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Dhaka plays host to three-day Hay Literary Festival from today
Dhaka, Nov.20 : Bangladesh capital Dhaka is playing host to a three-day Hay Literary Festival that is expected to attract journalists, writers, editors and publishers from all over the globe.
Bangladesh hands over list of 51 criminals to India's NIA
Dhaka, Nov.19 : Bangladesh has handed over a list of 51 criminals -- 10 militants and 41 others -- to a National Investigation Agency (NIA) from India.
16 Bangladeshi, Myanmar human traffickers sued
Dhaka, Nov 19 : Two days after a boat carrying nearly 600 migrants was seized in the Bay of Bengal near Bangladesh's southeastern border with Myanmar, two separate cases have been lodged against the human traffickers, police said Wednesday.
Bangladesh among countries facing increased terror risk: Study
Dhaka, Nov 18 : Bangladesh faces the risk of a substantial rise in terrorist activities in the future, according to a study by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a media report said Tuesday.
Top ex-India and Bangladesh envoys call for focus on economy, security
Dhaka, Nov.16 : Former Bangladesh and Indian diplomats have called on their respective governments to train their focus on economic engagement and intensify security cooperation.
20 gold bars found inside clothes iron in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 15 : A man was caught while trying to smuggle 20 gold bars inside a clothes iron at Dhaka's Shahjalal International Airport Saturday.
Bangladeshi war criminal awarded death sentence
Dhaka, Nov 13 : The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Thursday sentenced Zahid Hossain, better known as Khokon Razakar, to death in absentia for war crimes at Faridpur's Nagarkanda during the 1971 Liberation War.
Verdict on Bangladesh war crimes accused Thursday
Dhaka, Nov 12 : The verdict against Bangladeshi war crimes accused Zahid Hossain alias Khokon Razakar is expected Thursday, according to media reports.
Bangladeshi author Zillur Rahman Siddiqui dead
Dhaka, Nov 12 : Noted Bangladeshi author and educationist Zillur Rahman Siddiqui has died aged 86.
Bangladesh SC warns Awami League lawmaker not to threaten ACC
Dhaka, Nov.11 : The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday warned ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi for issuing a threat against the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Deposition deferred in Khaleda Zia's graft cases
Dhaka, Nov 9 : A court Sunday set a new date for deposition by witnesses in two graft cases against former prime minister Khaleda Zia and accepted her plea for more time.
Jamaat leader Kamaruzzaman's counsels to address media
Dhaka, Nov.9 : Counsels for death row war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman will address the media this afternoon to protest against Law Minister Anisul Huq's "misinterpretation" of the Jail Code, saying that Kamaruzzaman will get seven days for seeking mercy after hearing ...
Orphanage Corruption case: Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia appears ...
Dhaka, Nov.9 : A Dhaka court started hearing of Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases this morning in presence of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at the courtroom.
HuJI leader, sentenced to death, nabbed in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 6 : A top leader of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad (HuJI), who was sentenced to death in absentia for the 2001 blast in Dhaka, has been arrested.
Burdwan blast: Bangladesh assures India of effective steps to curb ...
New Delhi, Nov. 5 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's International Affairs Adviser, Gowher Rizvi, on Wednesday assured India of Dhaka's efforts to curb terrorism, obtain information and share it.
Family meets 1971 war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman
Dhaka, Nov.5 : Ten family members of death row convict Muhammad Kamaruzzaman met him at the Dhaka Central Jail this morning.
Bangladesh lawyer demands punishment for convicted war criminals of ...
Dhaka (Bangladesh), Nov. 5 : Speakers from different sectors with a common conviction to erase Jamaat-e-Islami party came together at a forum here on Tuesday.
Police arrest HuJI leader from Dhaka
Dhaka, Nov 5 : A leader of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad (HuJI) has been arrested in Bangladesh, police said.
Death row convict Kamaruzzaman transferred to Dhaka jail
Dhaka, Nov.4 :Convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman was transferred to the Dhaka central jail from the Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur today, a day after the Supreme Court had upheld his death penalty.
Awami League supporters hail Bangladesh SC's verdict on convicted war ...
Dhaka (Bangladesh), Nov. 4 : Supporters and activists of the ruling Awami League Party on Monday hailed Bangladesh Supreme Court's verdict of upholding the death penalty for Islamist leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, who had earlier been convicted for war crimes.
Bangladesh SC upholds death penalty for war criminal Kamaruzzaman
Dhaka, Nov.3 : The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Monday upheld the death penalty for 1971 war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on one charge, but commuted the highest penalty to life term imprisonment for another charge.
Jamaat calls for strike in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 3 : Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami Monday called for a strike Wednesday after the Supreme Court upheld the death verdict for its leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman.
Blast at procession celebrating Quasem's death penalty
Dhaka, Nov 2 : A procession celebrating the death verdict awarded to Mir Quasem Ali, a top leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami, for crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War, was hit by an explosion Sunday, a media report said.
Bangladesh Jamaat leader sentenced to death for war crimes
Dhaka, Nov 2 : Mir Quasem Ali, a top leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami, was sentenced to death Sunday for crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War.
Power supply restored in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 2 : Electricity supply resumed in Bangladesh, nearly 10 hours after the breakdown of the national grid.
Power outage across Bangladesh as national grid collapses
Dhaka, Nov 1 : Power outages Saturday hit several places in Bangladesh, including the capital Dhaka, due to the collapse of the national grid.
Mamata's hold on power becomes precarious
By Amulya Ganguli : The security risk posed by the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh has always been known, but few had anticipated that the virtually unchecked flow of aliens over the years would enable a Bangladeshi terrorist group to establish a base in West Bengal with the objective of ...
Bangladesh shuts down for 24-hours protesting death sentence of ...
Dhaka, Oct. 31 : Dhaka observed a 24-hour general strike on Thursday protesting the death sentence awarded to the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party chief, Motiur Rahman Nizami, by the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal, as supporters of Jamaat said the government had used the tribunal to weaken its ...
Fire damages BSEC building in Dhaka
Dhaka, Oct.31 : A fire broke out in the Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC) building in Dhaka's Kawran Bazar this morning.
Bangladesh tops 32 nations in climate risk chart
Dhaka, Oct.30 : Bangladesh tops a list of 32 countries that face extreme risks because of climate change.