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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Bangladesh

Clinton 'hurt' by charges of anti-Islam US bias

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said on Sunday she was deeply hurt by charges that the United States was biased against Muslims, staunchly defending her country's record in protecting minorities.

India to write off $200 mn from LC to Bangladesh: FM

The country today announced that it will write off $200 million of the $1 billion line of credit offered to Bangladesh, and promised to implement all bilateral agreements, including those that have witnessed delays.

Bangladesh minister criticises Clinton after visit

A Bangladesh minister today criticised US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for expressing support for microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus during her recent visit to the country.

Student faces sedition charges over FB post

A Bangladeshi student faces sedition charges after he allegedly posted comments on Facebook linking the nation's premier with the disappearance of an opposition leader, police said Sunday.

Bangladesh man held over Facebook photos of PM

Bangladesh police have arrested a businessman after he allegedly edited together a photograph of the country's female Prime Minister with that of a half-naked woman on his Facebook page.

Bangladesh congratulates Pranab on Presidential election

Bangladesh's top leadership today congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's President and expressed optimism that Indo-Bangla relations would grow further under his "direction".

Lightning kills 13 worshipers in Bangladesh mosque

At least 13 people were killed and 15 others injured when lightning struck a village mosque in northeastern Bangladesh, officials said today.

Bangladesh increases control over Grameen Bank

Bangladesh has curbed the power of independent directors of famed micro-lender Grameen Bank, giving the government greater scope to pick a successor to founder Muhammad Yunus, a new law showed today.

Bangladesh’s export hubs feel pangs of labour strife

The air thickened with tear gas as police and paramilitary officers jogged into the Ishwardi Export Processing Zone firing rubber bullets and swinging cane poles. Panicked factory workers tried to flee. A seamstress crumpled to the ground, knocked unconscious by a shot in the head.

Bangladesh condemns 'offensive' anti-Islam film

The Bangladesh government has condemned a film mocking Islam as "reprehensible" in the wake of criticism at mass protests over its silent response.

Bangladesh blocks YouTube over anti-Islamic video

The government in Bangladesh has blocked YouTube to prevent people from seeing an anti-Islam video produced in the US ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad.

India pledges zero casualties on B'desh border

The country's border agency chief says he is working with Bangladesh to bring down the number of people killed along the two countries' porous border. The pledge to bring casualties to zero comes amid concern that Indian soldiers are too aggressive.

B'desh: Buddhist temples, homes torched over offensive Facebook photo

Thousands of rioters torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh today over a photo posted on Facebook deemed offensive to Islam, in a rare attack against the community.

4 Buddhist temples, 15 homes set on fire

Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh burned at least four Buddhist temples and 15 homes of Buddhists on Sunday after complaining that a Buddhist man had insulted Islam, police and residents said.

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