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Bangladesh Bus Bombing Kills 4, Injures 30

Bangladesh Bus Bombing Kills 4, Injures 30

Authorities in Bangladesh are reporting an attack on a bus travelling to Dhaka using petrol bombs which has killed four people and left 30 others injured, many with very severe burns. The bus was under a police escort during its journey, though the people responsible for the bombing were able to disappear quickly before being […]

Bangladesh Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence of Islamic Leader

Bangladesh Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence of Islamic Leader

In Bangladesh, a death sentence that was given to the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, was upheld. Kamaruzzaman, assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, was found guilty in May, 2013, by a special war crimes tribunal of torture and genocide. Last week, the special war crimes tribunal also sentenced to death the […]

Bangladesh: Power Restored to Most of Country [Update]

Bangladesh: Power Restored to Most of Country [Update]

Power has been restored to most of Bangladesh on Sunday several hours after the poor, energy-deficient nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when the power grid transmission line that connects the country to India failed, according to reports. This is an update to a previously reported Guardian Liberty Voice Breaking News story. The blackout […]

Bangladesh Hit by Blackout via Major Power Failure With India

Bangladesh Hit by Blackout via Major Power Failure With India

Bangladesh suffered massive power outages and blackouts today when the Bangladesh-India national power interconnection grid at Bheramara in Kushtia was tripped. According to reports, the power grid used for transmission was tripped at 11:30 a.m. their time. The disruption created a sudden vacuum, which caused a shutdown of generation at all power plants and resulted […]

World News: GLV Daily Digest for August 1-6, 2014

World News: GLV Daily Digest for August 1-6, 2014

The world news daily digest for August 1 through August 6 includes the top stories over the past five days. As Taiwanese citizens finally return to their homes, investigation into the deadly gas explosion continues. Meanwhile, in Bangladesh, many worry over the safety of the ferry system in the country. The biggest concern however, lies […]

Bangladesh: Ferry Captain Charged With Murder

Bangladesh: Ferry Captain Charged With Murder

Bangladesh ferry captain of the MV Pinak-6 and five others have been charged with murder after a second major ferry accident this year claimed the life of over 100 passengers. The ferry accidents were both caused by strong river currents, bad weather, and overcrowding of the vessels. The first incident happened on May 15, 2014 and another […]

Asia Cricket Cup 2014: Pakistan Defeat Arch Rivals India

Asia Cricket Cup 2014: Pakistan Defeat Arch Rivals India

In a thrilling encounter Pakistan cricket team over came a spirited challenge by their arch rivals  India to defeat them by one wicket to keep alive their hopes of defending the Asia Cricket Cup 2014. Shahid “Boom Boom” Afridi hit two successive sixes on the third and fourth balls of the last over of the match […]

Dynastic Politics in the India Subcontinent

Dynastic Politics in the India Subcontinent

The countries comprising the Indian subcontinent share culture, traditions, customs, religions but most important of all a long history of dynastic politics. The Nehru dynasty has ruled India for the majority of its history. It started with Jawahar Lal Nehru who became the first prime minister of independent India, in 1947. His father Moti Lal […]

Singapore Riot Caused by 400 Drunkards?

Singapore Riot Caused by 400 Drunkards?

Alcohol is being served up as a factor in the Singapore riot involving nearly 400 people of mostly Indian and Indian sub-continent origin, and a complete ban on alcohol will be implemented this weekend in the area where the riot erupted. Last Sunday’s riot broke out after an Indian man was fatally run0ver by a bus in […]

Bangladesh Sentences 152 Soldiers to Death

Bangladesh Sentences 152 Soldiers to Death

Bangladesh has sentenced 152 soldiers to death for playing a part in a mutiny four years ago which killed 74 people, including 57 military commanders. The rebellion broke out in a lush Dhaka compound, where bodies of the dead were tossed into storm sewers and mass graves. A specially appointed civilian court tried over 800 defendants […]

Abdul Qader Mulla Sentenced to Death

Abdul Qader Mulla Sentenced to Death

The Chief Justice Supreme Court of Bangladesh, in a short order,sentenced Abdul Qader Mulla to death by hanging.  The Supreme Court turned the sentence of life imprisonment, earlier awarded to him by a special war crimes tribunal, into  a death sentence. This sentence enraged the members and activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami, who started protesting on […]

Akhter’s wrenching photo becomes symbol of Bangladesh’s grief and movement for change

Akhter’s wrenching photo becomes symbol of Bangladesh’s grief and movement for change

Taslima Akhter’s wrenching photograph of a man and a woman clasped in a death grip, so to speak, in the rubble of the collapsed garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 24 has become Bangladesh’s symbol of grief and a movement for change. It has captured the grief and outrage of not only Bangladeshis but […]

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