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India to adopt cyclone-hit Bangladeshi villages (Lead)
Dhaka, Dec 1 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, on a day's visit here Saturday, said India would adopt 10 villages worst hit by last month's cyclone and would provide more rice for relief works even as he promised to correct imbalances in bilateral trade.

Saturday, December 01, 2007 5:03:32 PM

Indian sarod maestro wows Dhaka audience
Dhaka, Dec 1 (IANS) Bangladeshi music lovers were treated to a memorable performance by Indian sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta, who combined his lifelong love for Rabindra Sangeet with a more recent one for Nazrul Geeti.

Saturday, December 01, 2007 12:54:22 PM

Pranab Mukherjee in Dhaka, on way to cyclone hit areas
Dhaka, Dec 1 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee reached here Saturday to study the situation in Bangladesh's cyclone hit areas and confer with the country's leadership.

Saturday, December 01, 2007 12:24:18 PM

Cyclone survivor killed in relief distribution stampede
Dhaka, Dec 1 (IANS) Siddiqur Rahman survived the cyclone that hit Bangladesh a fortnight ago, only to die in a stampede during relief distribution.

Saturday, December 01, 2007 12:15:40 PM

Bangladesh cyclone victims protest relief delay
Dhaka, Nov 30 (IANS) Alleging delay in relief work, nepotism, and corruption, angry cyclone survivors have been staging angry demonstrations in southern Bangladesh which was hit by Cyclone Sidr on Nov 15, media reports said Friday.

Friday, November 30, 2007 1:33:22 PM

Temple in Bangladesh needs urgent repairs: report
Dhaka, Nov 30 (IANS) A 16th century Hindu temple complex at Kantanagar in northeastern Bangladesh's Dinajpur district is 'on the verge of ruin' and needs urgent government attention and repairs, said a report published Friday.

Friday, November 30, 2007 1:05:26 PM

Bangladesh heading for 'silent famine', say experts
Dhaka, Nov 29 (IANS) Hit thrice by disaster this year, Bangladesh could be heading for a 'silent famine', economists and politicians have said, echoing the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) assessment that this is the 'worst year' for the country since it became free in 1971.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 3:56:17 PM

Donors want NGOs to distribute Bangladesh cyclone relief
Dhaka, Nov 29 (IANS) Some foreign donors rushing relief to cyclone-hit Bangladesh want it to be distributed through non-governmental organisations (NGOs), but the government is insisting it should be 'in the driver's seat'.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 2:12:17 PM

Pranab Mukherjee to distribute relief in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 29 (IANS) India's Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee will distribute relief among the victims of the Nov 15 cyclone in the southern part of Bangladesh during a visit here Saturday, when he is expected to announce enhanced aid to the eastern neighbour.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 1:31:58 PM

Viagra, precious stones seized from Bangladeshi Haj pilgrims
Dhaka, Nov 28 (IANS) Customs officials at the Zia International Airport here have seized large quantities of Viagra, other banned drugs, pornographic material and precious stones that Haj pilgrims were trying to smuggle out of the country.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 12:38:17 PM

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