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Sita's viewpoint on Ramayana: Indo-Bangladesh mono drama to go global
Dhaka, June 14 (IANS) An Indo-Bangladesh theatre venture articulating Sita's viewpoint on the epic Ramayana, that enthralled audiences here, is to tour Britain and North America.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:58:53 PM

Protests mount in Dhaka against Indian river project
Dhaka, June 14 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition has threatened to move the United Nations as the Sheikh Hasina government has called for talks over a river valley project India is planning in its north-eastern region.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:40:05 PM

MSF plans emergency healthcare in Bangladesh camps
Dhaka, June 11 (DPA) Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Thursday said that it would launch an emergency healthcare programme for Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh where tens of thousands of the Myanmar nationals have lived in squalid camps for years.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 4:03:38 PM

EU urges Dhaka to re-settle Buddhists in Chittagong hills
Dhaka, June 10 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has urged Bangladesh to remove temporary military bases and help re-settle the original Buddhist tribal residents in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, media reports here said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:03:27 PM

Top Bangladesh Army officer seeks political asylum in US
Dhaka, June 10 (IANS) A top Bangladesh Army officer has sought political asylum in the US to avoid returning home after his diplomatic assignment was curtailed. He has been declared an absconder, media reports here said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:31:39 AM

Bangladesh launches probe into faulty vitamin drive
Dhaka, June 9 (DPA) Authorities in Bangladesh have launched an investigation into the reported death of a baby and illnesses among 400 other children following a nationwide administration of Vitamin A and de-worming medicines, media reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 1:58:41 PM

Rice boom causes problems for Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 9 (IANS) The surplus production of rice this year in Bangladesh, which is prone to foodgrain shortage and calamities, has raised the confidence of farmers and the government but also caused pricing and storage problems, media reports here said Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 12:21:44 PM

Dhaka to probe banks that brought in Dawood Ibrahim money
Dhaka, June 9 (IANS) Bangladesh police have said they will probe branches of a domestic bank and the multinational Western Union that received money sent from Pakistan by international mafia don Dawood Ibrahim to pay his network of agents here.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 11:20:36 AM

'Arms found in Bangladesh meant for Indian insurgent group'
Dhaka, June 9 (IANS) Arms and explosives seized in 2003 and again in 2004 belonged to an Indian insurgent group using Bangladeshi territory, former top officials of Bangladesh's National Services Intelligence (NSI) have told a court in Chittagong.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 11:03:14 AM

Post-mutiny, Bangladesh Army proposes 'Quick Reaction Force'
Dhaka, June 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh Army has proposed forming a crisis management force to deal with situations like militancy and bombings in the aftermath of the mutiny by the border guard troopers in February that left 81 people, including 55 Bangladesh Army officers dead.

Monday, June 08, 2009 1:14:35 PM

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