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.

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.

Over 100 villages submerged in flood-hit Bangladesh

Flood situation in Bangladesh worsened as over 100 villages have been submerged after gushing waters washed away a portion of an embankment on Jamuna river in the country's northwest, affecting over one lakh people.

Bangladesh showed 'very positive attitude' to Indian proposals

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed a "very positive" attitude to Indian proposals of allowing Ashuganj River Port of her country as a port of call and introduction of Agartala-Kolkata direct bus service via Dhaka, a Tripura minister has said.

India-Bangladesh Home Secretary talks on Sept 2 to 4

The three-day Home Secretary-level talks between India and Bangladesh will be held in Dhaka beginning September 02.

Bangladesh remembers Bangabandhu on his death anniversary

Bangladesh on Friday paid glowing tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country`s founding father, who was killed in a coup in 1975.

Owner of sunken ferry arrested in Bangladesh

The owner of a Bangladesh ferry that sank earlier this month with more than 100 people dead or missing was arrested on Wednesday after weeks in hiding, officials said.

Bangladesh rescuers struggle in hunt for capsized ferry; 120 missing

Bangladeshi rescuers struggled against a strong current and choppy river waters on Tuesday in the search for a ferry that capsized with more than 200 passengers on board with about 120 of them missing, many feared dead.

International tribunal decides on Indo-Bangla maritime boundary row

The Permanent Court of Arbitration at Hague in Netherlands has awarded Bangladesh 19,467 sq km out of total 25,602 sq km disputed area with India in the Bay of Bengal.

10 dead, 16 injured in bus accident in Bangladesh

At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured on Tuesday when a passenger bus crashed into a roadside tree and overturned on a highway in southwestern Bangladesh.

Sushma Swaraj concludes B`desh visit, offers prayers for better ties

India`s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj concluded her three-day-vist to Bagladesh Friday after offering prayers at the historic Dhakeshwari Mandir here for better ties between the two countries.

Sushma Swaraj visits Hindu temple in Dhaka

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj prayed here Friday for better ties between India and Bangladesh at the historic Dhakeshwari Mandir, a media report said.

Sushma Swaraj returns home after extremely satisfying Bangladesh visit

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj returned home after her maiden standalone overseas tour to Bangladesh with an understanding that she has made an "excellent beginning" in addressing each others` concerns in the spirit of good neighbourliness.

Sushma Swaraj prays for Bangladesh-India prosperity at Dhaka temple

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday visited the well-known Dhakeshwari temple here saying it had capped a "successful" visit to Bangladesh.

Sheikh Hasina, Sushma Swaraj engage in saree diplomacy

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday presented a cream colour saree to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who in return gifted the famous Bangladeshi Jamdani saree to the visiting Indian leader.

India relaxes tourist visa norms for Bangladeshi nationals

Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and handed over a letter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inviting her to visit India.

Five Indians held in Bangladesh for gold smuggling

Five Indians were detained for smuggling 36 gold bars weighing around 4.4 kg in a bus in Bangladesh, media reported Monday.

10 killed in violent clashes in Bangladesh capital

Violent clashes between Bengalis and Urdu-speaking Biharis or stranded Pakistanis today left 10 people dead in Mirpur area here over the use of firecrackers overnight to celebrate an Islamic festival.

Bangladeshi sailors held by Somali pirates home after 4 years

Seven Bangladeshi sailors, held hostage by Somali pirates for almost four years, finally returned home today, saying it was "unbelievable" to be alive and describing their ordeal as "like hell."

Seven Bangladeshi hostages return home

Seven sailors freed by Somali pirates, returned to Bangladesh Thursday, nearly four years after their abduction.