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Gulshan Kumar murder convict out of Bangladesh jail

Bangladesh on Monday freed a top aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim on the expiry of his jail term for cross-border intrusion, sparking speculations about his extradition to India where he was conv

08 Nov 2016 6:33 AM

15 Hindu temples in Bangladesh vandalised

At least, 15 Hindu temples in Bangladesh have been vandalised over allegations of disrespect shown to Islam on Facebook, triggering panic among the minority community in the Muslim-majority nation.

01 Nov 2016 12:57 AM

Re-elected party chief, Sheikh Hasina eyes third term

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who was on Sunday re-elected unopposed as the ruling Awami League’s president, asked cadres to reach out to the people to ensure that the party returned to po

24 Oct 2016 4:26 AM

26 killed in Bangladesh factory fire

At least 26 people were killed and more than 70 others injured on Saturday in a huge fire triggered by a boiler explosion at a packaging factory in Bangladesh.

11 Sep 2016 11:13 AM

Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds Jamaat chief’s death term

Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party leader and key financier Mir Quasem Ali could be executed soon after Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence handed down to him for committ

31 Aug 2016 7:07 AM


Bangladesh attack ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the mastermind of Bangladesh’s worst terror attack at a cafe here that claimed 22 lives, including of an Indian girl last month, was on Saturday killed along with two of his aid

28 Aug 2016 7:26 AM

Toxic gas leak at Bangla unit sickens 250 people

About 250 people, including children, have fallen sick and hundreds of residents have been evacuated from their homes after a toxic gas leak from a fertiliser unit in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittag

24 Aug 2016 6:19 AM

Bangladesh bachelors face accommodation crisis

Bachelors in Bangladesh are finding it hard to find accommodation with landlords declining to rent out houses to them in the wake of extra security vigil due to the increased terror threat, prompting

01 Aug 2016 5:44 AM

Dhaka attack: 4 JMB militants arrested in Bangladesh

Four Islamist militants of the banned home-grown JMB group, including its top regional head, were arrested on Thursday, who authorities said were responsible for Bangladesh’s worst terror attack on a

22 Jul 2016 2:04 AM

Inform police about your missing children: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Those who carry out assaults even in Id congregations are “enemies of Islam and humanity”, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed said on Thursday after the Muslim-majority country witnessed a

08 Jul 2016 7:22 AM


Dhaka refuses to identify sixth eatery attacker

Bangladesh on Tuesday pressed anti-terrorism charges against several suspects and identified the fifth assailant in the country’s worst terror attack as authorities intensified efforts to unravel the

06 Jul 2016 1:15 AM

Home-grown terror, no ISIS role: Dhaka

BSF put on high alert all along India-Bangla border

04 Jul 2016 5:34 AM

ISIS kills Hindu priest, Buddhist in Bangladesh

A Hindu priest and a Buddhist leader were brutally hacked to death by machete-wielding ISIS militants while another Hindu man survived a bid on his life in Bangladesh, the latest in a series of viciou

02 Jul 2016 6:38 AM

Terrorism is ‘haram’: Bangladesh clerics

Over 100,000 Islamic scholars in Bangladesh have issued a fatwa, declaring militancy and terrorism in the name of Islam as “haram” while voicing their concern over a wave of brutal slayings of Hindus

20 Jun 2016 12:05 AM

Bangladesh: Hindu priest receives death threat

Suspected Islamists claiming to be the ISIS followers have threatened to kill a Hindu priest of the Ramakrishna Mission here if he continues to preach in “Islamic Bangladesh”, prompting authorities to

17 Jun 2016 12:32 AM


24 killed as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

At least 24 people have been killed and over 100 others injured as cyclone Roanu battered Bangladesh’s southern coast, triggering landslides, prompting authorities to evacuate about five lakh people.

22 May 2016 11:39 PM

ISIS says killed Bangladesh doctor

ISIS on Saturday claimed responsibility for the killing of a homoeopathic doctor in western Bangladesh, as the Muslim-majority country reels under a series of brutal murders of secular activists and m

22 May 2016 6:32 AM

Hindu teacher beaten up for ‘anti-Islam’ remarks

A Hindu school headmaster in Bangladesh was beaten up and made to do sit-ups in the presence of a local legislator for allegedly making disparaging statement against Islam, prompting the government to

17 May 2016 11:47 PM

Dhaka slaps travel ban on BNP leader for Israel link

The Bangladesh government on Sunday slapped a travel ban on a leader of the Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) over his recent meeting with an Israeli politician in India amid allegations t

16 May 2016 7:07 AM

4 Bangladesh militants arrested for India blasts

The Bangladeshi police on Thursday arrested four militants, including a key leader, closely linked to two operatives of a banned outfit allegedly involved in carrying out blasts in India two years ago

13 May 2016 5:33 AM