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News: Bangladesh

We have started to collect the most important news related to Bangladesh in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Bangladesh – overview

Bangladesh: news

Bangladesh signs India power deal

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 15:23
related countries: India India

India and Bangladesh sign a deal to build a plant to address Bangladesh's power shortages, despite opposition from environmentalists.
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VIDEO: Anger in Bangladesh over torture video

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 18:37
related countries: India India

A video showing Indian border guards torturing a suspected Bangladeshi cow smuggler has prompted widespread condemnation and anger in Bangladesh.
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'Army coup foiled' in Bangladesh

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 15:25

The army in Bangladesh foils a coup planned against the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, a military spokesman says.
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Bangladesh war crime suspect held

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Bangladesh arrests an Islamist leader on charges of masterminding war crimes during the 1971 liberation struggle against Pakistan, lawyers say.
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Prison term for Facebook PM post

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 13:49

A Bangladeshi university lecturer is sentenced to six months in jail after making remarks on Facebook about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
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Bangladesh approves anti-porn law

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 16:17

The Bangladeshi government approves a tough new anti-pornography law which would see offenders jailed for up to 10 years.
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Bangladesh's most famous hangman

Friday, December 30th 2011, 0:02

Bangladesh's most famous executioner
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VIDEO: 'My husband chopped off my fingers'

Monday, December 19th 2011, 2:24

Bangladeshi woman Hawa Akther Jui, whose husband is accused of cutting off her fingers after she began a college course without his permission, has spoken to the BBC about her determination to carry on with her studies.
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Husband 'cuts off wife's fingers'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 23:42

Rights groups in Bangladesh demand severe punishment for a man who allegedly cut off most of his wife's right hand in a row over her further education.
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Dhaka to probe disappearances

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 12:21

An inquiry is to be launched in Bangladesh following a recent spate of killings and disappearances across the country, the government has announced.
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Scars of Bangladesh independence war 40 years on

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 0:50

Scars of the Indo-Pakistan war still linger 40 years on
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Dhaka passes Hindu property act

Monday, November 28th 2011, 20:25

The Bangladeshi parliament passes a landmark bill that will enable the return of property seized from the country's Hindu minority.
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Bangladesh bans lepers isolation

Friday, November 25th 2011, 23:01

Bangladeshi activists welcome the abolition of a century-old act which confined leprosy patients to state-run institutions.
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Bangladesh war crimes trial opens

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 17:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Bangladeshi party leader goes on trial accused of crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan.
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Bangladesh confronts war crimes

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 0:12

Bangladesh confronts crimes from independence in 1971
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Bride's 'brave' anti-dowry stand

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 14:19

A top human rights group in Bangladesh praises a bride who disowned her husband within minutes of their wedding because he demanded a dowry.
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UN chief makes Dhaka climate plea

Monday, November 14th 2011, 12:59
related places: Dhaka

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges world leaders to establish a climate fund to help countries worst affected by climate change.
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Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 0:01

Bangladesh puts its huge migrant workforce online
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Bangladesh bid to save dolphins

Monday, October 31st 2011, 6:50

Bangladesh is to declare three areas in the southern Sundarbans mangrove forest as dolphin sanctuaries to protect freshwater dolphins, officials say.
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Bid to save India magician's home

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 13:57
related countries: India India

Magicians in Bangladesh campaign to rescue the ancestral home of legendary magician P C Sorcar from demolition at the hands of developers.
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VIDEO: Bangladeshi ship breaking deaths

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 20:54

Police in Bangladesh say four workers have died and two others are ill after inhaling toxic gas while dismantling a vessel at a ship breaking yard.
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Activists attack Saudi executions

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 14:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The public execution of eight Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia is strongly condemned by a leading human rights group in Bangladesh.
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Dhallywood's fight for survival

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 17:37
related countries: India India

Bangladeshi films face tough competition from India
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War crimes charges in Bangladesh

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 11:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party is the first suspect charged by a tribunal investigating war crimes during the 1971 independence struggle.
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'Toxic vessel' leaves Bangladesh

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 8:50

A suspected toxic ship, which last week sought to enter Bangladesh, left the country's waters in the last few days, officials confirm.
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Bangladesh hit by general strike

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 8:49
related places: Dhaka

Thousands of police officers are deployed in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to maintain calm during a dawn-to-dusk general strike called by the opposition.
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Bangladesh to stop 'toxic ship'

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 11:27

Bangladeshi officials order the country's coast guard not to allow a suspected toxic ship, the MV Asia Union, into its waters.
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Hundreds held in Dhaka over rally

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 13:49
related places: Dhaka

Police in Bangladesh arrest hundreds of supporters of the country's largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, on charges of inciting violence during a protest rally on Monday.
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Dhaka police clash with Islamists

Monday, September 19th 2011, 17:56
related places: Dhaka

Police in Bangladesh fire rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse a protest by supporters of an Islamist party in the capital Dhaka.
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China 'losing manufacturing edge'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 8:11
related countries: China China, Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia and Bangladesh are benefiting as China loses its edge as the world's cheapest place to manufacture goods, a new report suggests.
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Dhaka 'marble-stuffed hilsa scam'

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 9:14
related places: Barisal

A number of small glass marbles are found in some hilsa fish in a market in the southern Bangladeshi city of Barisal in what is believed to be a scam to increase their weight.
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Key deals elude leaders in Dhaka

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 17:30
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh concludes a historic visit to Bangladesh with a series of protocols but no agreement on water sharing or transit rights.
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Messi 'too costly' for Dhaka fans

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 14:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Dhaka

Bangladesh's footballing body says it had to charge $100 a ticket for a match between Argentina and Nigeria as the costs of staging it were very high.
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