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Dhaka to get on to Asian highway
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Bangladesh is to sign the Asian Highway pact, shedding its suspicion that the route devised by a UN body would allow neighbouring India a transport 'corridor' to its northeastern region.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 10:21:46 AM

Bhutan wants to host SAARC summit after Maldives backs out
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Bhutan wants to host the 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit next April 28-29 in Thimphu as the Maldives, which was to host it, has expressed its inability to arrange the gathering due to the current economic recession.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 10:16:24 AM

Over 2,500 border guards arrested since mutiny, says Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 19 (Xinhua) Over 2,500 border guard personnel have been arrested in connection with the Feb 26 mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), Commerce Minister Faruk Khan said Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 9:51:52 PM

Arms haul: Dhaka to question former ministers
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) Several ministers in the former Khaleda Zia government may be questioned in the sensational Chittagong arms haul that was meant for Indian insurgents, a media report Tuesday quoted the public prosecutor as telling a court.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:39:13 AM

Myanmar outfit trained Bangladesh Islamist militants: Report
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) A banned Myanmarese insurgent group has been training Bangladesh's Islamist militants since the 1980s, a newspaper report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 9:46:10 AM

Dhaka to prosecute 2 former spy chiefs smuggling arms for Indian rebels
Dhaka, May 18 (IANS) Two former Bangladesh Army generals, who headed the National Security Intelligence (NSI), will be prosecuted for facilitating the landing of Chinese arms meant for insurgents in India's northeast and for trying to smuggle these arms into India.

Monday, May 18, 2009 11:41:56 AM

Dhaka politicians, media find Indian poll verdict encouraging
Dhaka, May 18 (IANS) The government, the opposition and the media of Bangladesh have reacted positively to the poll verdict in India with a leading newspaper calling it 'encouraging news' for the South Asian region.

Monday, May 18, 2009 10:37:19 AM

Bangladesh premier cleared of extortion charge
Dhaka, May 17 (DPA) A Bangladeshi court Sunday cleared Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed of an extortion charge brought against her by a businessman two years ago, court officials said.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:46:12 PM

Bangladesh urges Myanmar to help repatriate Rohingya refugees
Dhaka, May 16 (DPA) Bangladesh Saturday requested help from Myanmar in repatriating thousands of refugees who have been languishing in Bangladeshi camps for years, officials here said.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 11:33:39 PM

Two former intelligence chiefs held in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 16 (DPA) Investigators Saturday detained two former chiefs of Bangladesh's National Security Intelligence (NSI) for their alleged connection with an aborted bid to smuggle a huge cache of arms and ammunition five years ago.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 6:47:04 PM

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