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200 hurt in Dhaka as Islamist bodies protest law for women
Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's top judge and an Indian jurist have come out strongly in support of a move to formulate a law to ensure equal rights for women even as Islamist bodies termed it 'anti-Quran' and clashed on the streets, leaving 200 wounded.

Saturday, April 12, 2008 1:08:22 PM

150 injured as protesters clash with police in Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 11 (Xinhua) Around 150 people were injured in clashes between the police and hardcore Islamist activists, who were protesting a new women's development policy, in Bangladesh capital Friday.

Friday, April 11, 2008 7:37:59 PM

UNDP Bangladesh director quits following staff resentment
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Manoj Basnyat, the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) country director to Bangladesh, has quit before the end of his tenure due to a vote of no-confidence from his staff after many of them were laid off.

Friday, April 11, 2008 12:42:39 PM

Dhaka-London terror link charge an 'imperialist conspiracy'
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) The British contention that that there are links between terror groups in Dhaka and London is 'an imperialist conspiracy' aimed at declaring Bangladesh 'a failed state', a civic group here has charged.

Friday, April 11, 2008 12:41:42 PM

Britain, Bangladesh to step up anti-terror campaign
Dhaka, April 10 (DPA) Britain and Bangladesh agreed in principle to step up joint action against suspected terrorists, officials said Thursday.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 3:16:13 PM

Bangladesh speaker to attend Inter-Parliamentary meet
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Bangladesh parliament Speaker Jamiruddin Sircar is to attend an Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in South Africa although parliament here was dissolved in November 2006.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:42:33 PM

Ticket sales for Dhaka-Kolkata train begin
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Ticket sales for the India-Bangladesh train - which will resume services April 14 after a gap of 43 years - began here Thursday.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:41:30 PM

Dhaka has 'terror links' with London: British home Secretary
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Bangladesh has 'terror links' with Britain and there is a need to counter it with information sharing and training of security personnel, British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has said.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:18:02 PM

Three-year pact for Dhaka-Kolkata train
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) Reviving a communication link snapped more than 40 years ago, Bangladesh and India will resume the Dhaka-Kolkata train service under a three year agreement to be signed shortly before the trains start chugging on April 14.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 2:40:16 PM

India-Bangladesh rail service pact Tuesday
Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are set to sign here Tuesday a supplementary deal on the commissioning of the cross-border passenger train, called Moitree (friendship) Express, beginning April 14.

Monday, April 07, 2008 12:48:21 PM

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