Bangladesh hangs two top opposition leaders for war crimes

Bangladesh hangs two top opposition leaders for war crimes

 Bangladesh on Sunday executed two top opposition leaders for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan, hours after President Abdul Hamid rejected their mercy petitions.

Nov 22, 2015, 10:36 AM IST

Two top al-Qaeda-affiliate's leaders nabbed in Bangladesh

Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent's Bangladesh chief and his top advisor were among 12 militants belonging to the group arrested by police which also seized a huge cache of explosives, foiling a major attack planned for the end of Ramzan, officials said on Thursday.

Jul 02, 2015, 17:16 PM IST

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.

Nov 06, 2014, 22:58 PM IST

Disappearances rise in Bangladesh: Amnesty

Bangladeshi authorities must immediately tackle a disturbing rise in enforced disappearances over the past two years, stop the use of torture, and end their increasing crackdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Sep 03, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

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.

May 12, 2014, 22:03 PM IST

39 foreigners arrested in Bangladesh over illegal international calls

Dhaka: Thirty-nine foreigners, including five Chinese and 32 Taiwanese nationals, have been arrested in Bangladesh for allegedly offering illegal cheap international calls from an upscale area.

Dec 23, 2013, 23:25 PM IST