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Top Hefazat leaders sent to 5-day remand for 2013 arson attack
Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) The Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka, Morshed Al Mamun, on Thursday placed three Hefazat-e-Islam leaders, including the central assistant secretary general of the militant outfit, Mufti Sakhawat Hossain Raji, on five-day remand each in connection with a case related to the arson attack at Shapla Chattor in Dhaka's Motijheel area on May 5, 2013.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B'desh issues fresh directives for 'full lockdown'
Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) Amid a surge in new Covid-19 cases, the Bangladeshi government on Monday issued a fresh set of directives for a nationwide "full lockdown" from wednesday onwards.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh imposes week-long air travel ban
Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) Bangladesh has announced plans to ban all international and domestic flights for a week from Wednesday, coinciding with yet another lockdown to counter a spike in new coronavirus cass.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh Women Emerging all set for series sweep vs SA
Sylhet (Bangladesh), April 11 (IANS) An unbeaten century by skipper Nigar Sultana (101 not out) and useful contributions from Murshida Khatun (41) and Shobhana Mostary (45) helped Bangladesh Women Emerging notch up a 110-run win over South Africa Emerging players in the fourth one-dayer on Sunday.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'desh likely to suspend int'l flights from April 14
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Sunday said it is planning to suspend all international flights as the government is going to impose a strict lockdown from April 14 to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Pakistan U-19 tour to Bangladesh postponed due to Covid
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) The Pakistan Under-19 cricket team will not travel to Dhaka after a surge in Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh. Both countries will now look for a new window to organise the series once the situation improves.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'desh Minister warns of strict action against anarchy
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) In reply to Hefazat-e-Islam mayhem, Bangladesh Law Minister Anisul Haque has warned the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Ismal and others of strict action if they try to create anarchy and harm people's lives and property of the country.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
12 injured in B'desh mosque attack
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) At least 12 people were injured in an attack staged by members of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit at a mosque in Bangladesh's Gaibandha district.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh contemplates full lockdown
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh's government is contemplating imposing a "full lockdown" for one week from April 14 in an effort to curb the recent resurgence of new Covid-19 cases, a Minister announced.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Police deployed at Dhaka, Brahmanbaria, Sylhet
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) In the face of recent massacre by Hefazat-e-Islam, the police have beefed up security in different districts, including Dhaka and Brahmmanbaria. Policemen armed with light machine gun (LMG) have been deployed there and security posts were set up with sandbags at police stations and outposts at six police stations and six outposts of Sylhet Metropolitan Police and nine police station of Brahmmanbaria to avoid any untoward incident by the militants.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Strict week-long lockdown in Bangladesh from April 14
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) A strict 7-day lockdown is going to be enforced in Bangladesh, from April 14, allowing only emergency services to remain in operation, it was announced on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine
3 uncapped players in B'desh's preliminary squad for SL Tests
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) Bangladesh have named three uncapped fast bowlers in their 21-member preliminary squad for their two-match Test series in Sri Lanka that starts on April 21.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh emerging women team beats SA in ODI series
Sylhet, April 8 (IANS) The South African emerging women suffered a third straight loss on their tour of Bangladesh when they fell to a six-wicket defeat in the third match of their One-Day International series in Sylhet on Thursday.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
20 injured in blast at B'desh Mayor's residence
Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) At least 20 people were injured in a blast at the residence of a Bangladesh municipality Mayor.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
20 injured in blast at B'desh Mayor's residence
Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) At least 20 people were injured in a blast at the residence of a Bangladesh municipality Mayor.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Islamists, Covid-19 are challenges for B'desh govt: Obaidul Quader
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) The militants and radicals using religion as their business and fighting the Covid-19 outbreak are the two major challenges which the Bangladesh government is facing as of now, said Awami League leader and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Bangladesh ferry capsize toll reaches 34
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) The death toll from a ferry capsize in Bangladesh has increased to 34 after more bodies in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj district, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh ferry capsize toll reaches 34
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) The death toll from a ferry capsize in Bangladesh has increased to 34 after more bodies in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj district, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
1 dead in B'desh as anti-lockdown protest turns violent
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) At least one person was killed and several others were wounded after a protest against Covid-19 restrictions turned violent in Bangladesh, police said on Tuesday.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh ferry capsize: 2 bodies found embracing
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) Of the 30 bodies found after a ferry capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Bangladesh's Narayanganj district, two corpses of a woman and her one-year-old daughter were discovered embraced in a tight hug.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
26 killed in B'desh ferry capsize (Ld)
Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed after a ferry capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Bangladesh's Narayanganj district, an official said on Monday.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
2nd Covid wave in B'desh even stronger: PM
Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged citizens of the country to do their bit in curbing the spread of Covid-19 as the second wave is even stronger.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
4 killed in B'desh ferry capsize
Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) At least four people were killed after a ferry capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Bangladesh's Narayanganj district, an official said on Monday.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'You're playing with fire': Hasina warns Hefazat, slams anti-Modi protests
Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday warned all Hefazat-e-Islam militant involved in the long spell of violence since last month following the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of legal action as she stressed her government's zero tolerance strategy against social menaces like militancy.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
B'desh issues 11-point directives ahead of 7-day lockdown
Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) Ahead of the seven-day countrywide lockdown, Bangladesh government has issued an 11-point directive, including the suspension of public transport services, to contain the alarming spread of coronavirus cases in the country. Prior the lockdown many people left the Capital and the district towns of the country by bus, train and launch.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
70 missing in Bangladesh's Narayanganj after launch capsizes
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) A launch carrying around 100 passengers sank in the Shitalakkha river in Narayanganj after being hit by a goods-laden cargo vessel on Sunday and at least 70 people are reported missing, officials said.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fargana guides Bangladesh Emerging to 54-run win over SA
Sylhet (Bangladesh), April 4 (IANS) Fargana Haque slammed an unbeaten 71 off 102 balls and Salma Khatun snared three for 25 as Bangladesh Emerging women defeated the touring South Africa Emerging women by 54 runs in the opening one-dayer on Sunday.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'desh to impose 1-week lockdown
Dhaka, April 3 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has decided to enforce a one-week lockdown from April 5 to control the new Covid-19 wave in the country, a Minister announced here on Saturday.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hefazat leader warns minorities in B'desh
Dhaka, April 3 (IANS) Nur Hossain Noorani, leader of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit in Bangladesh, warned that if the country's minority communities conspire against Islam, "we'll catch them like a baby rat".
