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18-Aug-2018 Dhaka

6 killed in rival groups' clash in Bangladesh

Six people including a local political leader were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Hill tracts.Police chief in Khagrachari Ali Ahmed Khan told Xinhua news agency that the...

18-Aug-2018 Dhaka

6 killed in Bangladesh clash

Six people were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's Chittagong district.A police officer told Xinhua news agency that the clash erupted in the Shonirbhor Bazar area of Khagrachari town at around 8.30...

31-Jul-2018 Dhaka

6 die of electrocution in Bangladesh

Six people died after being electrocuted in Bangladesh's Sirajganj district on Tuesday, police said.The incident happened around 12.45 p.m. when some people were moving into a house which had live electrical wires hanging overhead. They came in contact with...

14-Jul-2018 Dhaka

Rajnath Singh holds talks with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called on the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka today. The meeting took place in a cordial and friendly atmosphere in the presence of senior officials from both sides. The Home Minister conveyed the...

29-Apr-2018 Dhaka

Lightning kills 17 in Bangladesh

At least 17 people have been killed in lightning strikes in eight districts in Bangladesh, officials said.Besides, 15 others were injured when lightning bolts from the storms slammed into the ground in Sirajganj, Magura, Naogaon, Rangamati, Noakhali, Sunamganj,...

07-Apr-2018 Dhaka

Sheikh Hasina seeks UN help for Rohingya's return

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought the help of UN to implement the Bangladesh-Myanmar agreement on the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas displaced from the Rakhine state.Hasina spoke with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the issue...

01-Apr-2018 Dhaka

Eight killed in Bangladesh accident

At least eight people were killed and 26 others injured when a bus veered off the road and fell into a ditch in Bangladesh's Gopalganj district.A police official said the accident occurred at around 3 a.m., reports Xinhua news agency. Six victims were killed...

10-Feb-2018 Dhaka

Spinners earn Sri Lanka 1-0 Test series win over Bangladesh

Sri Lankan spinners masterminded a fantastic 215-run win over Bangladesh on the third day of the second and final cricket Test to seal a 1-0 away series win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Saturday.Roshen Silva led the batting charge to help...

10-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

PyeongChang organisers cyber-attacked during opening ceremony

The organisers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Saturday its servers were hacked by an unidentified attacker during the opening ceremony the previous day.The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) said...

08-Feb-2018 Dhaka

Khaleda Zia gets 5 years in jail for corruption

A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister and the country's main opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in prison on corruption charges that she and her supporters described as a "politically motivated" attempt to keep her out...

12-Jan-2018 Dhaka

3 militants killed near Bangladesh PM's office

Three militants were killed on Friday in a raid by Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force on a militant hideout near Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's office here.Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Benazir Ahmed confirmed the death of the three militants,...

18-Dec-2017 Dhaka

Nine killed in Bangladesh stampede

At least nine persons were killed on Monday in a stampede in Bangladesh's Chittagong city during a funeral procession, police said.The procession was that of former Mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury, reports bdnews24.The police said the toll could rise as several...

06-Dec-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh moves ahead with controversial Rohingya relocation plan

Bangladesh is moving ahead with a controversial plan to move Rohingya refugees to a low-lying, flood-prone island, with construction of facilities to begin "very soon".About 100,000 of the one million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh will be moved to Thengar...

02-Dec-2017 Dhaka

Speaking ill of others akin to terrorism : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Saturday said that gossiping and speak ill of others within religious communities is like terrorism.He made the remark at a meeting with priests, nuns and novices at the Holy Rosary Church in Dhaka, on the last day of his visit to Bangladesh,...

01-Dec-2017 Dhaka

Pope Francis ordains 16 priests for Bangladesh Church

Pope Francis held a mass attended by tens of thousands of worshippers here during which he ordained 16 new priests for the small church of the country which has less than 400 priests.The pontiff arrived in Dhaka on Thursday from Myanmar and said in his address...

11-Nov-2017 Dhaka

53 detained over attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh police have detained 53 people in connection with arson attacks on the homes of Hindus over a rumoured Facebook post by a local "insulting religion".More than 30 homes belonging to Hindu families in Rangpur's Thakurbari village were ransacked...

06-Nov-2017 Dhaka

Youth an engine to propel societies : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday called youth an engine which can propel a nation forward and advocated that they be exposed to "immediate surroundings and realities" to understand different cultures, an official said.Speaking at a workshop during...

05-Nov-2017 Dhaka

622,000 Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that 622,000 Rohingyas have already arrived in the country and urged Myanmar to repatriate them immediately.Sheikh Hasina, who was speaking at the inauguration of the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference...

