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Khaleda Zia sued for grenade attack on rally
Dhaka, June 5 (DPA) Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman were sued in a criminal court Tuesday for masterminding a brutal grenade attack on an open air opposition rally that left over 20 people dead nearly three years ago, officials said.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 11:28:42 PM

Heat wave kills 26 in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 3 (DPA) A heat wave has pushed temperatures to a record high across Bangladesh, leaving at least 26 people dead in the past week, officials said Sunday.

Sunday, June 03, 2007 8:03:44 PM

Bangladesh to re-commission navy frigate after five years
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) Bangladesh is to re-commission a frigate it purchased from South Korea for $83 million but removed from its fleet five years ago after a government change and charges of corruption.

Sunday, June 03, 2007 10:51:17 AM

Hasina fears she could be the 'next target'
Dhaka, June 2 (IANS) Under pressure from the government that has detained some of her close aides without citing reasons, former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina fears that she could be the next target.

Saturday, June 02, 2007 5:11:34 PM

Prisoners 'packed like sardines' in Bangladesh jails
Dhaka, June 2 (IANS) VIPs including former ministers and lawmakers are among a record 86,000 detenues 'packed like sardines' in Bangladesh's jails which have a total capacity to house only 27,000.

Saturday, June 02, 2007 4:53:17 PM

Former Bangla army officer convicted of killing Mujib may still avoid deportation
Chicago, June 2 (IANS) A California court's decision not to hear an appeal against deportation of a former Bangladeshi army major convicted in his country of killing its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman over 30 years ago may not be the end of the road for him yet.

Saturday, June 02, 2007 8:45:54 AM

Pakistan to teach Bengali
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) A Pakistani university has decided to open a Bengali department this month. This is a good 55 years after the demand for its recognition as an official language unleashed protests in the country's the then east wing, which is present-day Bangladesh.

Friday, June 01, 2007 3:23:15 PM

Dhaka holds exhibition, talk on Ramkinkar Baij
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) Art enthusiasts in the Bangladesh capital were treated to the works of legendary Indian artist Ramkinkar Baij, with an expert saying his paintings and sculptures were a confluence of Eastern and Western aesthetic ideas.

Friday, June 01, 2007 2:47:29 PM

Mujib killer in US faces deportation, seeks Canadian help
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) The family of a Bangladesh Army major convicted for killing the country's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is making emotional appeals for asylum in Canada after the US decided to deport him.

Friday, June 01, 2007 12:42:24 PM

Islamic militant to be hanged for Bangladesh bomb attack
Dhaka, May 31 (DPA) A prominent Islamic militant was sentenced to death by a district court in western Bangladesh for masterminding a serial bomb attack which was carried out two years ago, justice ministry officials said Thursday.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:01:37 PM

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