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Floods sparked by rising rivers trap thousands in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 23 (DPA) Rising rivers boosted by monsoon torrents forced a barrage to crumble in northern Bangladesh Sunday with scores of villages cut off and an estimated 15,000 people trapped in the swirling water, officials said.

Monday, June 23, 2008 12:30:21 AM

Despite increasing per capita income, Bangladeshis remain poor
Dhaka, June 22 (Xinhua) Poverty in Bangladesh has been rising even as the country's per capita income registered a 14 percent increase as compared to the figure in the last fiscal.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 1:41:23 PM

'Talaq' pronounced in anger haunt rural women in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 22 (IANS) Misinterpretation of Islamic laws is creating endless problems in rural Bangladesh, especially for women who have become victims of 'talaq' pronounced by husbands in a fit of anger and who later repent and want to be reunited with their wives, say NGOs working in the field.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 1:39:23 PM

Indian found dead in Dhaka hotel
Dhaka, June 22 (IANS) Paritosh Dutta, a Bangladesh-born Indian national from Kolkata, was found dead in a hotel here following suspected heart failure, The Daily Star reported Sunday.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 1:18:13 PM

Major parties reject Dhaka regime's civic poll plans
Dhaka, June 21 (IANS) Major parties in Bangladesh, insisting on early parliamentary elections, may stay away from the civic polls announced for Aug 4 by the military-backed caretaker regime.

Saturday, June 21, 2008 3:18:36 PM

Bangladesh to hold local bodies polls Aug 4
Dhaka, June 20 (DPA) The Bangladesh Election Commission announced Friday that local government elections would take place Aug 4 despite a year-old state of emergency.

Friday, June 20, 2008 11:07:42 PM

Islamic militants reorganising party in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 19 (DPA) An Islamist militant undergoing trial on terrorism charges in a special court in Bangladesh claimed the banned Jamiatul Mujahideen Islamic group is reorganising after several of its leaders were hanged two years ago, judicial officials said Thursday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:00:35 PM

Poor Bangladeshis spend 87 percent of food budget on rice
Dhaka, June 19 (Xinhua) The poor and people in low-income section in Bangladesh spend nearly 87 percent of their food budget on rice and the rest on protein and vegetables, giving rise to widespread malnutrition, said a government report.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:44:30 PM

Corruption rife in Bangladesh, says global watchdog
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) Corruption is rife in Bangladesh and is on the increase in all areas of government activity with a public interface despite a drive by the military-backed government against it, says Transparency International, a Berlin headquartered NGO addressing corruption globally.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:06:21 PM

Advance poll date, Bangladesh ex-premier tells government
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia has demanded that the military-backed government lift emergency curbs by this month-end and advance the parliamentary poll dates to October.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:05:22 PM

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