6,900 km gas pipelines to connect Bangladesh, Myanmar, India

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 12:38

Agartala, Aug 14 (IANS) The government has ambitious plan to lay 6,900 km of gas pipelines linking Bangladesh, Myanmar, most north-eastern states, and West Bengal, ONGC Executive director S.C. Soni said here.


Khaleda appears in court in 12 cases, gets bail in nine

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 19:34

Dhaka, Aug 10 (IANS) Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on Wednesday appeared in 12 different cases filed against her in various courts in Dhaka. She was granted bail in nine cases, including a sedition case.


Former MP, seven others sentenced for war crimes in BanglaDesh

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 15:58

Dhaka, Aug 10 (IANS) A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced a former lawmaker to death and seven others to life in prison for their crimes committed during the country's War of Independence in 1971.


Khaleda to appear before courts in 12 cases

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 18:50

Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is to appear before various courts in Dhaka on Wednesday in connection with 12 different cases filed against her.


Bauls again attacked in Bangladesh

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 19:06

Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) In the second such attack this month, three Baul singers were attacked in Chaudanga district of eastern Bangladesh when unidentified miscreants stormed their akhra (den), tied them up and chopped off their hair.


Brother of Bangladeshi jailed in UK for plane attack is missing

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:38

Dhaka, July 21 (IANS) A list of missing Bangladeshis with the Rapid Action Battalion contains the name of a youth, who is the brother of a Bangladeshi man jailed in the UK for plotting to blow up a British plane in 2011.


Bangladesh minister bats for visa-on-arrival in India

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 21:08

Shillong, July 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Friday batted for visa-on-arrival for Indian and Bangladeshi tourists and opened up all the closed border checkpoints for tourists.


Bangladesh begins nationwide campaign to trace missing youth

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:00

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) With several of the militants involved in the deadly Dhaka terror strikes turning out to be educated youth who have been missing for months, the Bangladesh government has initiated a nationwide campaign to identify them and maintain a database, a top Bangladesh official said here on Thursday.


Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik's 'Peace' mobile phones

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:02

Dhaka, July 14 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities have banned controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's Peace mobile phone, days after banning his Peace TV from airwaves and online, said a media report.