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Fire kills six people in Bangladesh clothing factory


DHAKA: Six people were killed Wednesday when fire swept through a clothing factory outside Dhaka, police said, just the latest fatal industrial accident to hit Bangladesh’s $30 billion garment industry. Firefighters recovered the bodies of five men and a woman from the top floor of a factory in Muktarpur, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Dhaka, where it appeared ... Read More »

Bangladesh separates conjoined twins in rare surgery


DHAKA — Ten-month-old Bangladeshi Siamese twins were recovering in hospital on Wednesday after what surgeons hailed as the country’s “groundbreaking” first successful separation operation on conjoined siblings. Sisters Tofa and Tahura, who were born conjoined at the spine and rectum, underwent a grueling nine hours in surgery under the care of two dozen doctors. “It is the first time we have ... Read More »

Riyadh, Dhaka to sign 6 pacts


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh will sign six major agreements in an effort to increase mutual cooperation and strengthen strategic partnership in regional and international affairs.  These accords are likely to be signed by the two sides following talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed in Jeddah today. According to ... Read More »

Dhaka hangs Jamaat leader


DHAKA: The head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party was executed early Wednesday for his role in “acts of genocide and war crimes” during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971, a senior government official said. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami, was hung at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday inside Dhaka central jail amid tight ... Read More »

Dhaka on alert ahead of war crimes verdict


DHAKA: The Bangladesh capital was on high alert Wednesday ahead of a Supreme Court verdict on the nation’s top leader that could clear the way for his execution for war crimes within days. Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami, 73, will likely face the gallows in less than a week if the court dismisses his final appeal Thursday over crimes ... Read More »

Dhaka arrests 2 over blogger’s murder


DHAKA: Two suspected members of a Bangladeshi militant group, including one who was out on bail on a charge of attempted murder, were arrested in the killing of a secular blogger in the fourth such deadly attack this year. Saad-Al-Nahin and Masud Rana were arrested by the detective branch, which has been handling the case rather than regular police, said ... Read More »

Dhaka plans census for undocumented Rohingya


DHAKA: Bangladesh is to hold a census of hundreds of thousands of undocumented Rohingya who have crossed into the country seeking refuge from persecution in neighboring Myanmar. Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said the government had earmarked $2.7 million for the census to be carried out in Bangladesh’s southeast, near the border with Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Official estimates have put the ... Read More »

KSA to deport Rajon’s murder suspect


RIYADH: A Bangladeshi murder suspect, who was arrested in Jeddah on Tuesday, will be sent to Dhaka after the Eid holidays, said a senior diplomat. He said that Kamrul Islam, who has been working as a driver for a Saudi family, is a suspect in the murder of a 13-year-old boy in Dhaka. The boy, Sheikh Samiul Alam Rajon, was ... Read More »

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia granted bail in graft cases

DHAKA — Bangladesh's former premier and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia was granted bail in two graft cases on Sunday after she appeared before a special court, a potential sign of easing tension in the politically unstable South Asian country. Zia appeared amid tight security before a special anti-graft court in the capital, Dhaka, to request bail more than a month after ... Read More »

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