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Bangladesh court orders Zia’s arrest over ‘fake birthday’

Bangladesh court orders Zia’s arrest over ‘fake birthday’

TRANS ASIA NEWS DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the country’s opposition leader after she failed to appear for a hearing over the date of her birthday.

18-11-2016 Bangladesh

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BD police launch crackdown after attacks on Hindus

BD police launch crackdown after attacks on Hindus

TRANS ASIA NSDHAKA: Police in Bangladesh have arrested dozens of people following fresh violence against Hindus, a senior officer said on Sunday, after a spate of attacks prompted concerns the authorities were not doing enough to protect the country’s biggest minority.

07-11-2016 Bangladesh

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15 Hindu temples in Bangladesh vandalised following 'anti-Is…

15 Hindu temples in Bangladesh vandalised following 'anti-Islam' post

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: At least 15 Hindu temples in Bangladesh have been vandalised over allegations of disrespect shown to Islam on Facebook, triggering panic among the minority community in the Muslim-majority nation.

31-10-2016 Bangladesh

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Bangladesh JI elects new leader after executions

Bangladesh JI elects new leader after executions

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: A Bangladeshi Islamist party allied to the opposition has elected a new chief untainted by war crime allegations, seeking to turn the page after the execution of several of its top leaders.

19-10-2016 Bangladesh

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Bangladesh, China firms ink multi-billion deals as Xi ends t…

Bangladesh, China firms ink multi-billion deals as Xi ends tour

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA :- Bangladeshi and Chinese firms have signed $13.6 billion in trade and investment deals on the sidelines of President Xi Jinping's brief tour to the South Asian nation, a trade group official said Saturday.

15-10-2016 Bangladesh

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Bangladesh kills 11 members of militant group blamed for caf…

Bangladesh kills 11 members of militant group blamed for cafe attack

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: Bangladeshi security forces killed 11 members of a militant group on Saturday blamed for an attack on a cafe in Dhaka in July in which 22 people were killed, mostly foreigners.

08-10-2016 Bangladesh

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At least 13 dead after Bangladesh ferry capsizes

At least 13 dead after Bangladesh ferry capsizes

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: At least 13 people died when an overcrowded ferry capsized and sank in southern Bangladesh Wednesday and around a dozen more remain missing in the country’s latest river accident.

21-09-2016 Bangladesh

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15 killed, 70 injured in Bangladesh factory fire

15 killed, 70 injured in Bangladesh factory fire

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: At least 15 people were killed and 70 others sustained burn injuries today in a massive fire triggered by a boiler explosion at a packaging factory in Bangladesh's industrial area, just north of the capital Dhaka. The fire broke out due to boiler explosion at the four-storey...

10-09-2016 Bangladesh

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Bangladesh JI leader loses final appeal against hanging

Bangladesh JI leader loses final appeal against hanging

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA:- Bangladesh's top court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by the leader of an Islamist party against a death sentence for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence, lawyers said, meaning he could be hanged at any time.

30-08-2016 Bangladesh

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Kerry in Bangladesh for talks on security, human rights

Kerry in Bangladesh for talks on security, human rights

TRANS ASIA NEWSDhaka:- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Bangladesh on Monday to discuss security cooperation after a series of killings by Islamist militants, as well as economic development and human rights.Kerry will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, opposition and civic leaders during the one-day visit, his first...

29-08-2016 Bangladesh

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Bangladesh police shoot dead suspected cafe attack mastermin…

Bangladesh police shoot dead suspected cafe attack mastermind

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: Bangladesh police stormed a militant hideout just outside Dhaka Saturday, shooting dead three extremists, including the suspected mastermind of an attack on a cafe that killed 22 mostly foreign hostages last month.

27-08-2016 Bangladesh

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200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh

200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh

TRANS ASIA NEWSCHITTAGONG:- An explosion at a chemical fertiliser factory left at least 200 people needing medical treatment after toxic gas spread across large parts of Bangladesh’s second city Chittagong, officials said Tuesday.Police and fire officials said hundreds of residents were also evacuated from their homes near the di-ammonia phosphate...

23-08-2016 Bangladesh

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Bangladesh police arrest five planning suicide attacks in Dh…

Bangladesh police arrest five planning suicide attacks in Dhaka

TRANS ASIA NEWS DHAKA: Bangladesh police said on Friday they had arrested five members of a domestic militant group planning suicide attacks in the capital, Dhaka, as authorities hunted for the mastermind of a deadly assault last month. Police swooped on the cell on Thursday on the outskirts of Dhaka and said...

