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Bangla actor calls for film institute
Dhaka, Oct 6 (IANS) Setting up a film institute is essential to arrest the falling standards of the mainstream Bangladeshi cinema, said a veteran Bangla actor-director.

Saturday, October 06, 2007 3:26:24 PM

Bangladeshi political rivals for lifting of emergency
Dhaka, Oct 5 (DPA) The two major political parties in Bangladesh took respite from bitter rivalry Friday to mount pressure on the military-backed interim government to lift the emergency rule clamped nearly nine months ago, officials said.

Friday, October 05, 2007 10:43:02 PM

Bangladeshi film makers hope to net Eid-time profits
Dhaka, Oct 5 (IANS) Free from political hassles, shorn of violence and vulgarity chopped away by the censors, Bangladesh's film industry hopes to rake in profits and expects a boost after a 10-year trade slump, with 15 releases slated for the coming Eid festival.

Friday, October 05, 2007 1:07:00 PM

Top Bangladesh politicians among 35 'corruption suspects'
Dhaka, Oct 5 (IANS) Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission has released its fourth list of 'corruption suspects', which includes top leaders of the two major political parties, bureaucrats and businessmen.

Friday, October 05, 2007 12:27:24 PM

Khaleda aide sentenced to three years
Dhaka, Oct 4 (Xinhua) Haris Chowdhury, political secretary to Bangladeshi former prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia, was awarded three years in prison by a special court Thursday for illegally keeping foreign currency at his home.

Thursday, October 04, 2007 5:46:01 PM

Bangladesh Supreme Court denied Khaleda bail
Dhaka, Oct 4 (Xinhua) The Bangladesh Supreme Court Thursday stayed a high court order, passed Sunday, granting bail to former prime minister Khaleda Zia in a corruption case.

Thursday, October 04, 2007 5:24:38 PM

ADB, World Bank to help Bangladesh with flood losses
Dhaka, Oct 4 (IANS) Foreign donors and international monetary agencies will contribute to recovery of the losses, estimated at between $200-250 million, that Bangladesh has incurred during two spells of floods this year.

Thursday, October 04, 2007 12:25:41 PM

Dhaka mulls truth commission for corrupt businessmen
Dhaka, Oct 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's interim government is planning to set up a truth commission to secure confessions from businesspersons accused of corruption and settle charges without putting them to trial.

Thursday, October 04, 2007 11:30:46 AM

Dhaka wants borders with neighbours demarcated
Dhaka, Oct 4 (IANS) Bangladesh has mooted demarcation of land and maritime borders as part of its 'balanced relationship' with neighbours.

Thursday, October 04, 2007 10:30:40 AM

Dhaka rejects India's transit plea
Dhaka, Oct 3 (IANS) Bangladesh has rejected India's plea for transit of some 'over-dimensional consignments' of power generation equipment from Kolkata port to Pallatana in Tripura state for setting up a power plant.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 3:32:28 PM

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