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Dhaka seeks funds for post-cyclone tasks
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has called for help from 'friendly countries, development partners and others' citing the enormity of the problems triggered by the Nov 15 Cyclone Sidr and its own resource constraints.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 11:29:11 AM

World extends aid as Bangladesh cyclone toll crosses 3,100
Dhaka, Nov 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has been assured aid worth $142 million by the international community for the relief and rehabilitation of people affected by last week's Hurricane Sidr after the hurricane toll crossed 3,100.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:28:35 PM

Bangladesh poll panel cancels dialogue with Zia
Dhaka, Nov 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh Election Commission has cancelled dialogue with Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), after its jailed chief and former prime minister Khaleda Zia challenged the legality of the invitation being sent to the dissident group.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:26:32 PM

Royal Bengal tigers go missing from Sundarbans after cyclone
Dhaka, Nov 20 (IANS) The famed Royal Bengal tigers have gone missing from the southeastern part of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest that took the main blow of the cyclone that hit Bangladesh last week.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:34:44 AM

Bangladesh cyclone toll crosses 3,000
Dhaka, Nov 20 (Xinhua) The death toll in Cyclone Sidr that ripped through Bangladesh's southern and southwestern coastal region Thursday night has now crossed 3,113, an Armed Forced Division report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:11:48 AM

Hunger, risk of epidemics in cyclone-battered Bangladesh (Lead)
Dhaka, Nov 19 (DPA) Hunger and the risk of epidemics stalked the storm-ravaged Bangladesh coast as the official death toll from last week's cyclone crossed the 2,500 mark, local officials said Monday.

Monday, November 19, 2007 11:19:04 PM

Cyclone toll in Bangladesh rises to 2,579
Dhaka, Nov 19 (Xinhua) The toll from Cyclone Sidr that devastated Bangladesh last week has gone up to 2,579, according to the flood and disaster management ministry of Bangladesh.

Monday, November 19, 2007 7:52:44 PM

Graft charges likely against Zia, eight ex-ministers
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has indicated that it might press charges against former prime minister Khaleda Zia and 30 others, including eight of her former ministers, in a corruption case.

Monday, November 19, 2007 1:26:52 PM

Disaster warning was no wolf cry this time
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) For the many thousands in southern Bangladesh's villages, this was one warning they didn't take seriously. And it proved fatal as Cyclone Sidr hit with ferocity, sweeping away an estimated 10,000 people and leaving a trail of destruction.

Monday, November 19, 2007 12:19:10 PM

Bangladesh cyclone toll could be 10,000: Red Crescent
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) The toll from Cyclone Sidr that devastated Bangladesh has been officially put at 2,300 and rising but could touch the 10,000 mark, the country's Red Crescent Society has said.

Monday, November 19, 2007 10:13:03 AM

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