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A Bangladesh court on Sunday indicted the eldest son of a former prime minister and 29 others on charges related to alleged involvement in a 2004 deadly grenade attack on a rally led by the current prime minister, police and court officials said.

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Bangladesh army says it foiled plotupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 16:54:00

The Bangladesh army said Thursday it foiled a military coup plot aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

44 schoolboys die in Bangladesh road accidentupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 14:38:00

At least 44 schoolboys were killed and many more injured Monday when the truck they were traveling in skidded off a highway and plunged into a canal in southeast Chittagong district, 250 kilometers (155 miles) from Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka, police said.

Bangladesh hit by strike, violenceupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 09:36:00

Riot police patrolled the streets to break up opposition protests in Dhaka and elsewhere in Bangladesh on Wednesday as opposition parties began a 48-hour general strike protesting a government move to change the electoral system

Bangladesh ex-premier's son wanted in grenade attackupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 13:12:00

The eldest son of a former prime minister is one of 18 people named in an arrest warrant in connection with the August 21, 2004, grenade attacks -- aimed at now-Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina -- that killed 24 people .

Bangladesh amendment ends non-party election oversightupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 21:05:00

Bangladesh's parliament on Thursday abolished the nonpartisan caretaker government system that oversees general elections, amid protests from the opposition that the ruling parties are trying to rig the polls.

Bangladeshi strike disrupts normal lifeupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 23:25:00

Dhaka's usually bustling streets looked barren Sunday as opposition parties enforced a daylong general strike over a government move to change the electoral system.

Bangladesh fire claims at least 20 livesupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 10:21:00

The death toll from a fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh rose to 20 Wednesday and could rise again, the country's national news agency reported.

Garment factory fire kills at least 12 in Bangladeshupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 14:18:00

At least 12 people were killed and more than 100 others injured -- most of them critically -- in a fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh Tuesday, the country's national news agency reported.

109 die in fire in Bangladeshupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 08:53:00

At least 109 people were killed in a fire in the capital city in Bangladesh, the country's national news agency reported Friday.

Probe calls for Bangladesh troop deathsupdated: Sat Apr 25 2009 01:30:00

Human rights groups in Bangladesh and abroad are calling for an investigation after 16 borders guards accused of participating in a bloody revolt in February died in custody in recent days.

Mutiny spreads in Bangladeshupdated: Sat Apr 25 2009 01:30:00

CNN's Saeed Ahmed talks about the spread of a mutiny in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Fewer officers missing after mutinyupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 08:21:00

The Bangladeshi military has revised the number of army officers missing after last week's bloody uprising, from 72 down to six.

Bangladesh army steps up mutineer huntupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 06:33:00

The Bangladeshi army fanned out across the country Monday, hunting down paramilitary troops who fled their barracks in the capital, Dhaka, after a deadly uprising that killed dozens of their superiors.

Mass grave found after Bangladesh mutinyupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 09:47:00

At least 40 bodies -- all of them wearing uniforms identifying them as army officers -- have been found in a mass grave inside the headquarters of the Bangladesh Rifles paramilitary in the capital, Dhaka, authorities said Friday.

Bangladesh says rebellion by mutinous troops endsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 11:48:00

The rebellion by paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles troops apparently ended Thursday after they handed over their weapons inside their headquarters in the capital city's Pilkhana district, the national press agency quoted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as saying in a nationwide televised address.

Dozens feared dead in Bangladesh mutinyupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 20:45:00

At least 50 officers and civilians were feared dead after Bangladeshi paramilitary troops staged a mutiny, taking dozens of high-ranking officers and military brass hostage, the country's law minister said Thursday.

Former PM's party ahead in Bangladesh pollsupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 21:29:00

An alliance led by a former prime minister appeared headed for a decisive win in Bangladesh's first national election in seven years, according to preliminary results released early Tuesday morning.

Bangladesh lifts state of emergencyupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 05:13:00

Bangladesh lifted a two-year-old state of emergency on Wednesday, less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections.

India on alert as death toll from bombs risesupdated: Sun Jul 27 2008 10:20:00

Metropolitan areas of India were on high alert Sunday after a wave of synchronized bombs that hit the western Indian city of Ahmedabad killed at least 49 people and wounded more than 114, police reported.

18,000 held in Bangladesh 'political crackdown'updated: Mon Jun 09 2008 06:10:00

Bangladesh police have detained or arrested more than 18,000 people in the last 11 days in a crackdown on crime they say is aimed at improving security ahead of December elections. Former Bangladeshi PM Arrestedupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 12:00:00

A high-profile anti-corruption arrest may be hard-ball politics on an authoritarian scale.

Bangladesh police clashes wound 50updated: Sun Jan 07 2007 02:34:00

Activists and police clashed in Bangladesh on Sunday, injuring at least 50 people at the start of a three-day transport blockade aimed at derailing upcoming elections.

Grenades kill Bangladesh lawmakerupdated: Thu Jan 27 2005 15:52:00

Insurgents hurled grenades at Bangladesh's former finance minister, Shah AMS Kibria as he spoke at a political rally Thursday, killing the opposition lawmaker and at least three others.

Police clash in Bangladesh riotsupdated: Tue Aug 24 2004 04:56:00

Bangladesh riot police clashed with protesters at the start of a two-day strike called after a deadly weekend bomb attack.

Grenades kill 18 at rally in Bangladeshupdated: Sat Aug 21 2004 09:10:00

Several grenades exploded near former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she spoke at a party rally Saturday, killing at least 18 people and wounding hundreds, police and witnesses said.

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