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.
Student protesters marched through the Dhaka University campus and Dhaka's streets demanding the annulment of the digital security law and the release of seven student activists.
Bangladesh government wants to move more than 100,000 Rohingya people from makeshift camps in its southeastern border, where around a million of the Muslim minority live in dire conditions after fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017.
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.
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