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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Scores missing as overloaded ferry sunk by wave on Bangladesh’s Padma river

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... sinking under the water," he told Channel 24 television. The ferry was about 30km south of the capital Dhaka when it sank on the river Padma in Munshiganj district. Ferry accidents are common ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh strike leaves two dead

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

    ... League in Patgram, some 300 kilometres north of the capital Dhaka. Police first fired from shotguns to disperse the warring supporters. Later they opened fire from rifles Habibur Rahman, district administrator “Police first fired from shotguns to disperse the warring supporters. Later they opened fire from rifles,” district administrator Habibur Rahman said. A doctor at Patgram hospital said ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh court sentences top Islamist to death for arms smuggling

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

    ... in absentia over the racket, which was meant to help the group’s separatist struggle. Baruah has long been on the run. The judge confirmed in his verdict “that the massive arms were meant 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh makes 118 arrests in crackdown on opposition

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

    ... and its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami, in five districts where police had earlier clashed with demonstrators. The BNP, Jamaat and their smaller allies have been staging protests since late October ... protesters were arrested in Rajnagar village in the western district of Meherepur, local police chief Nahidul Alam said. “Most of them are Jamaat activists,” he said. “They are anarchists. They cut ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Violence mars one-sided election in Bangladesh

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

    ... stations and stole and burned ballot papers in a bid to sabotage the poll. Two of those killed were beaten to death while guarding polling stations in northern districts, which bore the brunt ... district of Bogra. "The situation is extremely volatile," he added after describing how thousands of ballot papers had been ceremoniously set on fire. Most of the other victims were ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Hanging of top Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah triggers Bangladesh violence

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 02:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... a “very sensitive moment”, urging all parties to resolve their differences peacefully. “We’ve long urged the authorities to assure that trials are free, transparent and in accord ... Jamil said. Shortly after the execution, Molla’s body was driven by police escort to his home village in central Faridpur district, where he was buried beside his parents’ graves in a pre-dawn ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh: Tazreen clothing factory owners face arrest over fatal fire

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

    ... in an industry worth more than US$20 billion a year. The factory, which was located in the Ashulia industrial district, supplied clothes to a variety of international brands including US giant Walmart, ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Five die in fresh Bangladesh clashes over Islamist hanging

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

    ... protesters on Monday as five more people died in clashes sparked by the execution of an Islamist leader for war crimes. Police said trouble broke out in several places in the southeastern district ... 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh police arrest 37 China, Taiwan nationals

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

    ... paraded before local media along with seized telecoms equipment late on Sunday after the raid in capital’s Uttara district. Phone companies in Bangladesh offering international calls – including ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown

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

    ... 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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