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1,500-year-old Vishnu statues stolen from Dhaka airport
Dhaka, Dec 24 (IANS) Two 1,500-year-old terracotta statues of Hindu god Vishnu, bound for an exhibition in Paris, have been stolen while in the custody of Air France at the Zia International Airport (ZIA), embarrassing Bangladeshi as well as French authorities.

Monday, December 24, 2007 12:47:20 PM

Bangladesh Bank chief predicts supersonic speed for economy
Dhaka, Dec 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's economy will move at 'supersonic speed' in the next six months despite three natural calamities and an anti-corruption drive against the business community this year.

Friday, December 21, 2007 11:26:17 AM

Singer Shakira visits cyclone-hit areas of Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 20 (Xinhua) Colombian singer Shakira as a UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador, visited Bangladesh to see the reconstruction work after Cyclone Sidr devastated parts of the country, the Financial Express reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:28:23 PM

Dhaka initiates rice import from India
Dhaka, Dec 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has sought details from India about the price and delivery schedule of the proposed import of 500,000 tonnes of rice, urgently required in view of last month's cyclone.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:48:51 AM

Shakira touched by song of girl orphaned by Sidr
Dhaka, Dec 20 (IANS) Pop singer Shakira was moved when a Bangladeshi girl orphaned by last month's cyclone Sidr sang 'Mother, wherever you are, write to me'.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:31:12 AM

Bangladesh top denim supplier to Europe
Dhaka, Dec 19 (Xinhua) Bangladesh emerged as the largest supplier of denim clothes to Europe, commanding 27 percent market share during the first half of 2006, local newspaper The Financial Express reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 2:23:07 PM

EU happy at Dhaka assurances on human rights, polls
Dhaka, Dec 18 (IANS) The European Union has expressed satisfaction with Bangladesh's interim government framing laws for protecting human rights and holding civic polls early next year, saying the twin measures would ensure a return to democracy and political stability.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 1:06:51 PM

Bangladesh building collapse death toll rises to 10
Dhaka, Dec 18 (Xinhua) The death toll in the Dec 8 building collapse here has increased to 10 as five more bodies have been found under the rubble.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 12:11:24 PM

Bangladesh's Victory Day fest boycotted
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's 35th Victory Day celebrations became the rallying point for critics of the interim government over demands that those who opposed country's separation from Pakistan in 1971 should be put on trial.

Monday, December 17, 2007 2:04:43 PM

Power export tariff negotiable, India tells Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 14 (IANS) India has said the tariff for power it wants to export to Bangladesh is negotiable after the latter said the offer made was very high.

Friday, December 14, 2007 2:09:57 PM

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