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8,000 Bangladeshi workers died abroad in past 5 years: Report
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) Bangladesh, whose economy depends heavily on remittances from citizens employed abroad, received over 8,000 coffins in the last five years, a report said.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:03:19 AM

Graft cases against Hasina, Zia being reviewed
Dhaka, May 11 (IANS) While Bangladesh's courts hear the government recommendation that 11 cases against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina be dropped, a senior law officer Monday began scrutiny of documents relating to 20 graft cases against opposition leader Khaleda Zia and her family.

Monday, May 11, 2009 12:44:34 PM

Bangladesh PM's husband dead
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) M.A. Wazed Miah, husband of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, died Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 67.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 6:42:32 PM

Secularism to go with bismillah in Bangladesh constitution
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Bangladesh is planning to restore 'secularism', one of the four original principles of state policy, in its constitution but will also retain the Quranic expression 'bismillah', says Law Minister Shafique Ahmed.

Friday, May 08, 2009 12:31:26 PM

Hasina may expand cabinet to include allies
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina may expand her cabinet that has a majority of first-termers to add some old hands and political allies, a media report said.

Friday, May 08, 2009 10:22:07 AM

EU calls for a 'health democracy' in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 8 (DPA) The European Union Thursday stressed the need for better parliamentary partnership between Bangladesh's ruling and opposition parties for a healthy growth of the country's nascent democracy.

Friday, May 08, 2009 1:49:46 AM

Two former Bangladeshi ministers jailed for graft
Dhaka, May 7 (DPA) A Dhaka court Wednesday sent two former Bangladeshi ministers, convicted in absentia in graft charges, to long prison terms as they surrendered before the trial court, officials said.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 12:37:16 AM

Bangladesh orders probe into 2001 post-poll violence
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) A court here Wednesday directed the Bangladesh government to constitute a commission to probe violence against religious minorities in the aftermath of general elections in 2001.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 7:22:42 PM

UAE compensates 879 Bangladeshi camel jockeys
Dhaka, May 5 (DPA) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday handed over to Dhaka compensation worth $1.43 million for 879 Bangladeshi children who once had been used as camel jockeys in the Gulf kingdom.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 9:26:34 PM

Islamist militancy a threat in Bangladesh: US envoy
Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) Islamist militancy continues to be a threat in Bangladesh, the US ambassador to this country has said, adding 'we do have disturbing indications'.

Monday, May 04, 2009 11:10:50 AM

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