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First SAARC secy gen Abul Ahsan dead
Dhaka, Dec 8 (IANS) Bangladeshi diplomat Abul Ahsan, who was the first secretary general of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), is dead. He was 71.

Monday, December 08, 2008 12:32:19 PM

Bangladesh parties work overtime to finalise candidates
Dhaka, Dec 8 (IANS) Political party officials within the two major alliances are working overtime to complete the selection of candidates for the ninth general election as the campaign kicks off later this week.

Monday, December 08, 2008 10:29:44 AM

Bangladesh's minority Hindus seek security before polls
Dhaka, Dec 6 (IANS) Most of the minority Hindus in Bangladesh, in a survey, said they faced 'repression' during the 2001 poll and want greater security for the elections scheduled for Dec 29, a media report said Saturday.

Saturday, December 06, 2008 4:56:27 PM

Bangladesh's left-wing veteran dies in suspicious fire
Dhaka, Dec 5 (DPA) A veteran of Bangladesh's left-wing political scene, Nurul Islam, 68, died at Dhaka's Combined Military Hospital Thursday, a day after he sustained critical burns in a mysterious fire at his apartment in the capital, officials at the hospital said.

Friday, December 05, 2008 12:14:39 AM

UN sees smooth parliamentary polls in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 29 (DPA) A United Nations assessment team wrapping up a seven-day mission in Dhaka Saturday said the chances for a smooth electoral transition to democracy in Bangladesh next month were 'positive'.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 11:08:45 PM

State of emergency negative factor in Bangladeshi polls: EU
Dhaka, Nov 29 (DPA) The European Union (EU) Friday called Bangladesh's state of emergency a negative factor for credible polls in the South Asian nation, urging the country's authorities to lift the emergency.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 1:06:00 AM

Bangladeshi women voters outnumber men for first time
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) Bangladeshi women voters will for the first time outnumber men by more than 1.4 million, according to the new voters' roll with photographs prepared for the ninth parliamentary elections due Dec 29.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:51:36 AM

Bangladesh GDP growth may dip to 4.8 percent
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) Bangladesh's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) might dip to 4.8 percent, thanks to lower remittances from those living abroad and decline in readymade garment exports, the World Bank has said.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:46:57 AM

Dhaka is 400 years old, celebrations begin
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday began three-year-long celebrations to mark the establishment of its capital city Dhaka, which will turn 400 years old in 2010.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:17:18 AM

One in seven Bangladeshis suffers from kidney disease
Dhaka, Nov 26 (Xinhua) One in every seven people in Bangladesh suffers from kidney diseases and 40,000 die annually from kidney-related complications, The Daily Star newspaper reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 3:16:16 PM

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