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Bangla cartoonist jailed for 'hurting religious sentiments'
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) A freelance scribe and cartoonist in Bangladesh has been arrested on charges of 'hurting religious sentiments' through a cartoon published in a magazine, copies of which were confiscated after the government called it 'a conspiracy to destabilise the country'.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 5:48:54 PM

Former Bangladesh president acquitted after 16-year trial
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's former president H.M. Ershad has been acquitted in a gold smuggling case, a trial that went on for 16 years and saw 17 different judges.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 5:26:30 PM

India-Bangladesh garment pact good opportunity, says Dhaka daily
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The India-Bangladesh memorandum of understanding (MoU) on garment exports is a very good beginning in business relations between the two countries and offers a big opportunity in bilateral trade, a Dhaka daily has said.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 1:52:10 PM

First SAARC Youth Camp to be held in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 18 (Xinhua) A four-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) youth camp, the first rally of youths of South Asia under the auspices of the regional forum, will be held in Bangladesh in November.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 8:00:02 PM

IAEA to help Dhaka set up N-power plant
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has assured Bangladesh of assistance in establishing a nuclear power plant.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 2:02:24 PM

Bangladesh battles charges that export units use child labour
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Bangladesh is engaging a lobbying firm to counter a US-based rights group's move to cancel the generalised system of preferences (GSP) - that favours Bangladeshi garment export - on grounds that the country does not allow labour rights in export processing zones.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 11:28:36 AM

IAEA assures Bangladesh help in installing n-power plant
Dhaka, Sep 17 (Xinhua) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assured Bangladesh assistance in establishing a nuclear power plant following an appeal from Dhaka, UNB news agency reported Monday.

Monday, September 17, 2007 11:08:33 PM

10 killed, 30 injured in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 17 (Xinhua) Ten people were killed and 30 injured Monday in three separate road accidents in Bangladesh's Comilla district, 90 km southeast of here, UNB news agency reported.

Monday, September 17, 2007 8:10:44 PM

Dhaka appeals for Bangladeshi's release in Afghanistan
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Monday appealed for the release of a social worker kidnapped in Afghanistan even as the Dhaka-based NGO BRAC said it may reconsider its mission in the restive country after the abduction of its third employee within a week.

Monday, September 17, 2007 7:13:06 PM

Japan for early restoration of democracy in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Japan, one of the biggest donors of Bangladesh, Monday asked the government here to restore democracy through 'free and fair elections' as early as possible.

Monday, September 17, 2007 6:38:53 PM

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