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Cyclone Nargis may hit Bangladesh coast
Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) Moving slowly across the Bay of Bengal, cyclone Nargis has gathered strength, intensifying into a 'severe cyclonic storm' that may hit the Bangladesh-Myanmar coast, media reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 11:14:41 AM

Bangladesh ex-premier make common cause against government
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia has demanded freedom for her arch adversary Sheikh Hasina, making common cause against the government that has jailed both of them on graft charges.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 12:47:26 PM

Cyclone Nargis may hit India-Bangladesh coast
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) A cyclonic storm called Nargis is brewing over the Bay of Bengal and may hit the India-Bangladesh coast in the next four to five days, the meteorological office here has warned.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:33:44 AM

No political dialogue without us, say Hasina, Zia
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, former prime ministers of Bangladesh who are jailed for graft, have asked their party members not to cooperate with the army-backed caretaker government's proposed political dialogue next month.

Monday, April 28, 2008 1:42:35 PM

Former Bangladesh prime minister refuses to quit politics
Dhaka, April 27 (DPA) Former Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina, jailed on charges of corruption, declared Sunday that she was not quitting politics despite mounting pressure from senior party leaders to step down.

Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:20:20 PM

Bangladesh moves to save river Buriganga
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Bangladesh has formed a panel to save the river Buriganga, whose water has turned pitch black because of the dumping of millions of tonnes of human and industrial waste.

Sunday, April 27, 2008 1:02:32 PM

Cherie Blair roots for Hasina's release from jail
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) Urging Bangladesh's military-backed government not to 'walk the Myanmar path', former British premier Tony Blair's wife Cherie Blair appealed that ailing former prime minister Sheikh Hasina be released from jail and sent abroad for medical treatment.

Friday, April 25, 2008 2:28:29 PM

China, Bangladesh to step up bilateral economic ties
Dhaka, April 24 (DPA) China and Bangladesh agreed Thursday to step up bilateral economic and trade relations based on decades of close political ties, officials said.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 10:57:31 PM

'Mohiniattam' lecture-demo in Dhaka
Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Bangladeshi lovers of classical dance have been treated to a lecture-demonstration by renowned Indian artiste Pallavi Krishnan as part of a cultural exchange programme between the two countries.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:45:53 PM

Bangladesh needs 32 mn tonnes of rice: Experts
Dhaka, April 22 (Xinhua) Bangladesh needs to produce around 32 billion tonnes of rice in the fiscal year 2008-09 to ensure its food security, experts said.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:30:15 PM

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