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Dhaka seeks access to Nepal and Bhutan through India
Dhaka, Oct 8 (IANS) Bangladesh has urged India to give it transit to Nepal and Bhutan to boost bilateral and South Asian regional trade and connectivity.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 3:27:04 PM

Dhaka reinforces troops as tension mounts along Myanmar border
Dhaka, Oct 7 (IANS) Bangladesh has cancelled leave of its border guards and stepped up army deployment on its border with Myanmar, alleging large-scale intrusion and to protest against the eastern neighbour erecting a border fence.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:47:59 PM

Mujib killers were told that Bangladesh to be monarchy
Dhaka, Oct 7 (IANS) Mutineers who killed Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 were provoked by an army officer with a 'story' that their country was about to be declared a 'monarchy', which would be subservient to neighbouring India, the Supreme Court has been told.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:56:43 AM

Dhaka to spend $1.6 bn to dredge 53 rivers
Dhaka, Oct 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's Planning Commission has approved a $1.69 billion mega plan to dredge 53 of its major waterways over the next eight years and has invited investment proposals to implement it.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 10:38:51 AM

10 mn SIM cards used for crime, terror in Bangladesh: Police
Dhaka, Oct 4 (IANS) Over 10 million subscriber identity module (SIM) cards not registered by Bangladesh's six mobile phone operators are being misused for criminal activities and fomenting Islamist militancy, police said.

Sunday, October 04, 2009 1:28:58 PM

Grameenphone launches Bangladesh's largest IPO
Dhaka, Oct 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's telecom major Grameenphone Sunday launched the country's largest initial public offering (IPO), hoping to raise Taka 4.8 billion ($80 million approximately) from the domestic market.

Sunday, October 04, 2009 12:15:02 PM

Export only third option in Dhaka's gas exploration policy
Dhaka, Oct 2 (IANS) Bangladesh says export of gas is only the third option in its production-sharing contracts with multinationals engaged in exploration.

Friday, October 02, 2009 2:12:23 PM

South Asians should work together: Shabana Azmi
Dhaka, Sep 29 (IANS) Veteran Hindi film actress Shabana Azmi, who was here to inaugurate a painting exhibition, says that South Asians will have to work together without losing their diversity if they want a place in the global arena.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 3:11:02 PM

Dhaka to try 4,000 troopers for mutiny
Dhaka, Sep 26 (IANS) The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), the country's border guard, will try over 4,000 of its troopers who staged a mutiny in February, killing 71 people, including 57 army officers. The trials will be held by the end of November, the government has announced.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:00:15 PM

India's moon mission lauded in Dhaka daily
Dhaka, Sep 26 (IANS) Applauding India's Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission and the discovery of water on the moon, a Dhaka daily has said the find has significantly widened the scope for space research.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 11:33:41 AM

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