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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh accuses 17 over Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that killed 1,130

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:34pm by Reuters

    ... a four-day hunt shortly after the building collapsed, apparently trying to flee across the border to India. ACC spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattachajee said Rana’s name did not appear in documents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533419/bangladesh-accuses-17-over-rana-plaza-garment-factory-collapse-killed-1130
  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh court sentences top Islamist to death for arms smuggling

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... offences over the weapons that were meant to be moved across the border to a rebel group in northeastern India. Ex-home minister Lutfozzaman Babar and the former chiefs of the country’s two main ... to be smuggled across the border to ULFA,” Ahmed said. Security was tight in Chittagong for the judge’s long-awaited verdict following a year-long trial. Extra police and elite Rapid Action Battalion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1417488/bangladesh-court-sentences-top-islamist-death-arms-smuggling
  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh makes 118 arrests in crackdown on opposition

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 09:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... January 5 general election. Officials said the protesters were detained in joint operations by the police, the elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and paramilitary border guards amid a series ... trees to put blockades on the roads, threw crude bombs and attacked lorries. They’re arrested in a joint operation by police, RAB and BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh),” Alam said. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1386060/bangladesh-makes-118-arrests-crackdown-opposition
  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Five die in fresh Bangladesh clashes over Islamist hanging

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 06:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... bombs, attacked teams of police and paramilitary border guards, police said. “We fired rifles in self-defence,” district deputy police chief Kazi Moniruzzaman said of the clashes before dawn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1382032/fresh-clashes-kill-five-bangladesh-over-islamist-hanging
  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh polls could be delayed amid new violence

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... the town of Joypurhat, which lies close to the border with India. On Tuesday authorities reported at least 60 attacks on the rail network, with coaches set alight and track uprooted. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1367112/bangladesh-polls-could-be-delayed-amid-new-violence
  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh court sentences 150 soldiers to death for mutiny

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:29pm by AFP

    ... for the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) soldiers who patrol the country’s borders. “At least 150 BDR soldiers have been sentenced to death for the massacre of the army officers,” lead prosecutor Baharul Islam told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1348285/bangladesh-court-sentences-150-soldiers-death-mutiny
  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh strike leaves two dead

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 04:56pm by AFP

    ... and paramilitary border guards were on patrol, a police spokesman said. Long-distance bus and lorry services ground to a halt, while transport deliveries to the main ports were suspended, affecting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1347360/bangladesh-strike-leaves-two-dead
  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh jails 665 soldiers for 2009 mutiny

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 06:13pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka A Bangladesh court on Tuesday jailed 665 border guards for their role in a bloody 2009 military mutiny, bringing the total number of soldiers imprisoned ... went on a killing spree, later dumping victims’ bodies in sewers and shallow graves. A special military court in Dhaka found 665 border guards from the force’s 44th Battalion guilty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1024592/bangladesh-jails-665-soldiers-2009-mutiny
  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Cyclone Mahasen triggers mass evacuations in Bangladesh, Myanmar

    Posted May 15th 2013, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... the border between the two countries. Bangladesh told hundreds of thousands of people living in low-lying areas to move to cyclone shelters, while Myanmar announced plans to move roughly 166,000 ... to handle cyclones than authorities across the border in Rakhine, where tens of thousands of Rohingya made homeless by communal unrest last year languish in flood-prone camps. Myanmar state media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1238326/cyclone-mahasen-triggers-mass-evacuations-bangladesh-myanmar
  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    28 die in Bangladesh street battles over blasphemy law

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... at Kanchpur on the southeastern outskirts of the capital. More than 5,000 Islamists clashed with police and border guards, prompting security forces to respond with live rounds, local police chief Abdul Matin said. At least six people were killed there including three policemen and a border guard, police official Rezaul Karim said. "They were beaten to death," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1231642/28-die-bangladesh-street-battles-over-blasphemy-law

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