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Dhaka airport to be renamed after Sufi saint
Dhaka, Feb 15 (IANS) Bangladesh's Zia International Airport is to be renamed after 13th century Sufi saint Hazarat Shah Jalal, after deleting the name of former president Ziaur Rahman.

Monday, February 15, 2010 11:45:15 AM

Dhaka, New Delhi to cooperate on curbing infectious diseases
Dhaka, Feb 15 (IANS) Bangladesh and India have agreed to fight infectious diseases like polio and cooperate in healthcare programmes for the poor.

Monday, February 15, 2010 11:21:59 AM

'Gender discrimination leads to malnutrition in women'
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has deplored gender discrimination in healthcare programmes pursued by South Asian nations, saying it leads to malnutrition and chronic diseases among women and children.

Sunday, February 14, 2010 12:09:16 PM

'Indian $1 bn credit costly'
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) The one billion-dollar credit line India pledged to Bangladesh last month will be 'costlier' than what Bangladesh gets from elsewhere, a newspaper Sunday claimed. It also said the 'supplier's credit' will 'force' Dhaka to purchase Indian goods.

Sunday, February 14, 2010 11:36:07 AM

Islamist activists, students arrested in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Fifty eight activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest Islamist party and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir, were arrested Saturday in Bangladesh following the violence earlier this week in Rajshahi University campus.

Saturday, February 13, 2010 4:01:26 PM

South Asian documentary fest stresses on human rights
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) 'Afghan Girls Can Kick', a film on girls playing football in conflict-torn Afghanistan, drew loud applause from cine lovers at a three-day documentary film festival that ended here Saturday.

Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:15:46 PM

Nationwide arrest of Islamist activists, students in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested over 200 activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest Islamist party and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir, following Monday's campus violence in Rajshahi University in which a student was killed.

Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:53:21 PM

Bangladesh parliament to have own TV channel
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) The Jatiya Sangsad, Bangladesh's parliament, will soon have an exclusive television channel to telecast its proceedings.

Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:27:26 PM

Bangladesh opposition returns to parliament
Dhaka, Feb 11 (IANS) Opposition parties in Bangladesh Thursday ended an eight-month boycott and returned to attend the Jatiya Sangsad (national assembly).

Thursday, February 11, 2010 6:59:57 PM

Bangladesh's opposition alliance returns to parliament
Dhaka, Feb 11 (DPA) Bangladesh's main opposition parties returned to parliament Thursday, breaking over 10 months of boycott over a seating row.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 5:25:50 PM

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