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Bangladesh to monitor TikTok after traffickers use the app to lure girls

Bangladesh has begun surveillance on people using the TikTok video-sharing platform after security forces busted a trafficking gang that lured girls into the sex trade in neighbouring India using the app, an official said. “A large number of TikTok users suspected of being involved in criminal activities are under close watch,” ANM Imran Khan, spokesman […]

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Bangladesh: Protests over unpaid wages turn violent, police shoot dead 5

At least five people were killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh on Saturday after police opened fire on a crowd of workers protesting to demand unpaid wages and a pay rise at a Chinese-backed power plant, officials and police said. Police opened fire after about 2,000 of the protesters began hurling bricks and stones at […]

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Bangladesh goes into 6-day strict COVID lockdown, thousands flee Dhaka

Tens of thousands of people scrambled to get the last trains, buses and ferries out of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, before a nationwide transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. With new cases and deaths hitting record numbers, Bangladesh’s government has ordered all offices and shops to close for eight days from 6:00am on Wednesday. […]

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Bangladesh: Death toll in anti-Modi protests rises to 13

Two people died in fresh clashes between protesters and Bangladesh police on Sunday, raising the death toll from protests against the visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 13, officials said. The protesters,  mostly from a religious group called Hefazat-e-Islam were angry at the visit of Modi as Bangladesh marked 50 years of independence, […]

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5 dead, dozens injured in anti-Modi protests in Bangladesh

At least five people were killed and dozens injured in police gunfire in Bangladesh as security forces tried to quell protests against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of students from madrasas, or Islamic religious schools, clashed with police and border troops in the eastern Brahmanbaria district. Police said they had to […]

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Bangladesh: 15 dead, 400 missing in massive fire in Rohingya refugee camps

The fire that swept through the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Monday killed at least 15 people, left at least 400 missing and destroyed thousands of shelter homes, U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday. “It is massive, it is devastating,” said UNHCR’s Johannes Van der Klaauw, who joined a Geneva briefing virtually […]

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250 kilogram live bomb found buried near Dhaka international airport

A 250 kilogram live bomb was found buried at a construction site near the international airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Experts say the cylinder-like bomb was dropped during Bangladesh’s Liberation War against Pakistan in 1971. On Wednesday, construction workers detected the bomb during their excavation works for an extended terminal of Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport […]

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Bangladesh executes military captain who assassinated father of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh executed a military captain less than a week after he was arrested after nearly 25 years on the run over the assassination of the country’s founding leader, a minister said Sunday. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was killed along with most of his family in a military coup on […]

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Bangladesh forces kill 7 suspected Rohingya robbers in raid

Police in Bangladesh killed seven members of a gang of armed robbers on Monday during a raid on their hideout on a hillside overlooking a camp for Rohingya refugees in the southeast of the country, a police spokesman said. Crime and violence are on the rise in the squalid, sprawling camps around the coastal city […]

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Bangladesh: Court awards death penalty to 16 who set student on fire

A Bangladesh court sentenced 16 people to death for the murder of a student set on fire after accusing her teacher of sexual harassment. 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, died in April in Feni which is a small town 160 kilometers out of capital Dhaka. The headteacher Nusrat had accused of harassment and two female classmates […]