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Mujib murder trial to resume after six years
Dhaka, Aug 7 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court will Tuesday resume hearings into the 1975 assassination of the country's founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, after a gap of six years.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 10:40:39 AM

50,000 tonnes of Indian rice for Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 6 (IANS) Bangladesh has decided to import 50,000 tonnes of rice from India to supplement its rice stocks.

Monday, August 06, 2007 2:46:36 PM

Bangladeshi flood death toll reaches 120
Dhaka, Aug 5 (Xinhua) With 36 fresh deaths, current monsoon floods that brought havoc to crops and infrastructure in Bangladesh have claimed 120 lives till Sunday morning, officials in the relief ministry said.

Sunday, August 05, 2007 9:52:18 PM

India should appreciate Dhaka's anti-terror efforts: daily
Dhaka, Aug 5 (IANS) Bangladesh thinks India does not fully appreciate its efforts at fighting terrorism. Mutual perceptions need to change to make the joint fight effective, a Dhaka daily warned Sunday.

Sunday, August 05, 2007 2:39:10 PM

Demand for citizenship rights of Urdu-speaking people in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 5 (IANS) There is a growing demand in Bangladesh that Urdu-speaking non-Bengalis, often called 'Biharis', or 'Pakistanis stranded in Bangladesh', be enrolled as voters and accepted as citizens.

Sunday, August 05, 2007 2:38:42 PM

$600 mn laundered annually by Bangladesh recruiting agencies
Dhaka, Aug 5 (IANS) Recruiting agencies in Bangladesh send around Taka 40 billion ($610 million) every year through illegal channels to the Gulf region and Southeast Asia, where millions of its workers are employed, in the absence of an authorised business mechanism.

Sunday, August 05, 2007 11:18:13 AM

Bangladesh flood toll rises to 81
Dhaka, Aug 4 (Xinhua) With 16 more deaths Saturday, the death toll in the flood in Bangladesh has risen to 81 while officials feared further deterioration of the situation in the central region of the country.

Saturday, August 04, 2007 10:34:12 PM

Transit facility to India criticised in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 4 (IANS) A majority of participants at a seminar here opposed any move by Bangladesh to grant transit facility to India, citing economic and security reasons. But some experts argued that the issue needed to be viewed realistically.

Saturday, August 04, 2007 2:42:37 PM

Bangladesh government snubs Zia on money disclosure
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government has snubbed the country's last elected prime minister, Khaleda Zia, refusing to accept tax arrears that would regularize her hitherto undisclosed money.

Thursday, August 02, 2007 12:00:09 PM

No flood-relief work by Bangladeshi politicians this time
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) A ban on political activities under a national emergency has prevented political parties and NGOs from reaching those marooned by floods.

Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:39:01 AM

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