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Polls must ensure stability: World Bank tells Dhaka
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) The World Bank (WB) has cautioned Bangladesh's army-backed caretaker government that the country's economy would be affected unless a smooth political transition takes place through election.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:47:36 AM

Warrants against fugitives who bombed Dhaka rally
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) A Dhaka court has issued arrest warrants against eight absconding members of the proscribed militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) for the grenade attack on a rally of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina in August 2004.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:17:12 PM

Dhaka strikes oil exploration deals with Chevron, Cairn
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) US oil and gas multinationals Chevron and Cairn have signed a new agreement for oil exploration with Bangladesh's state-run Petrobangla, hoping to enhance their presence in the Bay of Bengal basin.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:30:17 PM

Dhaka meet to devise SAARC plan on climate change
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) The first meeting of South Asia's environment ministers is to take place here July 3.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:40:59 AM

Floods sparked by rising rivers trap thousands in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 23 (DPA) Rising rivers boosted by monsoon torrents forced a barrage to crumble in northern Bangladesh Sunday with scores of villages cut off and an estimated 15,000 people trapped in the swirling water, officials said.

Monday, June 23, 2008 12:30:21 AM

Despite increasing per capita income, Bangladeshis remain poor
Dhaka, June 22 (Xinhua) Poverty in Bangladesh has been rising even as the country's per capita income registered a 14 percent increase as compared to the figure in the last fiscal.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 1:41:23 PM

'Talaq' pronounced in anger haunt rural women in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 22 (IANS) Misinterpretation of Islamic laws is creating endless problems in rural Bangladesh, especially for women who have become victims of 'talaq' pronounced by husbands in a fit of anger and who later repent and want to be reunited with their wives, say NGOs working in the field.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 1:39:23 PM

Indian found dead in Dhaka hotel
Dhaka, June 22 (IANS) Paritosh Dutta, a Bangladesh-born Indian national from Kolkata, was found dead in a hotel here following suspected heart failure, The Daily Star reported Sunday.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 1:18:13 PM

Major parties reject Dhaka regime's civic poll plans
Dhaka, June 21 (IANS) Major parties in Bangladesh, insisting on early parliamentary elections, may stay away from the civic polls announced for Aug 4 by the military-backed caretaker regime.

Saturday, June 21, 2008 3:18:36 PM

Bangladesh to hold local bodies polls Aug 4
Dhaka, June 20 (DPA) The Bangladesh Election Commission announced Friday that local government elections would take place Aug 4 despite a year-old state of emergency.

Friday, June 20, 2008 11:07:42 PM

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