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Dhaka prepares to meet donor agencies' consortium
Dhaka, Feb 1 (IANS) Dredging its silted rivers and augmenting energy sources top Bangladesh's plans as it prepares to present its case before a consortium of donor agencies. Increasing regional integration is also on the agenda.

Monday, February 01, 2010 10:48:32 AM

Dhaka moves to second slot in Japanese apparel market
Dhaka, Feb 1 (IANS) Bangladesh has beaten competition from India, Indonesia and Myanmar to grab the second slot, next only to China, in Japan's $26.5 billion apparels and accessories market.

Monday, February 01, 2010 10:39:24 AM

1.7 million throng Hindu shrine in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 1 (IANS) Over 1.7 million Hindu devotees Monday thronged Lord Subramaniam's temple at the Batu Caves near the national capital to celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival.

Monday, February 01, 2010 10:35:42 AM

Eight missing as boat sinks in Philippines
Manila, Feb 1 (IANS) Two fishermen were rescued and eight others were missing Sunday when their boat sank off the coast of Bataan province in the Philippines, the Coast Guard said Monday.

Monday, February 01, 2010 10:11:40 AM

China issues 62 media bans in 2009 as web censorship intensifies
Hong Kong, Jan 31 (DPA) China issued 62 media blackouts in 2009, banning media from reporting on issues ranging from public protests to photos of a topless actress in the Caribbean, according to a report Sunday.

Sunday, January 31, 2010 12:46:13 PM

As China grows, its language spreads globally
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) With the rapid economic growth of China, the Chinese language is getting increasingly popular with students across the world causing a surge in the number of learning centres of the language globally.

Sunday, January 31, 2010 8:56:39 AM

Earthquake jolts southwest China
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale Sunday jolted parts of southwest China, the National Seismological Network said.

Sunday, January 31, 2010 5:18:11 AM

China to halt military exchange programmes with US
Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) China will postpone bilateral military programmes and security talks with the US in response to the latter's plans to sell advanced weapons to Taiwan, the Chinese foreign ministry said Saturday.

Saturday, January 30, 2010 8:00:08 PM

Hindu devotees, tourists throng to Malaysian cave temple
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 30 (DPA) Hundreds of thousands of devotees celebrated the Hindu festival of Thaipusam Saturday, climbing steep steps to seek divine blessings at a cave temple near Kuala Lumpur.

Saturday, January 30, 2010 1:57:56 PM

Move to bring six fugitive Mujib killers to Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) Efforts were on to bring back to Bangladesh six fugitive killers of the country's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a minister said.

Friday, January 29, 2010 3:22:29 PM

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