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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh deploys army in north as protest death toll mounts

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh deployed troops in the north of the country on Sunday as six more people were killed in fresh clashes over the conviction of Islamist leaders for war crimes in the Muslim-majority nation. The army was deployed in violence-wracked Shahjahanpur town after more than 5,000 stick-wielding protesters attacked two police stations, forcing ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladeshis launch nationwide strike over fuel price hike

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 03:18pm

    ... of the country to a halt. A coalition of left-wing parties, including the Communist Party of Bangladesh, called the strike to protest a recent increase in diesel, kerosene and petrol prices, saying ... of the Daily Star, however, said several people were hurt and that police had used pepper spray to disperse the activists. Police also sprayed coloured water from a cannon on protesters at a road ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh opposition blocks roads and railways in vote protest

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 12:54pm by Associated Press in Dhaka

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka Bangladesh’s opposition blocked roads, railways and waterways on Tuesday to protest the government’s plans to hold a general election on January 5, the latest ... in the last month of protest violence. The violence threatens to overshadow some key advances Bangladesh has made in recent years, including net enrolment in primary education, gender parity ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    One dead and several injured in latest Bangladesh protest

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 05:18pm by Associated Press in Dhaka

    ... of violence came after at least 18 people died during similar protests over the last two weeks as the opposition enforced shutdowns totaling 120 hours. Television stations said a man died on Sunday ... of vehicles and attacking police. But the opposition says the charges are politically motivated and has vowed to intensify the protests. Dhaka’s Bengali-language Prothom Alo newspaper reported ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Mass worker protest hits Bangladesh after deadly blazes at 'deathtrap' textile factories

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Dhaka Worker demonstration grows as 'deathtrap' factories kill; fearing unrest could escalate, 500 factories declare wildcat 'holiday' Mass protests after deadly blaze Garment workers staged mass protests to demand the end to "deathtrap" labour conditions after Bangladesh's worst-ever textile factory fire, as a new blaze sparked ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh garment factories agree wage rise, ending protest

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 04:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Protests end as factory owners promise pay rises Bangladeshi garment factory owners promised on Sunday to raise wages for more than three million workers as soon as a government panel sets a figure, ending a week-long violent protest. The manufacturers said they would raise wages by as much as the panel decides, despite earlier insisting ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh garment workers’ protest shuts 100 factories

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 04:59pm by Associated Press in Dhaka

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka Workers demand better wages in dispute with factory owners as protest enters fifth day Police have used batons, rubber bullets and tear gas to stop protests by garment workers in Bangladesh who want higher wages while factory owners fear they may miss shipments to the United States and Europe. Police and news reports say the fifth day of protests ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladeshi workers' pay protest enters third day; factories ablaze

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 03:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Demonstrators block roads and clash with police on third day of action for minimum wage Plants ablaze as garment workers protest over pay Angry Bangladeshi garment workers blocked roads, set factories alight and clashed with police for a third day yesterday as protests demanding a minimum monthly wage of 8,000 taka, equivalent to US$100, spread ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh blocks YouTube over anti-Islam video

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 03:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh has blocked YouTube after the video-sharing website failed to take down an anti-Islam film that has sparked furious protests across the Muslim ... a week of furious protests outside US embassies and other American symbols in several countries. At least 19 people have died in protests against the film including the US ambassador to Libya ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh building survivors protest as toll passes 700

    Posted May 07th 2013, 02:37pm by AFP

    ... Police said around 400 survivors blocked a highway connecting the capital with the country’s south and southwest on Tuesday by staging a sit-down protest. The workers were chanting slogans, demanding “unpaid salaries and compensation”, local police chief M Asaduzzaman said. The protests came as the army revealed that dozens more bodies had been pulled from the rubble overnight. Army ...




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