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Bangladesh cyclone toll crosses 3,000
Dhaka, Nov 20 (Xinhua) The death toll in Cyclone Sidr that ripped through Bangladesh's southern and southwestern coastal region Thursday night has now crossed 3,113, an Armed Forced Division report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:11:48 AM

Hunger, risk of epidemics in cyclone-battered Bangladesh (Lead)
Dhaka, Nov 19 (DPA) Hunger and the risk of epidemics stalked the storm-ravaged Bangladesh coast as the official death toll from last week's cyclone crossed the 2,500 mark, local officials said Monday.

Monday, November 19, 2007 11:19:04 PM

Cyclone toll in Bangladesh rises to 2,579
Dhaka, Nov 19 (Xinhua) The toll from Cyclone Sidr that devastated Bangladesh last week has gone up to 2,579, according to the flood and disaster management ministry of Bangladesh.

Monday, November 19, 2007 7:52:44 PM

Graft charges likely against Zia, eight ex-ministers
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has indicated that it might press charges against former prime minister Khaleda Zia and 30 others, including eight of her former ministers, in a corruption case.

Monday, November 19, 2007 1:26:52 PM

Disaster warning was no wolf cry this time
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) For the many thousands in southern Bangladesh's villages, this was one warning they didn't take seriously. And it proved fatal as Cyclone Sidr hit with ferocity, sweeping away an estimated 10,000 people and leaving a trail of destruction.

Monday, November 19, 2007 12:19:10 PM

Bangladesh cyclone toll could be 10,000: Red Crescent
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) The toll from Cyclone Sidr that devastated Bangladesh has been officially put at 2,300 and rising but could touch the 10,000 mark, the country's Red Crescent Society has said.

Monday, November 19, 2007 10:13:03 AM

Alka Yagnik sings at Dhaka's textile fair
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Bollywood playback singer Alka Yagnik performed at the two-day cultural presentation of Batexpo 2007, Bangladesh's international textile fair.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 3:00:25 PM

HUJI responsible for attack on ex-premier: commander
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) An arrested commander of the Bangladesh based Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), a banned militant outfit, has admitted to his role in the grenade attack on former prime minister Sheikh Hasina in 2004, that killed 27 and maimed at least 100.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 2:23:58 PM

Rescue stepped up as Bangladesh cyclone toll nears 2,500 (Lead)
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's Disaster Management Control Room reported 2,388 persons killed in 23 districts hit by Hurricane Sidr this week, while unofficial estimates based on the accounts of rescuers and media put the death toll higher, with several thousands still missing.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 12:25:25 PM

Bangladesh cyclone toll nears 2,500; US sends relief material
Washington, Nov 18 (DPA) The United States is sending two ships to help victims of the cyclone that has devastated Bangladesh, and the White House extended condolences to those who have lost loved ones.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 12:17:54 PM

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