Gulf Times - Bangladesh
Head-on collision of Bangladesh trains kills 16, injures 40

Head-on collision of Bangladesh trains kills 16, injures 40

Rescuers in Bangladesh were struggling on Tuesday to pull passengers from mangled wreckage after a head-on collision of two trains killed at least 16 people and injured more than 40, officials said.

Cyclone death toll rises to 24 in Bangladesh, India

Cyclone death toll rises to 24 in Bangladesh, India

The death toll from a cyclone that barrelled into the coasts of Bangladesh and India has risen to 24, authorities said Monday, as the two nations assess the scale of devastation wreaked by the powerful storm.

14 dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

14 dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

Fourteen people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday.

Bangladesh evacuates 100,000 as Cyclone Bulbul approaches

Bangladesh evacuates 100,000 as Cyclone Bulbul approaches

Bangladesh authorities have evacuated around 100,000 people from the country's low-lying coastal villages and islands with Cyclone Bulbul set to slam into the country later on Saturday, officials said.

Al-Kaabi meets Bangladesh prime minister in Dhaka

Al-Kaabi meets Bangladesh prime minister in Dhaka

HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi, met with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.

Nobel laureate Yunus must surrender after arrest warrant, court rules

Nobel laureate Yunus must surrender after arrest warrant, court rules

Nobel peace prize winner Mohammad Yunus must give himself up before November 7 after an arrest warrant was issued following a lawsuit filed by three former employees

Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for killing teenager in harassment case

Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for killing teenager in harassment case

The principal of a religious school in Bangladesh was among 16 people sentenced to death on Thursday for the murder of a teenage girl who refused to withdraw a complaint of sexual harassment against him ...

Rohingya refugees agree move to Bangladesh island

Rohingya refugees agree move to Bangladesh island

Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal, officials said Sunday, despite fears the site is prone to flooding.

Bangladesh border forces kill Indian guard in rare clash

Bangladesh border forces kill Indian guard in rare clash

Bangladeshi border forces shot and killed an Indian border guard on Thursday when a altercation erupted over an Indian fisherman the Bangladeshis had detained

Bangladesh students keep up rallies as allegations site blocked

Bangladesh students keep up rallies as allegations site blocked

Students in Bangladesh staged a fourth day of protests on Thursday over the killing of an undergraduate as authorities blocked an internet page that detailed alleged torture by activists of the country's ruling party.

Bangladesh student killing sparks university protests

Bangladesh student killing sparks university protests

Students in Bangladesh staged protests and blocked major roads Monday after an undergraduate was beaten to death, allegedly by ruling party activists, for criticising the government over a water-sharing deal with India.

Soaring onion prices spark anger in Bangladesh after India ban

Soaring onion prices spark anger in Bangladesh after India ban

A ban on onion exports by India has caused shortages, soaring prices and widespread anger in neighbouring Bangladesh, where the pungent bulb is used in almost all aspects of the national cuisine.