More than 70 Hindu devotees travelling to a centuries-old temple were on the vessel which suddenly tipped over and sank in the middle of the Karotoa river in northern Bangladesh.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has met with Rohingya community members during a tour of their camps in Bangladesh and said they had expressed hope that they would be able to go back to their homes.
UN rights chief meets senior officials in capital Dhaka to assess human rights and conditions of Rohingya refugees.
Protesters demanded that Muslim-majority nations boycott Indian products and cut off ties with New Delhi over comments against Prophet Muhammad made by two Indian governing party officials.
Bangladeshi authorities say nearly two dozen people managed to swim ashore after a cargo carrier ran over a small ferry in the Shitalakshya River, southeast of the capital Dhaka.
Stateless Rohingya refugees who have been living in subhuman conditions in Bangladesh are now worried about the future status of over 100,000 newborns.
The security has been tightened in Cox's Bazar to protect the refugee camp from further violence.
Rani – who stood at a height of just 51 cms and weighed 26 kilos – died from "overeating and gas accumulation in her stomach", local official says.
Thousands stranded in capital Dhaka as authorities halt almost all public transport ahead of tough lockdown following spike in infections which is being blamed on highly contagious Delta variant first identified in neighbouring India.
Explosion on ground floor of building in capital Dhaka's Moghbazar area leaves at least seven dead and 50 others wounded, police say.
Defying ban, protesters gather at country's biggest mosque in central Dhaka to protest five deaths in police shooting on Friday and ongoing Indian PM Narendra Modi's tour.
At least four protesters are shot dead in Chittagong port city during clash between police and demonstrators protesting against Indian PM Narendra Modi's controversial visit to join celebrations of Bangladesh's Independence Day.
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