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Woman kills daughter’s lover for posting topless photos


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) A 47-year-old Bengali Muslim woman arranged for her teenaged daughter's boyfriend to be battered to death after he posted topless pictures of the girl on the ... Read more...

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Eight Bangladeshis beheaded in Saudi Arabia


October 9th, 2011 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 9 (IANS) Eight Bangladeshi migrants were beheaded in public in the Saudi Arabian capital after they were convicted of killing an Egyptian security guard four years ago, a ... Read more...

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Shehnai on the verge of extinction in Bangladesh


September 1st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 1 (IANS) Shehnai, a wind instrument, is on the verge of extinction in Bangladesh, laments a music exponent. Shamsur Rahman, who partly learnt to play the shehnai by listening to records ... Read more...

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Court extends former Bangladesh PM son’s parole


August 27th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) The Dhaka High Court has extended the parole of Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia's son, who is wanted in a number of corruption cases and is in ... Read more...

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Cherie Blair’s legal ruling lands her in controversy


June 22nd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 22 (IANS) Cherie Blair, wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair, is at the centre of a controversy involving an alleged cover-up by a judicial body of ... Read more...

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British MP marches to Bangladesh-India border to protest dam


November 30th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 30 (IANS) Stating that the proposed dam by India over the Barak river would flood large areas and act as a "weapon of mass destruction", a British delegation led ... Read more...

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Indian with Lashkar links arrested in Dhaka


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 2 (IANS) Bangladesh police have said they have arrested a sixth Indian national suspected to have links with a Pakistan-based militant organisation in the last five months and are ... Read more...

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Arrest those who felled 30,000 trees: Bangladesh PM


September 17th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed officials to nab those people who were allegedly involved in the felling of 30,000 trees along the coast of Cox's ... Read more...

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Hasina moves to curb graft among political associates


September 17th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed officials to nab her Awami League (AL) subordinates who have allegedly been involved in the felling of 30,000 trees ... Read more...

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Dhaka dinner diplomacy: Hasina invites Khaleda to Iftar (Lead)


August 27th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday invited opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia for an Iftar party, triggering speculation of a political rapprochement. Hasina's protocol officer Proloy Joardar Thursday ... Read more...

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Dhaka dinner diplomacy: Hasina invites Khaleda to Iftar


August 27th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday invited opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia for an Iftar party, triggering prospects of a political rapproachment. Hasina's protocol officer Proloy Joardar Thursday morning ... Read more...

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Politicians, businessmen supporting Dawood Ibrahim: Bangladesh police (Lead)


June 8th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 8 (IANS) The trail of a police probe into activities of international mafia don Dawood Ibrahim has reached the doors of politicians and businessmen in Bangladesh, media reports here said ... Read more...

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Bangladesh politicians, businessmen supporting Dawood Ibrahim


June 8th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 8 (IANS) The trail of probe into activities of international mafia don Dawood Ibrahim has reached the doors of politicians and businessmen in Bangladesh, media reports here said Monday. The authorities ... Read more...

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‘Dawood Ibrahim network in Bangladesh since 1995′


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) International mafia don Dawood Ibrahim established his terror network in Bangladesh back in 1995 and started expanding the nexus since 2000, a top police officer has said. Dhaka Metropolitan ... Read more...

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Dhaka probing Gulshan Kumar killer’s terror links (Lead)


May 29th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) Bangladesh is ascertaining possible terror links of Abdul Rauf Daud Merchant, convicted killer of Bollywood music baron Gulshan Kumar, who was nabbed while hiding in a town in ... Read more...

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Music baron Gulshan Kumar’s killer nabbed in Bangladesh


May 29th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) Abdul Rauf Daud Merchant, convicted killer of Bollywood music baron Gulshan Kumar, has been nabbed by Bangladesh police that is ascertaining his possible links to an arms haul ... Read more...

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With husband unwell, Hasina may alter America tour plans


May 9th, 2009 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 9 IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina may be forced to alter her plans to visit North America due to her husband's failing health, media reports said Saturday. Hasina visited ... Read more...

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Bangladesh PM’s ailing husband leaves for Singapore


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's nuclear scientist husband M. Wajed Miah, who has been suffering from kidney and cardiac related complications, left for Singapore Monday for treatment. The ... Read more...

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Two Bangladeshi miscreants killed in encounter with police in Tripura


July 8th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
Mohanpur (West Tripura), July 8 (ANI):Two Bangladeshi miscreants were killed in encounter with police when they were trying sneak back to Bangladesh after attacking the village defense party (VDP) members at ... Read more...

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Government says Zia unwell, lawyers say she’s ‘doing fine’


May 27th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, May 27 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia was not produced in court by jail authorities who said she was unwell, but her lawyers said she was "doing fine" and ... Read more...

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Indian origin woman found murdered in Birmingham


May 7th, 2008 - 10:44 pm ICT by admin
London, May 7 (IANS) British police have launched a murder inquiry after finding the body of a 23-year-old woman, said to be of Indian origin, in the city of Birmingham Tuesday. West ... Read more...

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Red Crescent fears death toll in cyclone-hit Bangladesh may cross 10,000


November 19th, 2007 - 12:19 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, Nov 19 (ANI): The death toll in the cyclone-hit country may cross 10,000, according to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. "We have already identified 2,750 bodies. Based on our experience in ... Read more...

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