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.

Eight sentenced to death for killing Awami League leader

Eight persons were on Tuesday sentenced to death for brutally killing an Awami League leader 18 years ago.

Talks only if BNP recognises Bangladesh govt: Awami League

Bangladesh`s ruling Awami League on Saturday ruled out midterm polls and said a political dialogue with the main opposition BNP could be held only if it recognises the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Arrest warrant issued against Awami League leader in B`desh

A Bangladeshi court on Monday issued an arrest warrant against an influential ruling Awami League party leader for failing to surrender in a graft case.

Row erupts in B`desh over Zia`s support to anti-India report

A war of words erupted in Bangladesh on Wednesday after opposition chief Khaleda Zia questioned the nationality of troops deployed in a violence-hit district that borders India, with the ruling Awami League issuing a 24-hour ultimatum to her to apologise for the "seditious" comments.

BNP chief demands fresh polls, brands Hasina govt as `illegal`

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday asked supporters to force the "illegal" Awami League government to hold fresh elections during her first public rally after a virtual house arrest was eased.

Hindu temple attacked in Bangladesh

Idols of Hindu goddesses were destroyed when unidentified persons attacked a temple in southwestern Bangladesh on Saturday, the latest in a string of incidents against the minority community.