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Teenage girls thwart child marriage in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) The marriage of a 13-year-old girl was prevented after her schoolmates marched in protest and lodged a police complaint in Satkhira town in southwestern Bangladesh.

Friday, July 13, 2007 1:10:50 PM

Bangladesh re-commissions frigate after 5 years
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday re-commissioned a frigate it purchased from South Korea for US$83 million, but removed from its fleet five years ago after a government-change and charges of corruption.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 8:19:31 PM

Bangladesh strikes at regrouped Islamist outfit
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) Authorities in Bangladesh have struck at the banned Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) that has regrouped and nabbed two top leaders, one of them a fugitive convicted for murdering two judges in November 2005.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:35:43 PM

Hasina refused permission to visit newborn grandson in US
Dhaka, Jul 11 (IANS) A grandson has just been added to Bangladesh's former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's family, but she is not allowed to visit him in the US, despite fervent pleas to the government by her last week.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 8:24:50 PM

Take a train from Dhaka to Kolkata in September
Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are set to resume their friendship train connecting Dhaka and Kolkata in September after more than four decades, with the two sides wrapping up two-day talks on the train link Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 7:26:51 PM

Poor technology and designs kill Bangladesh's jute carpets
Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) Once famous for its jute carpets, Bangladesh has not only lost the world market to countries like Spain and Turkey but domestic consumers too, thanks to obsolete technology, outdated designs and bad marketing.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 12:45:53 PM

Bangladeshi hilsa may appear on Indian menu again (SECOND LEAD)
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) The famous hilsa fish of Bangladesh, a favourite especially in West Bengal, Orissa and the north-eastern states, may tickle Indian palates again.

Monday, July 09, 2007 4:11:56 PM

Rival begums make common cause against government
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Two of Bangladesh's principal politicians, rival women leaders who never meet or talk, have begun to speak the same language against a government that has held them under virtual house arrest and wants to upstage them politically.

Monday, July 09, 2007 2:14:04 PM

Indians may get to eat Bangladeshi hilsa again (Lead)
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Indians may get to resume eating the hilsa fish of Bangladesh soon, a favourite especially in the Indian state of West Bengal adjoining Bangladesh.

Monday, July 09, 2007 12:50:03 PM

Abducted Danish agency official rescued in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) A Bangladeshi official working for a Danish aid agency has been rescued two weeks after his abduction by a Myanmarese militant group.

Monday, July 09, 2007 10:52:57 AM

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