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Bangladesh sentences former chief justice to 11 years in a controversial trial

Bangladesh’s former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has been sentenced to eleven years in prison on Tuesday in a money laundering case he had earlier termed politically motivated

Transport strike withdrawn in Bangladesh after government accepts demand to hike fare

The nationwide strike of public transport buses in Bangladesh was called off late on Sunday after the government agreed to raise the fare of diesel-operated buses and minivans by approximately 27 per cent

Bangladesh AG ensures speedy trial of accused in violence against Hindus; opposition BNP denies communalism

The trial of people arrested in connection with recent attacks on the Hindu community, and their properties and shrines, in Bangladesh will be completed in the quickest possible time, Attorney General (AG) of Bangladesh AM Amin has said

Transporters’ strike in Bangladesh against rising fuel prices throws life out of gear; government under pressure

Transporters and bus owners in Bangladesh have been on indefinite strike for two days, protesting against the recent steep hike in fuel prices and demanding the government to roll back the price hike and increase the bus fare

Bangladesh High Court orders judicial probe into communal violence

The Bangladesh High Court on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to conduct judicial inquiries into the incidents of violence and attacks on Hindu temples and marquees during Durga Puja in six districts between October 13 and 18

Amid global protests, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina says quarters with vested interests tarnishing country’s image

Certain quarters with vested interests are out to tarnish the country’s image, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, as rights activists and Hindu organizations staged protests in front of Bangladesh embassies in several western capitals, highlighting the growing atrocities against minorities Hindus in Bangladesh

Bangladesh communal violence: Conspiracy theory gains credence after Muslim man confesses to placing Quran in Durga Puja marquee

Giving credence to the conspiracy angle in the recent communal trouble in Bangladesh, a Muslim man, said to be of unstable mind, reportedly confessed that he placed a copy of the Holy Quran in a marquee celebrating the annual festivities linked to the worship of Hindu goddess Durga in Comilla, about 100 km southeast of Dhaka

Four killed, Hindu temples, businesses vandalized in Bangladesh, PM Hasina assures justice amid fears of extremist involvement

In a sudden eruption of communal tension in Bangladesh, that many feared could adversely impact bilateral ties,  four people were killed and several others – including police personnel – sustained injuries as "miscreants" vandalized Hindu temples, businesses and houses of members of the community in Noakhali district after an alleged blasphemous incident during the annual festivities linked to the worship of Hindu goddess Durga in Comilla, about 100 km southeast of Dhaka

Bangladesh considers setting up a second nuclear power plant to meet power shortage

The government is considering setting up another nuclear power plant, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, as the demand for electricity continues to grow with the country looking for recovery after the pandemic slowdown

Bangladesh to become USD 500 billion economy by 2026: StanChart

Bangladesh,  whose economic improvement has caught worldwide attention, will sustain a growth of over 7 percent in 2022-26 fiscal and this should drive Bangladesh's Gross Domestic Product up to USD 500 billion and per capita to USD 3,000 by 2026 fiscal, according to leading economists of Standard Chartered

Bangladesh vaccine certification recognised by UK; quarantine no longer needed from Oct 11

Britain has eased travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Bangladeshi travelers who have received jabs of a vaccine authorized by the country. Besides Bangladesh, 47 other countries and territories including India figure in the list of countries from whom the UK would accept vaccine certification from Oct 1

Last straw? Bangladesh threatens to open fire along border with Myanmar to curb human trafficking, smuggling

Talking tough against smuggling along its border with Myanmar border, a senior Bangladesh minister on Tuesday said the country’s border guards have been instructed to open fire to stop arms and drugs smuggling and human trafficking

Teacher forcible cuts students’ hair; Bangladesh university closed down indefinitely amid protest

Forced hair cutting of students by a university’s teacher created a big row in Bangladesh as hundreds of students protested, with some sitting on hunger strike, demanding the termination of the teacher

Bangladesh’s economic recovery post Covid: ADB approves USD 250 million targeted loan

Amid reports of millions of people in Bangladesh getting sucked into poverty since the Covid pandemic began, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 250 million policy-based loans to support the country’s economic recovery following the deadly viral infection

Bangladesh nuclear institute, scientist get IAEA awards

Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) and one of its leading woman scientists have been awarded by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)