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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Clashes, arson attacks amid festivities at Dhaka refugee camp kill nine

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... war of independence against Pakistan. Although not all came from India's Bihar state, they are referred to as "Biharis". Anti-Bihari feelings run deep among Bangladesh's ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh police charge 13 over country’s deadliest garment factory fire

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:33pm by AFP

    ... a label owned by US rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs. The fire in November last year was the country’s worst at a garment factory and shone an international spotlight on appalling safety conditions ... 4,500 factories, where deadly accidents are common. Factory owners are rarely charged over such tragedies in the sector, which is a mainstay of the impoverished country’s economy, accounting ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Polling booths torched on eve of violence-torn Bangladesh election

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... home for nearly a week. Dozens of riot police could be seen outside her home on Saturday, along with water-cannon and sand trucks, preventing anyone from crossing through barriers. The BNP ... say 1,200 opposition activists have been detained although the parties say the actual number is much higher. Around 50,000 troops have been deployed across the country in a bid to contain ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh court sentences top Islamist to death for arms smuggling

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chittagong A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced 14 people to death, including the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party, over a massive arms smuggling ... 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Three Islamists shot dead in Bangladesh security crackdown

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 08:30pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh police shot dead three activists from the country’s largest Islamist party in clashes on Sunday, officers said, amid allegations security forces ... of the violence in the run-up to the election, said at least 59 opposition activists and party officials have now been shot dead since December 12 when it says the killings started. Police insist most ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh police arrest 37 China, Taiwan nationals

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... nationals after raiding an illegal internet telephone operation they were allegedly running in an upscale Dhaka neighbourhood, an official said on Monday. Officers from the elite Rapid Action ... Rahman said. “They rented the building to run an illegal VoIP business. The foreigners include seven women. Thirty-two of them are Taiwanese and the rest Chinese. They’ll be handed over ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Violence mars one-sided election in Bangladesh

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:27am by AFP

    ... confirmed three petrol bombings of polling stations. Tens of thousands of troops were deployed across the country after around 150 people were killed in the build-up to the election, but they failed ... place in only 147 of the 300 parliamentary constituencies. Awami League candidates or allies had a clear run in the remaining 153. Hasina's government says it had to hold the vote after ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh: Tazreen clothing factory owners face arrest over fatal fire

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:45am by AFP

    ... in a blaze. Four other people were also ordered to be taken into custody after police laid charges in connection with the incident on November 24, 2012- the country's worst-ever clothing factory ... in the sector, which is a mainstay of the impoverished country's economy, accounting to up to 80 per cent of Bangladesh's exports. ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh capital cut off to prevent opposition march

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 05:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Police maintain roadblocks around Dhaka as officers patrol streets Bangladesh’s capital was effectively cut off from the rest of the country on Monday, ... the buses were turned back by the government authorities as the opposition extended the march to Monday,” Faruq Talukdar, owner of the country largest bus service, Sohag Motors, said. The opposition ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 09:45am by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... corner of the country at the end of its deadliest year for political violence since independence. The deployments are expected to further infuriate the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist ... in at least 59 of the country’s 64 districts. “They’ll be used as a striking force if there is any violence and they will patrol important areas, streets and highways,” he said. While a small number ...




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