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Meira Kumar applauds Myanmar parliament’s new look


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday applauded neighbouring Myanmar's democractic transition, pointing out that its parliament had got "a new look" by providing a ... Read more...

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Bangladesh discovers 137 mn barrels of oil


May 20th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation - popularly known as Petrobangla - Sunday announced the discovery of 137 million barrels of oil in two old ... Read more...

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Pakistan unpredictable, West Indies inconsistent (Preview)


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) Pakistan are unpredictable even if they are in form. They still start favourites against an equally inconstant West Indies in the first quarter-final of the ... Read more...

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Cake and good wishes for Bangladesh cricket team (World Cup Diary)


March 17th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Mar 17 (IANS) With Bangladesh still a formidable contender for a World Cup quarterfinal berth, there is no end to celebrations and good luck wishes for the Shakib Al ... Read more...

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Bangladesh fans ecstatic on eve of World Cup opening


February 16th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) Thousands of people are milling around the refurbished stadium creating stampede like situations, taking snaps of the facilities and raising slogans eulogising the home team, as ... Read more...

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Bangladesh could be a team to watch out for (Team Profile, World Cup Countdown)


February 13th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Home conditions, current form, youthful vigour and a balanced team composition could make Bangladesh the side to watch out for in the cricket World Cup which ... Read more...

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Country will come out of political crisis: Nepal president


January 28th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) An ongoing political crisis in his country notwithstanding, Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav Friday expressed confidence that the Himalayan country would emerge successfully out of it."Everything is going ... Read more...

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India is a ‘risen’ power: Obama (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday said he wanted to take ties with India to another level and asserted that the South Asian nation has already "risen" as ... Read more...

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Iran proposes investment protection treaty with India


July 8th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Iran has offered to sign an investment protection treaty with India and suggested doubling the bilateral trade to $30 billion by 2015. Iranian Economic Affairs and ... Read more...

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UN Security Council meets to discuss peace process in Nepal


May 6th, 2010 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the mandate of the UN mission to assist with the peace process in Nepal, where the ... Read more...

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PM back home after hectic three-day Bhutan visit


April 30th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thimphu, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of three key projects in Bhutan Friday before returning home after a hectic three-day trip to the Himalayan ... Read more...

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UN funding program helps thousands of farmers in Sri Lanka


February 24th, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) announced Tuesday that a funding program is underway, targeted to help thousands of farmers in Sri Lanka.The International Fund for Agricultural Development ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban Ki-moon urges safety of defeated Sri Lankan presidential candidate


February 10th, 2010 - 3:30 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on authorities in Sri Lanka to ensure the rights and safety of the defeated presidential candidate and former army ... Read more...

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India, Turkey negotiating free trade accord: President Gul


February 9th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Asking the private sector to take the lead in expanding economic ties, visiting Turkish President Abdullah Gul Tuesday said India and Turkey will try to complete ... Read more...

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Pak women football team registers its first win without scoring a goal!


February 6th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.6 (ANI): Pakistan women football team achieved a unique feat when it registered its first win in international event without scoring a single goal during a match against Sri Lanka in ... Read more...

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India joins elite group with launch of the INS Arihant nuclear sub


July 27th, 2009 - 4:49 am ICT by John Le Fevre
The launch of India’s first nuclear powered submarine, the INS Arihant (Destroyer of Enemies) for sea-trials, puts the populous South Asian nation into an elite class of countries that have constructed ... Read more...

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Japan, US pledge $2 bn for Pakistan (Lead)


April 17th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 17 (DPA) Japan and the US Friday pledged to provide $1 billion each in economic aid to Pakistan. "Pakistan plays an extremely important role in the international fight against terrorism and ... Read more...

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Time running out for Pakistan: NYT


April 6th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 6 (IANS) With Pakistan's politicians apparently unprepared to take up the new US strategy of a partnership to defeat the Islamist insurgency, analysts in Washington and Islamabad have ... Read more...

