Latest news from DHAKA, Bangladesh.

Top Asian News at 9:30 a.m. GMT

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, an official from the state power company said.


November 01, 2014 - 09:47 GMT

Top Asian News at 9:00 a.m. GMT

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, an official from the state power company said.


November 01, 2014 - 09:20 GMT

Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's state power company says the country has been hit with an electricity blackout after a transmission line bringing power from neighboring India failed.


November 01, 2014 - 08:52 GMT

Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's state power company says the country has been hit with an electricity blackout after a transmission line bringing power from neighboring India failed.


November 01, 2014 - 08:23 GMT

Official: Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout as national power grid link to India fails

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Official: Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout as national power grid link to India fails.


November 01, 2014 - 08:13 GMT

Bangladesh tribunal sentences head of largest Islamist party to death for 1971 war crimes

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh tribunal sentences head of largest Islamist party to death for 1971 war crimes.


October 29, 2014 - 06:50 GMT

Bangladesh on alert ahead of war crimes verdict

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh has boosted security in the capital hours before a special tribunal is to deliver a verdict against the top leader of an Islamist party on war crimes charges.


October 29, 2014 - 05:43 GMT

1st test: Bangladesh beats Zimbabwe by 3 wickets

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Scores Monday after Bangladesh's three-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the first cricket test at Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium:


October 27, 2014 - 10:09 GMT

Islam takes 5 wickets as Zimbabwe 94-7 at lunch

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Tajul Islam completed a five-wicket haul to leave Zimbabwe reeling at 94-7 at lunch on the third day of the first cricket test against Bangladesh on Monday.


October 27, 2014 - 06:09 GMT

Zimbabwe 94-7 at lunch on day 3 vs Bangladesh

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Scores at Lunch Monday on the third day of the first cricket test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium:


October 27, 2014 - 06:00 GMT

Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe scores

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Scores at end of Bangladesh innings Sunday on the second day of the first cricket test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium:


October 26, 2014 - 10:54 GMT

Bangladesh 189-5 at tea on day 2 vs Zimbabwe

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Mahmudullah and Mominul Haque brought up their half century to lead Bangladesh 189-5 at tea on the second day of the first test against Zimbabwe on Sunday.


October 26, 2014 - 08:37 GMT

Bangladesh 109-3 at lunch on day 2 vs Zimbabwe

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Scores at tea Sunday on the second day of the first cricket test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium:


October 26, 2014 - 08:27 GMT

Zimbabwe 77-2 at lunch on 1st day of 1st test

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Zimbabwe batted to a cautious 77-2 at lunch against Bangladesh on the first day of the first cricket test.


October 25, 2014 - 06:03 GMT

Zimbabwe wins toss, bats against Bangladesh

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Zimbabwe captain Breandan Taylor won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening match of the three-test series against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.


October 25, 2014 - 03:49 GMT

Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader who was convicted of war crimes involving his country's 1971 independence war has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.


October 24, 2014 - 04:45 GMT

Bus collision in Bangladesh kills at least 20

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Two passenger buses have collided head-on in northwestern Bangladesh, killing at least 20 people and injuring 25 others.


October 20, 2014 - 11:34 GMT
Adha Celebrations

Adha Celebrations

 

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 5: Bangladeshi Muslims ride look through a window of a train as they head to their homes the day before the Eid-al-Adha Festival October 5, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


October 05, 2014 - 05:06 GMT
Bangladeshi Hindus Gather For Durga Puja Celebrations

Bangladeshi Hindus Gather For Durga Puja Celebrations

 

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 4: A child sleep as Bangladeshi Hindu devotees worship on the final day of the Durga Puja Festival October 4, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


October 04, 2014 - 16:07 GMT

Bangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence for a leader of an Islamic political party to imprisonment until death for war crimes during the nation's 1971 independence war against Pakistan.


September 17, 2014 - 05:57 GMT

Bangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist.


September 17, 2014 - 05:24 GMT

Owner of sunken ferry arrested in Bangladesh

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Security officials in Bangladesh have arrested the owner of a ferry that sank earlier this month with more than 100 people dead or missing.


August 13, 2014 - 09:29 GMT

Bangladesh calls off search for capsized ferry

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Officials in Bangladesh called off the search Monday for an overloaded ferry that sank a week ago in one of the country's largest rivers, leaving more than a hundred people dead or missing.


August 11, 2014 - 09:56 GMT
Bangladesh ferry owner faces charges in sinking

Bangladesh ferry owner faces charges in sinking

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - The ferry that capsized in Bangladesh with hundreds of people on board this week had a capacity of only 85 passengers, the country's shipping minister said Wednesday as he announced charges against the vessel's owner and five of its employees.


August 06, 2014 - 05:42 GMT
125 presumed dead in Bangladesh ferry sinking

125 presumed dead in Bangladesh ferry sinking

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's shipping minister says at least 125 people are presumed dead after a ferry capsized central Bangladesh.


August 05, 2014 - 12:13 GMT
Garment Workers Go On Hunger Strike Over Unpaid Wages

Garment Workers Go On Hunger Strike Over Unpaid Wages

 

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - AUGUST 4: A man shouts while demonstrating against the Tuba Group August 4, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


August 04, 2014 - 11:07 GMT

Ferry capsizes in Bangladesh river; dozens safe

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh, and authorities said two people died and at least 44 reached safety.


August 04, 2014 - 09:37 GMT

Bangladesh official says ferry carrying hundreds of passengers has capsized

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh official says ferry carrying hundreds of passengers has capsized.


August 04, 2014 - 06:39 GMT

Bangladesh official says ferry has capsized

 

DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Bangladesh official says a passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people has capsized.


August 04, 2014 - 06:39 GMT
Eid Celebrations Mark The End Of Ramadan

Eid Celebrations Mark The End Of Ramadan

 

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - JULY 29: People give alms to beggars after prayer at the National Mosque, Baitul Mukarram, during Eid al-Fitr on July 29, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


July 29, 2014 - 09:05 GMT
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