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.
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.
Tribunals will try paramilitary mutineers who killed at least 80 people, mostly army officers, as more than 70 others remain missing on Sunday.
Bangladesh's powerful army has reaffirmed its support for the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after a mutiny by paramilitary troops.
Fresh gunfire erupted at a paramilitary camp in the Bangladesh capital on Thursday as troops took to streets in towns across the country.
Mutinies by members of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles have broken out in various towns around the country, police and witnesses said on Thursday.
An alliance under Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina won a massive parliamentary majority in the country's first polls in seven years.
Candidates in Monday's Bangladesh election to restore democracy after two years of emergency rule have traded heated charges of corruption.
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.
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.
Nearly four days after Bangladesh's worst cyclone since 1991 killed at least 2Â 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 3Â 000, and was likely to go up.