Latest Bangladesh government News

Bangladesh court allows police to question Islamist leader

Apr. 19, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh on Monday allowed police to continue to question an influential leader of an Islamist group that led violent protests against last month’s visit by India’s prime minister to the Muslim-majority nation. Lawyers said...

Bangladesh arrests Islamist leader after violent protests

Apr. 18, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh on Sunday arrested an influential leader of an Islamist group that led violent protests against last month's visit by India's prime minister to the Muslim-majority nation, officials said. Mamunul Haque of the group...

US envoy Kerry discusses climate challenges in Bangladesh

Apr. 09, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — John Kerry, the special U.S. envoy on climate, said Friday that President Joe Biden is eager to work with Bangladesh in dealing with the impact of climate change after the United States' return to the Paris accord. Kerry arrived in Bangladesh's...

Bangladeshi protesters clash with police during strike

Mar. 28, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh security forces opened fire and used tear gas Sunday to disperse thousands of protesters who were enforcing a nationwide general strike they called to denounce violence at a previous protest over a visit by India's prime minister. At...

India's Modi ends Bangladesh visit that sparked violence

Mar. 27, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday concluded his two-day official visit to Bangladesh, a trip that sparked both violent protests and enthusiasm that relations between the two neighbors will continue to grow. Modi arrived on Friday...

Modi's party seeks big win as 2 key Indian states vote

Mar. 27, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two Indian states with sizeable Muslim populations began voting in local elections Saturday in a test of strength for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Hindu nationalist agenda is being challenged by months of farmer protests and a fresh wave of the pandemic. ...

4 die in clashes set off by India's Modi visiting Bangladesh

Mar. 26, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least four people were killed and scores injured in violent protests Friday set off by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in Bangladesh to celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence. The casualties happened after students from...

Born in war, Bangladesh marks 50 years of independence

Mar. 24, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Shafiqul Islam was studying business at Dhaka College in 1971 when a bloody and brutal war for independence ravaged Bangladesh. After undergoing guerrilla training in India, he returned to fight against Pakistani soldiers. “It was a time of...

Bangladesh court sentences 14 Islamist militants to death

Mar. 23, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special court in Bangladesh’s capital on Tuesday sentenced 14 members of a banned radical Islamist group to death in a case over a conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina two decades ago. Prosecution lawyer Abu Abdullah...

Muslims, students protest Indian PM's visit to Bangladesh

Mar. 19, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Muslims and student activists rallied in Bangladesh’s capital Friday to denounce the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the celebration of the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. Modi is due to arrive in...