12-08-2016 Bangladesh

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Huge earthquake risk in Bangladesh runs on the same fault li…

Huge earthquake risk in Bangladesh runs on the same fault line that runs through J&K

Dr.Afroz Ahmad Shah A recent study published in Nature Geosciences shows that a major fault runs below Bangladesh, and could host a mega earthquake as high as 8 or above in magnitude.The publishers of the study have made it clear that the timing of such an earthquake remains unknown but the...

11-08-2016 Bangladesh

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Bangladesh arrests 6 suspected militants of banned terror gr…

Bangladesh arrests 6 suspected militants of banned terror group

TRANS ASIA NEWSDhaka: Authorities in Bangladesh's capital have arrested six suspected members of a banned Islamist group blamed for recent deadly attacks, including one last month that killed 20 people.Rapid Action Battalion spokesman Mufti Mahmud Khan said on Wednesday that the arrests were made in separate overnight raids in Dhaka....

10-08-2016 Bangladesh

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Mastermind of Dhaka cafe attack identified: Bangladesh Polic…

Mastermind of Dhaka cafe attack identified: Bangladesh Police

TRANS ASIA NEWSDhaka:- Bangladeshi police have identified Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, suspected of being the head of the local chapter of Islamic State, as the alleged mastermind of an attack on a café that killed 22 people, according to a media report on Friday.

30-07-2016 Bangladesh

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Nine militants killed in police raid in Bangladesh

Nine militants killed in police raid in Bangladesh

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: Bangladesh police on Tuesday killed nine militants who were believed to have been plotting an attack similar to the one on a cafe on July 1 in which 22 people were killed, the national police chief said.Police said the militants were holed up in a building in...

26-07-2016 Bangladesh

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Dhaka terror attack: Professor, 2 others arrested

Dhaka terror attack: Professor, 2 others arrested

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: Acting deputy vice chancellor of a private university has been arrested here along with two others for sheltering militants who carried out Bangladesh's worst terror attack at a cafe in which 22 people were killed by suspected Islamic State militants. "North South University's (NSU) acting pro-VC Gias Uddin...

17-07-2016 Bangladesh

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Dhaka cafe attack suspect dies in custody after 'torture'

Dhaka cafe attack suspect dies in custody after 'torture'

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: A Bangladeshi teenager who police say was a suspect in last week's deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe has died in custody, with his family insisting he was a hostage and alleging torture by security forces. Zakir Hossain Shawon, 18, a kitchen assistant at the Holey Artisan Bakery,...

09-07-2016 Bangladesh

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Bangladesh hunts for six accomplices of cafe attackers

Bangladesh hunts for six accomplices of cafe attackers

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA:- Bangladeshi police hunted on Tuesday for six members of a domestic Islamist group they suspect helped gunmen attack a Dhaka cafe, as officials began questioning families of the militants for clues as to what turned them into killers. Gunmen stormed the restaurant in Dhaka's diplomatic zone late on...

05-07-2016 Bangladesh

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Hindu lecturer wounded in latest Bangladesh attack

 Hindu lecturer wounded in latest Bangladesh attack

TRANS ASIA NEWS Dhaka:- A Hindu college lecturer was seriously wounded after being hacked by three men in Bangladesh on Wednesday, police said, in an attack that resembles a recent spate of brutal assaults on religious minorities.Ripon Chakrabarti, 50, a mathematics lecturer, cried out as he was attacked at the door...

16-06-2016 Bangladesh

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Hindu monastery worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

Hindu monastery worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: Unidentified attackers hacked a 62-year-old Hindu monastery worker to death in Bangladesh on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of such attacks on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.Police said Nityaranjan Pande was taking his regular early morning walk when the attackers set upon...

10-06-2016 Bangladesh

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Hindu priest killed in western Bangladesh: police

Hindu priest killed in western Bangladesh: police

TRANS ASIA NEWS DHAKA: A 70-year-old Hindu priest was found murdered in western Bangladesh Monday, with his head nearly severed from his body, in the latest in a series of attacks on minorities by suspected militants. Farmers discovered the body of Ananda Gopal Ganguly near his home in the village of Noldanga...

07-06-2016 Bangladesh

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Sufis live in fear after Bangladeshi machete slaughter

Sufis live in fear after Bangladeshi machete slaughter

TRANS ASIA NEWSDHAKA: Each time he hears of the latest deadly machete attack, Ashraful Islam can’t help but think of his father’s gruesome murder and fear his fellow Sufi Muslims will never be safe again in Bangladesh.“The killings are not declining, they’re getting worse. And every one reminds me what...

02-06-2016 Bangladesh

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