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Fire at food factory kills 52 people in BangladeshRediff.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 visitRediff.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 martyrsRediff.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 outbreakRediff.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 PMRediff.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: JaishankarRediff.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 HasinaRediff.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 caseRediff.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 assassinationRediff.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: BangladeshRediff.com12 Dec 2019
B'desh minister termed as "untrue" the allegations of minority repression in the country.
Plane hijack bid foiled in Bangladesh, passengers safeRediff.com24 Feb 2019
The lone suspect has been detained and is being interrogated.
70 killed as massive blaze rips through chemical warehouses in DhakaRediff.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 termRediff.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 resultsRediff.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 violenceRediff.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 caseRediff.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 RohingyasRediff.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 monthsRediff.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 crisisRediff.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 BangladeshRediff.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.