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World Bank cancels credit for Bangladesh bridge project


June 30th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) World Bank has decided to cancel its $1.2 billion credit for Bangladesh's Padma Multipurpose Bridge project, said WB statement received here Saturday."In light of the inadequate ... Read more...

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Retired Indian Army officer to get Bangladesh award


June 25th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) A retired Indian Army officer will be honoured by the Bangladeshi government for saving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and a few of her family members ... Read more...

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Bangladesh forms panel on Grameen Bank


May 16th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government Wednesday set up a commission to ensure a better fate for its famous Grameen Bank following its founder Mohammad Yunus's removal from the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to observe Earth Hour


March 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has decided to observe Earth Hour 2012 and it will urge the people not to use power during that time, an official said ... Read more...

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Bangladesh mulls urbanisation policy


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government will formulate a National Urbanisation Policy to tackle the influx of rural people into cities for work, a minister has said."Most of the ... Read more...

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Dhaka urged to tighten anti-tobacco measures


February 27th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has been urged to tighten tobacco control measures to prevent deaths and disabilities from related diseases.Nearly 57,000 people die from tobacco use annually ... Read more...

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Five Bangladeshi government websites hacked


February 12th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 12 (IANS) A group of hackers, claiming to be Indians, attacked the websites of five ministries in Bangladesh as well as that of a trade organisation, a media ... Read more...

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Al Nayeem Jubaer arrested over Facebook post


January 31st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dhaka, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 19-year-old student has been arrested by the Bangladeshi police for posting obscene comments about the father of the country’s Prime Minister. The police say Al Nayeem ... Read more...

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Bid to topple Bangladesh government foiled, claims army


January 19th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A bid to topple the Bangladeshi government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been foiled, the army said Thursday.The Bangladesh Army said efforts by ... Read more...

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Bangladesh signs $290 mn deal with World Bank


January 18th, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has signed a $290 million financing agreement with the World Bank for the country's second Local Governance Support Project, said the Washington-based lender.The ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia writes to Manmohan over Tipaimukh Dam project


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's leader of opposition Khaleda Zia has urged Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allow a survey by experts before proceeding with the Tipaimukh Dam ... 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 ‘death squad’ trained by UK police resumes extra-judicial killing


January 27th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London/Dhaka, Jan.27 (ANI): A Bangladeshi paramilitary unit that receives training from British police has resumed killing people in so-called "crossfire" incidents that human rights groups say are extra-judicial killings.According to The Guardian, ... Read more...

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ONGC set up first power project to run on Bangladesh gas


August 21st, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Aug 21 (ANI): The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) has set up first unit of 726-MegaWatt power plant here which will run on gas supplied by Bangladesh.The plant is ... Read more...

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Death penalty proposed for Bangladesh mutineers


July 12th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (DPA) The Bangladeshi government Monday approved a draft law on the paramilitary border force that would impose a maximum penalty of death against mutineers, an official said. The council ... Read more...

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Indian business delegation to visit Bangladesh


March 27th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) A high level Indian business delegation would visit Bangladesh early next month, Bangladesh's Industry Minister Dilip Barua said here Friday. "A 50-member team will be visiting Bangladesh on April ... Read more...

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China, new hideout of top ULFA commander Paresh Baruah


June 1st, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): Indian Intelligence agencies have informed the Government that top United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) commander Paresh Baruah has moved to China around a month ago. ... Read more...

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1971 atrocities: Pakistan rejects Dhaka’s apology demand


May 16th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected a demand for an apology for the atrocities committed by its military in the buildup to the 1971 war of liberation that saw the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh cracks down on rampant corporate corruption


April 2nd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr.2 (ANI): The Government of Bangladesh has taken its first step towards tackling the menace of corporate corruption, which exists on a large scale in the country.Corporate corruption is a force ... Read more...

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Russia submits proposal for building nuclear plant in Bangladesh


March 22nd, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 22 (Xinhua) Russia Sunday submitted a proposal to the Bangladeshi government to build a nuclear power plant in the country, the Russian ambassador here said. The proposal was formally submitted ... Read more...

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FBI to arrive in Bangladesh Sunday to investigate mutiny


March 8th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (Xinhua) A team of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would arrive here Sunday to help the country investigate the Feb 25 border guards mutiny, Foreign Minister Dipu ... Read more...

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SAARC members discuss trade prospects in New Delhi


February 10th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Commerce Secretaries of SAARC nations met here on Tuesday to find ways to remove trade barriers and boost business within the region. Commerce Secretaries from eight member ... Read more...

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SAARC Commerce Secretaries meeting begins


February 10th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): The two-day meeting of the SAARCs Committee of Economic Cooperation (CEC) is being held here today.The meeting is being attended by Commerce Secretaries of all ... Read more...

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Bangladesh plans to eradicate begging within five years


February 6th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 5 (Xinhua) The Bangladeshi government is planning to eradicate begging from the country within the next five years, the country's finance minister said here Thursday. Speaking at a programme of ... Read more...

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Experts say India, Bangladesh need to diversify trade with active industry participation


January 30th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.30 (ANI): Largely insulated from the global financial meltdown, both the nations should come together to strengthen their economies. The newly elected Bangladesh Government holds India as a strategic partner ... Read more...

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Bridget McCain’’s Bangladesh orphanage revealed


September 8th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Sept.8 (ANI): The location of the orphanage in Bangladesh from where Republican presidential nominee John McCains stepdaughter, Bridget, was taken has been revealed. McCain and his wife adopted Bridget as their ... Read more...

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Dhaka watches while ‘unlawful killings’ spiral: Human Rights Watch


August 13th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 13 (IANS) "Unlawful killings" by Bangladesh's elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have surged in recent months and the army-backed government bas watched silently, global rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) ... Read more...

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Britain, Bangladesh to step up anti-terror campaign


April 10th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin
DPA Dhaka, April 10 (DPA) Britain and Bangladesh agreed in principle to step up joint action against suspected terrorists, officials said Thursday. The agreement followed talks between visiting British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith ... Read more...

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