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Serajul Quadir

27 Mar 2017

Four militants killed as Bangladesh troops storm hideout

DHAKA Bangladesh army commandos have killed four Islamist militants in the northeastern city of Sylhet during a raid on a building where they were holed up amid local residents, a senior army official said on Monday.

17 Mar 2017

Suicide bomber attacks Bangladesh police special forces base

DHAKA A suicide bomber injured two Bangladeshi police officers on Friday when he attacked a base being built for the police anti-terrorist unit, officials said.

02 Mar 2017

Bangladesh to ban cold pill chemical to fight meth surge

DHAKA Bangladesh is to ban the import of the cold-medicine component pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in illicit methamphetamine production, anti-narcotics officials said, after purchases spiked in tandem with a boom in the illegal drug "ya ba".

24 Feb 2017

Bangladesh's proposed hike in gas prices sparks protests

DHAKA Bangladesh has announced plans to raise natural gas prices for the second time in under two years, meeting with immediate protests from political parties and industry groups, including the $28 billion garments industry, the country's economic mainstay.

22 Feb 2017

Big fashion brands pull out of Bangladesh garment summit over worker rights concerns

DHAKA/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five global high street fashion brands have pulled out of a major garment industry event in Bangladesh due to concerns over a crackdown on unions demanding better pay in textile factories, campaigners said on Wednesday.

22 Feb 2017

Big fashion brands pull out of Bangladesh garment summit over worker rights concerns

DHAKA/NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five global high street fashion brands have pulled out of a major garment industry event in Bangladesh due to concerns over a crackdown on unions demanding better pay in textile factories, campaigners said on Wednesday.

09 Feb 2017

Bangladesh says stopping Rohingya militants, allowing "helpless" refugees

DHAKA Bangladesh is working with Myanmar security forces to stop Rohingya Muslim militants crossing their shared border, but will continue to allow women, children and the elderly to seek shelter there, a top government official said.

09 Feb 2017

Bangladesh says stopping Rohingya militants, allowing 'helpless' refugees

DHAKA Bangladesh is working with Myanmar security forces to stop Rohingya Muslim militants crossing their shared border, but will continue to allow women, children and the elderly to seek shelter there, a top government official said.

06 Feb 2017

Myanmar officials "in denial" over U.N. report on crimes against Rohingya

DHAKA/YANGON Myanmar's government remains "in denial" about alleged atrocities by its military against minority Rohingya Muslims, officials present at a meeting in Bangladesh said, despite leader Aung San Suu Kyi's pledge to investigate the findings of a devastating U.N. report.

02 Feb 2017

One killed in Bangladesh protest against Chinese-backed power plant

DHAKA A protest against a $2.4-billion Chinese-backed power plant in Bangladesh turned violent, killing one person and injuring about a dozen, risking delay to a project seen as a symbol of warming ties between the two nations.

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