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Bangladesh charging over 1,000 BDR mutineers
Dhaka, March 1 (DPA) Authorities in Bangladesh were levelling charges against more than a thousand troopers Sunday, three days after a mutiny in the headquarters of paramilitary border guards left scores of army officers dead, officials said.

Sunday, March 01, 2009 9:48:25 PM

Hasina meets army officers, death toll may cross 100
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) A sombre Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday held 'an emotion-charged meeting' with Bangladeshi army officers, whose colleagues accounted for most of the over 100 reported killed by border guards who rebelled last week over poor pay and working conditions.

Sunday, March 01, 2009 4:27:48 PM

Bangladesh to try mutineers in special court
Dhaka, March 1 (DPA) The government of Bangladesh announced Saturday that it intends to prosecute members of a paramilitary border force that mutinied this week by special tribunal, as more graves of the mutineers' victims were discovered.

Sunday, March 01, 2009 6:54:26 AM

Chilling tales emerge as Bangladesh mutiny toll crosses 80
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) More mass graves, more stories of savagery, and more chilling tales of survival. The full horror of the mutiny at the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) headquarters here continued to unravel Saturday, with the death toll climbing to over 80, even as the country was steeped in mourning.

Saturday, February 28, 2009 7:06:07 PM

UN chief condemns mutiny of Bangladesh Rifles troopers
Dhaka, Feb 28 (Xinhua) UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon expressed his distress at the mounting death toll in the violent two-day mutiny by troopers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR).

Saturday, February 28, 2009 6:43:22 PM

'I smeared myself with colleague's blood to survive mutiny'
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) The mutiny at the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) headquarters here has spawned horror stories of how soldiers were forced to fire at their colleagues while some were ordered to dig mass graves - but one of the most chilling accounts is of an officer who smeared his colleague's blood over his body to escape death.

Saturday, February 28, 2009 2:11:22 PM

Bangladesh toll is 61 dead, Hasina vows action
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Friday vowed to book the instigators of the bloody 33-hour mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel, saying 'a certain quarter must be involved' in the massacre of over 60 army officers who headed the paramilitary unit.

Friday, February 27, 2009 9:29:49 PM

Bangladesh Rifles chief killed in mutiny: Army official
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Major General Shakil Ahmed, director general of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), died in a hail of bullets within 10 minutes of the mutiny by the troopers that ended after two days of killing and chaos.

Friday, February 27, 2009 9:40:13 AM

Bangladesh border guards' mutiny over: Government
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) The 33-hour mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troopers ended Thursday evening as the rebels laid down their arms in the face of an imminent attack by the army, which had moved tanks into position for an assault on the BDR headquarters here.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 7:01:17 PM

Bangladesh mutiny over: Government
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) The mutinous troopers of the Bangladesh Rifles have laid down their arms, a government spokesman said here Thursday.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:36:24 PM

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