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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

Lift emergency for credible polls, new US envoy to Dhaka
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) New US Ambassador to Bangladesh James F. Moriarty has urged that emergency be lifted to ensure credible elections in the country.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 12:23:15 PM

Dhaka scraps 'politicised' rural body
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government has scrapped the Gram Sarkar, an un-elected rural administrative system introduced by the Khaleda Zia government in 2003, that had become controversial.

Monday, April 21, 2008 5:58:57 PM

Talks will fail if Hasina is not released: Awami League
Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) The Awami League has linked the success of any dialogue with Bangladesh's caretaker government to the release of its detained chief Sheikh Hasina, who is ailing and wants to go abroad for medical treatment.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 3:17:49 PM

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