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Bangladesh PM vows to end ‘drug menace’

9 suspected traffickers killed DHAKA, May 21, (AFP): Nine suspected traffickers were killed in Bangladesh on Monday in an intensifying crackdown against a “drug menace” that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has likened to the country’s war on homegrown Islamic militants. The latest shootings take to 22 the number of alleged …

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Bangladesh opposition leader Zia granted bail

Dhaka, May 16, 2018 (AFP) – Bangladesh’s 72-year-old opposition leader Khaleda Zia was granted bail on corruption charges Wednesday after her lawyers argued her health was at risk, paving the way for her to be released from jail. Zia was imprisoned in February after being accused of embezzling money intended …

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Trump assures Bangladesh of US support

Refugees safe in designated villages: Myanmar DHAKA, May 5, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump has assured Bangladesh of US support in dealing with the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis, a Bangladeshi official said on Friday. A letter from Trump was handed to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting with …

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Bangladesh factory disaster survivors demand justice five years on

April 24, 2018 (AFP) – Hundreds of Bangladeshis staged protests and tearful tributes at Rana Plaza Tuesday on the fifth anniversary of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, when a textile fctory complex collapsed and killed at least 1,130 people. Survivors and relatives of the dead placed wreaths at …

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Woman can be buried with husband

Bangladesh’s highest court has ruled that a woman who took her life four years ago is a Muslim and can be buried alongside her husband, ending a high-profile legal battle over interfaith marriage. The court ruled last week that Hosne Ara Lazu did convert to Islam after marrying Humayun Farid …

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Tens of thousands rally as Bangladesh job protests spread

Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 11, 2018 (AFP) -Tens of thousands of university students marched in cities across Bangladesh on Wednesday in one of the biggest protests faced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her decade in power. Students fighting against a controversial policy that sets aside government jobs for special groups …

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100 injured in major student protests in Bangladesh

Dhaka, April 9, 2018 (AFP) -Thousands of students across Bangladesh staged protests and sit-ins Monday after clashes at the country’s top university left at least 100 people injured. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at Dhaka University students fighting what they consider “discriminatory” government job quotas in favour of …

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Bangladesh sentences man to death for murder of union leader

Dhaka, April 8, 2018 (AFP) -A Bangladesh court on Sunday sentenced a man to death in absentia for murdering a union leader who led strikes in the powerful garment industry. A court in the northern district of Tangail ordered that factory worker Mustafizur Rahman be hanged for kidnapping and murdering …

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Prominent Bangladesh lawyer disappears after Islamist trials

Dhaka, April 1, 2018 (AFP) -A prominent Bangladeshi lawyer who fought the state’s case in a high-profile murder trial against Islamist extremists has disappeared, police said Sunday, with grave fears for his safety. Ratish Chandra Bhowmik, a respected prosecutor and champion of minority rights, has not been seen since he …

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KFAED & Bangladesh sign KD 15 mln loan agreement

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: A Loan Agreement between the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has been signed today in Dhaka whereby the Kuwait Fund extends a Loan in an amount of KD 15,000,000/- (equivalent to about US$ 51 million) to …

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