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Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to tackle teen protests

2 months, 13 days ago
Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence. For the last week…

Bangladesh court grants bail to imprisoned ex-PM Khaleda Zia

7 months, 6 days ago
DHAKA: Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia is set to be released from jail after a court on Monday granted her bail, her lawyer said. The 72-year-old leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was jailed for five years last…

Bangladesh sci-fi writer stabbed in head at seminar

7 months, 15 days ago
DHAKA: One of Bangladesh's top writers was stabbed in the back of the head during a seminar in the northern city of Sylhet on Saturday, police said, the latest in a series of attacks on authors and bloggers. Police said Zafar Iqbal, a…

Bangladesh stun Australia in historic Test victory

1 year, 1 month ago
DHAKA: Bangladesh Wednesday registered their first-ever win over Australia in Test cricket, beating Steve Smith's men by 20 runs in a thrilling match in Dhaka. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took 5-85 to help the hosts dismiss Australia for…

Bangladesh closes one of world’s most polluted places

1 year, 6 months ago
DHAKA: A historic leatherworking quarter in Bangladesh once labelled among the most polluted places on earth was shut on Thursday as police enforced a court ruling to protect a vital waterway. Conservationists have been fighting for…

Bangladeshi forces kill militant carrying explosives

1 year, 7 months ago
DHAKA: Bangladesh police shot dead a suspected militant in the capital Dhaka on Saturday, a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security forces camp. The man was killed as he tried to cross a security roadblock on a motorbike…

Bangladesh ‘rail hero’ dies saving a mother and daughter

1 year, 8 months ago
DHAKA: A Bangladesh railway employee was hit and killed by a train after saving a mother and daughter from being run over, an official said Saturday. Railroad maintenance worker Badal Mia, 58, was on duty in the capital Dhaka on Friday…

Bangladesh police fire tear gas at anti-coal protest

1 year, 8 months ago
DHAKA: Clashes erupted in Bangladesh's capital Thursday as police fired tear gas at hundreds of campaigners protesting against a massive coal-fired power plant they say will destroy the world's largest mangrove forest. Witnesses said…