Rights experts slam mass arrests as Bangladesh hunts killers

Sheikh Hasina accuses the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its Islamist party ally, Jamaat-e-Islami, of orchestrating the killings to destabilise the country.

Bangladesh clerics issue fatwa on Islamist killings

The Islamic State and a South Asian branch of al Qaeda have claimed responsibilities for many of the murders in Bangladesh.

Anti-terrorist drive: Bangladesh arrests over 3,000; PM Hasina vows no mercy to those behind killings

Anti-terrorist drive: Bangladesh arrests over 3,000; PM Hasina vows no mercy to those behind killings

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday vowed to hunt down those behind the recent targeted killings of bloggers and minorities as police detained over 3,000 people, including 37 suspected Islamists, on the first day of a nationwide anti-terrorist drive.

10 killed in Bangladesh poll violence

The previous phases of the elections were also marred by deadly clashes and irregularities.

Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

A 75-year-old Buddhist monk was found hacked to death Saturday in Bangladesh`s remote southeastern district of Bandarban, police said, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists.

Three detained for murder of Hindu tailor in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police on Sunday arrested three men, including a member of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami and a journalist, for the brutal murder of a Hindu tailor by machete-wielding ISIS militants in the latest attack on secular writers and minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

John Kerry calls Bangladesh PM, seeks probe into USAID worker killing

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and asked her to ensure a thorough investigation into the recent killing of a USAID worker, his spokesman said on Friday.

'US helped Bangladesh in uncovering plot to kill Hasina's son'

'US helped Bangladesh in uncovering plot to kill Hasina's son'

The United States provided assistance to Bangladesh in its investigation that unearthed the plot to abduct and kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's son in the US, a senior American official has said, a day after the police claimed to have uncovered the conspiracy.

Second Bangla editor named in 'plot to kill Hasina's son'

The police claimed that they have found involvement of detained Rahman in the alleged conspiracy to abduct and kill prime minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy in the US.

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia gets bail after surrendering

A court in Bangladesh granted bail to opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Tuesday after issuing a warrant for her arrest over a deadly fire-bomb attack on a bus, her lawyer said.

Bangla court orders arrest of ex-premier Khaleda​ Zia

Embattled Bangladeshi ex-prime minister and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Wednesday faced another setback when a court here issued an arrest warrant against her over a deadly arson attack on a passenger bus during an anti-government protest campaign last year.

Bangladesh court orders opposition leader Zia's arrest

Bangladesh court orders opposition leader Zia's arrest

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia over a fire-bomb attack on a bus that killed two people and injured dozens last year, a prosecutor said.

Bangladesh marks 45 years of freedom

Bangladesh on Saturday celebrated its 46th Independence Day as the nation paid tributes to the millions killed during its 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan with the Dhaka skyline lit up overnight.

Subramanian Swamy asks India to stop "tilting" towards Hasina government

Deploring attacks on Hindus and temples in Bangladesh, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government of being either "helpless" or "complicit" and asked the NDA government to "revaluate" its policy towards Dhaka.

India, Bangladesh partners in 'progress, peace and prosperity', says Ram Madhav

India, Bangladesh partners in 'progress, peace and prosperity', says Ram Madhav

Mentioning that both Bangladesh and India have very "well-drafted" constitutions, Madhav said, "We need to protect and uphold the constitution."​

Two more sentenced to death for Bangladesh war crimes

Two more sentenced to death for Bangladesh war crimes

A Bangladeshi tribunal sentenced two former pro-Pakistan militia fighters to death Tuesday for war crimes during the country`s 1971 independence conflict.

Northeast India militants have camps in Bangladesh: Tripura CM

Militants from northeast India, including Tripura, have their camps in Bangladesh despite the Bangladesh government being pro-active against them, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Monday.

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.

`Indian Army saved Bangladesh PM Sheikh ​Hasina and family from massacre in 1971 war`

`Indian Army saved Bangladesh PM Sheikh ​Hasina and family from massacre in 1971 war`

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her family members faced the risk of being massacred but were saved by a group of Indian soldiers during the 1971 liberation war, her father's close aide said on Wednesday, as Bangladesh marked the 44th anniversary of its triumph over Pakistan.

War crimes execution: India may back Bangladesh if issue raised at global forum

India is likely to back Bangladesh if the issue of execution of two influential Opposition leaders for war crimes during the country's 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan was taken to any multilateral or international forum.