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Dhaka to prosecute 2 former spy chiefs smuggling arms for Indian rebels
Dhaka, May 18 (IANS) Two former Bangladesh Army generals, who headed the National Security Intelligence (NSI), will be prosecuted for facilitating the landing of Chinese arms meant for insurgents in India's northeast and for trying to smuggle these arms into India.

Monday, May 18, 2009 11:41:56 AM

Dhaka politicians, media find Indian poll verdict encouraging
Dhaka, May 18 (IANS) The government, the opposition and the media of Bangladesh have reacted positively to the poll verdict in India with a leading newspaper calling it 'encouraging news' for the South Asian region.

Monday, May 18, 2009 10:37:19 AM

Bangladesh premier cleared of extortion charge
Dhaka, May 17 (DPA) A Bangladeshi court Sunday cleared Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed of an extortion charge brought against her by a businessman two years ago, court officials said.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:46:12 PM

Bangladesh urges Myanmar to help repatriate Rohingya refugees
Dhaka, May 16 (DPA) Bangladesh Saturday requested help from Myanmar in repatriating thousands of refugees who have been languishing in Bangladeshi camps for years, officials here said.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 11:33:39 PM

Two former intelligence chiefs held in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 16 (DPA) Investigators Saturday detained two former chiefs of Bangladesh's National Security Intelligence (NSI) for their alleged connection with an aborted bid to smuggle a huge cache of arms and ammunition five years ago.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 6:47:04 PM

Dhaka, Moscow sign deal for nuclear power plants
Dhaka, May 14 (IANS) Bangladesh and Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate setting up nuclear power plants in Bangladesh and transfer of related technology.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:51:13 AM

8,000 Bangladeshi workers died abroad in past 5 years: Report
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) Bangladesh, whose economy depends heavily on remittances from citizens employed abroad, received over 8,000 coffins in the last five years, a report said.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:03:19 AM

Graft cases against Hasina, Zia being reviewed
Dhaka, May 11 (IANS) While Bangladesh's courts hear the government recommendation that 11 cases against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina be dropped, a senior law officer Monday began scrutiny of documents relating to 20 graft cases against opposition leader Khaleda Zia and her family.

Monday, May 11, 2009 12:44:34 PM

Bangladesh PM's husband dead
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) M.A. Wazed Miah, husband of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, died Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 67.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 6:42:32 PM

Secularism to go with bismillah in Bangladesh constitution
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Bangladesh is planning to restore 'secularism', one of the four original principles of state policy, in its constitution but will also retain the Quranic expression 'bismillah', says Law Minister Shafique Ahmed.

Friday, May 08, 2009 12:31:26 PM

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