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World Bank to support Bangladesh river project


September 21st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) The World Bank plans to restart negotiations on a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh for building a bridge over the Padma river.Friday's announcement comes after the ... Read more...

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Three held with fake 6.40 lakh Takas in Dhaka


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Three people have been arrested in Dhaka after counterfeit currency worth 6.40 lakh Takas (about $7,850) was recovered from them, The Daily Star reported.The Detective Branch ... Read more...

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Two die in septic tank in Bangladesh


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Two construction workers in Bangladesh died Friday after they inhaled toxic gas while working inside a septic tank in Chittagong city.The workers were trying to clean ... Read more...

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Elephant kills Bangladeshi in his house


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) A man was trampled to death and his brother injured when a wild elephant intruded into their house early Friday in Bangladesh's Chhagalkhaiya subdivision, the Daily ... Read more...

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Yunus fears government is taking over Grameen Bank (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus Thursday expressed shock at the Bangladesh government's attempt to cut the powers of the Grameen Bank's board and giving more authority to ... Read more...

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Yunus fears Grameen Bank’s takeover by government


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus Thursday expressed utter shock at the Bangladesh government's attempt to cut the powers of the Grameen Bank's board and giving more authority ... Read more...

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80 percent of Bangladeshi farmers own mobiles


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Around 80 percent of farmers in Bangladesh now own mobile phones which they use to estimate the market demand for their crops, the World Bank has ... Read more...

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EU asks Bangladesh to address human rights violations


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh needs to address the issue of human rights violations because it is similar to violation of democracy, the European Union (EU) ambassador to the country ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Journalists assaulted in Bangladesh


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) At least five reporters were Sunday assaulted by interns at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital when they went to cover an agitation by the doctors.The interns ... Read more...

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Students vandalise vehicles in Dhaka


July 8th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 8 (IANS) Angered by the death of a college student in a road accident, his fellow pupils Sunday set ablaze two buses and vandalised around 40 vehicles in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bomb scare hits rail services in Bangladesh


July 7th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Train services on two routes in northwest Bangladesh were suspended Saturday after a bomb-like object was found lying on a rail track in Dinajpur, along the ... Read more...

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33 Bangladeshi migrants held in Britain


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) At least 33 illegal migrants, including a number of students, from Bangladesh have been arrested in police operations launched across Britain.The illegal migrants were arrested by ... Read more...

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Cole to do a cameo in ‘Glee’


July 4th, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole will do a cameo in forthcoming episodes of TV show "Glee", confirmed actor Jane Lynch who plays the coach in the series.The ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi leader accused of killing 57 during 1971 war


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 3 (IANS) Abdul Quader Mollah of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party has been accused of plotting the deaths of at least 57 people in Dhaka during the 1971 war of ... Read more...

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Brangelina to marry in Britain


June 26th, 2012 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly planning to wed here at Windsor in a low-key ceremony before leaving for south of France ... Read more...

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Indian, Bangladeshis held in Malaysia (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) Eighty-one illegal migrants, including an Indian, two Pakistanis and 33 Bangladeshis, have been detained in Malaysia.In a joint operation by 12 Malaysian government agencies, 81 illegal ... 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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Germany concerned over human rights in Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Germany Saturday expressed concern over killings and the human rights violations in Bangladesh, and urged all political actors to work together to strengthen democracy ... Read more...

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West trying to impress Kardashian’s mother


June 10th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) In his bid to impress his girlfriend Kim Kardashian's mother, Singer Kanye West gifted the latter a $200,000 Bentley.Reportedly, Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, is not ... Read more...

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Pegg reveals Cruise’s secret to good body


June 8th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Actor Simon Pegg has revealed that his "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" star Tom Cruise keeps his body in good shape with the help of an ... Read more...

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Study reveals that 10% of the Brits believe that David Cameron is an alien


June 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, might be an alien, according to one in ten Britons, as a survey carried out by the Daily Star has shown. ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi couple jailed for 37 years


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) The leader of a banned Islamist outfit in Bangladesh and his wife were Sunday sentenced to 37 years in prison for possessing weapons and bullets.Zahidul Islam ... Read more...

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Marriage registration optional for Bangladeshi Hindus


May 21st, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet Monday approved a draft of the Hindu Marriage Registration Act 2012, which makes the registration of marriage optional and not mandatory for ... Read more...

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First Bangladeshi woman to climb Everest


May 19th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) A 31-year-old Bangladeshi accountant Saturday became the first woman from her country to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.Nishat Majumder, who began her adventure ... Read more...

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50 Indian double-decker buses to run on Bangladesh roads


May 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) As many as 50 Indian double-decker buses will soon run on the roads of this Bangladesh capital and Chittagong city, a media report said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Bangladesh on US strategic radar, says daily on Clinton trip


May 7th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Dhaka has "formally brought Bangladesh on the strategic radar of the US", said a leading Bangladeshi daily Monday.An editorial ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bombs hurled at Bangladesh Secretariat


April 29th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) Unidentified attackers Sunday hurled two bombs at the Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka, one in front of the home ministry, but no one was injured in the ... Read more...

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Indian boy of five languishes in Bangladesh jail


April 25th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A five-year-old Indian boy and his grandparents are lodged in a Bangladesh jail for a year since the process for their confirmation as Indian nationals ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

8,000 sued over Bangladesh clash


April 24th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) Over 8,000 people have been sued in cases filed in connection with a clash in Bangladesh's Sylhet district during a countrywide strike Monday, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bangladeshi editor gets death threat


April 24th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) The editor of a Bangladeshi daily has received death threats from unidentified people for publishing reports on a missing leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party ... Read more...

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Tagore song heralds new year in Bangladesh


April 14th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) Hundreds of Bangladeshis gathered in the capital Saturday to sing "Esho hey Baishakh esho esho", a traditional song written by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, to welcome ... Read more...

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NASA to study climate change in Bangladesh


April 13th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) American space research institute NASA will conduct a study on the weather and climate change in Bangladesh."NASA will conduct the research under its South and Southeast ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Saudi killed in Bangladesh


April 11th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) A 35-year-old Saudi national was killed Tuesday in an accident in Bangladesh.Kamal Gazi, son of Md. Abdul Motaleb Gazi, went out for a stroll along the ... Read more...

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Declare wealth, Bangladesh PM told


April 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) A leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Tuesday asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her family to declare their wealth.BNP's M.K. Anwar said this ... Read more...

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When a Bangladeshi judge set an example


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 3 (IANS) A judge in Bangladesh refused to have his economy class seat in a Biman flight upgraded to a business class seat, saying the airline should not ... Read more...

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