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50,000 stranded by storms in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 29 (DPA) Tens of thousands of people heading home for the holidays at the end of Ramadan were stranded at ferry stations as tropical squalls battered the fragile Bangladeshi coastline over the weekend, officials said Monday.

Monday, September 29, 2008 12:21:33 PM

10 fishermen missing in Bay of Bengal
Dhaka, Sep 28 (Xinhua) At least 10 fishermen are missing after their fishing boats capsized on the Bay of Bengal off the southern coast of Bangladesh, UNB news agency reported Sunday.

Sunday, September 28, 2008 10:28:18 PM

Hasina, Khaleda have no ill-gotten wealth: government probe
Dhaka, Sep 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime ministers Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, who were imprisoned on graft charges for over a year, 'possess no ill-gotten wealth', says a probe by the military-backed caretaker government.

Friday, September 26, 2008 10:57:52 AM

India aims at 60,000 MW more hydropower by 2025
Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) Power-starved India is aiming to get 60,000 MW of additional electricity from hydro projects by 2025, most of it through domestic resources, the country's Minister of State for Power Jairam Ramesh said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 3:06:44 PM

I rejected Rs.100 mn offer: Bangladesh cricket vice captain
Dhaka, Sep 24 (IANS) Vice captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza of Bangladesh's revived cricket team said he had rejected a Rs.10 crore (Rs.100 million) offer made by the Indian Cricket League (ICL), while 13 of his colleagues accepted them.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 2:01:13 PM

Bangladesh among most corrupt despite anti-graft drive
Dhaka, Sep 24 (IANS) Twenty months of an anti-graft drive by the military-backed caretaker government has made only a marginal difference to the perception about corruption prevailing in Bangladesh, which has been ranked among the top 10 corrupt nations in a global index.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 11:21:57 AM

Bangladesh militant groups threaten bombings over leaders' arrests
Dhaka, Sep 22 (IANS) Two outlawed militant outfits have joined hands and threatened a series of explosions in Bangladesh if the government failed to release activists of the Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT), an international Islamist body banned in several countries, who were detained earlier this week.

Monday, September 22, 2008 4:30:28 PM

Bangladesh bans Chinese powdered milk amid health panic
Dhaka, Sep 22 (DPA) Bangladesh imposed a ban on the sale and import of powder milk from China Monday after laboratory tests found presence of toxic chemical melamine in the samples, officials said.

Monday, September 22, 2008 3:31:17 PM

Dhaka business chamber calls for strife-free polls
Dhaka, Sep 22 (IANS) A leading industry lobby in Bangladesh has asked political parties preparing for the Dec 18 polls to shun 'politics of conflict and violence'.

Monday, September 22, 2008 3:20:13 PM

Uncapped players fill Bangladesh's cricket vacuum
Dhaka, Sep 22 (IANS) With its top brass turning 'Dhaka Warriors' of the Indian Cricket League (ICL), Bangladesh has recalled veterans and opted for several uncapped players in time for the New Zealand home series and the South Africa tour.

Monday, September 22, 2008 3:18:46 PM

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