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Muslim clerics, leaders welcome apex court ruling on Haj (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Majority of Muslim clerics and leaders Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court ruling directing the government to eliminate in the next 10 years the subsidy given ... Read more...

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Sentiments vs freedom: Rushdie issue festers


January 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Days after Salman Rushdie was not allowed to speak at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the issue continues to touch a raw nerve among Muslim ... Read more...

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Indian killed, six Indians hurt in Nigeria terror attack (Lead)


January 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Jan 22 (IANS) An Indian was killed and six Indians, including two children, were injured in a terror attack in the Nigerian city of Kano that left over 150 ... Read more...

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Foreign hand behind failed coup attempt, says Bangladesh


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Petrapole (West Bengal), Jan 21 (IANS) Bangladesh Saturday hinted at a foreign hand behind the coup attempt against the Sheikh Hasina government."There could be a foreign hand," Bangladesh Finance ... Read more...

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India-Bangla trade must grow faster, says Pranab


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Petrapole (West Bengal), Jan 21 (IANS) Stressing the need to further improve trade and commerce with Bangladesh, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said India's decision to allow duty-free ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s Jaipur visit under cloud (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Salman Rushdie's proposed visit to Jaipur for the Literary Festival has come under cloud with the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband saying Monday that ... Read more...

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Don’t allow Rushdie in India: Deoband vice chancellor


January 9th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) India's top Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband Monday opposed Salman Rushdie's visit to India and asked the government not to allow him to travel ... Read more...

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Bangladesh signs rail restoration deal with Indian firm


August 19th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Railway has signed a $15 million deal with an Indian firm for restoration of railway tracks in the country.The deal was signed with construction firm ... Read more...

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Shutter-down strike in Sindh against MQM leader’s killing


May 1st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 1(ANI): A complete shutter-down strike is being observed in Karachi, Hyderabad and other cities of Sindh against the killing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Liaquat Qureshi.The MQMobserved a ... Read more...

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MQM’s former lawmaker among five shot dead in Karachi during last 24 hours


April 30th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 30(ANI): At least five people, including a former lawmaker, were killed in suspected incidents of targeted killings during the past 24 hours in Karachi.Police said Shaikh Liaquat Ali, a former ... Read more...

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48 killed as coalition forces target Libyan air defence


March 20th, 2011 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 20 (IANS) At least 48 people were killed and 150 others wounded in air strikes carried out by coalition forces to enforce a UN resolution imposing a no-fly ... Read more...

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Father of micro finance Mohommad Yunus asked to quit Grameen Bank


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb.22 (ANI): Nobel peace laureate and micro credit pioneer Muhammad Yunus is facing calls to quit as Grameen Bank Managing Director.His supporters believe that the attempt to remove the 70-year old ... Read more...

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‘Friends of Grameen Bank’ defend Nobel laureate Yunus from aggressive govt attacks


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A group of charities led by former Irish President Mary Robinson has come to the defence of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus after the Bangladeshi government asked the ... Read more...

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Egypt bans ex-minister from travelling abroad


February 17th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 17 (IANS) Egyptian judicial authorities Wednesday barred former minister of agriculture Amin Abaza and two National Democratic Party (NDP) members from travelling abroad and froze their assets, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Govt. asks Muhammad Yunus to give up Grameen Bank post


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): The Bangladeshi government has asked Nobel peace laureate and micro credit pioneer Muhammad Yunus to retire as he has reached the normal retirement age for executives at private ... Read more...

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Dhaka prepares to host cricket World Cup


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 3 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday gave car owners here one week to give their old vehicles a fresh coat of paint to make them shine in time for the ICC World ... Read more...

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Mammoth Pak rally demands Taseer assassin’s release, Blasphemy Law bill withdrawal


January 10th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 10 (ANI): A conglomerate of religious and politico-religious parties organised a mammoth "Tahaffuz Namoos-e-Risalat" rally in the Pakistani metropolis on Sunday, and demanded of the government to immediately withdraw the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to review wages after industrial violence


December 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has pledged to review any discrepancies in the wage revision it had prescribed for the three million-plus workers in the apparel sector after protests in ... Read more...

