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Ershad quits Jatiyo Party, calls it 'reform'
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Ousted by a rebellious wife, Bangladesh's former military strongman H M Ershad has quit Jatiyo Party, the country's third-largest outfit, but insists on calling it 'political reform.'

Sunday, July 01, 2007 6:51:17 PM

40 fishermen feared drowned as cyclone sweeps Bangladesh coast
Dhaka, July 1 (DPA) At least 40 fishermen were feared drowned over the weekend in Bangladesh after nearly a dozen trawlers sank as cyclone swept the Bay of Bengal coast, rescuers and witnesses said Sunday.

Sunday, July 01, 2007 3:30:12 PM

Abducted official in Bangladesh traced
Dhaka, July 1 (Xinhua) The abducted Bangladeshi project officer of a Danish donor agency has been located and his rescue is now a matter of time, Bangladesh law enforcing agencies have said.

Sunday, July 01, 2007 11:36:15 AM

Bangladesh's parliamentary elections before end of 2008
Dhaka, June 30 (Xinhua) Chief Adviser of Bangladesh's caretaker government Fakhruddin Ahmed has said the parliamentary elections will be held before the end of 2008.

Saturday, June 30, 2007 10:30:56 AM

Relief for IT, newsprint, textile in Bangladesh budget
Dhaka, June 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's Taka 871 billion ($ 14.5 nillion approx.) annual budget for 2007-08 provides for relief for the IT, newsprint and textile sector imports amidst efforts to rein in inflation and improve income-expenditure ratio.

Friday, June 29, 2007 12:29:47 PM

Dhaka happy about Indo-Bangla talks outcome
Dhaka, June 29 (IANS) Bangladesh has said it is satisfied with the outcome of consultations with Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon that ended with a call for further cooperation in security matters between the two neighbours.

Friday, June 29, 2007 11:30:23 AM

Search on for kidnapped Danish official in Bangladesh (LEAD)
Dhaka, June 28 (IANS) Authorities in Bangladesh continued their search for a Danish agency official, kidnapped by a Myanmarese militant group, after his driver Abu Hanif was found in a remote hilly area in Bandarban in Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:49:52 PM

Myanmarese group kidnaps Danish official in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 28 (IANS) The Peoples' Party of Arakan (PPA), a Myanmarese militant group, has claimed responsibility for the abduction of a Danish official and his driver from a remote village in the Bandarban area of Chittagong.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 11:19:33 AM

'Politics hampers economic cooperation in South Asia'
Dhaka, June 28 (IANS) India has welcomed the growing opportunities of economic cooperation among South Asian nations and hopes these would help depart from 'sterile patterns' of relationships hampered by 'political factors.'

Thursday, June 28, 2007 11:18:41 AM

Reformist pressures split Bangladesh political parties
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Pressures from political reformists in Bangladesh are causing cracks within the parties. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jatiya Party have already faced splits, while the Awami League leadership is faced with a strong revolt.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 4:07:01 PM

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