In an attempt to rub salt over Pakistan's wounds, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gifted Indian Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi a historic picture of Pakistan's surrender to the Indian armed forces in 1971.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
GUWAHATI: Indian police have arrested a key suspect in a blast in West Bengal state who they believe is linked to a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of neighboring Bangladesh and stage a coup there.
DHAKA: A Bangladesh court ordered the arrest Wednesday of a former minister who was dismissed last week after Islamists staged nationwide protests calling for his prosecution over remarks criticising the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage.
DHAKA: A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal deferred its verdict on an Islamist party chief already sentenced to death in a separate case on Tuesday because he is sick, lawyers said. Motiur Rahman Nizami, 69, head of Jamaat-e-Islami party, has been charged with 16 crimes including genocide, rape, arson and killing of intellectuals during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Nizami, a former minister during former premier Begum Khaleda Zia's last term in 2001-2006, has been in jail since 2010 when he was charged with…
DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court sentenced to death eight members of an outlawed Islamist militant group in connection with a series of bomb attacks 13 years ago that killed 10 people, lawyers said on Monday. The Islamists, including the head of the militant group Harkat-ul Jihad Islami (HUJI), were found guilty over the attacks during the traditional celebrations of Bengali New Year in the capital on April 14, 2001. Six others were sentenced to life in jail. The militant group is blamed for several other attacks, including an…