Michael Clarke to play in grade cricket
Melbourne, Jan 30 : Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to continue his return from injury by playing in a Grade game this weekend as a batsman only, then in a match against a Bangladesh XI Feb 5 as a batsman and in a limited fielding capacity.
Bangladesh president decries BNP blockade
Dhaka, Jan 29 : Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid Thursday called on law enforcers to take stern action against troublemakers during the BNP-sponsored countrywide blockade.
Bangladeshi trawler with 100 on board sinks, many rescued
Dhaka, Jan 29 : A Bangladeshi trawler with over a hundred people on board sank in the Bay of Bengal Thursday and police claimed that it was heading to Malaysia with illegal immigrants.
Forced conversion in Bengal, claims Trinamool; VHP denies
Kolkata, Jan 28 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday claimed that over 100 Christians were converted by the VHP in Rampurhat in Birbhum district. The Hindu organisation denied the charge, even as its president Pravin Togadia said Hindus were not safe in the state due to the presence ...
Burdwan blast: Four JMB men nabbed for running terror camps
Kolkata, Jan 28 : Four Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants, who were running terror camps in West Bengal, have been arrested in connection with the Oct 2 Burdwan blast, the NIA said Wednesday.
Bangladesh Inc. request PM, opposition to settle political crisis
Dhaka, Jan 28 : The Bangladesh business community Wednesday urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to end the current political crisis which has led to a difficult economic situation.
Burdwan blast: Four JMB militants nabbed for running terror camps
Kolkata, Jan 28 : Four militants of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), who were responsible for running terror camps in West Bengal, have been arrested in connection with the Oct 2 Burdwan blast, the NIA said Wednesday.
Newly-married Siddikur aims at Malaysian Open golf
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 27 : Newly-wed Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh hopes wedding bliss will drive him towards a victory at the Asian Tour's season-opening Malaysian Open Feb 5-8.
Body of Khaleda Zia's son brought to Dhaka
Dhaka, Jan 27 : The coffin of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia's younger son Arafat Rahman KoKo was brought to Dhaka on a flight from Kuala Lumpur Tuesday.
Another case filed against Khaleda Zia
Dhaka, Jan 27 : Another case, for "instigating arson", has been filed against former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia, who had called a nationwide transport blockade earlier this month, a media report said Tuesday.
BSF officials exchange sweets with their counterparts in Indo-Bangla ...
Akhaura (India-Bangladesh border), Jan. 26 : On the occasion of the 66th Republic Day celebration, troops of the Border Security Force (BSF), stationed along the India-Bangladesh border at Akhaura exchanged sweets with their Bangladeshi counterpart here.
Borders sealed for R-Day in northern West Bengal
Siliguri, Jan 25 : Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place across northern West Bengal including sealing the international borders with Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh ahead of Republic Day.
PCB puts forth conditions ahead of Bangladesh tour
Karachi, Jan 24 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put forth its demands of 50 percent revenue sharing, exchange tours of the Under-19 and A teams before the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ahead of their scheduled series in April.
Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda charged with 'instigating arson'
Dhaka, Jan 25 : Bangladesh Police have registered a criminal case against former prime minister Khaleda Zia for "instigating arson" here that left 27 people seriously injured, the media reported Sunday.
Bangladeshi professionals take to streets to protest against strike ...
Dhaka (Bangladesh), Jan. 25 : Hundreds of working professionals gathered in Dhaka to protest against alleged 'militant activities' by political activists during a countrywide strike and blockade called by the opposition, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).
Bangladesh opposition calls general strike from Sunday (Lead)
Dhaka, Jan 24 : The 20-party opposition alliance in Bangladesh has called a general strike in the country from Sunday amid non-stop political violence, media reported Saturday.