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Sheikh Hasina calls for early Bangladesh polls
Dhaka/London, April 29 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has maintained her chant for early polls to establish an 'elected, transparent and accountable government' if poverty and corruption are to be eradicated in the country.

Sunday, April 29, 2007 9:41:36 AM

Dhaka to bargain for more Ganga waters with India
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Bangladesh will bargain with India for discharge of more Ganga waters through the Farakka Barrage to keep river routes navigable as officials of both sides meet in New Delhi next week to revive a river transit protocol.

Saturday, April 28, 2007 4:24:38 PM

'Laundered money' worth $ 47 mn recovered in Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) It's raining money in Bangladesh as businessmen with political links and suspected of money laundering depositing an equivalent of $47 million with Bangladesh Bank (BB), the country's central bank.

Saturday, April 28, 2007 4:00:24 PM

Thunderstorms kill ten in Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 27 (DPA) Tropical rains left at least ten people dead in Bangladesh in the past two days, while raging winds flattened homes and knocked over trees and power lines, officials said Friday.

Friday, April 27, 2007 9:49:57 PM

Zia gets Saudi visa, Hasina back home in a week
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia has been given a three-month Saudi visa to perform 'umra', while her arch rival Sheikh Hasina won't be home from London for another week or so, media reports said Friday.

Friday, April 27, 2007 1:03:38 PM

Bid to oust Zia, Hasina a wrong decision: Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Efforts to keep out former Bangladesh prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina followed 'a wrong decision', a top official said, adding that the government had the 'courage to correct its mistakes'.

Friday, April 27, 2007 11:49:14 AM

Bangladesh Biman set to become public limited company
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Biman, the national carrier and the country's only airline, is set to become a public limited company under a revamp plan aimed at reducing its huge losses and operational costs.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 1:28:39 PM

Hasina returning home soon, Zia to go for 'umra' later
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) With the ban on their movements lifted, Bangladesh's two former prime ministers are free to pursue their respective political courses, albeit within the curbs imposed by the military-backed regime under the national emergency.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 12:34:25 PM

Bangladeshi government withdraws restriction on Hasina return
Dhaka, April 25 (Xinhua) Bangladeshi caretaker government on Wednesday withdrew the restrictions on former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's return to the country, local news agency UNB reported.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:19:02 PM

Bangladeshi parties seek to close ranks against government
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) Burying traditional rivalry, Bangladesh's second rank political leaders are seeking to rally against a government that has virtually exiled one former prime minister and is trying to send the other out of the country.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:13:39 PM

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