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Dhaka's information rights law comes into force
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Bangladesh's Right to Information Act 2009 came into effect Wednesday, but officials who would enable information to be delivered are yet to be appointed.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 11:27:31 AM

Bangladesh may give gas exploration contracts to foreign firms
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) The Bangladesh government may award offshore gas exploration contracts to multinational companies in the Bay of Bengal while excluding blocks that may fall in the territories under dispute with neighbours India and Myanmar.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 11:16:34 AM

Zia seeks Hasina's help for team's visit to Tipaimukh dam site
Dhaka, June 29 (IANS) Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia Monday sought the help of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for sending a separate team to visit the Tipaimukh dam project site located in India's northeast.

Monday, June 29, 2009 5:36:10 PM

India less threatening to neighbours due to US interests: Diplomat
Dhaka, June 26 (IANS) India will be less threatening to its neighbours because of Washington's overlapping interests involving the countries in the region, US envoy to Bangladesh has said and urged Dhaka to negotiate with New Delhi to settle the dispute over Tipaimukh dam project.

Friday, June 26, 2009 10:24:20 AM

Dhaka's cultural world remembers Habib Tanvir
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) Habib Tanvir will continue to live in the world he created through stage, eminent cultural personalities of Bangladesh said of the Indian theatre pioneer who died earlier this month.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:52:11 AM

Dhaka to protest Yangon's maritime stand in Bay of Bengal
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) Bangladesh is set to protest to the UN against Myanmar's claim to the territorial sea in the Bay of Bengal, where maritime boundaries have caused disputes and led to stand-offs.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:31:12 AM

Zia can send her own team to see Indian dam: Hasina
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) Opposition leader Khaleda Zia is free to send her own team to see the Tipaimukh dam project in India, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said while reiterating her decision to send an all-party parliamentary team to look it up.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:30:50 AM

Dhaka to enact law to better protect Hasina
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) Bangladesh is to enact a law that would provide more security personnel to protect Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other family members of the country's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:38:39 AM

Withdraw Indian envoy: Dhaka opposition
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party has demanded immediate 'withdrawal' of the Indian high commissioner here after he allegedly called Bangladeshi water resources specialists protesting India's Tipaimukh dam project as 'so called experts'.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 10:53:04 AM

Mashrafe Mortaza named new Bangladesh captain
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Bangladesh Tuesday named fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza as captain of the national team, replacing Mohammad Ashraful, for the cricket tours of West Indies and Zimbabwe.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 4:46:06 PM

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