Mutiny

  • Bangladesh court hands down death penalty to 167 rebel soldiers November 5, 2013

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday handed down death penalty to 167 former paramilitary soldiers after convicting them guilty of killing 74 people, including 57 army officers, during a mutiny in 2009. "They will be hanged by neck until they are dead," ruled Judge Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman of the Third Additional Metropolitan...
  • Bangladesh court orders death penalty to 152 rebel soldiers November 5, 2013

    A court in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced 152 people to death for their actions in a 2009 border guard mutiny in which 74 people, including 57 military commanders, were killed. Dhaka's Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman also sentenced 157 others, mostly border guards, to life in prison while 271 people...
  • Maldivian President to make first visit to India May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Mohamed Waheed, the new president of Maldives, will be in India on a five-day first ever official visit beginning Friday when he will discuss with the Indian leadership his atoll nation's future, including possible early elections. After unexpected turn of events in February this year propelled him to the...
  • May 10, 1857: The day the Great Indian Revolt started May 10, 2012

    May 10, 1857 was a Sunday. The British officers at the Meerut cantonment in north India were preparing to attend church, while many other British soldiers were off duty. The Indian troops in the cantonment, already waiting for an opportunity to revolt against their foreign masters, seized the day. Almost...
  • Mutiny-hit Bangladesh to raise new border force March 21, 2009

    Dhaka: Bangladesh will disband its mutiny-hit paramilitary unit and raise a new force to guard the borders, a top security official said on Saturday. A mutiny that began on February 25 at the headquarters of the paramilitary force in Dhaka and then spread to a dozen other towns, killed at...
  • Banned youtube video shows depth of anger in Bangladesh March 11, 2009

    New Delhi: A recording reveals the depth of feeling and anger against the manner in which the Sheikh Hasina government handled the BDR mutiny in Bangladesh. It's on Youtube, but you may not be able to access the site in Bangladesh, where the government has banned it. ...
  • Bangladesh bans YouTube for posting PM's recordings March 10, 2009

    Bangladesh has blocked YouTube after the website posted the recording of a meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Army Officers just after the BDR mutiny. In this meeting, the army officers are heard accusing Sheikh Hasina's government of not doing enough to save their officers. ...
  • Islamists blame India for Bangladesh mutiny March 9, 2009

    Dhaka: As agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation arrived here to help probe last week's mutiny, right wing Jamaat-e-Islami party on Sunday accused India of being behind the killings inside the Bangladesh border guards' headquarters. "The killing mission was executed from Indian intelligence headquarters through close monitoring," Matiur...
  • Bangladesh mutiny: Video shows outsiders killing officers March 4, 2009

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi officials investigating last week's bloody mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troops have claimed that video footage of the BDR headquarters in Dhaka showed unknown people in the border guards uniforms taking part in the massacre. BDR personnel have also claimed that "masked" soldiers forced them to join the...
  • US advises citizens to avoid travel to Bangladesh March 3, 2009

    Washington: The United States has advised its citizens to avoid unnecessary visit to Bangladesh, in view of the recent mutiny by the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) soldiers. "The Department of State advises all US citizens to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary travel in and...
  • Funeral held for officers killed in Bangladesh mutiny March 2, 2009

    Dhaka: Tens of thousands of mourners were attending a state funeral on Monday for dozens of Bangladesh army officers killed in a mutiny last week. The bloody rebellion by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) paramilitary troops at their Dhaka headquarters ended on Thursday, but not before causing a major security alert and alarming...
  • Fugitive rebels will be hunted down, says Bangladesh March 4, 2009

    Dhaka: Bangladesh now look ahead to hunt down the hand behind the bloody massacre of the top brass of the country's border guards in Dhaka. A case has been filed, specific soldiers have been identified. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has also decided to deploy the army across the...
  • Murder charges filed against over 1,000 BDR soldiers March 1, 2009

    Dhaka: Murder charges were on Sunday filed against over 1,000 personnel of Bangladesh's paramilitary force BDR following the 33-hour mutiny by them during which they killed 73 army officers, even as the government said the revolt was "well-orchestrated" and that a group of "outsiders" was also involved in the carnage. Besides...
  • Quick-fire trial of murderous mutineers in Bangladesh March 1, 2009

    Dhaka: The government of Bangladesh has announced that it intends to prosecute members of a paramilitary border force that mutinied this week by special tribunal, as more graves of the mutineers' victims were discovered. "The law ministry was asked to enact laws for the speedy trial of the killers and looters,"...
  • Three more mass graves unearthed in BDR HQ February 28, 2009

