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Dhaka finally decides to join Asian Highway
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) Bangladesh is readying to join the Asian Highway after years of prevarication when past regimes suggested routes that would ensure that India did not receive any transit facilities for its northeastern region, a media report here said Friday.

Friday, June 19, 2009 2:32:19 PM

One hour time leap for Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) Bangladesh will set clocks forward by an hour Friday, turning 11 p.m. into midnight, to better utilise daylight and save electricity.

Friday, June 19, 2009 10:22:11 AM

Khaleda to get son Tarique to rebuild BNP
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) Bangladesh opposition leader and two-time prime minister Khaleda Zia may get her politician son Tarique Rahman to return from Britain to rejuvenate the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a media report here said Friday.

Friday, June 19, 2009 9:51:09 AM

Bangladeshi experts to visit controversial Indian dam project
Dhaka, June 16 (DPA) A Bangladeshi team of parliamentarians and water experts is to visit an Indian dam construction project to assess its possible ecological effects on the country, a parliamentary panel said Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:27:31 PM

Bangladesh names new army chief
Dhaka, June 15 (DPA) General Abdul Mubeen took up his new assignment Monday as Bangladesh's army chief, an official announcement said.

Monday, June 15, 2009 3:14:16 PM

US to assist Bangladesh in warding off terrorism
Dhaka, June 14 (DPA) A senior State Department official Sunday renewed US government's promise to help Bangladesh protect itself from possible terrorist threats.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 10:21:52 PM

Sita's viewpoint on Ramayana: Indo-Bangladesh mono drama to go global
Dhaka, June 14 (IANS) An Indo-Bangladesh theatre venture articulating Sita's viewpoint on the epic Ramayana, that enthralled audiences here, is to tour Britain and North America.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:58:53 PM

Protests mount in Dhaka against Indian river project
Dhaka, June 14 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition has threatened to move the United Nations as the Sheikh Hasina government has called for talks over a river valley project India is planning in its north-eastern region.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:40:05 PM

MSF plans emergency healthcare in Bangladesh camps
Dhaka, June 11 (DPA) Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Thursday said that it would launch an emergency healthcare programme for Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh where tens of thousands of the Myanmar nationals have lived in squalid camps for years.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 4:03:38 PM

EU urges Dhaka to re-settle Buddhists in Chittagong hills
Dhaka, June 10 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has urged Bangladesh to remove temporary military bases and help re-settle the original Buddhist tribal residents in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, media reports here said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:03:27 PM

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