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Fire at food factory kills 52 people in Bangladesh

Fire at food factory kills 52 people in Bangladesh

Rediff.com9 Jul 2021

Fire service officials and witnesses said the blaze broke out on Thursday evening and tore through the factory at the Rupganj area of Narayanganj.

Bangladesh: Jamaat leader held for violence during Modi's visit

Bangladesh: Jamaat leader held for violence during Modi's visit

Rediff.com16 May 2021

A senior leader of the hardline Jamaat-e-Islami group has been arrested in Bangladesh for allegedly instigating violence in March during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country, police said on Sunday.

Day 1 in Dhaka, Modi pays homage to martyrs

Day 1 in Dhaka, Modi pays homage to martyrs

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the National Martyr's memorial at Savar in Dhaka and paid homage to those who sacrificed their lives in the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence against Pakistan.

Modi reaches Bangladesh on first foreign visit after Covid outbreak

Modi reaches Bangladesh on first foreign visit after Covid outbreak

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Dhaka on Friday on a two-day visit to Bangladesh during which he will attend the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the country's independence, the birth centenary of 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and hold talks with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina.

14 Islamic militants get death for attempt to kill Bangladesh PM

14 Islamic militants get death for attempt to kill Bangladesh PM

Rediff.com23 Mar 2021

Fourteen Islamist militants were on Tuesday given death sentence by a Bangladeshi court here for attempting to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000.

Modi's visit to Dhaka to be very memorable: Jaishankar

Modi's visit to Dhaka to be very memorable: Jaishankar

Rediff.com4 Mar 2021

Jaishankar arrived on a day-long visit to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Modi's visit to Bangladesh later this month to participate in the celebrations of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence and 50 years of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations.

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.

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