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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.