Bangladesh economy sees ‘record high’ growth
15th May 2017

Bangladesh economy sees ‘record high’ growth

By Sorwar Alam   ANKARA (AA) – Bangladesh’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) has reached a record high growth of 7.2 percent in the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to the country’s statistics bureau on Sunday. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) … Continued

Myanmar: 3 more die in latest Rakhine violence, incl Muslims
11th Oct 2016

Myanmar: 3 more die in latest Rakhine violence, incl Muslims

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Police have tightened security in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State after three people were killed in a clash Monday as troops hunted for a group who stormed police border points Sunday killing nine police … Continued

Bangladesh: Dozens dead in factory explosion, blaze
11th Sep 2016

Bangladesh: Dozens dead in factory explosion, blaze

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA):  At least 24 people died in a factory boiler blast and fire in Tongi, a township to the north of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, on Saturday, police said. Deputy Insp. Malek Khasru Khan said … Continued

World ‘ignoring Bangladeshi executions’
9th Sep 2016

World ‘ignoring Bangladeshi executions’

By Tayfun Salci   LONDON (AA): The international community — with the notable exception of Turkey — is standing silent as opposition figures in Bangladesh are being abducted and killed, the son of one of the country’s leading dissents has … Continued

Bangladesh: 20 dead in Dhaka restaurant siege
2nd Jul 2016

Bangladesh: 20 dead in Dhaka restaurant siege

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): A siege at a restaurant in Dhaka ended in the deaths of 20 foreign hostages, the Bangladeshi army said Saturday. Nine Italians, seven Japanese, three Bangladeshis and one Indian are dead. The twenty … Continued

Bangladesh:Cyclone ‘Roanu’ claims over 20 lives
22nd May 2016

Bangladesh:Cyclone ‘Roanu’ claims over 20 lives

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): At least 20 people have been killed — and scores injured — by Cyclone “Roanu”, which pounded Bangladesh on Saturday, according to local emergency officials. The head of the country’s disaster management agency, … Continued

Bangladesh: Party head’s execution condemned widely
11th May 2016

Bangladesh: Party head’s execution condemned widely

By Bayram Altug   ANKARA, Turkey (AA): Turks gathered overnight to protest the execution of the leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami group, Motiur Rahman Nizami. The US has voiced concern to the execution. In Ankara, a group of people connected to … Continued

Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamic leader
9th Mar 2016

Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamic leader

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): Bangladesh’s top court on Tuesday upheld a death sentence handed down against a member of the country’s largest Islamic party for alleged war crimes committed during the nation’s 1971 independence war. The court … Continued

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami blasts decision to execute chief
7th Jan 2016

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami blasts decision to execute chief

[Photo: Motiur Rahman Nizami] Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA, (AA): The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party on Wednesday condemned a court decision to uphold the death penalty against its party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami. Acting party chief Maqbul Ahmed and acting secretary-general Shafiqur Rahman issued … Continued

Bangladesh executes two senior opposition leaders
22nd Nov 2015

Bangladesh executes two senior opposition leaders

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA) – Bangladesh on Sunday hanged two well-known opposition figures convicted of war crimes during the country’s war of independence from Pakistan in 1971, depsite concerns that the legal proceedings against them were flawed. Bangladesh … Continued

Bangladesh: Publisher hacked to death
1st Nov 2015

Bangladesh: Publisher hacked to death

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): Publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan was killed in a knife attack Saturday at his office in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police said. Dipan, 43, had published a book authored by secular blogger Avijit Roy, who … Continued

Bangladesh blast at Shia Muslim Ashura gathering kills one, injures 87
24th Oct 2015

Bangladesh blast at Shia Muslim Ashura gathering kills one, injures 87

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA,  (AA): A triple bomb blast at a Shia Muslim gathering in Bangladesh left one person dead and 87 injured in the early hours of Saturday in capital Dhaka. The attack took place at Hussaini … Continued

Bangladesh: Student protesters force capital standstill
11th Sep 2015

Bangladesh: Student protesters force capital standstill

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA,  (AA): Bangladesh’s already heaving capital was brought to a standstill on Thursday as thousands of students from private universities protested a move to charge them extra taxes. The students were angered by a government … Continued

Bangladesh: Bus collision kills 15
19th Jul 2015

Bangladesh: Bus collision kills 15

By Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA, (AA):A collision between two buses killed at least 15 people, including the drivers, Sunday morning, in northern Bangladesh, officials said. The crash occurred west of Bangabandhu bridge –Bangladesh’s biggest bridge on the Jamuna river which runs north … Continued

Bangladesh court orders new war crimes death sentence
16th Jul 2015

Bangladesh court orders new war crimes death sentence

    By Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA,  (AA): A Bangladeshi special court has handed down the latest in a line of death sentences to a former political activist prosecuted for war crimes. On Thursday, the International Crimes Tribunal, a domestic court, found Forkan Malik guilty of … Continued

10th Jul 2015

Bangladesh: Crush at charity distribution event kills 23

    By Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) – A crush at a Ramadan charity distribution event in Bangladesh has killed 23 people on Friday. Apart from one boy, all of the victims were women crushed at the early … Continued

6th Apr 2015

Bangladesh: Storm kills 35

Severe storms created devastation in Bangladesh’s northwest, killing at least 35 people, officials said Monday .Women and children are said to be among the dead who included some victims in the capital Dhaka.. Rescuers and villagers recovered the bodies of victims after … Continued

23rd Feb 2015

Bangladesh: Death toll from Padma launch capsize reaches 70

  [Locals and relatives of victims gather on the bank of the Padma river at Paturia ghat in Manikganj after rescuers pull out the ill-fated launch MV Mostafa early Monday. Photo: STAR]   The death toll from the Padma launch … Continued

22nd Feb 2015

Bangladesh: Death toll rises to 35 in launch capsize

  [Photo: Moni Begum breaks into tears after she heard that her mother, sister and niece went missing in a launch capsize in the Padma river. The launch, ML Mostafa, with 150 passengers sank in the river on Sunday. Photo: … Continued

7th Feb 2015

Bangladesh: 3 killed in Barisal firebombing, 2 held

    [The attacked truck.Photo: Star]   Star Online Report: Three people including a trucker and his father-in-law were killed after alleged blockaders firebombed a truck in Gournadi upazila of Barisal early today.   This firebombing took place hours after … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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