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Bangladesh top extremist shot dead

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had killed the chief of Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an extremist group accused of murdering secular activists and inspiring a cafe siege that killed 22 people. Khorshed Alam, described as the “emir” of Bangladesh’s deadliest Islamist outfit, was gunned down early Tuesday morning in the …

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Bangladesh court doubles Khaleda Zia jail term to 10 yrs

A Bangladesh court on Tuesday doubled to 10 years a jail term for former prime minister Khaleda Zia for graft, ruling out her chances of contesting a general election in December, lawyers said. Khaleda’s opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been in disarray since she was jailed in February, following …

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Bangladesh court jails ex-PM Zia for 7 years for graft

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) – A special court in Bangladesh’s capital has sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to seven years in jail involving a charity fund named after her late husband. Judge Md Akhtaruzaman on Monday found her guilty of misuse of power as prime minister in collecting $375,000 for the …

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Bangladesh publisher arrested

A prominent lawyer and newspaper publisher who is tied to Bangladesh’s political opposition was denied bail Tuesday after his arrest on defamation charges, heightening concerns about a crackdown on dissent ahead of national elections. Police arrested Mainul Hosein late Monday in a raid on an opposition leader’s home in the …

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New opposition alliance emerges in Bangladesh – Digital security law slammed

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 14, (AP): A small party led by a prominent Bangladeshi lawyer on Saturday forged a new alliance with the country’s main opposition party that could be seen as a boost against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government ahead of national elections due in December. Kamal Hossain announced at …

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Bangladesh sentences ‘19’ to death – Death for drug crimes approved

DHAKA, Oct 10, (Agencies): A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced Tarique Rahman, the acting chairman of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to life in jail, and 19 more to death, over a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2004, lawyers said. The opposition is in disarray ahead …

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Bangladeshi workers protest against $95 minimum wage

DHAKA, Sept 15, (AFP): Bangladesh unions staged street protests Friday to reject what they called an “inhuman” $95 a month minimum wage fixed by the government for the country’s four million garment workers. Authorities said the new wage marked a 51 percent rise and would be applied from December but …

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Bangladesh acquits British citizen held since 2016 cafe attack

DHAKA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court on Wednesday acquitted a British man detained without charge for two years on suspicion of involvement in a 2016 attack on a cafe in Dhaka that killed 22 people, his lawyer said. Rights group Amnesty International had campaigned for the release of …

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Bangladesh considers capital punishment for driving deaths

DHAKA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday will consider capital punishment for traffic accident deaths, a law ministry official said, as thousands of students held protests for a ninth day over the deaths of two teenagers by a speeding bus in Dhaka. Tens of thousands of angry school …

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Bangladesh PM urges teen protesters to go home amid violence

Dhaka, Aug 5, 2018 (AFP) -Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged students Sunday to go home as police fired tear gas during an eighth day of unprecedented protests over road safety which have paralysed parts of Dhaka. Students in their tens of thousands have brought parts of the capital to …

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