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Dhaka prepares national defence policy


April 1st, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) Bangladesh is readying its first draft of a national defence policy, a minister has said. "The government has already prepared a draft policy on national defence by forming ... Read more...

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Pakistan is the most dangerous place on earth: US expert


March 14th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 14 (IANS) Calling Pakistan "the most dangerous place on earth", Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call's executive editor Mort Kondracke has suggested that the Obama administration should give "top ... Read more...

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Pride of place for vernacular Indian writing at London Book Fair


March 6th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The London Book Fair, which is focussing on India as an emerging market and literary hub this year, will take a look at not only English writing ... Read more...

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US says India respects citizens’ rights, but problems persist


February 26th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Even as it noted that the Indian government generally respected the rights of its citizens, the US State Department has expressed concern that there were increasing attacks on ... Read more...

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Hasina elected Bangladesh’s new leader


January 4th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 3 (DPA) Bangladesh's Awami League Saturday elected its chief Sheikh Hasina as Leader of the House, paving the way for her to form a new government to run the South ... Read more...

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Defeated Bangladesh party questions neutrality of poll observers


January 3rd, 2009 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 3 (DPA) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of former premier Khaleda Zia Friday questioned the neutrality of international elections observers during Monday's polls, in which the party faced an embarrassing ... Read more...

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Hasina seeks opposition help to present ‘new political culture’


December 31st, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) Riding a massive poll victory, Bangladeshi leader Sheikh Hasina Wednesday called upon the opposition, which is unhappy with the verdict, to cooperate to end "destructive politics" and jointly ... Read more...

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Awami League wins majority in Bangladesh polls


December 30th, 2008 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 30 (Xinhua) Former prime minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League party won the ninth Bangladesh parliamentary election held Monday, the country's election commission announced Tuesday. The primary results of 229 constituencies ... Read more...

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Awami League, allies lead in Bangladesh polls (Lead)


December 30th, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) The Awami League (AL) of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and its allied parties were leading as counting was underway of votes cast in Bangladesh's ninth general elections, ... Read more...

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US issues travel alert for Bangladesh


December 24th, 2008 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 24 (DPA) The US government Wednesday warned its citizens of risks when travelling to Bangladesh during the period around the elections slated for Dec 29."The security situation in Bangladesh can ... Read more...

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Bangladesh warns poll observers against taking sides


December 23rd, 2008 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 22 (DPA) Bangladesh election authorities Monday warned poll observers of being blacklisted if they are found politically biased during the country's parliamentary voting, slated for Dec 29.As many as 200,000 ... Read more...

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Bangladesh deploys troops ahead of polls


December 20th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 20 (DPA) Military troops fanned out across Bangladesh Saturday to assist in maintaining law and order for the Dec 29 parliamentary polls to return the south Asian nation to democracy, ... Read more...

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State of emergency negative factor in Bangladeshi polls: EU


November 29th, 2008 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 29 (DPA) The European Union (EU) Friday called Bangladesh's state of emergency a negative factor for credible polls in the South Asian nation, urging the country's authorities to lift the ... Read more...

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UN chief sets up panel to assess Bangladesh polls


November 22nd, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Nov.22 (ANI): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has set up a high-level team to scrutinize the staging of parliamentary elections in Bangladesh next month. According to a China View report, ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia willing to join a delayed election


November 21st, 2008 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 21 (DPA) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia Thursday night announced that her party and allies would join the December election if the poll was deferred by 10 days."We will ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s arch political rivals agree to talks


November 13th, 2008 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 12 (DPA) Bangladesh's arch political rivals - Sheikh Hasina Wajed of the Awami League and Khaleda Zia of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party - have agreed to resolve broader national issues ... Read more...

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Time ripe for India Inc to invest in Latin America: Envoy


November 12th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) With Latin American economies largely insulated from the global financial tsunami, the time is ripe for India Inc to invest in the region and turn the crisis ... Read more...

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