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    10,500 arrests ahead of Bangladesh poll: opposition

    The figures were released after the United States urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government to do more to ensure free polls on Sunday when she is aiming to win a record fourth term.

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    Bangladesh court sentences 19 to death over 2004 attack

    A Dhaka court has handed down death penalty to 19 people, including two former ministers, and sentenced a top opposition leader to life imprisonment over a 2004 attack on the current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

    South Asia
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    BJP chief slammed for calling Bangladeshi migrants 'termites'

    The president of India's ruling party has called Bangladeshi migrants "termites", evoking sharp responses from Dhaka as well as leading rights groups.

    South Asia
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    Bangladesh govt alarmed over students’ protest

    A massive student protest in Bangladesh, sparked by the death of two teenagers mowed down by a speeding bus in the capital, has alarmed the government ahead of a general election and prompted.

    South Asia
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    India to help Bangladesh produce films on PM Hasina before polls there

     India has decided to join hands with the Bangladeshi government to produce a documentary on the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, months before she and her Awami League Party head to the polls.

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    Bangladesh has emerged as one of the largest denim exporters to Europe, United States

    Bangladeshi denim products are dominating the global markets by beating its competitors in the European markets as well as in the United States by occupying a lion’s share of the proverbial denim pie.

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    The new and real Bangladesh paradox

    I had thought of writing again this week about the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM). It has had an interesting two weeks since I wrote about it. It has burnished its credentials.

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    Bangladesh SC cancels bail for opposition chief Khaleda Zia

    The top justices suspended a lower court's decision to grant Zia bail until May, prompting a sharp reaction from her lawyers who said it was part of a campaign by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to.

    South Asia
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    50 killed in Bangladeshi plane crash in Nepal

    A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, an airport official said, adding that 17 people.

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    Why is Bangladesh PM rejoicing the arrest of former PM  

    The day a court sent Bangladesh's former prime minister, Khaleda Zia, to prison for five years for stealing money from a trust fund, current prime minister and Zia's archrival, Sheikh Hasina, rhetorically

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    Bangladesh pushes plan to put Rohingya on isolated island

    The government in Bangladesh is rapidly pushing a controversial plan to relocate some 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar to an isolated and flood-prone island.

    South Asia
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    Bangladesh stock exchange approves China bid, rejects India offer

    Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said Tuesday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities.

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    Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to five years in prison

    The others sentenced are former Bangladesh Nationalist Party MP Quazi Salimul Haq Kamal; former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Kamal Uddin Siddique; and two others, including a businessman.

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    Bangladesh, Myanmar agree on Rohingya return in 2 years

    Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to repatriate the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a recent army crackdown in Myanmar within a period of two years.

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    Bangladesh sentences six Jama’at activists to death

    A special Bangladeshi tribunal on Wednesday sentenced to death six Islamists, including a former lawmaker, for committing crimes against humanity and siding with the Pakistani troops.

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    Bangladesh caught in China-India rivalry

    With nearly a million ethnic Muslims taking refuge in Bangladesh in recent months to avoid torture in Myanmar, the government in Dhaka is caught in the brinkmanship of India and China, the two nations jockeying.

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    Clandestine sex industry booms in Rohingya refugee camps

    Cox’s Bazaar: As Rohingya women struggle to access even the very basics such as food and water in Bangladesh’s overcrowded camps, a flourishing sex trade offers cash in times of desperation.

    Southeast Asia
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    'Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border'

    Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence.

    Southeast Asia
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    Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

    The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said on Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region’s worst monsoon disaster in recent years.

    South Asia
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    Aid workers struggle as South Asia floods affect over 16m

    More than 16 million people have been affected by floods in South Asia, aid workers and officials said, with heavy rains and damaged roads hampering relief efforts amid severe food shortages and a growing risk.

    South Asia
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    India ‘to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims’

    A government spokesman said on Friday that New Delhi was in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims.

    Southeast Asia
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    Australians mull boycotting Bangladesh tour

    Australia’s senior players have voted to boycott next month’s tour of Bangladesh unless their long-running pay dispute with Cricket Australia (CA) is settled before they leave, reports said on Monday.

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    Climate change to have devastating effect in Asia: Study

    Climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in the Pacific and Asia, a new report has warned and said Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five per cent in 2030s.

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    India beat Bangladesh, to face Pak in Champions Trophy 2017 final

    India on Thursday defeated Bangladesh by nine wickets in the semifinal of the Champions Trophy 2017, setting up a summit clash with Pakistan on Sunday.Earlier, a disciplined bowling by Kedar Jadhav (2-22).

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