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Bangladesh prepares for cyclone, security forces on alert
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) Bangladesh alerted its security forces along the Bay of Bengal coast and warned fishermen not to venture out to the sea as cyclone Sidr closed in Thursday.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 11:14:04 AM

Polls 'on time', emergency stays in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) Bangladesh's interim government has reiterated that it will hold general elections by December 2008, but maintains that the emergency in force since January 2007 will stay.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:37:43 AM

Dhaka 'illogical' to keep Delhi out of Asian highway: expert
Dhaka, Nov 14 (IANS) It would be 'illogical' for Bangladesh to try to keep out India from its plans to join the Asian Highway Network (AHN), a top official who worked on the project at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) has said.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:58:57 PM

'Sabotage' causes net, telecom disruption in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 14 (IANS) Internet and overseas telecommunications were disrupted in Bangladesh for the second time in a week, leading the government to suspect sabotage.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 11:20:13 AM

Bangladeshi bikes go to Europe, but India rules at home
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Riding on their export successes, Bangladesh-made bicycles are ready to run at the IFMA Cologne Show in Germany. But the domestic market continues to be dominated by India and China.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 12:23:23 PM

Heroin worth $4mn seized at Dhaka airport
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Authorities at the international airport here have seized 23.5 kg of heroin valued at $4 million from two China-bound Bangladeshi passengers, suspected to be part of an international smugglers' gang.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:31:56 AM

Dhaka approaching countries to recover 'stolen' money
Dhaka, Nov 12 (IANS) Bangladesh is planning to sign formal agreements with several governments to recover funds that it says were illegally deposited in foreign banks by politicians, officials and businessmen suspected of corruption.

Monday, November 12, 2007 9:58:09 AM

Police return sold baby to hapless mother
Dhaka, Nov 11 (IANS) In a noble gesture, an NGO and a police officer have helped reunite a mother with her newborn, who was sold by her for Taka 2,500 ($41).

Sunday, November 11, 2007 2:15:12 PM

Bangladesh liberators want war criminals punished
Dhaka, Nov 11 (IANS) A forum of freedom fighters has asked the caretaker government that punishing 'war criminals' - those who actively opposed the liberation of Bangladesh - is as important as its current drive against corruption.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 1:54:10 PM

Bangladesh joins Trans-Asian Railway network
Dhaka, Nov 11 (IANS) Bangladesh has joined the Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) corridor project that would have three entry points from West Bengal in India and connect the country's rail system to an 81,000-km network stretching from Europe to East and Southeast Asia.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 12:07:36 PM

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