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Four Bangladesh teachers sentenced for protests
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) A court in Bangladesh has convicted four university teachers for leading a silent procession on the campus Aug 21 in defiance of the rules enforced under the current national emergency.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 4:37:59 PM

Bangladesh to give $10mn to cyclone-hit farmers
Dhaka, Dec 5 (Xinhua) Bangladesh's agriculture ministry has approved a fund of $10 million or 690 million taka for immediate distribution to farmers hit by the cyclone Sidr which has left a trail of death and destruction across the country, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 2:02:00 PM

Court gives Hasina permission to meet lawyers
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) A Dhaka court has directed the government to allow former prime minister Sheikh Hasina to meet and consult her lawyers in a corruption case.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 12:54:06 PM

'Hasina was prime target of 2004 attack on rally'
Dhaka, Dec 4 (IANS) Experts have found three bullet marks on a car in which former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina was whisked away from an August 2004 political rally at which Islamist militants lobbed grenades, leaving 27 dead and hundreds injured.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 3:06:11 PM

Dhaka seeks global help to fight natural disasters
Dhaka, Dec 4 (IANS) Linking its plea to the UN conference on climate change in Indonesia, Bangladesh has sought international help in evolving and funding long-term measures to fight natural calamities.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 1:28:58 PM

Indian rice exports a 'thoughtful gesture': Dhaka daily
Dhaka, Dec 3 (IANS) India's decision to export 500,000 tonnes of rice to cyclone-hit Bangladesh despite scarcity at home is 'a thoughtful gesture,' a newspaper said Monday.

Monday, December 03, 2007 11:22:21 AM

WFP to feed 2.2 million Bangladesh cyclone victims
Dhaka, Dec 2 (Xinhua) The World Food Program (WFP) Sunday said it is launching a $52 million programme to feed 2.2 million people affected by the cyclone in Bangladesh for over six months.

Sunday, December 02, 2007 7:30:01 PM

With Indian help, Bangladesh mulls long-term disaster management
Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) With a helping hand from India, Bangladesh wants to discuss organising and funding of long-term disaster management measures, especially in the Bay of Bengal, with all nations and agencies that are its development partners.

Sunday, December 02, 2007 5:10:29 PM

Development eludes Bangladeshi Buddhist tribals
Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) Major problems confronting Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh, home to the country's Buddhist tribals, remain unresolved ten years after a peace treaty led to their surrender.

Sunday, December 02, 2007 2:28:06 PM

Artists protest as Bangladesh sends rare art pieces to Paris
Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) Bangladesh has flown out rare archaeological artefacts for an exhibition in Paris, triggering a massive protest by artists, intellectuals and students who fear that these may be stolen or damaged.

Sunday, December 02, 2007 12:55:10 PM

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