Feb 252013
 

At least five people, including a woman, were killed and over 50 others injured on Sunday as police opened fire during clashes with Islamists who enforced a nationwide shutdown

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Jan 042013
 

Hartal call a mad decision, he says UNB, Sylhet, Jan 4:  Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Friday said the opposition parties in Bangladesh are ‘very irresponsible’ and that is a sad matter. Pointing finger at the main opposition BNP, he said they should know how the government runs as they were in power in the

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Jan 042013
 

Dhaka, Jan 4, 2013: Apparently hinting at Jamaat-Shibir, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia would not be able to save the ‘snakes’ no matter how loudly she shouts with the basket of snakes on her head, reports UNB. “She (Khaleda) won’t be able to save the snakes no matter how

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Jan 042013
 

Narayanganj, Jan 4: President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) Kazi Akramuddin Ahmed on Friday said that hartal is the biggest barrier to country’s economy. The top leader of the country’s apex business body urged the political parties to withdraw ‘harmful’ political programmes like hartal, and suggested them to find

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Dec 222012
 

Dhaka, Dec 22 (UNB) – Leaders of the Awami League led 14-party alliance on Saturday reiterated that the ongoing war crimes trial will be completed at any cost defeating those conspiring against it. “We’ll win again as in 1971 by trying the war criminals, and then we’ll bring out a victory procession,” Awami League leader

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Dec 222012
 

RANGPUR, Dec 22, 2012: One person was killed and at least 19 others were injured others were injured in a post poll clash between the supporters of two defeated councilor candidates in Bangladesh’s northern city ‘Rangpur’ on Saturday, police and local sources said. Police said supporters of Belal Hossain and Shamsul Alam, two defeated councilor

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Sep 302012
 
Muslims torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh

Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims angry over an alleged derogatory photo of the Islamic holy book Quran on Facebook set fires in at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes at Ramu of Cox’s Bazar district, different agencies report. Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), the state run news agency of the country, also confirmed the excess done

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Sep 202012
 

Dhaka, Sep 20: After a series of hectic negotiations, the World Bank has decided to return to Padma bridge project after meeting Prime Minister’s Advisor Gawher Rizvi in Washington, online newspaper bdnews24.com reports. Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Akramul Qader confirmed bdnews24.com about the development on Thursday, it says. “The World Bank has decided

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Sep 202012
 

Lalmonirhat, Sept 20: Renewing her firm commitment to continue democracy in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said that no one will be able to play with the fate of the people of Bangladesh, reports UNB. “We’ve strengthened democracy through the 15th amendment of the constitution… now the people of Bangladesh will live

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Sep 202012
 

Dhaka, Sept 20: Opposition leader in Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia on Thursday rejected the Supreme Court verdict that had overturned the caretaker government system ‘by declaring the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution illegal and void. “The judgement is biased’ and ‘unacceptable’,” Khaleda said at a press conference in Dhaka and reasserted that the next general

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Sep 202012
 

Dhaka, Sept 20, 2012: The Detective Branch (DB) of Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested seasoned Jamaat-e-Islami leader Maulana Abdus Sobhan, a major war crime suspect, state sponsored news agency BSS reports. “Sobhan was arrested from the eastern part of the Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge in Tangail,” police superintendent Hafiz Akhtar said. According to sources, Tangail Police

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Sep 192012
 

Dhaka, Sept 19: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) that the next general election would not be held keeping the current parliament in place, but everything would be done as per the President’s directives. “The election won’t be held without dissolving parliament, but everything will be done as

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