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Bangladesh parties to agitate for release of jailed politicians
Dhaka, Sep 2 (IANS) Dhaka's rival political parties, the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), are back to mutual name-calling, even as they Tuesday announced protest rallies against the government to secure the release of their jailed leaders.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 10:28:05 PM

Iceland president warns of disappearing Himalayan glaciers
Dhaka, Aug 31 (DPA) Wrapping up a four-day visit to Bangladesh Sunday, Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson sounded a grim warning that the Himalayan glaciers were disappearing and would be gone in the next 40 to 70 years.

Sunday, August 31, 2008 7:27:03 PM

Flash floods in Bangladesh wash away thousands of homes
Dhaka, Aug 31 (DPA) Tropical rain lashed northern Bangladesh Sunday unleashing flash floods which washed away scores of villages, disaster management bureau sources said.

Sunday, August 31, 2008 2:20:09 PM

Plan to tap stock market for Bangladesh's longest bridge
Dhaka, Aug 31 (IANS) Bangladesh plans to raise part of the fund required to construct a bridge that will be the country's largest civil engineering project from the stock market, the finance adviser (minister) said here.

Sunday, August 31, 2008 1:13:02 PM

Bangladesh calls for urgent measures against climate change
Dhaka, Aug 30 (Xinhua) Bangladesh Saturday called for urgent measures for a global solution to man-made climate change as the country is likely to be its worst victim in South Asia.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 8:09:30 PM

Women-only police intelligence unit raised in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 30 (IANS) In a first, the police in Bangladesh have introduced a women-only special intelligence branch to fight the sex trade, drug peddling and trafficking in women and children.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:05:49 PM

Kirtans of Hindu bard popular in rural Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 30 (IANS) A CD of Hindu devotional kirtans composed by 19th century composer-singer Radharaman Dutta, popular in Bangladesh, has been released here. They have been sung by Bishwajit Roy.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:03:07 PM

Bangladesh announces talks to ease tensions ahead of polls
Dhaka, Aug 29 (DPA) The military-backed interim government in Bangladesh plans to hold talks beginning next week with major political parties to ease rising tensions ahead of the promised year-end general election, officials said Friday.

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:36:57 PM

Bangladesh overturns verdict against officers in prison massacre
Dhaka, Aug 29 (DPA) Bangladesh's opposition Awami League protested a High Court decision to overturn guilty verdicts against six former army officers accused of killing captive political leaders, news reports said Friday.

Friday, August 29, 2008 4:46:01 PM

Two-headed Bangladesh baby dies after struggle for life
Dhaka, Aug 28 (DPA) After more than two days of a bitter life and death struggle in a small hospital in western Bangladesh, a double-headed baby boy died Thursday as crowds of grief-stricken people waited outside.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:13:54 PM

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