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Khaleda Zia's son freed on parole in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 17 (DPA) Arafat Rahman Koko, the younger son of jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia, was released from prison in Bangladesh Thursday on an eight-week parole on humanitarian ground, home ministry officials said.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:02:42 PM

Bangladesh politicians back transit facility to India
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Bangladesh's politicians have endorsed giving land transit facility to India, even as the government said the scheme needed scrutiny and it would not discuss the issue at foreign secretary level talks between the two countries scheduled Thursday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 1:26:21 PM

'New property law will hit Bangladesh's Hindu minority'
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government has been cautioned against promulgating a law that would encourage land grabbers to illegally seize properties belonging to minority Hindus, accelerating a process that has been on since India's partition in 1947.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:34:54 AM

99 people affected by mass hysteria in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 15 (Xinhua) A total of 99 people have fallen victim to mass hysteria, a temporary psychiatric illness, in Bangladesh's southwestern Jessore district, some 164 km southwest of the capital, The Independent newspaper reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:30:44 AM

Decks cleared for Maoist government in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 14 (IANS) After a 10-year war to capture power by the gun, Nepal's Maoists Monday began edging closer to their target with the caretaker parliament clearing the decks for the formation of a new government under their leadership.

Monday, July 14, 2008 10:04:57 AM

Islamists opposes women as heads of state, government
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) Women should be debarred from holding office as heads of government or state, an Islamist party has said in Bangladesh, where women have headed governments between 1991 and 2006.

Sunday, July 13, 2008 11:06:57 AM

Transit facility to India 'not in our interest', says Dhaka
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) Bangladesh has reiterated that it will not allow India land transit facility, saying it is not in its 'national interest'.

Sunday, July 13, 2008 11:06:12 AM

Bangladesh mulls introducing one-child policy
Dhaka, July 11 (Xinhua) Taking a cue from China, Bangladesh might introduce a one-child policy to control its spiralling population growth.

Friday, July 11, 2008 10:18:29 PM

Food price protests might prolong Bangladesh emergency
Dhaka, July 11 (DPA) Simmering anger over mounting food prices threatened to spark renewed protests in impoverished Bangladesh that might force its caretaker government to delay lifting emergency rule, analysts warned.

Friday, July 11, 2008 7:17:33 AM

Khaleda Zia's party to oppose transit facilities to India
Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) Former prime minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has alleged that the caretaker government plans to extend land transit and port facilities to India and has vowed to oppose it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008 1:33:17 PM

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