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Bangladesh PM Hasina reelected Awami League chief

Bangladesh PM Hasina reelected Awami League chief

Sheikh Hasina said, "Awami League must come back to power to take the nation forward towards its goal of becoming a poverty-free nation."

Bangladesh PM Hasina accuses BNP of being behind 2014 grenade attack

In a veiled attack on the BNP leaders, Hasina, who narrowly escaped the attack, said it is clear who were involved in that incident and that there is no need to prove it.

Dhaka terror attack: Mumbai preacher Zakir Naik denies asking Muslims to become terrorists, calls ISIS 'un-Islamic'

Dhaka terror attack: Mumbai preacher Zakir Naik denies asking Muslims to become terrorists, calls ISIS 'un-Islamic'

Mumbai-based Islamic scholar Zakir Naik, who is in the limelight after it emerged that one of the Dhaka terrorists may have been inspired by him, has denied supporting terrorism.

Dhaka attack: Gunman Rohan Imtiaz's father `stunned`, says his son hardly read any religious books

Dhaka attack: Gunman Rohan Imtiaz's father `stunned`, says his son hardly read any religious books

Rohan Imtiaz had been a top-scoring student whose behaviour gave no hint he was radicalised before he disappeared last December.

Bangladesh ruling party leader’s son identified among hostage-takers

One of the five gunmen who launched Friday's terror attack in Dhaka has been identified by an Awami League leader as Rohan Ibne Imtiaz, the son of another leader of the ruling party's city unit, even as the attack which claimed 20 lives -- mostly of foreigners -- was claimed by the Islamic State terror group.

Anti-terrorist drive: Bangladesh arrests over 3,000; PM Hasina vows no mercy to those behind killings

Anti-terrorist drive: Bangladesh arrests over 3,000; PM Hasina vows no mercy to those behind killings

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday vowed to hunt down those behind the recent targeted killings of bloggers and minorities as police detained over 3,000 people, including 37 suspected Islamists, on the first day of a nationwide anti-terrorist drive.

10 killed Bangladesh local govt body polls violence

At least 10 people, including two candidates, were killed today in violence during the fifth phase of local government body polls in Bangladesh.

BNP contests Bangladesh's 1st local body polls on party lines

Amid sporadic violence, millions on Wednesday queued up in Bangladesh to vote in the first-ever local body polls on party lines, joined by opposition BNP which had boycotted the 2014 General Elections.

Awami League leader's slit-throat body found in Dhaka

Bangladesh police have found the body of an Awami League leader Anamul Huq Gias with his throat slit in West Sanarpar in Dhaka`s Demra area this morning.

Bangladesh hangs 2 top opposition leaders for war crimes

They had sought presidential clemency admitting their guilt.

Lawmaker arrested for shooting 9-year-old in Bangladesh

A ruling party lawmaker in Bangladesh was arrested on Thursday for allegedly shooting and injuring a nine-year-old boy.

Unprecedented political unanimity in Bangladesh over Modi's visit

 On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, Bangladesh witnessed an unprecedented unanimity among rival political parties, with the ruling Awami League and the opposition BNP on the same page over having better ties with India.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be honoured by Bangladesh

Bangladesh is set to honour former premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his outstanding support for the country's independence from Pakistan in 1971 when he was a Lok Sabha member.

Seven injured in accidental firing at Bangladesh rally

At least seven persons, including a police officer, were injured on Saturday when the shotgun of the bodyguard of a ruling Awami League leader accidentally went off during a party rally in central Bangladesh.

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia

 A Bangladeshi court Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for failing to attend hearings on graft charges, amid fears the move will worsen weeks-long deadly political turmoil.

Security around Khaleda Zia's office stepped up after protests

The security around Bangladesh Opposition chief Khaleda Zia's office has been stepped up after hundreds of pro-government activists tried to besiege the building demanding withdrawal of the ongoing nation-wide blockade.

Won't bow to violence: Bangladesh's ruling party

Bangladesh`s ruling Awami League party will not accept the BNP-led opposition alliance`s demands in the face of a violent agitation, it said Monday.

Khaleda sued for 42 murders during Bangladesh blockade

Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia Monday was sued for the murder of 42 people during the anti-government movement led by her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) since Jan 5.

Heavy security in Dhaka for Awami League's rally

Heavy security cover has been put in place in Bangladesh's capital ahead of ruling Awami League's scheduled rally in the city today to mark the first anniversary of the controversial polls amid heightened political tension and violence which has claimed 13 lives so far.=

Bangladesh PM Hasina urges BNP to shun violence

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday called upon her agitating rival Khaleda Zia to shun violence and focus on rebuilding her party.