Bangladesh delay general election by a week after opposition plea

Last week, the Election Commission had announced that the country would go to the polls on December 23.

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Bangladesh opposition alliance to contest polls 'to rescue democracy'

A group of opposition parties in Bangladesh, including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), said on Sunday it plans to contest the December 23 general election, despite the ruling party last wee Read Article

Dozens of Rohingya flee camps by boat, reviving memories of 2015 tragedy

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh have boarded boats to try to reach Malaysia, officials and aid workers said on Thursday, raising fears of a fresh wave of such dangerous…

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Bangladesh rejects opposition plea for caretaker government

Bangladesh's ruling party has rejected an opposition party's demand for a caretaker government it says is essential for a free and fair general election due to be held in December. Read Article

Bangladesh police say top Islamic extremist shot dead

Khorshed Alam, described as the 'emir' of Bangladesh's deadliest Islamist outfit, was gunned down early Tuesday morning in the northern town of Shibganj, police spokesman Sonaton Chokraborty said…

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina holds rare talks with opposition front

Hasina held the crucial talks with the newly-formed opposition National Unity Front (NUF), which includes the BNP of Zia, over the parliamentary elections scheduled for December.

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JKNPP demands immediate deportation of Rohingyas, Bangladeshis from Jammu

They burnt an effigy of the Centre alleging that it had failed to evict these unlawful foreigners and raised slogans 'Chodho Hamara Jammu Pradesh, Rohingyas Jaao Bangladesh' and 'Rohingyas,…

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Bangladesh inflation cools to 5.43%, lowest since March 2017

Bangladesh's annual inflation eased in September to its lowest since March 2017, the statistics bureau said on Sunday, as food prices rose at a slower pace.

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Envoy calls for bigger Indian investment in Bangladesh

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali, has called on the Indian business people to boost their investment in Bangladesh to reap the… Read Article

Bangladesh Army protests untrue comments against its chief

The Bangladesh Army on Saturday sharply reacted to the comment made by a pro-opposition rights activist questioning the military chief's integrity and called it a deliberate attempt to belittle…

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Bangladesh a middle income country now: Asst High Commissioner

The country has focused on ensuring no poverty, zero hunger, gender equality, clean vision and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, economic growth in industry, innovation, infrastructure and…

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Jailed ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia admitted to hospital

Former prime minister Zia, 73, was taken from the abandoned 19th-century prison where she is serving her sentence to a top medical university clinic in the heart of the capital, an AFP…

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India has never raised illegal migrants issue with Dhaka: Special Adviser to Bangladesh PM

Speaking at a conclave in Kolkata, Rizvi, said India has never raised the issue of illegal Bangladeshi migrants staying on its soil with his government.




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Bangladesh kids turn the tide on climate change aboard floating schools

Mosammat Rekha's older cousins grew up unable to read and write, their tiny village so frequently cut off from the nearest school by floods that… Read Article

Bangladesh scraps unpopular quota scheme for government jobs

The cabinet announced the end of the decades-long policy that reserved more than half of all government jobs for the offspring of veterans from Bangladesh's war of independence and disadvantaged…

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