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.

Today is a black day for Bangladesh: BNP

Terming it as a black day for Bangladesh, the main opposition BNP on Monday questioned the legitimacy of the new government led by Sheikh Hasina.

New Bangladesh govt to complete full term: Awami League

The Awami League said Sheikh Hasina`s new government in Bangladesh would complete its five-year term, brushing aside speculation that it would be short-lived due to the opposition`s boycott of the violence-marred general election.

Singh greets Bangladesh PM Hasina on assumption of office

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday congratulated Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina after she was sworn-in as Bangladesh`s prime minister for the third time.

Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh`s Prime Minister

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh`s prime minister for the third time along with her 48-member cabinet after the controversial polls that were marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a boycott by opposition parties.

String of attacks rattles Bangladesh`s Hindus

Activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami were blamed for attacks on the Hindus, who were accused of backing the Awami League which won the January 5 polls.

Bangladesh`s Ershad ends speculation, takes oath as lawmaker

Former Bangladeshi military ruler HM Ershad, whose Jatiya Party is a key ally of ruling Awami League, on Saturday took oath as a lawmaker despite his earlier decision to boycott the general election.

Bangladesh parties join hands to protect Hindus

Leaders of the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have come together to protect the minority Hindu community in Gaibandha district.

Sheikh Hasina invited to form govt in Bangladesh

Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina was on Thursday invited by the president to form government after her party`s victory in the controversial January 5 elections.

New Bangladeshi lawmakers take oath after controversial polls

Bangladesh`s newly elected lawmakers were sworn-in Thursday, four days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s Awami League bagged a three-fourth majority in the contentious polls, marred by violence and opposition boycott.

New Bangladesh lawmakers to take oath Thursday

Bangladesh`s newly-elected lawmakers will be sworn in Thursday, a media report said.