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Bangladesh court orders top editor’s arrest

A Bangladesh court Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the country's most respected independent newspaper editor after a student was killed at an event organised by...

Parents picket Bangladesh school for ‘un-Islamic’ dresscode

Hundreds of parents picketed a top Bangladesh school and blocked a major road in the capital to protest against a decision to make Islamic dress optional...

Bangladesh eyes deal with Malaysia to protect migrant workers from abuse

Cutting recruitment fees for Bangladeshi migrants who move to Malaysia for work under a new deal could curb human trafficking, according to officials, yet activists...

European garment brands to end Bangladesh factory inspections

A monitoring group set up by top European clothing brands to check worker safety standards in Bangladesh said Wednesday it will wrap up in May, more...

Bangladesh arrests Sufi Muslim singer after protests

A top Bangladeshi Sufi folk singer was arrested under a controversial internet law that critics say is used to stifle free speech after alleged...

Envoys from 16 nations, including Bangladesh, in Kashmir to assess ground situation

US Ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster along with envoys from Bangladesh and 14 other countries arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit to...

Bangladesh court orders government to ban single-use plastics

Bangladesh's high court ordered the government Monday to introduce steps by next year broadly banning single-use plastics following a landmark case brought by environmental...

Ganges delta may witness water level rise of up to 1.4 metres: Study

The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta covering parts of Bangladesh and eastern India, and home to 200 million inhabitants, may experience a water level rise of up...

Student’s rape triggers protests in Bangladesh capital

The sexual assault of a student at a top university in Bangladesh triggered angry protests in Bangladesh on Monday, with demonstrators urging the death penalty for convicted rapists. The...

Bangladesh orders arrest of ‘fugitive’ ex-chief justice

A Bangladesh court ordered the arrest Sunday of former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others on charges alleging they embezzled nearly half a million...