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India launches operation to aid cyclone-hit Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) India has launched an operation to help the victims of the cyclone-hit Bangladesh, even as the world community assured $550 million and Bangladeshis in US launched a fund collection drive.

Friday, November 23, 2007 1:13:45 PM

Bangladesh's frozen food industry loses $36 mn in cyclone
Dhaka, Nov 23 (Xinhua) Bangladesh's frozen food industry, the second largest foreign exchange earner, may suffer an estimated loss of about $35.7 million due to Cyclone Sidr, The Daily Star reported Friday.

Friday, November 23, 2007 1:01:43 PM

Saudi-Malaysian firm takes over two Bangladesh power plants
Dhaka, Nov 22 (IANS) Saudi-Malaysian consortium Pendekar Energy is to formally take over two power plants in Bangladesh, marking the end to the long dominance of Bermuda-based Globeleq in the country's power generation sector.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 1:23:49 PM

Bangladesh's mangroves suffer 25-percent damage
Dhaka, Nov 22 (Xinhua) Cyclone Sidr has caused damage to over 25 percent of mangrove forests in Bangladesh's southwestern Sundarbans, the world's largest, The Independent newspaper reported Thursday.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 1:05:22 PM

Hasina wins appeal in graft case
Dhaka, Nov 22 (IANS) A Bangladesh court has invalidated the procedure under which the government has been conducting its anti-corruption drive. The Dhaka High Court has accepted a plea from jailed former prime minister Sheikh Hasina challenging the demand by the country's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) that she submit a statement of her wealth.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 12:01:38 PM

India, Pakistan mount relief supplies for cyclone-hit Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 22 (IANS) India and Pakistan have started relief supplies even as the World Bank pledged a hefty $250 million aid to help cyclone-hit Bangladesh.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 10:32:49 AM

World Bank offers $250mn to cyclone-hit Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 21 (Xinhua) The World Bank has offered up to $250 million to Bangladesh for relief of the victims of Cyclone Sidr which devastated the coastal region and to strengthen the country's disaster mitigation systems.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 4:08:19 PM

Bangladesh's Grameenphone to list stocks at Dhaka exchange
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Grameenphone, Bangladesh's largest telecom operator, assessed at being worth $3.5 billion, is likely to list 10 percent of its shares on the Dhaka Stock Exchange.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:54:27 PM

Bangladesh cyclone toll could be 20,000: aid agencies
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has said it needs a week's time to clear the confusion over differing assessments of the death toll due to Cyclone Sidr even as some international aid agencies and NGOs estimated that the toll could be as high as 20,000.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:34:37 PM

Dhaka seeks funds for post-cyclone tasks
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has called for help from 'friendly countries, development partners and others' citing the enormity of the problems triggered by the Nov 15 Cyclone Sidr and its own resource constraints.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 11:29:11 AM

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