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Foreign secy visit Bangladesh, meets PM Sheikh Hasina

Foreign secy visit Bangladesh, meets PM Sheikh Hasina

Rediff.com18 Aug 2020

Shringla visited Dhaka in March last after assuming office of the Indian Foreign Secretary in January this year.

B'desh court indicts country's 1st Hindu Chief Justice in graft case

B'desh court indicts country's 1st Hindu Chief Justice in graft case

Rediff.com13 Aug 2020

The indictment comes seven months after another Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against the 69-year-old ex-chief justice who lives in the United States

Bangladesh hangs ex-Army officer for Sheikh Mujib's assassination

Bangladesh hangs ex-Army officer for Sheikh Mujib's assassination

Rediff.com12 Apr 2020

Former captain Abdul Majed was hanged for his involvement in the 1975 coup in which the country's founder Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated, nearly four-and-a-half decades after the high profile massacre.

CAB may weaken India's secular character: Bangladesh

CAB may weaken India's secular character: Bangladesh

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

B'desh minister termed as "untrue" the allegations of minority repression in the country.

Plane hijack bid foiled in Bangladesh, passengers safe

Plane hijack bid foiled in Bangladesh, passengers safe

Rediff.com24 Feb 2019

The lone suspect has been detained and is being interrogated.

70 killed as massive blaze rips through chemical warehouses in Dhaka

70 killed as massive blaze rips through chemical warehouses in Dhaka

Rediff.com21 Feb 2019

Bangladesh's fire service chief Ali Ahmed said the accident may have started with a gas cylinder.

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh PM for 3rd straight term

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh PM for 3rd straight term

Rediff.com7 Jan 2019

Hasina, the president of the Awami League, won the 11th parliamentary elections with a landslide victory even as the Opposition rejected the "farcical" polls marred by violence that claimed 17 lives, making it one of the deadliest polls in the country's history.

Landslide win for Hasina in Bangladesh polls; Opposition rejects results

Landslide win for Hasina in Bangladesh polls; Opposition rejects results

Rediff.com31 Dec 2018

The ruling Awami League-led grand alliance has won 288 seats in the 300-member Parliament, Election Commission secretary Helaluddin Ahmed said.

Voting ends in Bangladesh, 17 killed in poll-related violence

Voting ends in Bangladesh, 17 killed in poll-related violence

Rediff.com30 Dec 2018

The unofficial results were expected by Monday morning which would be announced by the commission headquarters in the capital.

Ex-Bangla PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5 years in graft case

Ex-Bangla PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5 years in graft case

Rediff.com8 Feb 2018

In the same case, her son Tarique Rahman and four others have been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

In Dhaka, Pope apologises for indifference towards Rohingyas

In Dhaka, Pope apologises for indifference towards Rohingyas

Rediff.com1 Dec 2017

In a moving encounter, Francis blessed them, held their hands and intently listened to their heart-rending tales of escape from the Buddhist-majority nation, in an apparent show of public solidarity towards Asia's worst refugee crisis in decades.

Myanmar signs deal with B'desh, to take back Rohingya refugees in 2 months

Myanmar signs deal with B'desh, to take back Rohingya refugees in 2 months

Rediff.com23 Nov 2017

Over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's violence hit Rakhine state to neighbouring Bangladesh since August when the military intensified crackdown against alleged militant outfits of Rohingya Muslims.

Return of 'displaced persons' can restore normalcy: Swaraj on Rohingya crisis

Return of 'displaced persons' can restore normalcy: Swaraj on Rohingya crisis

Rediff.com22 Oct 2017

She, however, preferred not to use the word 'Rohingya' and said 'we have urged that the situation be handled with restraint, keeping in mind the welfare of the population'.

Myanmar proposes to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh

Myanmar proposes to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh

Rediff.com2 Oct 2017

The two sides agreed on forming a joint working group to oversee the repatriation process but its composition would be decided later by both the countries.

'India pushing Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees'

'India pushing Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees'

Rediff.com15 Sep 2017

More than 3,00,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh since the latest flare-up in violence on August 25.

India sends relief materials for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

India sends relief materials for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Rediff.com14 Sep 2017

The relief material consists of items required urgently by the affected people, namely rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tea, ready to eat noodles, biscuits, mosquito nets etc, it said.

144 dead in B'desh landslides, fresh rescue campaign launched

144 dead in B'desh landslides, fresh rescue campaign launched

Rediff.com14 Jun 2017

Officials feared that the death toll could rise as rescuers find it difficult to reach remote areas.

Indian Navy saves 33 as Cyclone Mora kills 9 in Bangladesh

Indian Navy saves 33 as Cyclone Mora kills 9 in Bangladesh

Rediff.com31 May 2017

Despite low casualty figure, the storm left behind a trail of destruction as thousands of people lost their houses.

3 more militants killed in Bangladesh anti-terror raid

3 more militants killed in Bangladesh anti-terror raid

Rediff.com1 Apr 2017

Security forces in the past 10 days have witnessed four major anti-militancy assaults against Islamic-State inclined Neo-Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh in which seven people including an army lieutenant colonel and two police inspectors lost their lives while the assaults killed 15 militants and their children.

Operation Twilight: Chief of neo-JMB killed in Sylhet, claims police

Operation Twilight: Chief of neo-JMB killed in Sylhet, claims police

Rediff.com28 Mar 2017

The chief of the terror group blamed for Bangladesh's worst terror attack at a Dhaka cafe was among the four Islamist militants killed in one of the country's longest anti-terror operations in Sylhet, police said on Tuesday.

