Bangladesh set to hang extremist leader

October 16, 2016 16:57 pm

DHAKA, Oct 16: Security was tightened in a Bangladesh southern city on Sunday ahead of the expected execution of a senior extremist leader whose group has been linked to the murder of foreign hostages, police said.

NEW DELHI, Sept   28: With India’s announcement on boycotting the SARRC Summit to be held in Pakistan, Bangaladesh  has also announced not to take part in the summit.

DHAKA, Sept. 22 : The death toll of Wednesday's ferry capsized in Bangladesh's southern Barisal district has risen to 18 on Thursday after another four bodies were retrieved from River Sondha, the district's police chief SM Aktaruzzaman told Xinhua.

NEW DELHI, Sept 10: A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at a packaging factory near Bangladesh's capital, leaving at least 12 people dead and 16 others injured on Saturday, officials said.

DHAKA, Sept 4, 2016, Sept 4: Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group's ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation.

NEW DELHI, Aug 27: Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead.

NEW DELHI, Aug 10:  A special tribunal dealing with war crimes committed during Bangladesh's independence war against Pakistan in 1971 on Wednesday sentenced a former lawmaker to death and seven others to life in prison for murder and other crimes.

NEW DELHI, July 26: Police in Bangladesh's capital raided a five-story building Tuesday and killed nine suspected Islamic militants, the country's police chief said.

NEW YORK, July 13: A potentially giant earthquake may be building up beneath Bangladesh and eastern India and could endanger as many as 140 million people, a study said on Monday

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 12: A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, which can turn urban areas in eastern India into "ruins", a new study has warned.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The two international friendly football matches between Nepal and Bangladesh slated for July 15 and 17 have been postponed.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Friday announced a 21-member squad under the captaincy of Anil Gurung for the two international friendly football matches against Bangladesh. The matches are slated to be held in Bangladesh on July 15 and 17.

NEW DELHI, July 7: Islamic extremists in Bangladesh hurled homemade bombs and engaged in a gun battle with police guarding a large Eid prayer at the end of the holy Muslim month Thursday morning.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The Nepali National Team will play two FIFA ‘A’ friendly matches against Bangladesh on July 15 and 17.

DHAKA, July 2: Bangladesh's government has said 20 hostages were killed by suspected Islamists in a siege in cafe in the capital Dhaka.

DHAKA, July 2: Heavily armed militants struck at the heart of Bangladesh's diplomatic zone on Friday night, taking dozens of hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 1:  Police say a Hindu temple worker has been hacked to death in southwest Bangladesh in the latest attack blamed on radical Islamists.

KATHMANDU, June 28:Bangladesh has begun dispatching second consignment of rice to Nepal as a humanitarian assistance for the victims of the earthquake of April 25, 2015.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, June  11:  Authorities have rounded up about 1,600 suspected petty criminals, including some believed to be Islamist radicals, in a nationwide crackdown aimed at halting a wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists in Bangladesh.