'Torturer of women' Delwar Hossain Sayeedi spared capital punishment by Bangladeshi SC
'Torturer of women' Delwar Hossain Sayeedi spared capital punishment by Bangladeshi SC

Death sentence of top Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi was on Wednesday commuted to life imprisonment by Bangladesh Supreme Court, however the verdict does not seem to satisfy his supporters as his party Jamaat-e-Islami is now demanding him to be released immediately.

Half the cattle slaughtered in Bangladesh is smuggled from India

 About two million out of 3.5 million cows slaughtered in Bangladesh each year are smuggled in from India as the local market fails to meet the demand, media reported Monday.

Bangladesh`s Zia loses court battle on corruption charges

 Bangladesh`s highest court on Sunday rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life.

Hasina, Modi likely to meet on UNGA sidelines: Bangladesh official

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to hold first meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 27 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, a foreign ministry official said here on Saturday.

Sheikh Hasina, Narendra Modi to meet in US

 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are scheduled to meet in New York this month during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), media reported Saturday.

14 Bangladesh varsity faculty members hurt in bomb attack

 At least 14 people were injured Wednesday when handmade bombs were lobbed at a bus carrying faculty members of the Chittagong University (CU) in Bangladesh.

India, Bangladesh sign MoU on traditional medicine, homeopathy

India and Bangladesh Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy.

Teesta, boundary pact to figure in JCC with Bangladesh on Sept 20

India and Bangladesh will hold a meeting of Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) here on September 20 during which a number of bilateral issues including the contentious Teesta water agreement and the Land Boundary pact are likely to figure.

India, Bangladesh to focus on research collaboration

Research collaboration, exchange of experts and training will be part of an agreement on traditional medicines and homeopathy to be signed between India and Bangladesh, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday.

Japanese PM begins South Asia trip

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Saturday in a move to boost Japan`s trade and investment in the counties.

Home Ministry task force to monitor giving citizenship to Pak, Bangla Hindus

As a first step to grant Indian citizenship to nearly one lakh Hindu refugees from Pakistan and Bangladesh, the Home Ministry today approved setting up of a task force to monitor and expedite processing of their citizenship and Long Term Visa (LTV) applications.

Bangladesh scrambles to confront al Qaeda threat

Bangladesh has ordered a fresh probe if any local militant outfits have links with al Qaeda while intelligence agencies brace to confront the latest threat from the group after it established a South Asian wing.

Bangladesh lifts ban on sending workers to Iraq

Dhaka said Thursday it has resumed sending workers to Iraq after a three-month ban, despite reports of hundreds of Bangladeshi construction labourers being dragged into the country`s bloody sectarian conflict.

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.

Anup Chetia to be extradited to India 'very soon': Bangladesh
Anup Chetia to be extradited to India 'very soon': Bangladesh

Separatist ULFA leader Anup Chetia, lodged in Dhaka jail for the past 17 years, will be extradited to India "very soon", Bangladesh's top Home Ministry official said as the Home secretary-level talks between the two countries ended here today.

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.

Islami Chhatra Shibir activists blast bombs at two Chittagong railway stations

 Eight bombs exploded at two railway stations in Bangladesh`s Chittagong City on Monday morning, and police suspect that Islami Chhatra Shibir activists were behind it.

Bangladesh anti-crime force accused of abducting missing people

Rights groups and family members of scores of people reportedly gone missing in the last three years have accused the country's anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion of abducting them, a charge denied by the elite force.

Bangladesh hit by strike over murder of liberal Islamic cleric

The mysterious murder of a liberal Islamic cleric and popular TV host in Bangladesh triggered an eight-hour nationwide strike today bringing the capital city to a standstill with most transport services off the road and schools shut.

Ex-Bangladeshi minister jailed for 1971 war crimes dies

A former Bangladeshi minister, who was sentenced for life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence struggle, died here today after a prolonged struggle with cancer.