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Anis Ahmed

Anis Ahmed

    Over 100 killed in Bangladesh's worst-ever factory fire
    Over 100 killed in Bangladesh's worst-ever factory fire
    A fire has swept through a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital killing over 100 people in the country's worst-ever factory blaze.
    Bangladesh fire death toll over 100
    Bangladesh fire death toll over 100
    More than 100 people were killed in a fire that razed a Dhaka neighbourhood, and rescue workers scrambled to pull bodies out of the debris on Friday.
    Special tribunals to try Bangladesh mutineers
    Special tribunals to try Bangladesh mutineers
    Tribunals will try paramilitary mutineers who killed at least 80 people, mostly army officers, as more than 70 others remain missing on Sunday.
    Bangladesh army reaffirms support for government
    Bangladesh army reaffirms support for government
    Bangladesh's powerful army has reaffirmed its support for the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after a mutiny by paramilitary troops.
    Fresh gunfire in Dhaka as troop mutinies spread
    Fresh gunfire in Dhaka as troop mutinies spread
    Fresh gunfire erupted at a paramilitary camp in the Bangladesh capital on Thursday as troops took to streets in towns across the country.
    Bangladesh troop mutinies spread
    Bangladesh troop mutinies spread
    Mutinies by members of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles have broken out in various towns around the country, police and witnesses said on Thursday.
    Hasina takes massive majority in Bangladesh
    Hasina takes massive majority in Bangladesh
    An alliance under Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina won a massive parliamentary majority in the country's first polls in seven years.
    Bangladesh candidate rhetoric heats up as poll nears
    Bangladesh candidate rhetoric heats up as poll nears
    Candidates in Monday's Bangladesh election to restore democracy after two years of emergency rule have traded heated charges of corruption.
    Bangladesh cyclone relief operation in full gear
    Bangladesh cyclone relief operation in full gear
    A week after a cyclone killed nearly 3 500 people on the Bangladesh coast, relief workers said on Wednesday they had been able to get food, medicine and other provisions to almost all those affected. A relief operation by civil authorities and the army, navy and airforce was at full force after roads blocked by fallen trees has been cleared.
    Tragedy unfolds in Bangladesh
    Tragedy unfolds in Bangladesh
    Four days after Cyclone Sidr killed more than 2 500 people in Bangladesh, rescuers were struggling to reach isolated areas along the country's devastated coast and give aid to millions of survivors. "The tragedy unfolds as we walk through one after another devastated village," said relief worker Mohammad Selim in Bagerhat, one of the worst-hit areas.
    Bangladesh storm toll nears 3 000
    Bangladesh storm toll nears 3 000
    Nearly four days after Bangladesh's worst cyclone since 1991 killed at least 2 350 people, rescuers were struggling to reach some devastated areas and officials feared the toll could climb sharply. Media reports and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society chairperson Mohammad Abdur Rob said the death toll had already surpassed 3 000, and was likely to go up.