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Violence in Bangladesh ahead of opposition's 72-hour strike
Dhaka, March 1 : Stray incidents of violence were reported in parts of Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Saturday, ahead of former prime minister Khaleda Zia-led opposition alliance's call for another round of strike from Sunday morning.
Bangladesh: Protesters ask authorities to arrest writer's killers in ...
Dhaka, Feb 27 : Protesters, who arranged a rally at TSC of the Dhaka University in Bangladesh to protest against the murder of Avijit Roy, on Friday gave 24-hour ultimatum to authorities to arrest the killers of the writer, media reports said.
Bangladesh opposition calls another 72-hour strike
Dhaka, Feb 27 : Demanding fresh elections under a non-party caretaker government system, Bangladesh's main opposition alliance Friday called another round of nationwide strike from Sunday morning.
Bangladesh blogger murdered by professional killers: Doctor
Dhaka, Feb 27 : Those who killed US-based blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka were professionals and dealt three blows with sharp weapons "very expertly and brutally" on the right side of the head of the victim who died from profuse bleeding, said the doctor who did the postmortem on the body Friday.
Pakistan International Airlines suspends services to Dhaka
Islamabad, Feb 27 : Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Friday decided to cancel all flights to Bangladesh till March 10 in response to the raid on the house of its country manager in Dhaka.
Bangladeshi writer attacked, dies in hospital
Dhaka, Feb 26 : Bangladeshi writer Avijit Roy was attacked and killed by unidentified assailants Thursday and while his blogger wife was injured, media reports said.
Remarkable progress by Bangladesh in reducing poverty: World Bank
Dhaka, Feb 26 : Bangladesh is recognized globally for making remarkable progress in reducing poverty and advancing human development, said Annette Dixon, World Bank vice-president for the South Asia region, Thursday.
Turmoil cost Bangladesh nearly $15.5 bn: Hasina
Dhaka, Feb 25 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Wednesday that the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led alliance's agitation and blockade since January has resulted in a loss of over taka 1.2 trillion (nearly $15.5 billion).
Five men sentenced to death for rape in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 25 : Five men were sentenced to death by a Bangladesh court Wednesday for gang raping a teenaged girl in 2002, media reported.
Bangladesh student leader in police custody for plotting coup
Dhaka, Feb 25 : A former student leader in Bangladesh, accused of plotting a possible coup in the country, was Wednesday remanded to 10 days in police custody by a court here, media reported.
19 kg gold seized at Bangladesh airport
Dhaka, Feb 25 : Bangladesh authorities seized 161 gold bars weighing nearly 19 kg in a massive gold haul at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, media reported Wednesday.
Bangladesh ferry capsize toll rises to 78
Dhaka, Feb 25 : The toll in Sunday's ferry capsize in Bangladesh's Padma river has risen to 78 with seven more bodies recovered Wednesday, bdnews24.com reported.
Bangla court issues arrest warrant against Khaleda Zia
Dhaka, Feb 25 : A court in Bangladesh on Wednesday issued arrest warrants against former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and two others in connection with two cases of embezzlement of funds.
No charges against Al-Amin from ACSU: BCB president
Dhaka, Feb 25 : Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Wednesday said the anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has brought in no corruption charges against right-arm pacer Al-Amin Hossain, although the ICC security watchdog has given information about the ...
Arrest warrant against Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia
Dhaka, Feb 25 : A court in Bangladesh has issued arrest warrants against ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and two others in two cases filed by the country's anti-graft body.
Two injured in Bangladesh petrol bomb attack
Dhaka, Feb 25 : Enforcers of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party's transport blockade torched a parked bus in central Bangladesh, burning two people who were asleep in the vehicle.
Two sentenced to death for killing child in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 25 : A court in Bangladesh Tuesday sentenced two men to death for killing a 4-year old child after kidnapping her.
Seven killed in road accident in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 25 : Seven people were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and an auto-rickshaw in Comilla district of Bangladesh Tuesday.
Bangladesh opposition extends countrywide strike till Friday
Dhaka, Feb 24 : Bangladesh's opposition alliance led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) decided Tuesday to extend the ongoing nationwide strike till Friday morning, protesting against the "killing of opposition supporters".
Bangladesh ex-lawmaker sentenced to life for war crimes
Dhaka, Feb 24 : Bangladesh's first war crimes tribunal Tuesday sentenced militia leader and former lawmaker Abdul Jabbar to life in prison for genocide and religious persecution of the country's Hindu minority during the 1971 Liberation War.
UN human rights chief invited to Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 24 : Bangladesh has invited the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein to visit Dhaka and see the human rights situation amid the ongoing political violence, media reported Tuesday.
CCTV camera catches bombing on bus in Dhaka
Dhaka, Feb 24 : A closed-circuit police camera has recorded the bombing on a bus in Dhaka during the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led opposition alliance's blockade.
Bangladesh daily hails Mamata's assurances on Teesta, land deals
Dhaka, Feb 23 : Terming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's three-day trip to Dhaka, which concluded Saturday, as "heart-warming", an editorial in Bangladesh's Daily Star newspaper Monday said the Bangladeshis believed in Banerjee's assurances for the Teesta water sharing and land boundary ...
Verdict on Bangladesh war crimes accused Tuesday
Dhaka, Feb 23 : The war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh will announce its verdict on former Jatiya Party legislator Abdul Jabbar on charges of genocide and other serious war crimes Tuesday, according to media reports Monday.
Four youth killed amid political turmoil in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 23 : The bodies of four young men, allegedly lynched while indulging in sabotage to enforce an opposition-sponsored indefinite closure, were recovered here Monday amid the political turmoil that has gripped Bangladesh since January.
Toll in Bangladesh ferry capsize rises to 69
Dhaka, Feb 23 : The toll in the ferry capsize in the Padma river in Bangladesh has risen to 69, according to media reports Monday.
41 drown in ferry capsize in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 23 : Toll in the Sunday's ferry capsize in the Padma river in Bangladesh has risen to 41, with many people still missing, , Xinhua news agency reported.
37 dead in Bangladesh ferry capsize
Dhaka, Feb 22 : An overloaded ferry carrying over 100 people capsized Sunday after being hit by a cargo trawler in Padma river in Bangladesh, media reports said adding that rescuers had recovered at least 37 bodies, including that of women and children.
Man in Mamata's Dhaka entourage arrested, opposition hits out
Kolkata, Feb 22 : Entrepreneur and film producer Shibaji Panja, who accompanied Mamata Banerjee on her Bangladesh visit, was Sunday arrested at the Kolkata airport in connection with a fraud case. The opposition slammed the West Bengal chief minister, saying she dishonoured the country by allowing ...
Sheikh Hasina favours 'speedy' punishment for Bangladesh arsonists
Dhaka, Feb 22 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday called for "speedy" and "exemplary" punishment for arsonists and their backers in the strife-torn country.