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Indian veterans endorse 'trial for war crimes' in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) Thirty-seven years after they helped the emergence of an independent Bangladesh, visiting Indian war veterans endorsed a demand here for the trial of those who collaborated with the Pakistani authorities, committing atrocities on civilians.

Monday, March 31, 2008 1:23:27 PM

Dhaka to buy 400,000 tonnes of Indian rice
Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has decided to import 400,000 tonnes of Indian rice at $430 per tonne after New Delhi said that its revised export price of $1,000 for private players will not apply on state-to-state transactions.

Monday, March 31, 2008 1:21:18 PM

Bangladesh factory blast kills three workers
Dhaka, March 31 (Xinhua) At least three workers of a steel factory were killed and 15 wounded when a boiler of the plant exploded early Monday in Bangladesh's Narayanganj district, the police said.

Monday, March 31, 2008 12:37:30 PM

Awami League to launch protests next month
Dhaka, March 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's largest political party Awami League has called for a protest movement from mid-April despite a total ban on political activity by the country's caretaker government.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 3:43:24 PM

Bangladesh fears militant attack on jailed VIPs
Dhaka, March 30 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in jails across Bangladesh as authorities fear attacks on VIP prisoners on the first anniversary of the execution of Islamist militants' top brass.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 12:06:56 PM

Niazi forced to surrender 'before people of Dhaka': Jacob
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Pakistani general whose surrender signalled the liberation of Bangladesh, did so, much against his wishes, 'before the people of Dhaka', says the Indian officer who organised in 1971 modern history's only public surrender by a vanquished force.

Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:35:27 PM

Woman held for biting girl, drinking blood in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 28 (DPA) The police in a village in northern Bangladesh have detained a tribal woman for biting a girl and drinking her blood, media reports said Friday.

Friday, March 28, 2008 9:21:12 PM

Remember freedom movement: former Indian general to Bangladeshis
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) A former Indian Army general who played a key role in Bangladesh's liberation has urged the people never to forget the killings carried out by authorities in the then East Pakistan in 1971.

Friday, March 28, 2008 1:02:35 PM

Four Islamist leaders to hang in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) Four leaders of the student wing of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami have been sentenced to death and three to life imprisonment for killing eight students of a rival group in the port city of Chittagong in July 2000.

Friday, March 28, 2008 10:58:47 AM

Reprieve for Zia as apex court rejects government plea
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) Bangladesh's jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia has earned a reprieve with the Supreme Court refusing the government permission to appeal against the high court judgement quashing two graft cases against her.

Friday, March 28, 2008 10:56:46 AM

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