B'desh likely to suspend int'l flights from April 14
  • B'desh likely to suspend int'l flights from April 14(16:22)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Sunday said it is planning to suspend all international flights as the government is going to impose a strict lockdown from April 14 to contain the spread of Covid-19.

B'desh Minister warns of strict action against anarchy
  • B'desh Minister warns of strict action against anarchy(06:06)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) In reply to Hefazat-e-Islam mayhem, Bangladesh Law Minister Anisul Haque has warned the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Ismal and others of strict action if they try to create anarchy and harm people's lives and property of the country.

12 injured in B'desh mosque attack
  • 12 injured in B'desh mosque attack(11:48)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) At least 12 people were injured in an attack staged by members of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit at a mosque in Bangladesh's Gaibandha district.

Police deployed at Dhaka, Brahmanbaria, Sylhet
  • Police deployed at Dhaka, Brahmanbaria, Sylhet(05:16)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) In the face of recent massacre by Hefazat-e-Islam, the police have beefed up security in different districts, including Dhaka and Brahmmanbaria. Policemen armed with light machine gun (LMG) have been deployed there and security posts were set up with sandbags at police stations and outposts at six police stations and six outposts of Sylhet Metropolitan Police and nine police station of Brahmmanbaria to avoid any untoward incident by the militants.

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Hefazat preacher arrested in B'desh
  • Hefazat preacher arrested in B'desh(11:14)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) Rafiqul Islam Madani, a preacher of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit in Bangladesh, has been arrested on charges of anti-state speech and inciting chaos.

20 injured in blast at B'desh Mayor's residence
Islamists, Covid-19 are challenges for B'desh govt: Obaidul Quader
  • Islamists, Covid-19 are challenges for B'desh govt: Obaidul Quader(22:48)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) The militants and radicals using religion as their business and fighting the Covid-19 outbreak are the two major challenges which the Bangladesh government is facing as of now, said Awami League leader and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday.

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B'desh ferry capsize: 2 bodies found embracing
  • B'desh ferry capsize: 2 bodies found embracing(11:34)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) Of the 30 bodies found after a ferry capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Bangladesh's Narayanganj district, two corpses of a woman and her one-year-old daughter were discovered embraced in a tight hug.

Indian-American activist fights for son's treatment
  • Indian-American activist fights for son's treatment(14:04)

    Washington, April 5 (IANS) Jo Kaur, an Indian-American activist and civil rights lawyer, is is now fighting for the treatment of her 15-month son, who has been diagnosed with a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disorder and is reaching out to scientists, researchers and physicians.

2nd Covid wave in B'desh even stronger: PM
  • 2nd Covid wave in B'desh even stronger: PM(13:18)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged citizens of the country to do their bit in curbing the spread of Covid-19 as the second wave is even stronger.

'You're playing with fire': Hasina warns Hefazat, slams anti-Modi protests
  • 'You're playing with fire': Hasina warns Hefazat, slams anti-Modi protests(00:44)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday warned all Hefazat-e-Islam militant involved in the long spell of violence since last month following the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of legal action as she stressed her government's zero tolerance strategy against social menaces like militancy.

B'desh issues 11-point directives ahead of 7-day lockdown
  • B'desh issues 11-point directives ahead of 7-day lockdown(00:32)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) Ahead of the seven-day countrywide lockdown, Bangladesh government has issued an 11-point directive, including the suspension of public transport services, to contain the alarming spread of coronavirus cases in the country. Prior the lockdown many people left the Capital and the district towns of the country by bus, train and launch.

70 missing in Bangladesh's Narayanganj after launch capsizes
  • 70 missing in Bangladesh's Narayanganj after launch capsizes(23:26)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) A launch carrying around 100 passengers sank in the Shitalakkha river in Narayanganj after being hit by a goods-laden cargo vessel on Sunday and at least 70 people are reported missing, officials said.

Hefazat leader warns minorities in B'desh
  • Hefazat leader warns minorities in B'desh(11:04)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 3 (IANS) Nur Hossain Noorani, leader of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit in Bangladesh, warned that if the country's minority communities conspire against Islam, "we'll catch them like a baby rat".

14K accused in violent Bangladesh protests
  • 14K accused in violent Bangladesh protests(10:04)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) Around 14,000 people have been accused in numerous cases filed over the violent protests in Bangladesh organised by the Hefazat-e-Islam militant group since March 26 against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka.

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B'desh violence fallout: Militant outfit leader announces resignation
  • B'desh violence fallout: Militant outfit leader announces resignation(13:30)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) Abdul Awal, chief of Hefazat's Narayanganj unit and nayeb-e-ameer of Hefazat-e-Islam -- the militant outfit -- has reportedly announced to resign from his position out of annoyance over the violence carried out by his partymen for three days.

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Nepal receives 800K doses of Covid vax from China
  • Nepal receives 800K doses of Covid vax from China(14:02)

    Kathmandu, March 29 (IANS) A day after the Nepal Army received 100,000 doses of Covid vaccine from their Indian counterparts as a goodwill gesture, 800,000 doses donated by China arrived in Kathmandu on Monday.