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Bangladesh politics divided over election use of EVMs

With a national election slated to be held in Bangladesh on December 30, the issue of the usage of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in...

Bangladesh steps up pre-election Internet surveillance

With national elections just months away, Bangladesh’s incumbent Awami League regime is scaling up monitoring and surveillance of the Internet — with a particular...

Saudi Arabia Tells Bangladesh to Take Back 128 Rohingya With Expired...

The Saudi government has asked Bangladeshi authorities to take back 128 Rohingya, all of whom entered the oil-rich kingdom carrying Umrah visa using Bangladeshi...

Curious political tie-up emerges before Bangladeshi election

Bangladeshi politics saw the unlikely emergence of a new alliance last week – the “Jatyio Oikya” or National Unity Front – forged between the...

With Nod to Draft Broadcast Law, Bangladesh Furthers Attempts to Curb...

Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday approved a law which would allow the government to send someone to jail for giving “misleading and false” information in...

Myanmar’s claim to St. Martin’s Island irks Bangladesh

Tensions at the diplomatic front between Bangladesh and Myanmar had escalated last Saturday after Myanmar ambassador U Lwin Oo was summoned by the Bangladesh...

‘Jail can’t break his spirit’: Bangladesh photographer’s wife

As anger over the incarceration of renowned Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam continues to grow in and outside the South Asian country, his...

Nepali newspaper slammed over US-Bangla crash report

A report in Nepal’s Kathmandu Post, which blamed a Bangladeshi pilot for the country’s worst plane crash that killed 51 of the 71 people...

Rawhide traders in Bangladesh hit hard by US-China trade war

The US-China trade war has hit the price of rawhide that is the basis of Bangladesh’s burgeoning leather industry. Low export orders from China...

In Bangladesh, Hasina’s ‘war on drugs’ is turning into a bloodbath

Bangladesh’s ongoing anti-narcotics drive has turned into a bloodbath, leaving over a hundred citizens dead in less than a month. The Sheikh Hasina government claims...

In Bangladesh, Hasina’s ‘war on drugs’ is turning into a bloodbath

Bangladesh’s ongoing anti-narcotics drive has turned into a bloodbath, leaving over a hundred citizens dead in less than a month. The Sheikh Hasina government claims...

Bangladesh: Extrajudicial killing fears in drug crackdown

Bangladesh's security forces have killed more than 30 alleged drug dealers in gun battles over the past week with right activists warning a campaign...

Capsize of coal barges in Sundarbans rings alarm on Rampal plant

The capsize of a cargo vessel in Bangladesh on Sunday carrying 775 metric tons of coal near the Sundarbans has rekindled concerns about the...

Bangladeshi politics in a mess ahead of poll in December

It’s an election year in Bangladesh and one that has been marked by political turmoil, notably the jailing of former prime minister Khaleda Zia...

Is Sheikh Hasina turning Bangladesh into a one-party state?

The controversial jailing of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and the state persecution of dissent have raised fears that the next parliamentary election...

‘Pitfalls’ ahead of Bangladesh getting out of LDC bloc

As Bangladesh, a country of more than 160 million people and an economy worth US$686.5 billion, enters a stipulated six-year graduation period to become...

Nepal Tragedy: A plane crash, a leaked tape and a few...

A Bangladeshi aircraft – carrying 36 Bangladeshis and 33 Nepalese – crash landing at a Nepali airport, and killing over 20 people each of both the...

Nepal Tragedy: A plane crash, a leaked tape and a few...

A Bangladeshi aircraft – carrying 36 Bangladeshis and 33 Nepalese – crash landing at a Nepali airport, and killing over 20 people each of both the...

BD unsure of seeking clarification on Indian army chief’s statement

More than two weeks have passed and Bangladesh is yet to give any official response to Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s statement that...

Bangladesh mutiny verdict ended case, but failed to reveal motives

The landmark verdict on the “Pilkhana tragedy” saw death sentences given to 139 army personnel for carrying out an infamous mutiny in 2009 that...

Bangladesh mutiny verdict ended case, but failed to reveal motives

The landmark verdict on the “Pilkhana tragedy” saw death sentences given to 139 army personnel for carrying out an infamous mutiny in 2009 that...