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Bangladeshi woman with eyes gouged out rescued

A Bangladeshi woman with both her eyes gouged out was rescued from the Kotwali area of neighbouring English bazar today.

Bangladesh: 'discriminatory family laws fuel female poverty'

Bangladesh’s discriminatory personal laws on marriage, separation, and divorce trap many women and girls in abusive marriages or drive them into poverty when marriages fall apart, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

30 dead, 150,000 stranded in Bangladesh floods

Days of heavy rain in Bangladesh has set off flash floods and landslides which have killed more than 30 people and stranded about 150,000, police and officials said Wednesday.

Hasina asks India to end Teesta deadlock

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today requested India to quickly resolve the deadlock over the sharing of Teesta river waters and reciprocate the steps taken by Dhaka for further improving the friendly ties between the two neighbours.

Saudi diplomat killed in Dhaka

Police and a news agency say an official from Saudi Arabia's embassy in Bangladesh has been fatally shot by unknown assailants.

Bangla army probes involvement of more officers in coup plot

Suspecting involvement of more officers in the botched coup attempt earlier this month, the Bangladesh army has constituted five more "courts of enquiry" to probe the plot, officials said.

5 arrested in Bangladesh coup plot

Bangladesh's elite anti-terror force has arrested five members of the banned Islamist outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir in connection with a failed coup attempt, as it launched a massive manhunt to nab key suspect Major Syed Ziaul Haque.

Prominent TV journalist couple murdered in Bangladesh

Two well-known Bangladeshi television journalists were today found stabbed to death in their home in the capital Dhaka, sparking a widespread protest prompting authorities to issue orders for an investigation.

Bangladesh expects $7-9 bn investment by Indian power cos

Looking for increased co-operation with India in the energy space, Bangladesh expects Indian companies to invest $ 7-9 billion in its power sector and a few entities have already evinced interest.

Hasina accuses Khaleda Zia of receiving ISI money

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has accused main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia of receiving money from Pakistani spy agency ISI ahead of 1991 general elections in the country.

35 dead, nearly 200 missing in B'desh ferry capsize

In one of the worst boat tragedies in recent times in Bangladesh, at least 35 people, including women and children, were killed and over 150 missing when a ferry packed with nearly 300 passengers capsized in a river yesterday after a head-on collision with an oil tanker

Reports say storms kill 17 people in Bangladesh

News reports say storms with heavy rains and strong winds have killed at least 17 people and injured dozens more in Bangladesh.

Indian kid returns home after a year in B'desh jail

Five-year-old Indian boy Ariful Sheikh, who spent nearly a year in a Bangladesh jail along with his grandparents, was released today.

Blasts hit Bangladesh capital amid national strike

Nine small bombs exploded in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday, police said, after an opposition supporter was shot dead in clashes ahead of a fourth nationwide strike in eight days.

Clinton visit: US wants oil-thirsty India away from Iran

India has huge energy needs to fuel its rapid growth but has made some progress in easing its dependence on Iranian oil. A senior official traveling with Clinton in Asia said the United States wants to see more. Clinton reaches Kolkata |
Clinton in Kolkata: Teesta treaty high on agenda
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