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Zia threatens agitation over loss of home
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia has threatened to launch an agitation after the Sheikh Hasina government cancelled the lease of a house she has lived in for the last 28 years.

Friday, April 10, 2009 12:13:56 PM

Dhaka to follow Nuremberg trials model for its war criminals
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Bangladesh will follow the post World War-II Nuremberg trials as a model to amend a law under which it wants to try those who collaborated with the erstwhile East Pakistan regime during the 1971 freedom war.

Friday, April 10, 2009 11:38:34 AM

$710 bounty on each fugitive Dhaka mutineer
Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has announced a reward of 50,000 Taka ($710) for the arrest of each of the 1,800 absconding Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troopers involved in the February mutiny.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:14:58 PM

Bangladesh wants to try Pakistani soldiers for 1971 war crimes
Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) Bangladesh wants to try Pakistani military personnel for war crimes during the 1971 freedom movement.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 11:59:39 AM

Hasina, Zia trade charges in parliament
Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has accused opposition leader Khaleda Zia of 'fomenting trouble' that led to the border guards' mutiny while Zia said Hasina should resign for failing to handle the rebellion.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 10:59:03 AM

Bangladesh arrests British charity chief on terrorism charges
Dhaka, April 6 (DPA) Security forces arrested the chief of a British charity Monday for suspected terrorism financing under the guise of operating religious schools in southern Bangladesh, officials said.

Monday, April 06, 2009 6:40:08 PM

Bangladesh to probe 1971 war crimes afresh
Dhaka, April 5 (DPA) The Bangladesh government Sunday announced it would form a panel to investigate war crimes allegedly perpetrated by Pakistani occupation forces and their local agents 38 years ago.

Sunday, April 05, 2009 8:58:58 PM

Tackle smaller SAARC issues first: experts
Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) South Asian experts who are meeting here have suggested that to quicken the pace of regional cooperation, countries should take up 'smaller' issues before taking up bigger, more difficult ones.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 10:59:59 AM

Bangladesh cultural movement inspires Indian musician
Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) Bengalis in India look to Bangladesh to establish cultural and linguistic mores, according to folk musician Ajit Pandey.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 10:24:09 AM

Dhaka prepares national defence policy
Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) Bangladesh is readying its first draft of a national defence policy, a minister has said.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 9:59:03 AM

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