Bangladesh town barbers face fines for 'foreign' cuts

Flamboyant hairstyles adopted by some of the Bollywood and Hollywood movie heroes and top cricketers have become increasingly popular among young men in Bangladesh, where short and neat cuts used…

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Bangladeshi FIFA official detained for allegedly defaming Sheikh Hasina, released from jail

Mahfuza Akhter, a FIFA council member since 2017 and the national chief of women's soccer, was arrested Saturday after a local football organiser accused her of making derogatory comments about…

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'I am your mother now': New Zealand mosque shootings hit tight-knit Bangladesh community hard

A total of 50 people were killed in the rampage, with as many wounded, as the gunman went from Al Noor to another mosque in the South Island city. Their funerals began on Wednesday.

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Football: Bangladesh FIFA official held in defamation case gets bail

Sheikh Hasina's administration has recently been accused of cracking down on free speech and adopting an increasingly authoritarian style.

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Protests erupt in Bangladesh's capital after bus runs over student

Last August a series of massive student protests, sparked by the death of two teenagers mowed down by a speeding bus in the capital, led to street battles and the use of tear gas and rubber…

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2 Bangladeshis dead, 5 injured, 3 missing in New Zealand terror attack: State minister

In a statement published on the minister's Facebook page, the dead have been identified as Dr Abdus Samad, a professor of Lincoln University in New Zealand, and Hosne Ara Parvin.

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Bangladesh extends deadline to submit plans for new LNG terminal

The initial EOIs were supposed to be due by March 20 but the companies hoping to take part asked for more time.

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International Criminal Court officials visit Bangladesh to look into Myanmar case: United Nations investigator

'I am very hopeful. This is something that was unprecedented. It is a tiny step forward but I really do wish that this would open the floodgates (of justice),' said Yanghee Lee.

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Won't allow Bangladeshi soil to be used by any terror outfit: Sheikh Hasina assures PM Modi

Sheikh Hasina also expressed her 'utmost sympathy' for the family members of the Indian paramilitary police personnel who were killed in last month's terror attack in Pulwama in Kashmir.

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United Nations envoy fears 'new crisis' for Rohingya if moved to Bangladesh island

Bangladesh says moving the 23,000 refugees to Bhasan Char — which means 'floating island' — will ease chronic overcrowding in its camps at Cox's Bazar, which hold some 730,000 Rohingya. 

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Dhaka Police revoke nod to Arundhati Roy talk

The organisers of the talk titled 'Utmost Everything' were informed at 10 pm on Monday that permission for the Booker Prize-winning author's talk at the Krishibid Institute Auditorium was…

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Bangladeshi man hanged for Saudi diplomat's murder

Khalaf Al Ali, 45, who worked in the consular section of the Saudi Arabian embassy, was shot in the capital's diplomatic zone in front of his rented apartment. He later died in hospital.

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Bangladesh crackdown after deadly Dhaka inferno

Five task forces led by military officers, police and officials have raided Old Dhaka buildings and cut off utilities to at least 50 buildings in the past three days after chemical warehouses were…

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Bangladesh returns 'lost' Myanmar soldier

'He crossed the border and was found in a jungle. Today we have handed him over to Myanmar border police through a flag meeting,' Brigadier General Sajedur Rahman said. 

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Bangladesh tells UN it will no longer take in Myanmar refugees

Around 740,000 Muslim Rohingya are living in camps in Bangladesh after they were driven out of Myanmar's northern Rakhine state during a military campaign in 2017 that the United Nations has…

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