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Dhaka apex court stays trial in 17 high-profile cases
Dhaka, March 20(IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court has stayed for a month the trials of high profile politicians and businessmen in 17 cases, the first such instance since Emergency Power Rules were invoked in January last year.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 12:04:37 PM

Bangladeshi national airways to buy eight planes from Boeing
Dhaka, March 15 (Xinhua) The Bangladeshi national airways Biman Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Saturday for the purchase of eight aircraft worth $1.26 billion from Boeing.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 9:07:43 PM

46 children drown in Bangladesh every day: UN study
Dhaka, March 12 (Xinhua) About 46 children drown in Bangladesh every day and about 17,000 lose their lives annually as the drowning death toll peaks during the floods, according to a study by the United Nations Children's Fund.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 8:38:04 PM

Ailing former Bangladeshi prime minister admitted to hospital
Dhaka, March 11 (DPA) Ailing former Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina, detained under emergency laws, was admitted to a private hospital Tuesday, Dhaka central jail officials said.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 9:04:37 PM

Bangladesh waives import duty on poultry items
Dhaka, March 9 (Xinhua) Bangladesh has withdrawn import duty and the mandatory pre-shipment inspection (PSI) from all kinds of poultry items in view of the heavy financial losses caused to the farmers due to bird flu.

Sunday, March 09, 2008 10:36:08 PM

Here comes a herbal tea for diabetics
Dhaka, March 6 (Xinhua) Bangladeshi scientists have invented a herbal tea that is expected to help insulin-dependent diabetic patients reduce their insulin intake, the Daily Star reported Thursday.

Thursday, March 06, 2008 3:46:43 PM

Husband, supporters appeal for Sheikh Hasina's release
Dhaka, March 5 (DPA) Wajed Mia, a retired nuclear scientist and husband of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, has joined hundreds of thousands of supporters of the ailing jailed leader in demanding she be allowed to receive medical treatment abroad, prison officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:17:24 PM

Husband, supporters appeal for Sheikh Hasina's release
Dhaka, March 5 (DPA) Wajed Mia, a retired nuclear scientist and husband of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, has joined hundreds of thousands of supporters of the ailing jailed leader in demanding she be allowed to receive medical treatment abroad, prison officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:16:59 PM

Former Bangladesh premier Hasina wants medical treatment in US
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) The 'medico-political' standoff between Bangladesh's caretaker government and the politicians it has detained on corruption charges is showing signs of abatement.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 2:32:51 PM

Dhaka supports 'One China' policy
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) Bangladesh has reiterated its 'one China' policy, assuring Beijing that it would reject any overtures from Taiwan.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 1:21:36 PM

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