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Attacks on Hindus: PM Hasina appeals Muslims to ensure safety of minorities

Attacks on Hindus: PM Hasina appeals Muslims to ensure safety of minorities

 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a video conference, has urged the countrymen to put in their best efforts to maintain communal harmony and ensure safety and security of the people of minority communities in the aftermath of attacks on Hindu temples and members of the community in the Muslim-majority country.

Bangladesh's BNP to hold countrywide protest on Wednesday

The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday announced a countrywide demonstration on Wednesday to protest the conviction of party's senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman in a money laundering case.

Money laundering: Bangladesh Oppn leader Khaleda Zia's fugitive son sentenced to 7 yrs in jail

Money laundering: Bangladesh Oppn leader Khaleda Zia's fugitive son sentenced to 7 yrs in jail

The 'fugitive' eldest son of Bangladesh's opposition leader and former premier Khaleda Zia was on Thursday sentenced to seven years in prison by a court here for laundering nearly USD 2.5 million, overturning a lower court's decision to acquit him in the high-profile graft case.

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.

Vijay Mallya case: HC adjourns United Breweries winding-up petition to April 11

Vijay Mallya case: HC adjourns United Breweries winding-up petition to April 11

The Karnataka High Court has adjourned till April 11 the hearing of a two-and-a-half-year- old winding up petition against United Breweries Holdings Limited, the company controlled by beleaguered Vijay Mallya.

Khaleda Zia asked to appear before court on Apr 13 in graft case

Bangladesh's former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was today ordered to appear before a court on April 13 to face trial in a USD 1.85 million graft case over contracting out cargo handling work to a company in exchange of kickbacks, a week after the High Court lifted a stay on proceedings of the nearly a decade old case.

Former Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia booked under sedition charges

Former Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia booked under sedition charges

Former Bangladeshi prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was on Monday booked for sedition over her alleged "slanderous comments" concerning martyrs of the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

Bangladesh hangs 2 top opposition leaders for war crimes

They had sought presidential clemency admitting their guilt.

Bangladesh SC upholds death sentences of two top opposition leaders

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences of two top opposition leaders convicted for war crimes committed during 1971 independence war against Pakistan, paving the way for their execution.

Bangladesh minister accuses BNP man of Italian's murder

A senior Bangladeshi minister Wednesday accused a leader of the main opposition party BNP of orchestrating the murder of an Italian aid worker.

US imposes record fine on BNP in sanctions warning to banks

French bank BNP Paribas has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to pay almost $9 billion to resolve accusations it violated U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran, a severe punishment aimed at sending a clear message to other financial institutions around the world.

Swiss regulator slaps BNP's Swiss arm with sanctions after probe

The regulator stressed that its probe had not shown any violations of Swiss sanctions.

BNP Paribas to pay a record $8.97 bn in penalties to US

The plea agreement provides that BNPP will pay total financial penalties of USD 8.97 billion, including forfeiture of USD 8.83 billion and a fine of USD 140 million.

BNP chief operating officer to go amid US probe

A spokeswoman for the bank said he had planned to retire this year anyway and would not comment on the U.S. proceedings.

France takes US to task over BNP Paribas fine

France stepped up its protests to the United States on Tuesday over a possible USD 10 billion-plus sanctions busting fine for its biggest bank BNP Paribas , saying such a move could hurt transatlantic free-trade talks.