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Pak clerics warn of protests if blasphemy laws are amended


December 13th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi (Pakistan), Dec. 13 (ANI): Religious parties in Pakistan have warned that they will launch a movement called the Tehreek Namoos-e-Risalat (TNR), if the government moves to amend the country's blasphemy laws.Talking ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s first foreign secretary dead


December 5th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) A.F.M. Abul Fateh, Bangladesh's first foreign secretary who was appointed after the country's liberation in 1971, has died in London. He was 86.Born in 1924 in Kishoreganj, Fateh ... Read more...

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I am interested in American experiences in other countries: Deborah Baker-Ghosh


October 7th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Master biographer and Pulitzer prize winner Deborah Baker-Ghosh, who is now threading together the life story of an American Islamist, says she wants to delve ... Read more...

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World Bank launches $6.1 bn support programme for Bangladesh


September 15th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 15 (DPA) The World Bank Wednesday launched its Country Assistance Strategy for Bangladesh, proposing financial support of $6.1 billion over a period of four years. The fund is to contribute to ... Read more...

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China to India car rally next year


September 15th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 15 (IANS) A four-nation car rally that will begin from Kunming in China and end at Kolkata in India will be flagged off next year to promote connectivity and communication ... Read more...

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Pranab heads to Dhaka for signing of $1 bn credit pact


August 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Building on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to New Delhi eight months ago, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee travels to Dhaka Saturday for the signing of ... Read more...

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Would eliminate terrorism in 90 days if PM: Imran


July 4th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, July 4 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Sunday claimed that if he was the prime minister of Pakistan, he would have eliminated the menace of terrorism within 90 days. Talking to media ... Read more...

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Pakistan plans national conference on terrorism


July 4th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (DPA) The Pakistani government is planning a national conference next week to build consensus on dealing with terrorism, even a former prime minister has called for talks with ... Read more...

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42 dead in suicide bombings at Lahore shrine (Fifth Lead)


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, July 2 (IANS) At least 42 people were killed and 175 injured in this Pakistani city as synchronised suicide bombings ripped through the famed Data Ganj Baksh shrine that was ... Read more...

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Suicide attacks at Lahore Sufi shrine kill 38 (Third Lead)


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, July 2 (DPA) At least 38 people were killed and more than 175 injured in double suicide bombings at a shrine in Lahore late Thursday, government officials said. "There were two ... Read more...

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Bangladesh unveils 19-billion-dollar national budget


June 10th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 10 (DPA) Bangladesh's coalition government, led by the Awami League, Thursday unveiled a 19 billion dollar national budget that calls for higher spending on energy, infrastructure and agriculture to ... Read more...

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Kolkata celebs gear up for FIFA World Cup


June 8th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) With the FIFA World Cup in South Africa only three days away, celebrities of this soccer-mad city are rescheduling their routine logbook to watch their favourite players and ... Read more...

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Bangladesh preparing to import Indian power


May 24th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 24 (IANS) Bangladesh will allocate Taka 17 billion ($245 million) in its annual budget next month for constructing the infrastructure necessary to import 500 MW of electricity from India, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to examine power import deal with India


May 4th, 2010 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 4 (DPA) The Bangladesh government formed a committee Monday to review a deal signed earlier with India on open-ended import and export of electricity, before ratifying the deal for ... Read more...

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Bangladesh invites pre-qualification bids for Padma bridge


April 21st, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has invited international bids for pre-qualification for the construction of a road-cum-rail bridge over river Padma that will link the northern and southern parts of the ... Read more...

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‘Indo-US ties a model for Bangladesh and China’


February 24th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) Bangladesh wants to engage in "a pro-active and balanced diplomacy" with China, akin to the relationship between India and the US, a senior ruling Awami League leader ... Read more...

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Indian goods trains may go up to Dhaka outskirts


December 23rd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) Bangladesh Railway (BR) is preparing for movement of Indian goods trains right up to the outskirts of the national capital, in a move that would help traders ... Read more...

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