Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has termed as "totally unethical" a Supreme Court verdict elevating the status of the chief justice and judicial officers and said it could create disorder within the state organs.
Sheikh Hasina on Saturday drove to the office of her arch-rival Khaleda Zia, who suffered bereavement losing her youngest son, but the Bangladesh Prime Minister had to go back from the gate without meeting the BNP chief who was 'put to sleep by doctors'.
Two more people, including a child, have been killed in fresh violence in Bangladesh pushing the death toll to 34, as anti-government protesters targeted several vehicles with petrol bombs in one of the worst attacks since the political unrest began earlier this month.
Four alleged Islamic State militants, including its regional coordinator who frequently travelled to India, Pakistan and other countries, have been arrested here for plotting to attack key installations and turn Bangladesh into a Caliphate State, police said today.
Bangladeshi telecoms authorities on Sunday shut down smartphone messaging and voice services Viber and Tango, which have become a popular communication medium for supporters of the anti-government protests now in their third week.
Bangladesh government on Tuesday said it may consider holding a dialogue with the opposition BNP only if it makes a written pledge to shun violence and cut ties with "militants", amid the nationwide blockade and protests by the party which has claimed 14 lives in the past week.
Heavy security cover has been put in place in Bangladesh's capital ahead of ruling Awami League's scheduled rally in the city today to mark the first anniversary of the controversial polls amid heightened political tension and violence which has claimed 13 lives so far.=
Security was beefed up on Sunday around besieged opposition leader Khaleda Zia's office as tens of thousands of devotees thronged the capital for the world's second largest annual Muslim gathering after Haj amid continued political violence that left 11 people dead.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday gave a pep-talk to her archrival Khaleda Zia, advising her to shun the path of violence and refrain from "sabotage, violence and killing people", amid deadly clashes between the supporters of ruling party and opposition.