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Three Sri Lankans dead in hotel blasts in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 7 (DPA) The death toll from a suspected gas cylinder blast in a hotel in Dhaka has risen to three as a Sri Lankan national succumbed to severe burn injuries, officials said Saturday.

Saturday, June 07, 2008 2:19:16 PM

Bangladesh improves medical facilities for jailed Hasina, Zia
Dhaka, June 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government has extended an olive branch to jailed former prime ministers Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia by conceding to their demands for better medical facilities in an apparent effort to ensure the success of the ongoing political dialogue.

Friday, June 06, 2008 4:32:15 PM

Book on Bangladesh's first premier revives old memories
Dhaka, June 6 (IANS) A book on Tajuddin Ahmed, who headed the government-in-exile in 1971, has revived memories of Bangladesh's freedom movement and raised questions whether the country has been able to determine its direction and political identity.

Friday, June 06, 2008 4:11:55 PM

Dhaka parties to fight government separately
Dhaka, June 6 (IANS) A united front against Bangladesh's present caretaker government is not in the offing. Political parties, many of their leaders in jail, have decided to fight it separately.

Friday, June 06, 2008 1:36:30 PM

Angry Zia slams government in court
Dhaka, June 5 (IANS) An angry former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia slammed the caretaker government during a courtroom trial, denying graft charges against her and her associates as 'politically motivated'.

Thursday, June 05, 2008 2:48:14 PM

Bangladesh to create seven million new jobs
Dhaka, June 4 (Xinhua) Bangladesh's caretaker government will create more than seven million new jobs in the next three years to reduce poverty in the country, a senior official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 5:22:00 PM

Dhaka regime working to 'release' two former PMs
Dhaka, June 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's jailed former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina have insisted on unconditional release, refusing conditional parole or bail offered by representatives of the interim government during informal talks.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 4:45:50 PM

Dhaka prevents 'trafficking' of 21 to India
Dhaka, June 4 (IANS) Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), the country's border police, prevented 21 nationals from being 'trafficked' to India on the promise of jobs, a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 12:46:27 PM

'National unity government' sought in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's veteran jurist and former minister Kamal Hossain has proposed 'removal of black money, violence, militancy and partisan state mechanisms' to ensure that the next elections are 'free, fair and credible'.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008 3:19:42 PM

Over 10,000 arrested in Bangladesh as political dialogue stalled
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) Over 10,000 people have been arrested in Bangladesh over the past three days as the military-backed government tries to keep up a political dialogue that is being boycotted by three mainstream parties whose leaders are in jail on graft charges.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008 3:01:53 PM

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