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Hasina fears she could be the 'next target'
Dhaka, June 2 (IANS) Under pressure from the government that has detained some of her close aides without citing reasons, former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina fears that she could be the next target.

Saturday, June 02, 2007 5:11:34 PM

Prisoners 'packed like sardines' in Bangladesh jails
Dhaka, June 2 (IANS) VIPs including former ministers and lawmakers are among a record 86,000 detenues 'packed like sardines' in Bangladesh's jails which have a total capacity to house only 27,000.

Saturday, June 02, 2007 4:53:17 PM

Former Bangla army officer convicted of killing Mujib may still avoid deportation
Chicago, June 2 (IANS) A California court's decision not to hear an appeal against deportation of a former Bangladeshi army major convicted in his country of killing its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman over 30 years ago may not be the end of the road for him yet.

Saturday, June 02, 2007 8:45:54 AM

Pakistan to teach Bengali
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) A Pakistani university has decided to open a Bengali department this month. This is a good 55 years after the demand for its recognition as an official language unleashed protests in the country's the then east wing, which is present-day Bangladesh.

Friday, June 01, 2007 3:23:15 PM

Dhaka holds exhibition, talk on Ramkinkar Baij
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) Art enthusiasts in the Bangladesh capital were treated to the works of legendary Indian artist Ramkinkar Baij, with an expert saying his paintings and sculptures were a confluence of Eastern and Western aesthetic ideas.

Friday, June 01, 2007 2:47:29 PM

Mujib killer in US faces deportation, seeks Canadian help
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) The family of a Bangladesh Army major convicted for killing the country's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is making emotional appeals for asylum in Canada after the US decided to deport him.

Friday, June 01, 2007 12:42:24 PM

Islamic militant to be hanged for Bangladesh bomb attack
Dhaka, May 31 (DPA) A prominent Islamic militant was sentenced to death by a district court in western Bangladesh for masterminding a serial bomb attack which was carried out two years ago, justice ministry officials said Thursday.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:01:37 PM

Bangladesh refutes allegations of 'nourishing' anti-Indian rebels
Dhaka, May 30 (DPA) The caretaker government in Bangladesh Wednesday refuted allegations in the Indian media that Bangladesh was 'nourishing' anti-Indian insurgents on its soil, foreign ministry officials said.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:50:23 PM

Bangladesh bids farewell to Dav Whatmore
Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) Bangladesh media Wednesday paid rich tributes to cricket coach Dav Whatmore as he ends his tenure with country's cricket team.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:13:06 PM

Yunus wants Bangladesh to build mega seaport
Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has once again asked the government to build a mega seaport in the country and make it South Asia's communication hub.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:00:30 PM

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