Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 10:24
A court sentenced eight Bangladesh Chhatra League activists to death and 13 to life imprisonment for killing tailor Bishwajit Das in Old Dhaka a year ago, media reported.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 22:47
Bangladesh opposition parties on Tuesday called another nationwide transport blockade aimed at toppling the government, despite fears by business groups that the impoverished nation`s economy is being crippled.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 15:42
Two days after UN envoy Oscar Fernandez-Taranco`s left Dhaka, Bangladesh`s ruling Awami League (AL) and main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) resumed discussions over handling the political stalemate.
Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 19:38
Execution of a top leader of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for war crimes in Bangladesh could lead to reprisal attacks on minority communities, especially Hindus, a leading human rights watchdog has warned.
Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 14:24
At least five persons were killed and nearly 150 vehicles torched on Friday in a fresh bout of violence in Bangladesh during clashes between angry Jamaat activists and Awami League supporters as executed Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah was buried at his hometown.
Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 10:56
Opposition leader Khaleda Zia has asked India to "respect the aspirations of the majority in Bangladesh" and urged the ruling Awami League (AL) party to give up its "stubbornness" in the interest of a compromise.
Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 03:33
Violence broke out in Bangladesh after Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla was executed on Thursday night for genocide during the country`s 1971 liberation war.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 21:38
At least five people were killed Thursday and 25 injured as Rapid Action Battalion members opened fire at opposition activists in Laxmipur town of Bangladesh.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 21:26
The family members of Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Abdul Qader Mollah, who is facing the gallows, arrived Thursday in the Dhaka Central Jail to meet him.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 14:42
Hundreds of youths gathered in Dhaka`s Shahbagh area to celebrate after the Supreme Court Thursday dismissed the review petition filed by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, clearing the way for his execution.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 20:54
Top fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, convicted of genocide and rape during Bangladesh`s 1971 liberation war, will be executed at midnight, officials said on Tuesday.
Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 19:11
Bangladesh can end the current political deadlock on impending national elections if the feuding parties are willing to compromise in the face of continuing violence, a senior UN envoy today said.
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