Latest Dhaka Stories

2005-11-24 03:40:28

DHAKA (Reuters) - Ten people were injured when opposition activists scuffled with Bangladeshi police on Thursday during a general strike that disrupted business and transport in much of the country.

2005-11-19 21:10:12

By Simon Denyer DHAKA (Reuters) - Tipu Sultan's hands are a patchwork of scars: thin tidy scars where surgeons have inserted metal pins to rebuild every bone in his hands and fingers. An ugly purple scar remains where half his forearm seems to have been butchered.

2005-11-17 06:12:44

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh stepped up a nationwide hunt for potential suicide bombers on Thursday as Islamic militants threatened more attacks and lawyers boycotted courts in protest at the killing of two judges this week.

2005-11-16 05:02:31

DHAKA (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh are hunting about 2,000 potential suicide bombers from three banned militant groups demanding the introduction of Islamic law in the mainly Muslim democracy, a senior officer said on Wednesday.

2005-11-14 03:48:51

DHAKA (Reuters) - Two Bangladeshi judges were killed on Monday when a man threw a bomb at their car, police said. The judges were on their way to the Jhalakathi district court, 250 km (155 miles) south of Dhaka, when the attack took place, a police officer said.

2005-11-11 20:18:44

By Raju Gopalakrishnan DHAKA (Reuters) - Authorities in Bangladesh's capital are spending considerable money and effort to ensure that this weekend's summit of South Asian leaders goes off well, but many in the teeming city say they are being made poorer.

2005-11-09 19:56:41

By Y.P. Rajesh DHAKA (Reuters) - Leaders of South Asia, home to nearly one-fifth of humanity, gather in Bangladesh this weekend for a twice-postponed summit to push long-standing goals to reduce poverty, boost trade and fight terrorism.

2005-11-07 09:25:23

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 70 people were missing after a ferry capsized in the Bay of Bengal on Monday while sailing to Chittagong port in Bangladesh from a nearby island, police said. One child was found dead but rescuers pulled out about 80 other passengers alive after M.V.

2005-10-19 03:41:02

DHAKA (Reuters) - A trial court judge in northeastern Bangladesh was wounded in a bomb attack by a suspected Islamic militant, police said on Wednesday.

2005-10-10 10:47:48

DHAKA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia on Monday called those behind recent bombings in Bangladesh "enemies of democracy and Islam" and pledged to punish them for trying to destabilize the country.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.