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Bangladeshi woman journalist arrested under colonial-era official secrecy law gets bail

May 23, 2021 2:52 pm

Rozina Islam has published several reports in recent months exposing the health ministry's alleged malpractices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Modi's visit to Bangladesh will be a very memorable one: Jaishankar

March 04, 2021 7:02 pm

After holding comprehensive discussions with his Bangladeshi counterpart A K Abdul Momen, Jaishankar said Bangladesh was central to India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy and increasingly relevant to the country's 'Act East Policy'.

Bangla court indicts country's first Hindu Chief Justice, 10 others in graft case

August 13, 2020 5:03 pm

The indictment comes seven months after another Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against the former chief justice who lives in the US and was described as a "fugitive" by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its charge-sheet.

COVID-19: People flock to markets in Dhaka as government eases lockdown

May 11, 2020 2:23 pm

The government, in a gazette notification, allowed markets and shopping malls to remain open from 10 am to 4 pm from Sunday while maintaining health guidelines and social distancing measures.

Explained: Who was Abdul Majed, hanged for role in Mujibur Rahman's assassination

April 14, 2020 7:35 pm

Abdul Majed, a Captain in the Bangladeshi Army, was involved in killing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his Dhaka residence on August 15, 1975.

Celebrating the world’s languages and cultural freedoms: Why February 21 matters

February 23, 2020 2:30 pm

Along with March 26, the day on which Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared his nation’s independence from Pakistan, February 21 marks the anniversary of one of the defining moments in the creation of the Bangladeshi national consciousness.

Arrested and killed: Inside Bangladesh prime minister's war on drugs

August 13, 2018 1:21 pm

In more than a third of the 211 killings recorded by Dhaka-based human rights group Odhikar since mid-May, the suspects were arrested before they were killed.

Major industrial accidents in Bangladesh since 2005

July 04, 2017 12:49 pm

In the last 12 years, there have been 10 major industrial accidents in the country, which has exposed its laxed laws and regulations, regarding building construction and safety of workers employed in the garment manufacturing industry.

Dhaka cafe to open on terror attack's first anniversary

July 01, 2017 11:04 am

On the first anniversary of the attack on Saturday, the house no. 5 on road no. 79 at Gulshan-2 will be open from 10 am to 2 pm when the people can pay their homage, bdnews24 reported.

Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized in Dhaka, NIA sees Pakistan link in supply chain

May 22, 2017 7:22 am

Based on seizures made on the Indo-Bangla border, The Indian Express had reported the influx of Rs 2,000 notes from across the border last December, a month after such notes had been introduced.

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More than 100 dead after massive fire breaks out in Dhaka's Chawkbazar

February 22, 2019 11:12 am

The blaze started late Wednesday night in a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of a four-storey building named Hazi Wahed Mansion behind a Mosque in Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar area which then quickly spread to other buildings as well in the area.

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

August 07, 2018 10:54 am

On Monday the Bangladesh cabinet approved a new law to raise the maximum prison sentence for those causing deaths due to road accidents to five years. This law comes after nine days of demonstrations by thousands of school and college students over the deaths of two teenagers by a speeding bus in Dhaka on July 29.

The divine train journey

January 27, 2014 11:53 am

Thousands of Muslims attended the annual three-day event near Dhaka that is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings.