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.

Rallies banned, security tightened in Bangladesh

Political rallies were on Friday banned in Gazipur on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital as opposition BNP and ruling Awami League's student wing planned rival demonstrations at the same venue.

Bangladesh tribunal sentences former Awami League leader to death

Bangladesh's special tribunal on Monday sentenced to death ruling Awami League's expelled leader Mobarak Hossain for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

HuJI leader, sentenced to death, arrested in Bangladesh

A key operative of outlawed Islamist militant outfit HuJI, who was sentenced to death in absentia for a deadly blast here, has been arrested in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh appoints Syed Muazzem Ali as new envoy to India

 Bangladesh today appointed veteran diplomat and former foreign secretary Syed Muazzem Ali as its new High Commissioner to India.

US dismisses report of American plot to oust Sheikh Hasina

The US Embassy here Thursday rubbished a local media report quoting Indian intelligence sources that American agencies hatched a plot to oust Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling Awami League.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina calls up Modi, invites him to visit Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today invited India`s Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to visit Bangladesh and expressed hope that the two neighbours would continue to work sincerely and solve any problem through bilateral discussions.

Khaleda Zia wants to protect militants: Awami League

A senior Awami League leader on Monday said Bangladesh`s opposition leader Khaleda Zia was "out of her mind" to suggest that the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) should be decommissioned.