Operation Twilight continues on Day 4; 4 terrorists killed in Sylhet building

Operation Twilight continues on Day 4; 4 terrorists killed in Sylhet building

Rediff.com27 Mar 2017

Of the four terrorists, two including a woman were killed on Monday. The bodies of the female terrorist and one man were handed over to police but two others were inside as they were wired or surrounded by explosives.

Sylhet: Fresh explosions rock building occupied by terrorists

Sylhet: Fresh explosions rock building occupied by terrorists

Rediff.com26 Mar 2017

Six people including two police officers were killed in twin blasts. The dead included two police inspectors and four onlookers, two of them being college students.

Bangladesh: 2 dead, 28 injured as commandos storm terrorists' den

Bangladesh: 2 dead, 28 injured as commandos storm terrorists' den

Rediff.com25 Mar 2017

Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime chief Monirul Islam said they got information that Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh chief Musa along with some other JMB terrorists are in Sylhet.

Bangla court sentences 26 to death for Narayanganj killing

Bangla court sentences 26 to death for Narayanganj killing

Rediff.com16 Jan 2017

Hossain was extradited from India. He had fled the country to evade the trial. He was the mastermind of the murder of seven persons.

Another 'mastermind' of Dhaka cafe attack arrested

Another 'mastermind' of Dhaka cafe attack arrested

Rediff.com14 Jan 2017

13 of the 17 militants who were presumed to have plotted the attack were killed in encounters so far, said police.

Fire continues to simmer at Bangladesh factory, toll up to 33

Fire continues to simmer at Bangladesh factory, toll up to 33

Rediff.com12 Sep 2016

Fire at the factory was still not doused completely more than 48 hours after the tragedy struck ahead of Eid festival.

26 killed, 70 injured in Bangladesh factory fire

26 killed, 70 injured in Bangladesh factory fire

Rediff.com10 Sep 2016

Twenty units of fire fighters were trying to douse the fire but they could not manage to douse the blaze till noon.

Bangladesh hangs top Jamaat-e-Islami leader for 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh hangs top Jamaat-e-Islami leader for 1971 war crimes

Rediff.com3 Sep 2016

Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader and media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali was hanged on Saturday, the sixth Islamist to be executed for war crimes committed during the country's 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan.

Dhaka cafe attack mastermind's deputy killed in police raid

Dhaka cafe attack mastermind's deputy killed in police raid

Rediff.com3 Sep 2016

The terrorist was killed during a raid on a house in Dhaka's Rupnagar area and was identified by police as top Neo-Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh leader Chowdhury's 'second-in-command'.

Security forces kill mastermind of Dhaka cafe attack

Security forces kill mastermind of Dhaka cafe attack

Rediff.com27 Aug 2016

Canadian-Bangladeshi Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury and his two associates were killed during an encounter at the militants' hideout.

'Many Bangladeshis anti-India due to ties with Awami League'

'Many Bangladeshis anti-India due to ties with Awami League'

Rediff.com26 Aug 2016

Several Bangladeshis are "anti-India" due to New Delhi's close ties with the ruling Awami League, a key advisor to opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia has said while asking the Indian government to build relations with the people of Bangladesh and not with any political party.

Hundreds fall sick after toxic gas leak at Bangladesh fertiliser unit

Hundreds fall sick after toxic gas leak at Bangladesh fertiliser unit

Rediff.com23 Aug 2016

Di-ammonium phosphate leaked from the DAP Fertiliser Company Limited on the bank of Karnaphuli river on Monday night.

Briton among 2 arrested over Dhaka cafe attack

Briton among 2 arrested over Dhaka cafe attack

Rediff.com4 Aug 2016

A British national and a student of a Canadian University have been arrested for their alleged involvement in Bangladesh's worst terror attack at a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, including an Indian girl.

Bangladeshi-Canadian named as Dhaka cafe attack mastermind

Bangladeshi-Canadian named as Dhaka cafe attack mastermind

Rediff.com30 Jul 2016

A Bangladeshi-Canadian was on Saturday identified as the mastermind of Bangladesh's worst terror attack at a cafe in Dhaka.

9 militants killed as cops foil mass attack in Bangladesh

9 militants killed as cops foil mass attack in Bangladesh

Rediff.com26 Jul 2016

The slain militants are believed to be members of Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh.

Foreign spy agency mobilised funds for Dhaka cafe attack: Report

Foreign spy agency mobilised funds for Dhaka cafe attack: Report

Rediff.com25 Jul 2016

An intelligence agency of a foreign country mobilsed funds for the Dhaka cafe attack which was carried out on behalf of a top fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader who is on death row after being convicted for 1971 war crimes in Bangladesh, according to a media report.

B'desh tribunal sentences three to death for 1971 war crimes

B'desh tribunal sentences three to death for 1971 war crimes

Rediff.com18 Jul 2016

Three Islamists from the infamous Al-badr militia were on Monday sentenced to death while five others jailed until death by a special tribunal in Bangladesh for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

'Homegrown Islamists may be trying to link up with Islamic State'

'Homegrown Islamists may be trying to link up with Islamic State'

Rediff.com10 Jul 2016

"Our initial investigation suggests both the attacks were carried out by homegrown Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh," said the home minister.

Bangladesh bans preacher Zakir Naik's 'Peace TV'

Bangladesh bans preacher Zakir Naik's 'Peace TV'

Rediff.com10 Jul 2016

Britain and Canada have already banned Naik from visiting several years ago.

Bangladesh police dismisses IS's claim for Dhaka cafe attack

Bangladesh police dismisses IS's claim for Dhaka cafe attack

Rediff.com9 Jul 2016

"The five terrorists killed at Gulshan (cafe) were JMB members. The police had their details and been looking for them for a while," Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque told media persons.

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