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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...

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...

Bangladeshi teen wins children’s prize for online fight

A Bangladeshi teenager made an impassioned plea Friday for stronger global action against cyberbullying and online crime involving children as he received a prestigious...

Bangladesh extends school shutdown over second Covid-19 wave

Bangladesh is extending its closure of schools and educational institutions which were last open in March until Dec. 19 amid fears of a second wave...

Bangladesh seeks Interpol’s help to arrest trafficking kingpins

Bangladesh has shared details of suspected human traffickers with Interpol for the first time, a police official said on Tuesday, as it seeks to stop...

Bangladesh opens first madrasa for transgenders

A madrasa has been opened for transgenders in Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka, believed to be the first-of-its-kind initiative for the community in the Muslim-majority...

Bangladesh signs deal with India for 30 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Bangladesh signed a deal with the Serum Institute of India on Thursday to buy 30 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by...

Bangladesh opens first school for transgender students

A religious charity has opened the first school in Bangladesh for hijras, a transgender community whose members face widespread discrimination in the mostly conservative Muslim society...

Bangladesh’s High Court questions ban on marital rape prosecutions

Bangladesh's High Court has questioned a ban on marital rape prosecutions after women's rights groups argued it was discriminatory to stop alleged rapists from...

Bangladesh Islamist group demands to cut ties with France

Bangladesh's biggest Islamist group on Monday told the government to cut diplomatic ties with France within 24 hours, as police stopped thousands of its...