B'desh tells Pak not to interfere in its internal affairs, Mir Quasem Ali’s execution

Bangladesh on Sunday summoned Pakistan's envoy here to protest its "interference" in the country's internal affairs after Islamabad said it was "deeply saddened" by Jamaat leader and 1971 war criminal Mir Quasem Ali's execution. Bangladesh additional foreign secretary for bilateral affairs Qamrul Ahsan summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Samina Mehtab and protested the reaction.

Unidentified killers hacked a Hindu tailor to death in Bangladesh

Unidentified attackers hacked a Hindu tailor to death near his workplace in Gopalpur upazila of Tangail district near Dhaka on Saturday. Police and eyewitness said three young men, who came on a motorcycle, hacked Nikhil Chandra Joarder (50) and left him dead on the spot.

Indian Railway officials to visit Bangladesh for India-Bangla rail project

To push India-Bangla rail extension project, railways ministry would be sending a high level team to expedite the process soon. The decision of sending the railway ministry team to have a first-hand knowledge about the proposed rail project was taken at a meeting of NITI Aayog held in Delhi on June 18, said transport secretary Samarjit Bhowmik. 

Bangladesh’s top Islamist Ali Ahsan death sentence up held for war crimes

A top Bangladesh Islamist leader could be executed within months after the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld his death sentence for war crimes during the country's 1971 battle for independence against Pakistan according to AFP repot. Chief Justice SK Sinha dismissed Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid's appeal against hanging for one count of murder, while commuting his death sentence for torture and a charge of "extermination" of intellectuals in the war. 

Rajya Sabha unanimously passes India-Bangladesh land boundary act

In a historic step, members in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday buried their sharp ideological divide - from Shiv Sena to CPM - to unanimously give effect to the Land Boundary Agreement signed between India and Bangladesh in 1974 for exchange of enclaves. 

Islamabad attempts to have some hold on Bangladesh appears to be futile says Nayar

Dhaka was understandably in the midst of violence a few days ago because Begum Khalida Zia of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) had given a call for a blockade. Hers was a protest against the polls held on January 5 last year when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won a majority even before a single vote was cast.