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Bangladesh bank sold to Saudi prince; SBI unsuccessful
Dhaka, Feb 6 (IANS) Bangladesh is to sell its entire share of Rupali Bank, the second largest state-owned bank, to Saudi Prince Bandar, paving the way for hiving off stakes in three other such banks that have dominated the country's economy.India's state-owned State Bank of India (SBI) had bid for Rupali, but was unsuccessful.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007 11:16:20 AM

Bangladesh has new poll chief, but no indication of polls
Dhaka, Feb 5 (IANS) Retired bureaucrat A.T.M. Shamsul Huda has been appointed Bangladesh's Chief Election Commissioner, but there is no indication yet of holding early general elections in the country after the earlier Jan 22 date was cancelled following turmoil.

Monday, February 05, 2007 1:49:48 PM

Three million attend world Islamic meet in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 5 (IANS) Over three million Muslims attended Biswa Ijtema, an annual global Islamic meet, on the banks of river Turag on the outskirts of the Bangladesh capital.

Monday, February 05, 2007 12:33:30 PM

Bangladesh not to shelter Indian separatists
Dhaka, Feb 4 (Xinhua) Bangladesh's caretaker government will not give shelter to separatist guerrillas from India's northeast, the local media reported Sunday.

Sunday, February 04, 2007 3:21:23 PM

41,000 nabbed in drive against crime, corruption
Dhaka, Feb 4 (IANS) The caretaker government in Bangladesh has arrested a record 41,000 people as part of a drive against crime and corruption in the last three weeks.

Sunday, February 04, 2007 1:31:56 PM

Bangladesh gets a new foreign secretary
Dhaka, Feb 2 (IANS) Bangladesh announced the appointment of A B Manjoor Rahim as the new foreign secretary while it prepares to hand over the leadership of the regional forum, SAARC, to India at the summit scheduled in April.

Friday, February 02, 2007 1:09:56 PM

BHEL bags Bangladesh project
Dhaka, Feb 1 (IANS) Bangladesh has awarded a $189 million power project to India's Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) and said it may import power from neighbouring West Bengal to tide over a shortage.

Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:34:09 AM

All five Bangladesh poll officials resign
Dhaka, Jan 31 (Xinhua) All the five commissioners of Bangladesh Election Commission (EC) resigned from their posts Wednesday, clearing the way for reform of the commission as demanded by a major political camp.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 11:05:23 PM

Bangladesh court suspends all polls for three months
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) A Bangladesh court has suspended all elections for three months, including elections to the National Assembly, indicating a long spell for the current non-party caretaker government.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 12:29:25 PM

Editors threaten to defy media gagging rule
Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) Senior journalists in Bangladesh have told the government that they will not abide by the norms and guidelines gagging the media imposed under emergency law.

Monday, January 29, 2007 2:06:00 PM

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