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Bangladeshi PM launches Metro work in Dhaka
Dhaka, June 26 : Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated construction work for the country's first Metro rail service in Dhaka.
World Bank increases support for Bangladesh health sector
Dhaka, June 26 : The World Bank has approved USD 150 million in additional financing to help strengthen Bangladesh's health systems and improve its services.
U.S. looking forward to deeper engagements with Bangladesh, says envoy
Dhaka, June 25 : Stating that Washington is proud of its relationship with Bangladesh following remarkable achievements on the socio-economic front, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Tom Shannon said his country is looking forward to having deeper engagements with Dhaka.
Bangladesh PM Hasina inaugurates 'Sonar Bangla Express'
Dhaka, June 25 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the "Sonar Bangla Express", a direct inter-city train service, on the Dhaka-Chittagong route, today.
Hasina calls upon people's co-operation to fight terrorism
Dhaka, June 23 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought the people's cooperation to fight against militancy and terrorism for maintaining peace in the country.
Bangladesh declares nine-day holiday
Dhaka, June 22 : The Bangladesh government has declared a nine-day public holiday starting from July 1 for Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Will do all necessary to curb 'terrorism', 'militancy' in B'desh: PM ...
Dhaka, June 22 : Stating that Islam is the religion of peace, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that her government will do whatever necessary to curb terrorism and militancy in her country.
River cruise from Kolkata to Dhaka via Sundarbans on anvil
Kolkata, June 21 : Cruise enthusiasts will soon be able to sail in luxury from Kolkata to Dhaka and relish the sights of the celebrated Sundarbans mangrove forests, courtesy a river cruise service between India and Bangladesh, an official said.
Teesta water-sharing: Bangladeshi envoy to meet Mamata
Dhaka, June 20 (ANI): Bangladesh High Commissioner in India, Syed Muazzem Ali, will call on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday during which both sides are expected to resume talks on the Teesta water-sharing treaty.
Bangladesh signs USD 130 mn World Bank loan for economic zones
Dhaka, June 20 : The Bangladeshi government has signed a USD 130 million additional financing agreement with the World Bank to scale up support for the recently licensed and new economic zones to attract foreign and domestic investment as well as to create more jobs in the manufacturing sector.
Suspect in bloggers murders killed in Dhaka
Dhaka, June 19 : The prime suspect in the twin murder case of bloggers Avijit Roy and Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy was killed in a "gunfight" with the detectives in Khilgaon, Dhaka, today.
Huge arms cache recovered in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka
Dhaka, June 19 : Bangladeshi police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a canal on Saturday in capital Dhaka.
Attacker of Bangladeshi Hindu teacher killed in shootout
Dhaka, June 18 : A suspected Islamist accused in the murderous attack on a Hindu math teacher was killed in a shootout with Bangladesh police on Saturday morning, police said.
Bangladesh Islamic scholars, clerics issued Fatwa against terrorism
Dhaka, June 18 : Over 400,000 Islamic scholars and Imams in Bangladesh have signed a Fatwa -- a ruling under Islamic law -- that declares terrorism and suicide attacks as "haram", or forbidden under Islamic law.
Kashmiri girl was detained at IGI Airport on basis of 'suspicion': ...
New Delhi, June 18 : Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday said that the police must have had detained the Kashmiri girl, who was travelling to Srinagar from Dhaka on the basis of suspicion.
Have faith in India, Bangladesh to provide security: Ramakrishna ...
Kolkata, June 17 : Even as it expressed concern over the death threat from suspected Islamic State militants to a priest at the Ramakrishna Mission in Dhaka, the Swami Vivekananda-founded order on Friday expressed confidence over the Indian and Bangladeshi authorities taking adequate security ...
CPJ lauds arrest of Bangladeshi publisher Tutul's attacker
Dhaka, June 17 : The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has hailed the arrest of Sumon Hossain Patwari, a suspect who took part in the killing attempt on publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul last year.
Human Rights Watch urges B'desh Govt. to halt mass arrests
Dhaka, June 17 : The Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh government to stop arbitrarily arresting people without proper evidence of a crime, after authorities launched countrywide mass crackdown in the wake of rising attacks in the region.
India takes up with Bangladesh IS death threat to Ramakrishna ...
New Delhi, June 17 : India on Friday said it had raised with Bangladesh the death threat from suspected Islamic State militants to a priest at the Ramakrishna Mission in Dhaka.
Dhaka raises Ramakrishna Mission security after IS threat
New Delhi, June 17 : Assuring "full support and protection", the Bangladesh government has beefed up the security at the Ramakrishna Mission in Dhakha after a staff member there received a death threat from suspected Islamic State militants in the country.
Ramakrishna Mission staff in B'desh receives death threat
Dhaka, June 16 : In a latest stint of threats and attacks in Bangladesh, a Ramkarishna Mission staff in Dhaka has received a threat letter allegedly sent by the militants.
Bangladeshi publisher Tutul's 'attacker' held by police
Dhaka, June 16 : The law enforcers on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant, who directly took part in the murder attempt on Bangladeshi publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul last year.
Bangladesh: College teacher attacked
Dhaka, June 16 : A college teacher was injured as he was hacked with sharp weapons by unknown attackers in Bangladesh's Madaripur town,media reports said.
Dhaka: Ramkrishna Mission officials gets death threat
Dhaka, June 16 : Hindus Ramakrishna mission in Dhaka has received threats to their lives from alleged militants, media reports said on Thursday.
11,307 held in Bangladeshi crackdown on Islamists
Dhaka, June 14 : Security forces in Bangladesh have arrested 11,307 people, including over 100 suspected Islamists, in a nationwide crackdown following a spate of killings of secularists and minorities.
11,307 arrested in Bangladesh anti-militant drive
Dhaka, June 14 : At least 11,307 people have been arrested within four days of an ongoing week-long anti-militant drive in Bangladesh, police said on Tuesday.
Banned militant group's leader arrested in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 14 : Bangladeshi police on tuesday morning arrested a top militant of banned Jamaat'ul Mujahideen Bangladesh group, police said.
Concerned UN calls for 'investigation', 'prosecution' of killings in ...
Dhaka, June 13 : Expressing concern at the significant increase in murders in Bangladesh, the United Nations today called for investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators of the crimes.
3,245 people held on third day of anti-militancy crackdown in ...
Dhaka, June 13 : Over 3,200 people were detained countrywide on the third day of the anti-militancy crackdown by authorities in Bangladesh.
8,000 people arrested in Bangladesh anti-militant drive
Dhaka, June 13 : Over 8,000 people were arrested within three days of Bangladesh's on-going week-long anti-militant drive, police said on Monday.