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Hasina warns of possible terrorist threat from Mynmarese refugees


July 29th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned of possible terrorist connections among thousands of Muslim refugees trying to enter her country from neighbouring Myanmar.In an ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition stages mass hunger strike


May 21st, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) An alliance of 18 political parties in Bangladesh Sunday staged a seven-hour mass hunger strike to protest against the government's "oppressive policies".Thousands of political activists, ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia’s son, 29 others indicted in 2004 bombing


March 18th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) The son of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia and 29 others were Sunday indicted by a special court for a grenade attack in 2004 ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition holds mass rally (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), at a mass rally in the capital Monday set a 90-day ultimatum for the government to restore the ... Read more...

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Dhaka wears deserted look ahead of opposition rally


March 12th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) The usually bustling streets of the Bangladesh capital were almost empty Monday as public transportation remained off the roads ahead of a rally called by ... Read more...

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Foiled Bangladesh coup shows army is pro-democracy: experts


January 20th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh Army, which has earlier seized power, has proved its loyalty to democracy by foiling a coup attempt aimed at ousting Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Bangladesh keen on joint ventures with India: Hasina


January 12th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday express her readiness to set up joint ventures, including power plants, in India and to boost trade and business ... Read more...

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Dhaka seeking apology from Islamabad justified: Pakistani daily


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Bangladesh seeking an apology from Pakistan for war crimes committed in 1971 is "justifiable" and the "least our government can do is learn lessons from ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi woman politician’s house bombed


November 17th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 17 (IANS) The house of a woman politician in Bangladesh was bombed and her son was shot at by unidentified gunmen Wednesday night, police said Thursday.Four bombs were ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to deploy army in crucial civic poll


October 16th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh Election Commission Sunday decided to deploy the army for ensuring free and fair mayoral polls of the Narayanganj city corporation slated for Oct ... Read more...

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Bangladesh PM to visit Tripura


September 11th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 11 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Tripura later this year and will be conferred an honorary doctorate by a university, an official said here ... Read more...

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Manmohan’s Dhaka visit: Transit, ports, border key issues


August 26th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 26 (IANS) A transit route between the mountainous northeastern states and the rest of India via Bangladesh, use of sea and river ports and border-related issues ... Read more...

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Hasina seventh top world woman leader


August 11th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 11 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been named the seventh among 12 top world women leaders by Time magazine.The top 12 women leaders are: Thai ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition to stage countrywide rallies


July 26th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition - the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) - will stage demonstrations across the country July 28 to protest the arrest warrant against the party's ... Read more...

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Sonia to meet Hasina during Bangladesh visit


July 20th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will discuss bilateral relations with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during a visit to Dhaka July 25, said a party ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition party says no to electronic voting


July 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) The country's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said that it is opposed to the introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the next ... Read more...

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Two-day shutdown cripples life in Bangladesh


July 6th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Life was hit in Bangladesh Wednesday due to a two-day shutdown called by the country's main opposition party and its allies to protest the abolition ... Read more...

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50 injured in Bangladesh clash


June 12th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 12 (IANS) At least 50 people, including four policemen, were injured in a clash Sunday between activists of the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh daily objects to Hasina congratulating Mamata


May 15th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina "undermined her status and office" by calling up Mamata Banerjee, victor of the election in India's West Bengal state, a ... Read more...

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India only friend of Hasina government: Opposition leader


May 13th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) A senior leader of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said that India was "the only friend" of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and ... Read more...

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Delhi wants Dhaka ties to reach ‘highest possible peak’


May 6th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) India has said it would like its ties with Bangladesh to attain the "highest possible peak" with bilateral cooperation being consolidated in all sectors.Visiting Vice ... Read more...

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Bangladesh promotes its rail network


May 5th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) Bangladesh is focusing on its rail network that was neglected since the British era. With major projects ahead, a separate division is being formed as part ... Read more...

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‘Minority women’ gang raped in Bangladesh in 2001-02 (Lead)


April 26th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A judicial commission has concluded that over 200 Hindu women were raped following the 2001 parliamentary election, forcing many terrorized families to flee the country.The ... Read more...

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Minority women in Bangladesh gang raped in 2001-02: report


April 26th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A judicial commission in Bangladesh has concluded that "over 200 minority women were gang raped" in the violence following the October 2001 parliamentary poll that ... Read more...

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Bangladesh developer encroaching upon cremation ground?


April 16th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) A housing company, said to be promoted by a leader of Bangladesh's ruling Awami League, has encroached upon land belonging to a temple and a Hindu ... Read more...

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40-year-old controversy over call for Bangladesh independence


March 27th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) Bangladesh celebrated its independence day amid an old controversy about who was the first to declare independence four decades ago.Its founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s ruling ally threatens to quit


March 13th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 13 (IANS) Former Bangladesh president H.M. Ershad, who heads the third-largest party in parliament, has said his Jatiya Party might quit the ruling alliance of Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Political vendetta, says Dhaka media on Yunus sacking


March 4th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) Conceding that Grameen founder Muhammad Yunus "may not be a saint as his sympathisers would want us to believe", Bangladesh's media came down heavily on ... Read more...

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PM’s Bangladesh visit to resolve outstanding issues: BSF


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram's proposed visit to Bangladesh is expected to resolve several outstanding issues, Border Security Force (BSF) Director ... 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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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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Bangladesh group used Pakistan grenades for terror attacks


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 28 (IANS) Using a cache of 32 grenades it received from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Bangladeshi Islamist outfit Harkatul Jihad al Islami (HuJI) staged seven attacks during 2004-05 against then ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition fares well in polls


January 28th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 28 (IANS) The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), decimated in the parliamentary polls two years ago, has performed well in several civic bodies elections and also snatched back ... Read more...

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Dhaka may clip anti-graft body’s wings


January 25th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 25 (IANS) Bangladesh may clip the wings of its anti-graft body by amending the law. The cabinet Monday approved proposals for amendments to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: India worried over Hasina, Zia


December 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 20 (IANS) India was concerned over the jailing of Bangladesh leaders Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia by a caretaker government that ruled during 2007-08, reveals a US cable put ... Read more...

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