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Security issues block resumption of Dhaka-Kolkata train
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) The revival of the Dhaka-Kolkata passenger train looks uncertain this month with railways of Bangladesh and India referring security issues to 'higher authorities'.

Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:37:54 AM

Bangladesh's high inflation rate blamed on 'political measures'
Dhaka, Aug 1 (IANS) Bangladesh is experiencing an inflation rate of 9.2 percent, the highest in a decade, and the government has been warned that the current drive against crime and corruption could worsen the economic situation.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 12:09:28 PM

Zia pays up to avail amnesty; Hasina misses wealth tax deadline
Dhaka, Aug 1 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina has missed filing her wealth returns, even as her political rival Khaleda Zia has paid Taka 3.3 million ($550,000 approx.) to 'get her undisclosed money legalised,' media reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 12:08:43 PM

Bangladesh shelves deep-sea port project
Dhaka, July 31 (IANS) Bangladesh has shelved plans to construct a deep-sea port to make it a shipping gateway for South and Southeast Asia because of high costs and a long gestation period.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 12:31:47 PM

50 trapped in textile factory fire in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 31 (IANS) At least 50 workers were feared trapped in a Taiwan-owned textile factory building, which caught fire in the outskirts of the Bangladesh capital.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 10:37:55 AM

Sheikh Hasina granted bail
Dhaka, July 30 (DPA) The high court in Bangladesh Monday granted bail to jailed former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and stayed legal proceedings against her in an ongoing corruption case, judicial officials said.

Monday, July 30, 2007 11:21:57 PM

Bangladesh flood toll rises to 22
Dhaka, July 30 (DPA) At least eight people died Monday in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rain across Bangladesh taking the toll to 22 in the past one week, officials said.

Monday, July 30, 2007 4:20:09 PM

200 Indians in Bangladesh jails
Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) There are 200 Indians among some 1,000-plus foreign prisoners in Bangladesh, the media reported Sunday.

Sunday, July 29, 2007 12:06:04 PM

Differences still plague Dhaka-Kolkata train
Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) Poised to revive a passenger train service between Dhaka and Kolkata next month, India and Bangladesh are yet to resolve differences over their security concerns.

Sunday, July 29, 2007 12:05:36 PM

Bush approves Bangladesh's roadmap to polls by 2008
Washington/Dhaka, July 27 (IANS) US President George W. Bush has welcomed Bangladesh's roadmap to democracy and praised the military-backed caretaker government's commitment to hold parliamentary elections in 2008.

Friday, July 27, 2007 1:09:41 PM

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