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India to remove tariff barriers for least developed neighbours
Dhaka, Nov 26 (IANS) India has pledged it would take necessary steps to mitigate or eliminate non-tariff and para-tariff barriers to trade by the end of this year for the least developed countries (LDCs) among its neighbours.

Monday, November 26, 2007 11:10:35 AM

Better management, global help restrict Bangla cyclone toll (Spotlight)
The death toll in Hurricane Sidr that slammed Bangladesh's southern coast has remained at four digits, around 3,300, defying the initial alarm, thanks to improved disaster management by the authorities and a fast response from the world community.

Monday, November 26, 2007 9:57:34 AM

Initial estimates show Bangladesh cyclone damage at $929mn (Lead)
Dhaka, Nov 25 (Xinhua) The Cyclone Sidr which left a trail of death and destruction across Bangladesh, has caused a loss of more than $929 million or 65 billion taka, according to initial estimates.

Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:44:44 PM

Economists predict Bangladesh cyclone caused $929mn loss
Dhaka, Nov 25 (Xinhua) Bangladesh has sustained an estimated loss of some $929 million or 65 billion taka in cyclone Sidr which devastated the country recently, local newspaper The Daily Star reported Sunday.

Sunday, November 25, 2007 4:15:28 PM

UN increases assistance for cyclone victims in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 24 (Xinhua) The UN increased its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocation to $14.7 million to pay for international relief aid for the cyclone hit victims in Bangladesh.

Saturday, November 24, 2007 12:37:29 PM

Islamists protest US naval presence for cyclone relief
Dhaka, Nov 24 (IANS) Several hundred activists of the radical Islamic group Hizb ut Tahrir staged protests here before the arrival of two ships of the US Navy for distributing relief supplies among cyclone-affected people.

Saturday, November 24, 2007 11:37:13 AM

New Zealand-Bangladesh Twenty20 for cyclone relief
Dhaka, Nov 24 (IANS) New Zealand and Bangladesh will play a Twenty20 match on Dec 23 to raise funds for the victims of Cyclone Sidr, Bangladesh Cricket Board officials said on Friday.

Saturday, November 24, 2007 11:09:33 AM

Bangladesh reports post-cyclone deaths
Dhaka, Nov 24 (IANS) Bangladesh has reported more deaths as it recovers from the trauma of the Nov 15 Cyclone Sidr amidst complaints that the massive relief operations now underway are slow and inefficient.

Saturday, November 24, 2007 9:31:20 AM

Cyclone survivors in Bangladesh face epidemic threat
Dhaka/Geneva, Nov 23 (DPA) Hundreds of thousands of people in southern Bangladesh are facing the threat of epidemics after surviving cyclone Sidr that devastated parts of the country a week ago, Bangladeshi media and the UN stated Friday.

Friday, November 23, 2007 8:02:14 PM

Hasina says Zia regime minister planned grenade attack on her
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has alleged that a key minister in the former government of Khaleda Zia 'conceived' a grenade attack carried out by Islamist militants that killed 24 and maimed 800 people at a political rally in 2004.

Friday, November 23, 2007 1:14:17 PM

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