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Dhaka now ready to send ex-premiers abroad for medical treatment
Dhaka, Jan 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's interim government, accused of blocking medical treatment abroad for ailing and detained former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, has said it is willing to send her, as well as her rival Khaleda Zia, abroad provided they seek permission.

Thursday, January 03, 2008 2:38:44 PM

Dhaka seeks food for disaster relief, not funds
Dhaka, Jan 3 (IANS) Bangladesh has said it would request donors to give food grains instead of funds for disaster relief after the Nov 15 Cyclone Sidr to help curb rising food prices at home.

Thursday, January 03, 2008 1:52:34 PM

Bangladesh Jamaat chief, deputy to be tried for murders
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) The chief of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), his deputy and seven others are to be tried for murdering two freedom fighters in 1971 in a case that harks back to the liberation movement against the then Pakistan government.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 4:30:58 PM

Condition of former Bangladesh premier worsens, no treatment abroad
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) A day after detained former premier of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina fell ill inside a courtroom, the authorities in Bangladesh have ruled out medical treatment abroad for her and have alleged that she was not giving details of her ailments. Meanwhile, the condition of Hasina has worsened.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 1:27:17 PM

Rice price hike not to hurt Indian exports to Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 1 (IANS) India has said the hike in the minimum export price of rice will not affect the export of 500,000 tonnes to Bangladesh under the food-for-aid programme after the Nov 15 cyclone.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 3:19:02 PM

Ancient statues stolen for precious stones that weren't there
Dhaka, Jan 1 (IANS) The two ancient statues of Hindu god Vishnu were stolen and destroyed last month because they were thought to have precious stones inside, the leader of a smuggling racket has confessed to the Bangladeshi authorities. But there was nothing inside the clay statues.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 1:58:30 PM

Former Bangladesh premier falls ill in court
Dhaka, Jan 1 (IANS) Her blood pressure fluctuating, a heavily sweating former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina was escorted out of a courtroom where a corruption case against her was being heard.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 1:24:47 PM

Dhaka asked to adopt 'counter militant ideology'
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) Bangladesh may end up facing militancy like Pakistan in just five years if the government does not come up with a counter strategy, says noted Sri Lankan political and strategic analyst Rohan Gunaratna.

Monday, December 31, 2007 2:39:38 PM

Bangladesh seeks investment from non-residents
Dhaka, Dec 30 (IANS) Bangladesh is wooing the second generation of its diaspora who are doing well, seeking their participation and investment in the country of their roots.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 3:00:33 PM

Dhaka yet to book culprits for destroyed Vishnu idols
Dhaka, Dec 30 (IANS) A week after two stolen Gupta-era statues of Hindu god Vishnu were found totally damaged, Bangladeshi authorities are yet to nab the culprits.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 2:56:28 PM

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