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US says troubled by recent spate of violence in Bangladesh

There have been systematic assaults in Bangladesh in recent weeks especially targeting minorities, secular bloggers, intellectuals and foreigners.

Tension rises in Bangladesh as polls anniversary protests turn violent

Four protesters were killed in clashes between activists of Bangladesh`s ruling party and opposition supporters on Monday and authorities cut off transport into Dhaka on the first anniversary of national polls themselves fraught by violence.

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.

Policeman killed in Bangladesh violence

A policeman was killed overnight after suspected activists of main opposition BNP and its radical ally Jamaat hurled a bomb at a police van.

25 killed as violence escalates in Bangladesh after execution

At least four persons were killed in clashes in Bangladesh today, taking the death toll to 25 in violence linked to the execution of a senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader, even as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warned of strong action against rioters.

10 killed in Bangladesh violence after Jamaat leader`s hanging

The death toll in violence across Bangladesh triggered by the execution of a top Jamaat-e-Islami leader on Saturday rose to 10, even as Islamists set afire the house of a federal minister in the country`s northwest.

US urges for united effort to break political logjam in B`desh

The US has called for concerted effort at dialogue to bring the two major political parties of Bangladesh close together to find a way out for holding free, fair and peaceful elections there.

Bangladesh`s five opposition leaders jailed over violence

Bangladesh opposition`s five top leaders, who were detained late Friday night and early Saturday, have been sent to jail in connection with two cases slapped on them for attempting to kill policemen and creating violence in the capital city, Xinhua reported.

Death toll in Bangladesh violence rises to 6

The death toll in violence across Bangladesh, following dispute over electoral system, raised to six even as the country braced for a 60-hour opposition strike tomorrow, calling for a neutral caretaker government to oversee the next General Elections.

Six claimed dead as pre-poll violence grips Bangladesh

Six protesters were claimed to be dead while 500 others were injured when Bangladesh`s anti-government protesters and their ruling party rivals fought pitched battles for hours across the South Asian country Friday.

Bangladesh strike enters second day, one killed in violence

One person was killed and 10 others injured in continuing violence in the Bangladeshi capital.

Violence during opposition strike in Bangladesh, 1 killed

Violence flared in Bangladesh on Tuesday leaving one person dead and dozens injured, as main opposition BNP-led alliance enforced a nationwide general strike protesting against arrests of their senior leaders.

Khaleda Zia condemns attacks on Hindus; demands probe

Khaleda Zia has condemned recent attacks on Hindus in different parts of the country allegedly by activists of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami and demanded punishment to perpetrators of the attacks.

Bangladesh on the boil, 84 dead

Fresh clashes continued in Bangladesh on Tuesday as the death toll in the ongoing violence over the crime verdicts increased to 84.

Stop violence against Hindus: Bangladeshi daily

Attacks on Hindus signify a "sinister trend" and the government must deal with the situation firmly, said a Bangladeshi daily.

Bangladesh on the boil, 21 killed in fresh clashes

Bangladesh on Sunday deployed army in its north as a fresh wave of violence claimed 21 lives, taking the death toll to about 80, in clashes that have rocked the nation since the conviction of Islamist leaders for 1971 war crimes.

Violence continues in Bangladesh, six more people killed

Bangladesh on Sunday deployed troops in the country`s north as six more people were killed in fresh rioting over death sentence given to a top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami.