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Dhaka allows open sky policy to clear rush
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) Bangladesh is to adopt a three-month 'open sky' policy to clear the rush of thousands of workers heading for the Gulf and Malaysia, stranded because of the failure of national carrier Biman.

Thursday, September 20, 2007 1:36:36 PM

Dhaka seeks help after NGO staff kidnapped in Afghanistan
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has sought US assistance for release of Nurul Islam, employee of its NGO Brac, who has been kidnapped by suspected Taliban in Afghanistan six days ago.

Thursday, September 20, 2007 11:04:54 AM

US backs Dhaka, but warns against rights violations
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government has received an approving nod from the US, but with a rider against human rights violations while dealing with politicians and officials being detained and put on trial.

Thursday, September 20, 2007 11:00:44 AM

Bangla cartoonist jailed for 'hurting religious sentiments'
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) A freelance scribe and cartoonist in Bangladesh has been arrested on charges of 'hurting religious sentiments' through a cartoon published in a magazine, copies of which were confiscated after the government called it 'a conspiracy to destabilise the country'.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 5:48:54 PM

Former Bangladesh president acquitted after 16-year trial
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's former president H.M. Ershad has been acquitted in a gold smuggling case, a trial that went on for 16 years and saw 17 different judges.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 5:26:30 PM

India-Bangladesh garment pact good opportunity, says Dhaka daily
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The India-Bangladesh memorandum of understanding (MoU) on garment exports is a very good beginning in business relations between the two countries and offers a big opportunity in bilateral trade, a Dhaka daily has said.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 1:52:10 PM

First SAARC Youth Camp to be held in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 18 (Xinhua) A four-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) youth camp, the first rally of youths of South Asia under the auspices of the regional forum, will be held in Bangladesh in November.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 8:00:02 PM

IAEA to help Dhaka set up N-power plant
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has assured Bangladesh of assistance in establishing a nuclear power plant.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 2:02:24 PM

Bangladesh battles charges that export units use child labour
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Bangladesh is engaging a lobbying firm to counter a US-based rights group's move to cancel the generalised system of preferences (GSP) - that favours Bangladeshi garment export - on grounds that the country does not allow labour rights in export processing zones.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 11:28:36 AM

IAEA assures Bangladesh help in installing n-power plant
Dhaka, Sep 17 (Xinhua) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assured Bangladesh assistance in establishing a nuclear power plant following an appeal from Dhaka, UNB news agency reported Monday.

Monday, September 17, 2007 11:08:33 PM

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