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WorldRemit celebrates International mother language day

DIGITAL payments service provider WorldRemit has waived fees on transactions from the UK to Bangladesh from 21 to 24 February as part of celebrating International mother...

Bangladesh begins controversial transfer of Rohingya to island; rights groups raise concerns

BANGLADESH began transferring hundreds of Rohingya refugees on Thursday(3) to a low-lying island in an area prone to cyclones and floods, with rights groups...

Cyclone Burevi causes little damage in Sri Lanka; heading for southern India

THE Burevi tropical cyclone is headed towards southern India, authorities said on Thursday(3), after it slammed Sri Lanka’s east coast earlier this week but...

Singapore arrests Bangladeshi man for planning to fight in Kashmir

A Bangladeshi man, who was plotting attacks against Hindus in his own country and planning to fight in Kashmir, has been arrested by Singapore's...

Bangladesh vows to speed up efforts to convict human traffickers

Bangladesh is accelerating efforts to bring human traffickers to justice, the law minister said on Tuesday, after a special court set up to clear a...

Shakib gets bodyguard after Islamist threats

Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been given an armed bodyguard after he was threatened by Islamists for attending a Hindu ceremony in neighbouring...

New internet rules to give Pakistan blanket powers of censorship

Pakistan is all set to roll out new internet rules that critics say will give the government wide powers of censorship after rejecting requests...

Lord Ahmed retires

LORD NAZIR AHMED, who made history in 1998 by becoming the first Muslim to be appointed a peer in Britain’s House of Lords,  has...

Cricket star Shakib threatened over Hindu ceremony

Star Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been forced to make a public apology after receiving Islamist threats for attending a Hindu ceremony in neighbouring India. The...

Transgender people to gain inheritance rights in Bangladesh

Transgender people will soon be able to inherit property from their families, Bangladesh's law minister said Sunday, the latest effort to give the minority group...