Bangladesh student protests puts Sheikh Hasina govt on defensive, stirs opposition party's hopes of revival before general election
Sheikh Hasina's Awami League has taken a hit in the run-up to an election she was widely expected to win, after heavy-handed policing of demonstrations and a wave of arrests fuelled accusations that free speech is increasingly being curtailed.
A Catholic priest has disappeared in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday, a day before Pope Francis starts a landmark visit to the Muslim-majority nation wracked by Islamist extremism
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday that the recent spate of murders of secular bloggers and minorities had been carefully planned to destabilise the country and held main opposition BNP and its allies responsible for the killings.
Indian and Bangladeshi security and intelligence agencies must work in very close coordination to stem the growing influence of IS in Bangladesh as evident by frequent killings.