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Advance poll date, Bangladesh ex-premier tells government
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia has demanded that the military-backed government lift emergency curbs by this month-end and advance the parliamentary poll dates to October.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:05:22 PM

Bangladesh just as corrupt despite anti-graft drive: report
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) The anti-graft drive of Bangladesh's military-backed government has made little difference - its own law enforcing agencies have been rated as most corrupt by the Transparency International, a Berlin headquartered NGO addressing corruption globally.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 9:42:46 AM

'India, Myanmar slowing Bangladesh's oil exploration bids'
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) India and Myanmar are hindering Bangladesh's exploration bids by raising objections on oil and gas exploration in several blocks situated across their overlapping maritime territories, say officials here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 5:53:49 PM

Are India, Myanmar slowing Bangladesh's oil exploration bids?
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) India and Myanmar are hindering Bangladesh's exploration bids by raising objections on oil and gas exploration in several blocks bordering their maritime boundaries, say officials here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 1:42:08 PM

Dhaka's independence proclamation documents missing
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) Original documents on the formation of Bangladesh's government-in-exile during the freedom struggle against Pakistan in 1971 have been missing and successive regimes have done nothing to recover them, say old timers, who smell a conspiracy behind the disappearance.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 1:39:42 PM

India deports over 100 Bangladeshi women
Dhaka, June 17 (DPA) More than 100 smuggled Bangladeshi women have been deported from India over the past week at checkpoints along the porous 460-km border, a prominent body of local women lawyers said Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:35:50 PM

Bangladesh ex-premier won't accept government's conditions for release
Dhaka, June 17 (IANS) Jailed former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has said she will not accept any condition, nor apply to be released from detention on charges of corruption.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 1:56:08 PM

Bangladesh to host Saarc minister's meeting on climate change
Dhaka, June 17 (Xinhua) The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ministerial meeting on climate change will be held here July 3.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 1:32:21 PM

Bangladesh's per capita income goes up to $599
Dhaka, June 17 (IANS) The per capita income in Bangladesh has shot up to $599 this fiscal year (July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008) from $523 last year, mainly due to remittances from its citizens working abroad.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:35:44 AM

Legal experts, activists oppose Dhaka's anti-terror ordinance
Dhaka, June 16 (IANS) Human rights activists and legal experts in Bangladesh have opposed the new stringent anti-terrorism law, which makes a vast array of crimes non-bailable offences and liable to death penalty and life imprisonment, saying that it could be misused to settle political scores.

Monday, June 16, 2008 3:15:07 PM

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