A Bangladesh court ordered the arrest Wednesday of a former minister who was dismissed last week after Islamists staged nationwide protests calling for his prosecution over remarks criticising the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage.
Bangladesh police said Wednesday they have recovered a skull and what are believed to be other human remains from the ruins of a garment factory complex which collapsed last year killing more than 1,000 people.
Bangladesh's main opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia went on trial on Monday accused of embezzling about USD 680,000 in two corruption cases that could see her jailed for life if found guilty.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.