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Bangladesh government, opposition start dialogue on polls
Dhaka, May 22 (DPA) The military-backed interim government in Bangladesh began talks with opposition parties Thursday for chalking a consensus plan for a peaceful transition of the South Asian country to democracy, officials said.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 8:02:43 PM

Promote freedom from fundamentalism: Aga Khan tells Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 22 (IANS) Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims worldwide, has urged Bangladesh to promote 'freedom from fundamentalism' as part of school and university education.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:21:35 PM

US asks Dhaka to hold early polls
Dhaka, May 22 (IANS) Two senior US officials have advised Bangladesh's caretaker government not to emulate Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf who was 'eventually forced out' and warned that the political situation would deteriorate if elections were delayed beyond December.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:16:54 PM

Veteran Sherpa guide scales Mount Everest for record time
Kathmandu, May 22 (DPA) A veteran Sherpa mountain guide Thursday scaled Mount Everest for a record 18th time, beating his own record, mountaineering officials said Wednesday.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:10:50 PM

Bangladesh flags at half-mast for Myanmar, China dead
Dhaka, May 21 (DPA) Bangladesh flew its flags at half-mast Wednesday as part of a one-day national mourning for the victims of the recent devastating cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in China.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:50:44 PM

Dhaka vying with Delhi for foreign vegetable markets
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Bangladesh, increasingly competing with India for the fresh vegetables markets in the Gulf region and Europe, has marked a 40 percent hike in exports this year - thanks to increased off-take by foreign airlines of the perishable commodity.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:45:51 PM

Dhaka plans education TV channel
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) The second channel of the state-run Bangladesh Television (BTV) is to be converted into a 24-hour educational channel with a view to boost distance learning, the government has announced.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 1:14:46 PM

Bangladesh ex-minister gets 10 years in jail for corruption
Dhaka, May 21 (Xinhua) A Dhaka court has sentenced former post and telecommunications minister Aminul Haque to 10 years in jail for amassing illegal wealth and concealing information in his wealth statement.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:24:44 PM

11 killed in Bangladesh bus accident
Dhaka, May 20 (Xinhua) Eleven people were killed and 41 injured in a collision between two buses in Bangladesh's northwestern Bogra district, about 170 km northwest of capital Dhaka, the police said Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 2:31:11 PM

Pakistan offers to share nuclear technology with Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan has offered to help Bangladesh with the latter's proposed first nuclear power reactor, which was conceived when they were a single country, but never took off.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 12:57:12 PM

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