    Dhaka: The barbarity of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) soldiers during their abortive uprising continued to unfold today as three more mass graves with mutilated bodies of army officers and their kin were uncovered at its headquarters here, raising the death toll to 77. Among the 10 bodies retrieved this morning was...
  • Bangladesh toll is 61 dead, Hasina vows action February 28, 2009

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday vowed to book the instigators of the bloody 33-hour mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel, saying "a certain quarter must be involved" in the massacre of over 60 army officers who headed the paramilitary unit. "Nobody could have staged the rebellion alone. A certain...
  • Conspiracy behind mutiny, says Dhaka February 28, 2009

    New Delhi: The morning after the mutiny ended on Thursday, family members and relatives gathered at the gates of the Bangladesh rifles headquarters in Dhaka seeking news of their loved ones The mother of Major General Shakeel Ahmed - among the first to be killed in the mutiny - along with...
  • Search on for missing Bangladesh army officers February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: Army tanks rolled into the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) headquarters, where mutinous troopers who had battled the army for 33-hours had been holed up, in the capital city on Friday morning as search operations for missing officers began. Army troops, backed by six tanks and 20 armoured vehicles, entered the...
  • Bangladesh Rifles chief feared dead | More bodies February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: The decomposing bodies of seven army officers were found in the headquarters of a Bangladesh paramilitary unit on Friday, taking the known death toll from a mutiny over pay and command structures to 18, officials said. But scores of officers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) remain missing, including its chief,...
  • Mutiny ends, seven more BDR officers' bodies found February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: The decomposing bodies of seven army officers were found in the headquarters of a Bangladesh paramilitary unit on Friday, taking the known death toll from a mutiny over pay and command structures to 18, officials said. But scores of officers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) remain missing, including its...
  • India-friendly Bangladesh Rifles chief feared dead February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: Major General Shakil Ahmed, director general of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), died in a hail of bullets within 10 minutes of the mutiny by the troopers that ended after two days of killing and chaos. The general's killing was confirmed late Thursday evening by Lt Col Syed Kamruzzaman, who survived the...
  • Bangladesh Rifles mutiny ends, mystery remains March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The mutineers of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) surrendered their arms on Thursday afternoon after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged them to go back to barracks, ending a 33-hour battle. The BDR troopers agreed to release all hostages held inside the Bangladesh Rifles headquarters in Dhaka. Bangaldesh government and the rebels reached...
  • Bangladesh Rifles' mutiny over, claims Government February 26, 2009

    Dhaka: The 33-hour mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troopers ended Thursday evening as the rebels laid down their arms in the face of an imminent attack by the army, which had moved tanks into position for an assault on the BDR headquarters in Dhaka. "The situation is under complete control of...
  • Bangladesh army starts assault on rebel HQ March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned rebel paramilitary troopers that they would face strong action if they didn’t lay down arms by Thursday. The mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) that began in Dhaka on Wednesday spread around the country on Thursday, with shootings reported at several guard posts....
  • India plays safe on Bangladesh 'dispute' February 26, 2009

    Dhaka: Mutinies by members of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) have broken out in various towns around the country even as BDR violence in the capital Dhaka was being contained, police and witnesses said on Thursday. Nearly 50 people were killed in Dhaka as BDR troops fought among themselves on Wednesday...
  • Bangladesh burning, mutiny spreads February 26, 2009

    Dhaka: Mutinies by the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) have broken out in various towns around the country even as BDR violence in the capital Dhaka was being contained, police and witnesses said on Thursday. There were shooting incidents involving BDR troops in more than half a dozen towns including Feni, Teknaf,...
  • Rebel Bangladeshi soldiers begin laying down weapons February 26, 2009

    Dhaka: Rebellious Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troops, who opened fire on senior officers over a pay dispute, began surrendering their arms here early today after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offered an amnesty and assured to meet their demands, a government negotiator said. "They have started surrendering weapons,"...
  • Watch: Bangladesh border guards rebel, take hostage February 26, 2009

    Dhaka was rocked this morning as the border guards of the country rebelled. Sumon Chakrabarti reports. ...
  • Dhaka mutiny: India puts border guards on alert February 25, 2009

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday put its frontier guards on maximum alert along the Bangladesh border following a border guards mutiny in the neighbouring country and is watching closely developments there that could have impact on its border security. India, however, said that the border guards mutiny in Bangladesh was...
  • At least 1 dead, 6 wounded in Dhaka fighting February 25, 2009

    Dhaka: Heavy gunfire broke out at the headquarters of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) in Dhaka on Wednesday, and at least one person was killed and six others wounded, a doctor told Reuters. Bangladesh has seen a number of successful and failed military coups in its history, but the...