Jamaat leader fit for court appearance: Bangladesh authorities

Bangladesh`s prison authorities have said fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was fit for court appearance, 10 days after a special tribunal deferred the verdict on war crimes charges against him due to his sickness.

Bangladesh PM Hasina says no further action against Jamaat-e-Islami

Bangladesh`s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said legal obstacles barred her government from pursuing further charges against the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for crimes during the 1971 war as she backed her law minister, under fire for going soft on the Islamists.

Bangladesh SC wraps up death penalty review for war crimes suspect

Bangladesh`s Supreme Court today wrapped up the appeal hearing against the judgement of a special tribunal that had sentenced to death a key 1971 war crimes suspect with the final verdict due any day now.

Jamaat-e-Islami to stay away from Lok Sabh polls

Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday announced that it will not take part in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Bangladesh war crimes accused Jamaat leader dies

AKM Yusuf, one of the top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami who was charged with crimes against humanity committed during Bangladesh`s 1971 liberation war against Pakistan, died on Sunday.

Bangladesh arms haul case: Jamaat calls nationwide strike

Jamaat-e-Islami called a nationwide general strike in Bangladesh on Monday to protest the death sentence given to its chief along with ULFA leader Paresh Barua in an arms smuggling case.

Bangladesh`s Jamaat gives strike call

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party Friday gave a call to observe a nationwide strike Monday in protest against the death sentence awarded to its chief Matiur Rahamn Nizami in a 10-truck arms haul case.

People like bin Laden don`t die: Jamaat-e-Islami chief

People like slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden do not die but stay alive in the hearts of people and become a "symbol of struggle", Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hasan said in the Pakistani capital today.

Three Islamists shot dead in Bangladesh security crackdown

Three activists from Bangladesh`s largest Islamist party were shot dead in clashes with security forces, officers said, amid allegations forces are targeting opposition supporters for execution.

Geelani donates property to trust consisting kith and kin

The issue of donation of property by Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to a trust has taken a new twist with Jamaat-e-Islami claiming ownership of the property.

Jamaat leader killed in gunfight with B`desh security forces

A local leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami was killed on Monday in a gunfight with Bangladesh`s security forces carrying out raid at one of the party`s hideouts.

Bangladesh EC asks authorities to prevent attacks on Hindus

Bangladesh`s Election Commission on Saturday directed law enforcement agencies to tighten security across the country to prevent attacks on minorities, specially Hindus.

Seven arrested for attacks on Hindus in B`desh, Hasina vows action

Seven activists of the opposition BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami were arrested for attacks on Bangladesh`s minority Hindu community even as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday promised stern action against the perpetrators.

Islamists boosted by Bangladesh mayhem: Analysts

Bangladesh`s main Islamist party was banned from weekend elections and many of its leaders are in custody or face execution, but moves to marginalise Jamaat-e-Islami will ultimately backfire, analysts say.

Islamist party leader killed in Bangladesh

An Islamist party leader was killed in a gunfight in Bangladesh`s Sathkhira district Monday afternoon amid country`s opposition`s "march for democracy" agitation.

Bangladesh PM Hasina launches Awami League manifesto

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina launched Awami League party`s manifesto for Bangladesh`s controversial polls, vowing to punish "anarchists" behind death of nearly 130 people in recent political violence.

Bangladesh PM blasts Zia for remaining silent on Pak resolution

Bangladesh PM rime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday criticised her arch-rival BNP chief Khaleda Zia for her silence on a Pakistani parliamentary resolution against the hanging of a fundamentalist leader for war crimes.

Bangladesh PM Hasina ready for fresh polls if BNP cuts Jamaat ties

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina said she was ready to hold fresh elections if the BNP-led opposition cuts ties with the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami.

Another Jamaat leader to face charges for 1971 war crimes

The three-man tribunal was today scheduled to decide whether it will frame charges against Subhan, an alleged leader of a Peace Committee in 1971.

Bangladesh summons Pak envoy to protest resolution on Molla

Bangladesh on Tuesday summoned the Pakistani envoy, a day after Pakistan`s Parliament adopted a resolution expressing concern over the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla.