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Dhaka's Biman seals deal for 10 Boeing planes
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd has sealed a deal with US aircraft giant Boeing Corp for 10 new aircraft - four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), four 787-8 Dreamliners and two 737-800s - at a cost of $2.5 billion.

Friday, June 27, 2008 2:14:11 PM

India replaces China as top exporter to Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) India has regained its position as the number one import source for Bangladesh, beating China, in the first nine months of the financial year ending June 30, official figures said.

Friday, June 27, 2008 1:22:54 PM

Bangladesh's Awami League may end civic poll boycott
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Cracks have appeared in the opposition boycott of the civic polls in Bangladesh with the Awami League (AL) ready to take the plunge if the military-backed caretaker government lifts the emergency.

Friday, June 27, 2008 1:20:11 PM

Bangladesh interim regime planning to launch party: Zia
Dhaka, June 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government is planning to launch its own party of hand-picked people to contest elections, jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia alleged Thursday.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:17:42 PM

Polls must ensure stability: World Bank tells Dhaka
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) The World Bank (WB) has cautioned Bangladesh's army-backed caretaker government that the country's economy would be affected unless a smooth political transition takes place through election.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:47:36 AM

Warrants against fugitives who bombed Dhaka rally
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) A Dhaka court has issued arrest warrants against eight absconding members of the proscribed militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) for the grenade attack on a rally of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina in August 2004.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:17:12 PM

Dhaka strikes oil exploration deals with Chevron, Cairn
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) US oil and gas multinationals Chevron and Cairn have signed a new agreement for oil exploration with Bangladesh's state-run Petrobangla, hoping to enhance their presence in the Bay of Bengal basin.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:30:17 PM

Dhaka meet to devise SAARC plan on climate change
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) The first meeting of South Asia's environment ministers is to take place here July 3.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:40:59 AM

Floods sparked by rising rivers trap thousands in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 23 (DPA) Rising rivers boosted by monsoon torrents forced a barrage to crumble in northern Bangladesh Sunday with scores of villages cut off and an estimated 15,000 people trapped in the swirling water, officials said.

Monday, June 23, 2008 12:30:21 AM

Despite increasing per capita income, Bangladeshis remain poor
Dhaka, June 22 (Xinhua) Poverty in Bangladesh has been rising even as the country's per capita income registered a 14 percent increase as compared to the figure in the last fiscal.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 1:41:23 PM

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