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Dhaka hunts for new Jamaat chief
Dhaka, Oct 1 (IANS) Authorities in Bangladesh have launched a manhunt for former Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Moulana Saidur Rahman who, they believe, has taken over as chief of the outlawed Islamist group Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

Monday, October 01, 2007 12:41:55 PM

Hasina to stand trial for purchasing Russian aircraft
Dhaka, Oct 1 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina will stand trial on charges of receiving kickbacks in the purchase of Russian-built Mig-29 combat aircraft when she was in office in February 1999.

Monday, October 01, 2007 11:45:49 AM

Islamic hardliners call for ban on anti-Islamic media
Dhaka, Sep 29 (DPA) Islamic militants campaigning for an Islamic state in Bangladesh Saturday called for a ban on local newspapers and for their publishers and editors to be imprisoned for blasphemy.

Saturday, September 29, 2007 11:50:37 PM

Senior Bangladesh politicians among 80 'corruption suspects'
Dhaka, Sep 28 (IANS) Top Awami League leaders Tofail Ahmed and Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, both members of the party's presidium, are on the new list of 80 people suspected of corruption.

Friday, September 28, 2007 2:22:32 PM

Metro rail project for Dhaka revived
Dhaka, Sep 27 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has revived a six billion taka ($1.03 million) project to build an underground railway network to ease transport problems in its bustling capital.

Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:55:31 PM

Former Bangladesh premier's son indicted for corruption
Dhaka, Sep 26 (DPA) Former prime minister Khaleda Zia's elder son was formally indicted for corruption in a special court in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday, officials said.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 11:57:32 PM

Bird flu virus detected in northwestern Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 26 (Xinhua) Some 6,000 chickens have been culled at Sahapur village in Sadar sub-district in Bangladesh's northwestern Bogra district, 170 km of capital Dhaka, following the detection of avian influenza virus in a poultry farm.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 7:19:52 PM

EU watching human rights situation in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has said that it is watching the human rights situation in Bangladesh and that economic assistance to the country was dependent on Dhaka 'matching with the European standards'.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 6:27:03 PM

Zia's elder son faces extortion case, younger gets relief
Dhaka, Sep 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Wednesday filed a case against former prime minister Khaleda Zia's elder son Tareq, even as a Dhaka High Court bench provided relief for his younger brother Arafat Rahman Koko.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 5:37:17 PM

Flood toll in Bangladesh rises to 1071
Dhaka, Sep 26 (Xinhua) Flood toll in Bangladesh rose to 1,071 till Wednesday since late July, as 15 more deaths from flood-related incidents were reported across the country.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 3:19:39 PM

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