May 14, 2016

Bangladesh police say Buddhist monk killed in monastery

A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak was found Saturday morning by his daughter-in-law when she went to give him some food, local police official Abul Khayer said. ...

Islamist party leader hanged in Dhaka for 1971 war rape, genocide

May 11, 2016

Islamist party leader hanged in Dhaka for 1971 war rape, genocide

Bangladesh hanged Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami on Wednesday for genocide and other crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, the law minister said, a punishment that risked provoking an angry reaction from his supporters. Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami ...

Bangladesh seeks FBI's help in investigating central bank heist

Mar 19, 2016

Bangladesh seeks FBI's help in investigating central bank heist

Bangladesh has formally sought assistance from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down the cyber crooks who stole $81 million from its central bank’s U.S. account, the interior minister said on Saturday. Unknown hackers breached the computer systems of Bangladesh Bank in ...

Aug 18, 2015

Bangladesh arrests Briton following murders of secular bloggers

Bangladesh’s elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the “main planner” of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) spokesmen said they arrested Touhidur Rahman, 58, and two other “active ...

Nov 2, 2014

After nationwide blackout, Bangladesh's power supply is restored

Power was back on across Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when the transmission line from neighboring India failed, officials said. The country’s energy grid was fully restored, and any further problems that may ...