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Dhaka has weakened fair-trial safeguards: Amnesty
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's military-backed caretaker government has brought 'politically motivated' charges against individuals and weakened fair-trial safeguards by setting up special courts, Amnesty International (AI) has said.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 1:48:46 PM

Businesss community roped in for Bangladesh political talks
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) The interim government in Bangladesh has involved the business community and diplomats in an effort to persuade leaders of the two principal parties to join in the political dialogue to prepare for elections this year.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 1:29:42 PM

India pushes Dhaka to open up to investors
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) Bangladesh can attract more foreign investment, especially from India, by providing the services that investors want, India's envoy to Dhaka has said here.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 12:41:35 PM

Court asks petitioners to seek justice from 'Almighty Allah'
Dhaka, May 28 (IANS) A high court bench dealing with bail applications of politicians and officials charged with corruption has asked their lawyers to seek relief from 'Almighty Allah'.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 1:46:06 PM

Dhaka, UNHCR to revive pact for Myanmar refugees' repatriation
Dhaka, May 28 (IANS) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has agreed to Bangladesh reviving an old tripartite treaty under which Rohingyas, the Muslim tribal refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, can voluntarily return home.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 1:15:00 PM

Government says Zia unwell, lawyers say she's 'doing fine'
Dhaka, May 27 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia was not produced in court by jail authorities who said she was unwell, but her lawyers said she was 'doing fine' and called the trial against her in a corruption case 'a mockery'.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 12:12:39 PM

Former Bangladeshi army chief arrested on graft charges
Dhaka, May 25 (Xinhua) Former Bangladesh army chief Gen (retd) Mustafizur Rahman was arrested Sunday in a corruption case involving purchase of Mig-29 warplanes.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 11:49:15 PM

Seven farmers killed in thunderstorms in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 25 (DPA) At least seven people were killed and three injured when thunderstorms driven by a monsoon pounded northern Bangladesh, officials said Sunday.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 6:40:05 PM

Bangladesh announces first human bird flu victim
Dhaka, May 23 (DPA) Bangladeshi health authorities have announced the detection of the first case of human infection by the H5N1 bird flu virus, officials said Friday.

Friday, May 23, 2008 8:17:54 PM

Two former Bangladesh premiers on trial next week
Dhaka, May 23 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina, who have been in jail for several months, go on trial next week on charges of corruption in connection with an oil contract awarded to a Canadian firm.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:54:32 PM

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