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Last updated: Monday, March 02, 2015 6:34:04 PM

Violence in Bangladesh ahead of opposition's 72-hour strike
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Stray incidents of violence were reported in parts of Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Saturday, ahead of former prime minister Khaleda Zia-led opposition alliance's call for another round of strike from Sunday morning.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 1:40:06 AM

Bangladesh opposition calls another 72-hour strike
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Demanding fresh elections under a non-party caretaker government system, Bangladesh's main opposition alliance Friday called another round of nationwide strike from Sunday morning.

Friday, February 27, 2015 7:36:18 PM

Bangladesh blogger murdered by professional killers: Doctor
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Those who killed US-based blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka were professionals and dealt three blows with sharp weapons "very expertly and brutally" on the right side of the head of the victim who died from profuse bleeding, said the doctor who did the postmortem on the body Friday.

Friday, February 27, 2015 6:04:03 PM

Bangladeshi writer attacked, dies in hospital
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Bangladeshi writer Avijit Roy was attacked and killed by unidentified assailants Thursday and while his blogger wife was injured, media reports said.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:56:20 PM

Remarkable progress by Bangladesh in reducing poverty: World Bank
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Bangladesh is recognized globally for making remarkable progress in reducing poverty and advancing human development, said Annette Dixon, World Bank vice-president for the South Asia region, Thursday.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:04:05 PM

Turmoil cost Bangladesh nearly $15.5 bn: Hasina
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Wednesday that the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led alliance's agitation and blockade since January has resulted in a loss of over taka 1.2 trillion (nearly $15.5 billion).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:04:03 PM

Five men sentenced to death for rape in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Five men were sentenced to death by a Bangladesh court Wednesday for gang raping a teenaged girl in 2002, media reported.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:02:22 PM

Bangladesh student leader in police custody for plotting coup
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) A former student leader in Bangladesh, accused of plotting a possible coup in the country, was Wednesday remanded to 10 days in police custody by a court here, media reported.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:46:17 PM

19 kg gold seized at Bangladesh airport
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities seized 161 gold bars weighing nearly 19 kg in a massive gold haul at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:34:03 PM

Bangladesh ferry capsize toll rises to 78
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) The toll in Sunday's ferry capsize in Bangladesh's Padma river has risen to 78 with seven more bodies recovered Wednesday, reported.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:18:03 PM

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