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Death penalty for Bangla Jamaat leader

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Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court today handed down death penalty to fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami stalwart Abdul Quader Mollah for 1971 war crimes, revising a special tribunal verdict which had sente

Bangladesh top Islamist jailed for 90 years for war crimes


Dhaka: A special Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced a top Islamist to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.
Ghulam Azam, 90, the wart

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.

Asia Cup: Bangladesh put Pakistan in to bat


Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim elected to field after winning the toss against Pakistan in the opening match of the Asia Cup one-day tournament in Dhaka on Sunday.

Defending champions India and S

Asia Cup begins on Sunday, India look to redeem themselves


The 11th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament begins here on Sunday with defending champions India hoping to redeem their pride and restore their reputation after the debacle in Australia.


Indian squad leaves for Asia Cup


The Indian squad, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left here by a morning flight to Bangladesh capital Dhaka to take part in the four-nation 11th Asia Cup starting on Sunday.

Dhoni and his men came back

Dhaka to launch 20,000 websites

Bangladesh will launch 20,000 websites by 2015 to take e-service to the masses, a media report said on Monday.

The websites will have information on the country, social safety nets, disaster warning,

Fake notes come via Pak diplomatic bag


The National Investigation Agency and other outfits have established that the network running India’s biggest fake currency racket is being operated with the aid of officials at Pakistan’s high commis

Manmohan to go to Dhaka September 6

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will September 6 go on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, on a trip that is expected to underline a new phase in improving relations despite the recent row triggered by his off-the-record remarks about the situation in that country.

US commends Dhaka's fight against terror

Dhaka: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has commended Bangladesh's fight against terrorism and religious extremism during a telephone call to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Praise for the governm

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