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Earthquake jolts Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 11 (IANS) Bangladesh was rocked by tremors early Tuesday in the wake of a major earthquake in India's Andaman Islands. Although a tsunami alert was issued, it was soon withdrawn by the met office here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:12:22 PM

India's Tipaimukh issue not a big problem: Dhaka minister
Dhaka, Aug 10 (IANS) Bangladesh will seek talks with India to resolve the issues arising out of the latter's proposed Tipaimukh dam, and it was 'not a big problem', a minister has said.

Monday, August 10, 2009 11:04:27 AM

Bangladesh hopes for quick repatriation of Myanmar refugees
Dhaka, Aug 10 (Xinhua) Bangladesh's foreign minister has expressed hope the Myanmar refugees living in the country's Cox's Bazar area would be able to return to their homes soon.

Monday, August 10, 2009 6:02:28 AM

Rights activist urges India, Bangladesh to resolve border deaths
Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) A visiting Indian human rights activist has urged Dhaka and New Delhi to resolve the issue of border guards shooting dead people infiltrating the porous frontier.

Sunday, August 09, 2009 10:52:28 AM

Dhaka firm seeks $7 mn Indian credit to buy CNG buses
Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) The state-run Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation has sought a Taka 500 million ($7 million) credit from India to purchase 100 compressed natural gas (CNG)-run buses to replace its ageing transport fleet.

Sunday, August 09, 2009 10:32:26 AM

Tipaimukh dam protesters begin march to Indian border
Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) A 'long-march' to protest the proposed Tipaimukh dam project in India has been kicked off in the Bangladeshi capital. The marchers are headed to Sylhet in northeastern Bangladesh and then on to the Indian border, a media report said Sunday.

Sunday, August 09, 2009 10:32:01 AM

Dhaka begins troop withdrawal from Chittagong Hill Tracts
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) Bangladesh has begun withdrawing its army from the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), home to Buddhist tribals, to enforce a pact signed in 1997.

Saturday, August 08, 2009 7:30:36 PM

Dhaka expert moots shorter Bangladesh-India link to Asian highway
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) A road that saves a 400-km detour between Sylhet in Bangladesh and Imphal in India has been mooted as a link to the Asian Highway Network by a Dhaka expert.

Saturday, August 08, 2009 6:19:30 PM

Militants were hired from India to kill Hasina, Zia: Report
Dhaka, Aug 6 (IANS) A banned Bangladeshi Islamist outfit hired 'a dozen operatives from India' to eliminate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her rival Khaleda Zia in a failed bid to foil the parliament elections held last year, a newspaper said Thursday.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 2:38:14 PM

Reduce parliament tenure, says Bangladesh minister
Dhaka, Aug 4 (IANS) A senior minister Tuesday said the tenures of parliament and other local government bodies should be reduced since 'five years' tenure is very long'.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 3:27:48 PM

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