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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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Pranab to visit Bangladesh for Tagore ceremony


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Building upon warming ties, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bangladesh Sunday as the guest of honour to attend the closing ceremony of the ... Read more...

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India thanks Bangladesh for honouring 1971 heroes


April 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India and thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh celebrates 41st independence day


March 26th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh celebrated its 41st independence day Monday with tributes to the martyred war heroes.On March 26, 1971 valiant Bengalis of the then East Pakistan, on ... 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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3,000 arrested in Bangladesh


March 10th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 10 (IANS) Over 3,000 people have been arrested till Saturday from all over Bangladesh ahead of a rally planned for March 12 by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist ... Read more...

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Journalist couple killed in Dhaka


February 11th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 11 (IANS) Two Bangladeshi journalists -- a husband-wife duo -- were Friday night found murdered at their home in Dhaka, police said Saturday.Meherun Runi was a reporter for ... Read more...

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Bangladesh pays tribute to martyrs on Victory Day


December 16th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Thousands of Bangladeshis Friday paid tributes to those who sacrificed their lives for liberating the country in 1971.The 40th Victory Day celebrations began in the ... Read more...

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Opposition strike hits normal life in Dhaka


December 4th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 4 (IANS) Normal life in this Bangladesh capital was Sunday's affected to a large extent due to a day-long strike called by the country's main opposition party ... Read more...

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India allays Bangladesh’s Tipaimukh concerns


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid fresh concerns in Bangladesh over the Tipaimukh dam in Manipur, India Friday assured Dhaka that it will not take any steps on this ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi envoy to visit India over dam project issue (Lead)


November 24th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Wednesday that a special envoy would be sent to India soon to discuss the Tipaimukh Dam to be built ... 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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UN offers help during Bangladesh polls


November 16th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that if Bangladesh's political leaders want, the UN was ready to provide technical and logistic support to help conduct ... Read more...

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Achieved broad umbrella agreement with Dhaka: PM


September 7th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
On board Air India One, Sep 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said that India has achieved a "broad umbrella agreement" with Bangladesh that would serve as the ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia to meet Manmohan Singh Wednesday


September 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS)) Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia will meet visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Sonargaon Hotel here ... Read more...

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Indian envoy invites Khaleda Zia to meet Manmohan Singh


September 5th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Rajeet Mitter has invited Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition creating anti-India feelings: Minister


August 14th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 14 (IANS) The opposition in Bangladesh is creating an anti-India feeling among the masses ahead of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the country, a minister ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia slapped with case over undisclosed money


August 8th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) The anti-corruption officials in Bangladesh Monday lodged a police complaint against the country's main opposition party leader Khaleda Zia after she failed to reveal the ... Read more...

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India firm on Tipaimukh project - amid concerns across border


July 10th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) The Indian government is going ahead with the proposed 1,500-MW Tipaimukh hydel power project in Manipur despite objections from NGOs in India and opposition parties ... Read more...

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Krishna arrives in Dhaka, backs a prosperous Bangladesh (Lead)


July 6th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday began a three-day visit to Dhaka, saying "a prosperous, stable and democratic" Bangladesh was in the interest of ... 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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Hasina for Islam as Bangladesh’s state religion


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 31 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed herself in favour of retaining Islam as the state religion, moving away from the secular provisions in the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh observes Ziaur Rahman’s death anniversary


May 30th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) Bangladesh is Monday observing the 30th anniversary of the assassination of president Ziaur Rahman, the war of independence hero whose role as the military strongman changed ... Read more...

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Involve people to curb terror, Khaleda Zia tells US


May 25th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia has urged the US to "involve people" for sustainable and effective curbing of terrorism.On a visit to the US, Zia, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition observes Farakka Day


May 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has revived the observance of 'Farakka Day' to commemorate a march it had organised in 1976 to demand that ... 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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Court invalidates provision for caretaker Bangladesh government


May 10th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court Tuesday declared illegal the constitutional provision for a caretaker government taking office three months before a general election and organising the ... Read more...

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Stop border killings, Khaleda Zia tells India (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia Friday urged India to end incidents of shooting on the international boundary by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF), ... Read more...

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Osama’s death a major development, says Bangladesh


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) Bangladesh has called Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's death "a major development" and pledged its continued support to the war against terror."Bangladesh values its partnership ... Read more...

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Hasina to meet panel on Islamic references in constitution


April 27th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will Wednesday appear before a parliamentary committee examining whether to retain or remove Islamic religious references in the country's constitution.Political ... Read more...

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70 hurt in Dhaka varsity shooting


April 26th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Gunshots were fired in a clash at the Dhaka University campus early Tuesday as two factions of the students wing of the ruling Awami League ... 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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