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5 Bangladeshis Abducted in Afghanistan Return Home

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Five Bangladeshi workers abducted in Afghanistan late last year returned home Sunday after their release from captivity last week. They told a crowd of well-wishers and tearful family members they nearly starved and were kept shackled at night. One of the freed workers, Mahbub Ali, told reporters at the airport in Dhaka they were not […]

Kidnapped Bangladeshi Workers Freed in Afghanistan

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say five Bangladeshi workers kidnapped in Afghanistan late last year have been freed. Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni told reporters in Dhaka that the hostages were released early Tuesday following negotiations between their captors and Afghan tribal elders. Seven Bangladeshis working for a South Korean construction company were kidnapped in December of 2010 when […]

Bus Collision Kills 16 in Bangladesh

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladeshi police say a head-on collision between two passenger buses has killed at least 16 people and injured more than 50 others. Police say the two buses were traveling on a major highway just outside the capital of Dhaka when they collided early Tuesday. The cause of the accident was not immediately known. Prime Minister […]

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Bus Crash Kills 13 in Bangladesh

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladeshi police say a head-on collision between two passenger buses has killed at least 11 people and injured more than 20 others. Police say the two buses were traveling early Tuesday on a major highway just outside the capital of Dhaka , when they collided with each other, instantly killing 11 passengers. Some of the […]

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Bangladeshi Bus Collides With Truck, 17 Killed

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Bangladeshi police say a bus has crashed head on with a truck in the country’s north, killing at least 17 people and injuring more than 20 others. Police say the accident happened Thursday as the bus was traveling north from the capital, Dhaka, with around 40 passengers. It collided with the truck in Bogra district, […]

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Rights Group: Bangladesh Should Ensure Fair Trial for Mutiny Suspects

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is calling on Bangladesh to stop mass trials for the hundreds of border guards accused in the 2009 mutiny that left 74 people dead. The New York-based rights group says that those responsible for the deadly mutiny should be held accountable, but in military and civilian courts that meet international fair trial […]

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Bangladesh Bestows Highest Honor on Former Indian PM

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh has bestowed its highest honor on former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for her role in Bangladesh’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan. Mrs. Gandhi served as India’s prime minister between 1966 and 1977. She was assassinated by her bodyguards in 1984, following her election to another term as prime minister in 1980. On […]

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Bangladesh Hit By Deadly Floods

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Bangladesh say floods triggered by monsoon rains in the country’s south have killed at least four people and displaced more than 10,000. Authorities say at least 200 villages have been flooded. The district of Cox’s Bazar was one of the worst affected. Officials say the displaced have taken shelter in schools, with local […]

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Bangladesh Indicts 430 People in Connection with 2009 Mutiny

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday indicted 430 people in connection with a 2009 deadly mutiny among border guards. The suspects appeared before a special court set up in the capital, Dhaka, to try the mutineers. Metropolitan Sessions Judge Zahurul Haque read out charges against the accused, including murder, arson and looting. They pleaded not guilty. […]

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Bangladesh Factory Closed Over Protest

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A knitwear factory in Bangladesh that is connected to the Nobel Prize-winning founder of Grameen Bank has been shut down indefinitely because of violent worker protests. Local police chief Sirajul Islam told reporters Wednesday that the doors of Grameen Knitwear were shut after workers vandalized the building on Tuesday, demanding better wages. The factory, located […]

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