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Journalist shot dead in Bangladesh

A people representative of the ruling Awami League of Bangladesh has shot dead a journalist named Abdul Hakim Shimul despite police presence in Bangladesh’s northern district Sirajganj. Hakim was a local and a correspondent at one of the top daily, National daily Samakal. Additional Police Super Abul Hasnat said explaining the[Read More…]

Bangladesh mulling dropping Islam as state religion, says minister

Government officials in Bangladesh are considering dropping Islam as the country’s national religion after a senior politician claimed Bangladeshi people have embraced “a force of secularism”. Dr Abdur Razzak, a leading member of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party, proposed the religion be withdrawn from the country’s constitution during a discussion[Read More…]

Mobs in Bangladesh vandalise Hindu temples and homes

Unruly mobs in Bangladesh’s Brahmanbaria district vandalised and looted at least 15 temples along with hundreds of Hindu community houses. This comes in the aftermath of a social media post allegedly showing disrespect towards Islam. Police have filed two cases against more than 1,000 people over Sunday’s attack, a media[Read More…]

Ban terrorists not artistes says Taslima Nasreen

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Wednesday slammed those who are boycotting Pakistani artistes, saying terrorists should be banned not artistes. In a series of tweets she said, “Today you ban Pakistani artists. Tomorrow you ban Bangladeshi writers. You will live with yourselves. ‘Pure Indian’ blood. Hitler’s idea of ‘blood purity’.”[Read More…]

China to give Bangladesh whopping $24 billion

China is set to sign off on loans worth over $24 billion to Bangladesh during President Xi Jinping’s visit on Friday. China plans to finance around 25 projects, including a 1,320 megawatt (MW) power plant, and is also keen to build a deep sea port in Bangladesh. Japan has also offered finance[Read More…]

Cornered? Declare Pakistan a terror state: Bangladesh tells UN

Pushing calls towards global isolation of Pakistan, Bangladesh has said the United Nations should declare Pakistan a “terrorist state” underlining India’s argument that Islamabad should be isolated in the global community as a nation that exports terror to rest of world. “For the first time in the history of SAARC,[Read More…]

Dhaka attack mastermind killed in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi security forces claimed to have killed the Dhaka café attack mastermind along with three other Islamist militants on Saturday. This operation was carried out by raiding their hideout in Naraynganj, outskirts of Dhaka. Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the alleged mastermind of the attack on the cafe, was killed[Read More…]

Bangladesh PM slams media for airing terror attack

The terrorist attack, claimed by the Islamic State, in the diplomatic region of Dhaka has ended. Six terrorists were killed and 18 hostages rescued. One terrorist has been captured. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina affirms the country’s fight against terror. “What kind of humans are these, who are killing other[Read More…]

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