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Five killed as train derails in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Oct 13 (DPA) At least five people were killed and 50 others injured when an express train derailed Saturday in southern Bangladesh and ploughed into a rice field, officials said.

Saturday, October 13, 2007 7:21:39 PM

Khaleda Zia denies wrongdoing in graft case
Dhaka, Oct 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has denied any wrongdoing on the charge of having influenced the awarding of a container-handling contract by her government, saying that she signed, only as a formality, after it was approved by her cabinet's purchase committee.

Friday, October 12, 2007 1:59:08 PM

Bangladesh militants threaten to burn Petrobangla office
Dhaka, Oct 11 (IANS) Islamist militants claiming to belong to the banned Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have threatened to set ablaze the headquarters of the country's state-run oil and gas company Petrobangla in the heart of the national capital.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:04:51 PM

Bangladesh post and telegraph network to be privatised
Dhaka, Oct 11 (IANS) Bangladesh's state-owned post and telecom network will be turned into a public limited corporation (PLC), a move that follows that of Bangladesh Biman, the national airline.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:09:53 PM

Death toll from rainstorms in Bangladesh rises to 14
Dhaka, Oct 10 (DPA) The toll in the rainstorms hitting central Bangladesh rose to 14 Wednesday while more than two dozen people were still missing in a boat disaster, officials said.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 4:28:52 PM

Dhaka recalls diplomats over stranded workers in KL
Dhaka, Oct 10 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw two officials of its high commission's labour wing in Kuala Lumpur for their alleged 'inefficient handling' of stranded Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:20:28 PM

22 million Bangladeshis suffer from mental disorders
Dhaka, Oct 10 (IANS) Medical experts in Bangladesh have urged the government to update the Lunacy Act of 1912 to provide legal rights to those suffering from mental disorders and bring it on par with the laws in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:04:49 PM

Lonely Eid in jail for Bangladesh's politicians
Dhaka, Oct 10 (IANS) With the government unlikely to heed the demand that they be released, it will be a lonely Eid for Bangladesh's jailed former prime ministers and about 150 high profile prisoners charged with corruption.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:25:41 PM

Dhaka expects India to hand over wanted criminals
Dhaka, Oct 9 (IANS) After India handed over three wanted criminals to the Bangladeshi government last weekend, Dhaka hopes to get the custody of more fugitives who have reportedly been hiding in West Bengal.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 3:15:45 PM

Bangladesh to allow transit of goods to Nepal
Dhaka, Oct 9 (IANS) South Asian neighbours Nepal and Bangladesh have agreed on a rail and road corridor that would allow sea access to the Himalayan nation and facilitate passenger traffic in exchange for enhanced trade.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 1:11:08 PM

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