2021-04-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh bans air travellers from Europe, 12 other nations
Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) Bangladesh has imposed a temporary ban on travellers from Europe and 12 other countries after reporting a surge in coronavirus infections.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
14K accused in violent Bangladesh protests
Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) Around 14,000 people have been accused in numerous cases filed over the violent protests in Bangladesh organised by the Hefazat-e-Islam militant group since March 26 against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
GE to provide maintenance services for 718-MW power plant in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) GE on Wednesday announced that it will be providing maintenance services and a suite of digital solutions for the upcoming 718-megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant at Meghnaghat, Narayanganj, Bangladesh owned by Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Ltd, a joint venture between Indias Reliance Power Limited and Japans JERA Co., Inc.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Bangladesh,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh violence fallout: Militant outfit leader announces resignation
Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) Abdul Awal, chief of Hefazat's Narayanganj unit and nayeb-e-ameer of Hefazat-e-Islam -- the militant outfit -- has reportedly announced to resign from his position out of annoyance over the violence carried out by his partymen for three days.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Bangladesh,International
Dalits in B'desh celebrate 'postponed' Holi
Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) The Dalit community of Hindu faith in Bangladesh has celebrated the festival of colour -- Holi, with much enthusiasm and gusto.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Dalits in B'desh celebrate 'postponed' Holi
Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) The Dalit community of Hindu faith in Bangladesh has celebrated the festival of colour -- Holi, with much enthusiasm and gusto.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Dhaka mosque attack: Case filed against around 600 people
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) A case has been filed against 500 to 600 unnamed accused in connection with the clash at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque here on Friday, amid the nationwide strike called by Islamist groups to protest Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit, police said on Monday.
2021-03-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
B'desh intel report warned of bloodshed, attacks
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) Two days prior to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka last week, a report issued by the Bangladesh intelligence said that there were extensive preparations of bloodshed and massive attacks on police, media and government establishments.
2021-03-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
B'desh records highest Covid cases since July
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) Bangladesh has recorded its highest number of single-day coronavirus cases since July last year, according to health authorities.
2021-03-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
500 injured in B'desh violence, cases against 500 Hefazat members
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) At least 500 people were injured as violence swept Bangladesh amid a nationwide dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by Islamist groups Hefazat-e-Islam and the banned Jamaat-e-Islami on Sunday, officials said.
2021-03-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh militants set fire to central library
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) Hefazat militants on Sunday set fire to the central public library in Bangladesh's Brahmanbaria district, the birthplace of legendary Indian sarod player and multi-instrumentalist Allauddin Khan, during a dawn-to-dusk nationwide strike.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India will donate military equipment used in 1971 for museums
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that New Delhi will donate military equipment used the country's in the 1971 Liberation War to be displayed in museums in Bangladesh.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Modi gifts 109 ambulances, 12L doses vaccine dose to B'desh
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) India on Friday gifted 109 ambulances and 12 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi handing over the keys of the ambulances to his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy,Politics
B'desh radical group calls for 'hartal' on Sun after 4 die in clashes with cops
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) Radical Islamist group Hefazat-e Islam has called for a dawn-to-dusk 'hartal' in Bangladesh on Sunday in protest against the killing of four of its activists in clashes with the police on Friday.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Modi offers prayers at Kali temple in B'desh
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday offered prayers at the Jeshoreshwari temple dedicated to Goddess Kali in Bangladesh's Satkhira district.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Golden chapter of India-B'desh ties to continue for next 50 years: Abdul Momen
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, A.K. Abdul Momen, told visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that Bangladesh would continue the 'golden chapter' of bilateral relations between the two countries for the next 50 years.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
PM Modi made us glorified with his presence during pandemic: Hasina
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed her gratitude to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, saying the government of India always stands by Bangladesh through thick and thin.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Pak PM wishes Hasina on 50th anniversary of B'desh's I-Day
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, congratulating her on the 50th anniversary of the country's Independence and Mujib Borsho, celebrating the centenary year of Bangabandhu.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Radicals protest Modi visit, mosque area in Dhaka turns battleground (Ld)
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) The Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area in Dhaka turned into a battleground on Friday as violent clashes erupted between the police and the supporters of a radical Islamist group protesting against the ongoing visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Radical Islamists clash with cops in B'desh amid Modi visit
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Violent clashes broke out between the police and the supporters of radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam in Dhaka and Chittagong after the cops thwarted an attempt to launch an anti-Modi protest in front of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the Bangladesh capital following Friday prayers.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hasina rolls out red carpet for Modi
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday received her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and rolled out the red carpet to welcome him on his two-day official visit.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan