Bangladesh arrests 15 extremist suspects in major sweep

Chittagong - Bangladesh police arrested 15 suspected members of a banned extremist group from the country’s second-largest city, officials said Saturday 23 November 2019 . Chittagong police conducted multiple arrests across the port city, including the regional commander and activists of the

Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Death penalty for 16 who set student on fire

A Bangladesh court has sentenced 16 people to death for the murder of a student set on fire after accusing her teacher of sexual harassment.Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, died in April in Feni, a small town some 160km (100 miles) outside the capital Dhaka.The headteacher Nusrat had accused of harassment a

Bangladesh says thousands of Rohingya agree relocation to island

Bangladesh's refugee commissioner has said thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal despite fears the site is prone to flooding. Some 740,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in August 2017 in the face of a military crackdown, joining 200,0

Bangladesh student killing: Thousands protest demanding justice

Dhaka -by Faisal Mahmud -  Thousands of university students on Monday staged protests in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and Rajshahi city after an undergraduate student was allegedly killed by activists of Chhatra League - the student wing of the ruling Awami League party. Abrar Fahad, 21 - a s

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