31-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Four Rohingya killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

 At least four Rohingya migrants were killed after a boat carrying them capsized off the coast of Bangladesh close to its border with Myanmar, a police official saidThe boat carrying 33 migrants capsized in the morning, the official told Xinhua news agency....

28-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh continues

The influx of Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar continued on Saturday despite the two countries signing an agreement to stop the exodus."I do not see that the Rohingya influx has stopped. Normally, 1,000 to 2,000...

23-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh gets priority among all neighbours : Sushma Swaraj

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Bangladesh gets priority among all of India's neighbours and bilateral ties were moving ahead at a fast pace.She also laid emphasis on investing in youth saying they are the future leaders of...

22-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Hockey: India beat Malaysia to win Asia Cup for 3rd time

India underlined their continental supremacy as they overcame a fighting Malaysia 2-1 in the final here on Sunday to win the Asia Cup hockey championship for the third time.Ramandeep Singh (3rd minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th) scored for the 2014 Asian Games...

22-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India, Bangladesh review bilateral ties

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Sunday co-chaired the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee meeting here.They "reviewed various aspects of bilateral relations", the Indian High...

21-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India rout Pakistan 4-0 to enter Asia Cup hockey final

India entered the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship after a thumping 4-0 win over arch-foes Pakistan in their final second-round clash here on Saturday.After the teams were deadlocked goalless at the half-time, India ran rampage with goals from Satbir...

16-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Eight Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving eight dead and over 40 missing, a police official said on Monday."Bodies of four women and four children were recovered this morning. The exact time of the capsize is yet to...

15-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India beat Pakistan 3-1 in Asia Cup hockey

India defeated Pakistan 3-1 to top Pool A of the Asia Cup at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.Chinglensana Singh (17th minute), Ramandeep Singh (43rd minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (45th) scored for India. For Pakistan, Ali Shan scored...

09-Oct-2017 Dhaka

12 Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

At least 12 Rohingya migrants were killed after a boat carrying them capsized off the coast of Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, police said on Monday."The bodies of 10 children, one man and one woman have been recovered," Xinhua news agency quoted a senior...

08-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh was alert against Myanmar's provocations : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government was very cautious and did not respond to any provocations by Myanmar, thereby defusing tensions between the two neighbours in the wake of a mass exodus of Rohingyas from Rakhine State."Our nearest...

04-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Panic on retail inflation numbers unjustified : Arun Jaitley

Decrying the tendency in India to "panic" about retail inflation numbers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the NDA government has a better track record than previous ones in containing price rise."Can you have an economy where you panic at an inflation...

04-Oct-2017 Dhaka

'Thousands of Rohingyas stranded in no-man's land'

 Around 10,000 Rohingyas are stranded in the no-man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh, where they are being aided by the International Committee of the Red Cross, local authorities said on Wednesday.According to border authorities, a 45-metre wide area adjacent...

28-Sep-2017 Dhaka

14 killed as Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

At least 14 people were killed on Thursday when a boat with dozens of Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, the police said.Afrozul Hoque Tutul, Additional Superintendent of Police of Cox's Bazar...

27-Sep-2017 Dhaka

Sheikh Hasina undergoes gallbladder surgery in US

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in the US in connection with the 72nd UN General Assembly session, has undergone a successful gallbladder operation in Washington, a media report said.A statement by Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the surgery was performed...

21-Sep-2017 Dhaka

9 killed as Rohingya relief truck crashes

At least nine people were killed and 10 others injured as a Red Crescent truck carrying relief materials for Rohingyas veered off a road in Bangladesh on Thursday, an official said.The accident took place in Bandarban district, 316 km southeast of Dhaka....

20-Sep-2017 Dhaka/New York

Take back Rohingyas, don't call them Bengalis: Sheikh Hasina to Myanmar

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Myanmar to take back 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in her country and also called for an end to "propaganda" that labelled the ethnic group as "Bengalis"."We have told Myanmar that they will have...

13-Sep-2017 Dhaka

Break will help give my best in all four innings, feels Shakib

Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said the break from the rigours of Test cricket will help him contribute in all the four innings of the traditional format when he makes a comeback.Shakib, who had requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for a six-month...

05-Sep-2017 Dhaka

Bangladeshi forces close in on militant hideout in Dhaka

Bangladesh's elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) early on Tuesday cordoned off a building here in the capital, where suspected militants were holed up, a media report said.The RAB has evacuated residents from the building in Mirpur's Mazar Road, bdnews24 reported....

01-Sep-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh boat capsize toll rises to 38

Rescuers recovered 15 more bodies on Friday after a boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized in Bangladesh, raising the toll to 38, officials said.A senior police official said the bodies were recovered from the Naf river dividing Bangladesh and Myanmar where...

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