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Blast in Bangladesh garment factory kills 10; foreign buyers probe mishap

A boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi garment plant near the city of Dhaka killed 10 people and injured dozens, emergency workers said on Tuesday, the latest industrial tragedy to hit one of the world`s biggest garment producers.

Prominent Bangladesh government critic disappears

Rights group Ain O Salish Kendra says 39 people have gone missing in Bangladesh so far this year including top political and business figures.
 

Bangladesh marks 1st anniversary of Dhaka terror attack

On the evening of July 1, five operatives of Islamic State-inclined Neo-Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB) stormed into the eatery and started firing indiscriminately. They turned off all the lights and held the diners hostage.

 

Bangladesh downgraded in US ''trafficking in persons'' report

The countries in the Tier 2 Watch list do not fully comply with the TVPA`s (Trafficking Victims Protection Act) minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards.

Death toll in Bangladesh landslides rises to 163

Death toll in Bangladesh landslides rises to 163

The death toll today rose to 163 in Bangladesh's landslides as five more persons, including three children, were killed due to incessant rains in two districts.

Rohingya muslims may be threat to Bangladesh's security: Foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali

Rohingya`s are an ethnic Muslim group in the majority Buddhist country of Myanmar and make up around one million of the total 50 million population.

Bangladesh says arrest of envoy in New York is a treaty violation

Bangladesh said on Wednesday the arrest of one of its diplomats in New York on charges of labour trafficking and assault appeared to be a violation of an international treaty on the treatment of diplomats.

Heavy rains kill at least 46 in Bangladesh

Monsoon rains in Bangladesh`s southern hill districts frequently trigger deadly landslides.

Bangladesh police arrests ten militants in raids

At least 10 militants of a banned outfit and some of their family members have been arrested after Bangladeshi police carried out raids at terrorist hideouts.

 

Bangladeshi expatriates fear loss of jobs in wake of Gulf snapping ties with Qatar

Bangladeshi migrants are reportedly distressed over the possibility of them losing their jobs as seven Gulf region countries have snapped diplomatic ties with Qatar on grounds that it is backing terrorism in the region.

Bangladesh navy searches for 81 fishermen still missing after Mora cyclone

Bangladesh navy searches for 81 fishermen still missing after Mora cyclone

Cyclone Mora formed after monsoon rains triggered floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, off India`s southern tip, killing 202 people in recent days. 

Bangladesh reinstalls Greek statue in front of SC's annex

The sculpture of Themis - the goddess of justice - had been in place for less than six months when it was removed on Friday after Islamist groups claimed it hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.

Four militants of banned group arrested in Bangladesh

At least four militants belonging to the banned Neo-JMB outfit were arrested by Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday.

Chikungunya outbreak in Dhaka due to sporadic rains

Chikungunya outbreak in Dhaka due to sporadic rains

ASM Alamgir, Senior Scientific Officer of Bangladesh's disease monitoring arm, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), has confirmed the outbreak, bdnews24 reported.

China to fund Bangladesh for 9th Friendship Bridge

China has been supporting Bangladesh's infrastructure development to help it realise its economic development goals.

Thousands of hardline Islamists protest Bangladesh statue

Thousands of supporters of a hard-line Bangladeshi Islamist group staged protests Friday calling for the removal or destruction of a controversial statue from the nation's highest court.

Bangladesh Islamists sentenced to hang after president rejects pleas

A top Islamist extremist under sentence of death has lost his last hope of avoiding the gallows after Bangladesh`s president rejected a mercy plea, an official said Sunday.

India, Bangladesh sign 22 pacts; PM Modi commits $5 billion credit, assures early solution on Teesta

India, Bangladesh sign 22 pacts; PM Modi commits $5 billion credit, assures early solution on Teesta

However, PM Modi assured an "early solution" to the long-pending Teesta water sharing after the talks remained inconclusive.

Bangladesh closes one of world's most polluted places

A historic leatherworking quarter in Bangladesh once labelled among the most polluted places on earth was shut today as police enforced a court ruling to protect a vital waterway.

Bangladesh police launch assault on another militant den

Bangladesh police today launched an assault on a militant den in a northeastern city, a day after a family of eight committed suicide by blowing themselves up as security forces stormed another terror hideout.