An explosive Al Jazeerainvestigation revealed this week the strong links between Bangladesh’s Prime Minister and a criminal family led by the head of the army who is using his post and the country’s security forces to extract bribes in return for state contracts and job positions.
Authorities in Dhaka have made a Sweden-based investigative journalism website inaccessible in Bangladesh soon after the outlet published a report alleging that one of the country’s most influential ministers was corrupt,Al Jazeera reported Thursday.
Few hours after he was dragged out of his room and beaten in the so-called ''torture cell,'' a Bangladesh student who criticized the state's recent water-sharing agreement with India on his Facebook page was found dead, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday.
Applicants for land deeds in Bangladesh must pay substantial bribes, according to a report released Monday by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB).
The former Prime Minister of Bangladesh and opposition leader who was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing from an orphanage trust was granted on Monday a four months bail, according to her lawyer.
By Haroon Janjua
A court in Dhaka sent on Thursday the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh and opposition leader to prison for five years for stealing from an orphanage trust.
A Bangladeshi court has sentenced the owner of a nine-story building that collapsed in 2013 killing 1,100 people to three years in prison for corruption.
U.S. Federal prosecutors are investigating North Korea’s role in the attempted theft of nearly US$ 1 billion from the Central Bank of Bangladesh in February 2016.
The global cooperative SWIFT that transfers billions of dollars each day has experienced “a number of recent cyber incidents”, it said yesterday in a notice seen by Reuters.
Cybercriminals managed to steal around US$ 80 million from the accounts of Bangladesh’s central bank last month, but a spelling mistake prevented them from taking nearly US$ 1 billion, according to the Guardian.
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