Al-Badar leaders sentenced to death for war crimes

DHAKA, Nov. 3 (nsnewswire) — A tribunal has issued death penalty verdict against two Al-Badar leaders,  who had masterminded the massacre of  intellectuals during the country’s war of independence in 1971.    The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 pronounced the verdict  in absentia Sunday afternoon on a crime against humanity case, awarding death sentences to Chowdhury Moinuddin and Ashrafuzzaman […]

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Bangladesh opposition calls another three-day strike

DHAKA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — Bangladesh’s main opposition on Saturday called another round of nationwide non-stop 60-hour strike from Monday morning to press its demand for a non-party caretaker government to oversee the national elections slated for early 2014. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, acting secretary general of the main opposition party, in a press briefing […]

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Rohingya Using Larger Boats to Flee Burma, Bangladesh

  BANGKOK — Activists in Southeast Asia say thousands of people are fleeing Bangladesh and Burma by sea, resuming a seasonal migration that has seen many head south in recent years. Nearly all are attempting to illegally enter Malaysia via Thailand.Monitors along the Burma-Bangladesh border estimate that 17,000 people have already left the area since August, […]

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Three dead, scores injured in Bangladeshi hartal violence

DHAKA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) — At least three politicians were dead and scores including cops injured in stray incidents of violence in the early hours of Bangladesh’s opposition enforced countrywide 60-hour non-stop strike which began on Sunday morning, sources said. They said a leader of ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was killed […]

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Journalist attached to Bangladesh PM office gets death threat

DHAKA, Oct. 27 (nsnewswire) — The  son of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has received a death threat after his daughter was similarly threatened a few days ago, bdnews24.com reported Sunday.  A general diary was filed with the Uttara (west) Police Station on Sunday in this connection. The Attorney General’s son, Sumon Mahbub, is bdnews24.com correspondent […]

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