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Under pressure, Dhaka may lift curbs on trade unions
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Criticised at home and in countries that import its goods, Bangladesh's military-backed government is set to partially lift curbs on trade unions.

Monday, July 07, 2008 12:40:34 PM

Law amendment to bail detained Bangladeshi politicians
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's military-backed government is set to amend its law to facilitate bail for several high profile politicians and officials for the parliamentary elections promised for December.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 11:47:43 AM

Sobhraj's fiancee fights bigamy slur
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Plunged into a media whirlpool within hours of her engagement to criminal mastermind Charles Sobhraj becoming public, 20-year-old Nepali beauty Nihita Biswas Saturday took up cudgels on behalf of her jailed 64-year-old love to fight media allegations that he is a bigamist.

Saturday, July 05, 2008 11:22:56 AM

Non-cooperation costs Saarc nations business worth $8 bn
Dhaka, July 3 (IANS) Sheel Kant Sharma, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) secretary general, says nations in the region miss business opportunities worth $8 billion a year due to non-cooperation and could double the amount of investments they attract by checking corruption.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 4:30:55 PM

Bangladesh hikes fuel price by up to 37 percent
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Bangladesh Monday raised the price of fuel by up to 37 percent.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48:11 AM

Maoist 'people's war' sweeps Nepal's showbiz awards
Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) The tale of the Maoist uprising that killed over 13,000 people and forced Nepal's king Gyanendra to surrender his crown has acquired a new dimension with the restoration of peace, winning a maverick guerrilla filmmaker the nation's top showbiz awards.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:15:06 AM

Court begin work in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Courts began functioning Tuesday in the three districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh's non-Muslim tribal majority region, de-linking the judiciary's work from the Chittagong port city.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 10:46:12 AM

South Asian officials, experts discuss climate change
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Officials and experts of South Asia began the region's first-ever parleys to discuss a joint action plan to fight climate change and adopt a common stance at global forums. The talks, which began here Tuesday, include mobilisation of funds for the efforts.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 10:14:04 AM

Link workers' wages to export prices, Dhaka told
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Bangladesh has been urged to review wages of readymade garment workers and allow them freedom of association to ensure steady growth of its largest export-earning sector.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 10:04:46 AM

Bimstec ministers to talk poverty, food security at Dhaka meet
Dhaka, June 29 (IANS) Seven countries of the Bay of Bengal rim will plan a common agenda for agriculture development to ensure food security and measures at poverty alleviation at their first ministerial meeting here July 9.

Sunday, June 29, 2008 2:33:04 PM

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