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Bangladesh factory blast death toll rises to 10

The death toll from a blast at a Bangladesh garment factory has risen to 10 after two victims died in hospital, authorities said Tuesday, warning there could be more casualties. Dozens of workers were inside the factory on the outskirts of Dhaka when the boiler exploded on Monday evening, causing …

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India offers $10b investment, $5 billion loan to Bangladesh

DHAKA, April 11, (RTRS): India will invest up to $10 billion in Bangladeshi sectors including infrastructure and medicine and will provide $5 billion in loans, including $500 million in military assistance, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday. Hasina returned to Bangladesh on Monday after a four-day state visit to …

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Death sentences upheld

DHAKA, March 19, (Agencies): Bangladesh’s Supreme Court rejected a final appeal on Sunday by a leading militant and two others against death sentences imposed over a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004, lawyers said, meaning they could be hanged at any time. Three militants, including Mufti Abdul Hannan, …

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Bangladesh law may legitimise ‘rape’

DHAKA/NEW DELHI, March 2, (Agencies): A new Bangladeshi law that lets under-age girls marry their rapists for “the greater good of the adolescent” may put more children at risk of sexual abuse, child rights groups said on Wednesday. The impoverished South Asian nation, whose Prime Minister is Shaikh Hasina, has …

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Dad seeks mercy killing

DHAKA, Jan 24, (AFP): Desperate to end their suffering, an impoverished Bangladeshi father has begged permission to kill three terminally ill members of his family, sparking a rare debate about euthanasia in a deeply conservative society. “I have taken care of them for years. I took them to hospitals in …

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Bangladesh arrests five suspected Islamist extremists

Bangladesh’s elite security force on Thursday arrested five suspected members of a banned Islamist extremist outfit who it said were planning to break their leaders out of jail. The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said the men were members of the banned Harkatul Jihad al Islami (HuJI), whose leader Mufti Abdul …

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Deep IS role seen in Bangladesh massacre – Middle East-based group approved cafe attack

DHAKA, Dec 1, (RTRS): Before Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury orchestrated Bangladesh’s worst militant attack, he sought and won approval for it from Islamic State. A Canadian of Bangladeshi origin, he was told by his contact in the militant group, Abu Terek Mohammad Tajuddin Kausar, to target foreigners, according to a senior …

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Cricket: Bangladesh players fined for entertaining female guests in hotel room

Dhaka, Nov 30, 2016 (AFP) -The Bangladesh Cricket Board has levied a record fine on two national team players for what it called “serious” breaches of discipline after they reportedly entertained female guests in their hotel rooms. Pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain and batsman Sabbir Rahman were both fined around $15,000 …

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Bangladesh arrests ‘mentor’ of assassins – Dozens detained for attacks on Hindus

DHAKA, Nov 6, (Agencies): Bangladesh police said they arrested early Sunday a veteran Islamist extremist who had “mentored” the assassins of a Japanese farmer shot dead last year. Rangpur district police chief Mizanur Rahman said Belal Hossain, described as the recruiter and mentor of the killers of Kunio Hoshi, was …

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Hindu temples attacked in Bangladesh

An angry mob vandalised at least five Hindu temples and attacked property in Bangladesh after an alleged Facebook post mocking one of Islam’s holiest sites, police and residents said Monday. Scores of people attacked the places of worship late Sunday in the eastern town of Nasirnagar after a local Hindu …

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