May 03, 2021 | 13:57
At least 26 people were killed when a speedboat packed with passengers collided with a vessel transporting sand on Monday in the latest maritime disaster to hit Bangladesh.
June 29, 2020 | 15:19
Twenty-three people died and dozens more were missing on Monday after a ferry capsized in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka following a collision with another vessel, rescue officials said.
May 21, 2020 | 09:01
KHULNA, Bangladesh: The strongest cyclone in decades slammed into Bangladesh and eastern India on Wednesday (May 20), sending water surging inland and leaving a trail of destruction as the death toll rose to at least nine.
February 12, 2020 | 08:52
At least 14 people drowned and dozens more were unaccounted for after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees sank off southern Bangladesh early on Tuesday (Feb 11), officials said.
November 12, 2019 | 09:46
The death toll from a cyclone that barrelled into the coasts of Bangladesh and India has risen to 24, authorities said Monday (Nov 11), as the two nations assess the scale of devastation wreaked by the powerful storm.
November 11, 2019 | 09:52
Twenty people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said on Sunday (Nov 10).
October 21, 2019 | 09:55
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (Oct 20) called for calm after at least four people were killed when police fired on thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims protesting Facebook messages that allegedly defamed the Prophet Mohammed.
August 19, 2019 | 08:58
At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said on Sunday (Aug 18).
July 23, 2019 | 08:58
Severe floods and lightning have claimed the lives of more than 650 people across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, officials said Monday (Jun 22) as the annual monsoon took its toll on the rainfed region.
March 29, 2019 | 15:32
Desperate workers leaped to their deaths as a huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block on Thursday (Mar 28), killing at least 19 people and trapping others in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital.
February 18, 2019 | 16:56
A fire tore through a slum in southern Bangladesh on Sunday (Feb 17), killing at least nine people and destroying hundreds of shanty homes, police said.
January 10, 2019 | 09:19
Bangladeshi police Wednesday (Jan 9) used water cannon to disperse 10,000 striking garment workers who were blocking a major highway in a fourth day of industrial action, an official said.
December 12, 2018 | 11:30
Bangladesh's election campaign turned violent Tuesday (Dec 11) with scores injured at political rallies across the country, as police fired pellet guns into crowds and stick-wielding mobs attacked rival candidates.
August 06, 2018 | 11:00
Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile Internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said on Sunday (Aug 5), as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence.
May 23, 2018 | 08:25
NEW DELHI: A deadly virus carried mainly by fruit bats has killed at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert on Monday (May 21).