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Violence continues over pay hikes in Bangladesh


Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in the third day of clashes Monday with thousands of garment workers demanding better minimum wages amid escalating tension over the country’s main export business.

Bangladesh SC hands down death penalty to top Jamaat leader


Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, infamous as the “butcher of Mirpur”, was Tuesday sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes by Bangladesh Supreme Court. The verdict comes eight months after a special tribunal awarded him life imprisonment, sparking protests by Islamists.

Top Islamist found guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

A special Bangladeshi court on Monday sentenced a 90-year-old top Islamist to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.

Violent clashes ahead of Bangladesh war crimes verdict

Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets at protesters on Monday, as violence erupted across the country ahead of the verdict on a top Islamist for allegedly masterminding atrocities during the 1971 liberation war.

Ashraful suspended for match-fixing

Former Bangladesh cricket captain Mohammad Ashraful on Tuesday admitted match-fixing and apologised for the latest damaging scandal to hit the sport.

Death toll from Bangladesh's building collapse crosses 600


Twelve days after the worst industrial disaster in Bangladesh's history, rescuers on Sunday pulled out 53 more decomposed bodies from the rubbles of the eight-storey building, taking the toll to 620.

80 killed in Bangladesh building collapse


At least 80 people were killed and 700 others injured today when an eight-storey commercial building that housed several garment factories and thousands of workers collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital.

Bangladesh elects Abdul Hamid as new President

The speaker of Bangladesh’s Parliament Abdul Hamid was elected unopposed as President Monday, a potentially crucial role as the restive country heads for elections next year, officials said.

Bangladesh President dies in Singapore

Bangladesh President Mohammad Zillur Rahman, a close aide of the country’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, died today at a Singapore hospital where he was being treated for kidney and respiratory problems, officials said.

Pranab calls for Teesta consensus

With India failing to ink the Teesta river water-sharing deal and land boundary agreement with Bangladesh due to internal differences, visiting President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday underlined the need

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