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15 dead, unknown number missing after boat carrying Rohingya refugees capsizes off Bangladesh

by Naim-Ul-Karim At least 15 people died after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to...

10 sentenced to death over 2001 Bangladesh political rally attack

A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 10 militants to death over a bomb attack at a political rally of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB)...
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Bangladesh Plane Hijacking Resolved

Bangladeshi commandos stormed a passenger plane of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines at an airport in the southeastern city of Chattogram and shot dead an...

Bangladesh’s Garment Workers Get Pay Rise

In an apparent bid to quell labor unrest, the Bangladeshi government raised the pay of millions of garment workers Sunday after coming under fire...
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SC upholds Ex Bangladesh PM bail in arson attack case

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Thursday upheld the High Court order that had granted bail to ex PM of Bangladesh & the main...
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Accra Mayor, Dhaka, and others Take C40 Vice-Chairs positions

The mayors of Accra, Ghana; Dhaka South, Bangladesh; MedellĂ­n, Colombia; Nanjing, China; and Quito, Ecuador have been elected Vice-Chairs of C40 Cities. Their election...

UN Dhaka Meeting Enhance Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have made great strides towards implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) at a United Nations led meeting in...
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10 face death penalty over Bangladeshi PM assassination plot

A special tribunal in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka has handed death penalty to 10 people for planting a 76-kg bomb in 2000 with a view...

Head-on crash in western Bangladesh leaves 10 dead

At least 10 people were killed and about a dozen others injured in a fiery crash between a truck and a mini truck carrying...
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Bangladesh police shoot dead suspected militant to foil attack

Bangladeshi police said they shot dead a suspected militant and foiled his attack on a check-post of anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)...
Pakistani Christians stop traffic during a protest against suicide bomb attacks on churches in Lahore in southwest Pakistan's Quetta on March 15, 2015. At least 14 people were killed and 78 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance of churches in Pakistan's east city of Lahore on Sunday, hospital sources said. (Xinhua/Irfan)

Suicide blast kills bomber, injures two cops in Bangladesh capital

A suicide bomber died and two cops were injured as the bomb the suspected militant was carrying exploded when he was being intercepted by...
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Five Bangladesh militants awarded death sentence for Japanese national’s murder

A court in Bangladesh's northwestern Rangpure district on Tuesday awarded death sentences to five militants for killing a Japanese national in October 2015. ...

Bangladesh eyes record US$51 billion 2017-18 fiscal budget

Bangladeshi Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the government will request a record 4.20 trillion taka (around 51 billion U.S. dollars) national budget for...
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Bangladesh launches voice-mail service for mobile users

Bangladesh Monday launched voice-mail service for the country's hundreds of millions of mobile users. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy,...

Bus collision kills at least 11 in Bangladesh

A head-on collision between two buses in Bangladesh's Narsingdi district on Sunday left at least 11 people dead and three others injured, the district's...
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Feb. 11 world news summary at 0030 GMT

WARSAW -- Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo was injured in a car collision in the south Polish city of Oswiecim late on Friday, Polish...
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Feb. 3 world news summary at 0030 GMT

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued a notice easing sanctions on a Russian intelligence agency that former President Barack Obama sanctioned...

Bangladeshi anti-crime force arrests banned group’s four militants

Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Wednesday arrested four members of a banned militant outfit in capital Dhaka along with firearms and...

Bangladesh aims for 30 percent women entrepreneurs in economic zones

The Bangladeshi government has asked the relevant state bodies to reserve 30 percent space in the country's economic and export-processing zones for women entrepreneurs,...

Bangladesh approves development projects worth US$1.51 billion

Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body has approved eight development projects worth 125 billion taka (1.51 billion U.S. dollars). The projects were approved...
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Bangladesh’s national poetry festival to begin Wednesday

Bangladesh's 31st National Poetry Festival will be held on the premises of Dhaka University on Wednesday, the National Poetry Council said Tuesday. ...
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Fresh outbreak of bird flu detected in Bangladesh, 2,268 chickens culled

Bangladesh's authorities have culled 2,268 chickens following a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a commercial farm last week in Dhamrai on the...

Sinohydro praised as lead developer of Bangladesh’s new economic lifeline

The 193-km Dhaka-Chittagong highway, considered Bangladesh's economic lifeline, was riddled with holes and hollows and used to see nagging tailbacks regularly due to its...

World’s 2nd largest Muslim congregation held in Bangladesh

The grand prayer at the three-day Muslim congregation called Biswa Ijtema was held in Bangladesh Sunday morning, seeking divine blessings and welfare of all...

Bangladesh’s ruling party law maker shot dead

A Bangladeshi ruling party law maker died after being shot at home on Saturday in the country's Gaibandha District, 268 km northwest of capital...
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Two militants killed in suicide blasts in Bangladesh raid

Two suspected militants, a female and boy, were killed in separate suicide blasts during a raid on a hideout of banned Islamist outfit...
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Bangladesh stocks close lower

Bangladesh's DSE (Dhaka Stock Exchange) Broad Index closed Sunday at 4,786 points, down 4.76 points from Thursday's finish. Among a total of...

Uber launches in Bangladesh capital

In a statement the company said that "The world's largest on-demand mobility platform will be available in Dhaka (from today) to offer safe, reliable...

Bangladesh remittances total US$4.25 billion in July-Oct period

The Bangladesh Bank (BB) official who preferred to be unnamed said the figure for the same period last year was 5 billion U.S. dollars. ...
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Bangladesh’s largest opposition party to hold countrywide protest

Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's BNP earlier this month sought permission to Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to hold the rally at the Dhaka's lash green...