At least 30 bodies have been recovered with some dozens still missing after a ferry capsized in the Buriganga river which runs through southwest Dhaka. Officials were unable to confirm the number of passengers on board at the time of the accident.
Covid-19 has now killed over 439,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 16:
In 1998 Abdul Majed was sentenced in absentia to death along with a dozen other army officers over the murders of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and members of his family. Majed who is believed to have fled to India in 1996, returned to Bangladesh last month.
Road accidents in the South Asian nation kill thousands every year because of lax enforcement of traffic law, bad road condition and poor signalling system.
Factory fires are common in Bangladesh, especially in the dry winter season.
The accused are said to be members of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh and were found responsible by the court for planning the attack that killed at least 22 people, including 18 foreigners.
Bangladesh cricket players release a list of demands and the boycott has affected the ongoing National Cricket League, the country's first class cricket competition, and the national training camp ahead of the tour of India.
Some people in Bangladesh believe henna powder has health benefits and does not cause any medical issues as it is natural as opposed to those dyes created using man-made chemicals.
Government officials say most of the deaths were over business, money disputes, extra-marital affairs, and other personal arguments. Bangladesh embassy says none of Bangladesh's nationals were involved in the killings.
The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least twelve people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where four more people died although more than a million had been evacuated.
Protesters gathered in Bangladesh's Dhaka to demand justice for an 19-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her school principal.
Search operations went on late into the day as some of the trapped waved frantically from the windows and roof of the building in the upscale Banani area of the city, while others tried to jump to safety.
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