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Awami League to launch protests next month
Dhaka, March 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's largest political party Awami League has called for a protest movement from mid-April despite a total ban on political activity by the country's caretaker government.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 3:43:24 PM

Bangladesh fears militant attack on jailed VIPs
Dhaka, March 30 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in jails across Bangladesh as authorities fear attacks on VIP prisoners on the first anniversary of the execution of Islamist militants' top brass.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 12:06:56 PM

Niazi forced to surrender 'before people of Dhaka': Jacob
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Pakistani general whose surrender signalled the liberation of Bangladesh, did so, much against his wishes, 'before the people of Dhaka', says the Indian officer who organised in 1971 modern history's only public surrender by a vanquished force.

Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:35:27 PM

Woman held for biting girl, drinking blood in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 28 (DPA) The police in a village in northern Bangladesh have detained a tribal woman for biting a girl and drinking her blood, media reports said Friday.

Friday, March 28, 2008 9:21:12 PM

Remember freedom movement: former Indian general to Bangladeshis
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) A former Indian Army general who played a key role in Bangladesh's liberation has urged the people never to forget the killings carried out by authorities in the then East Pakistan in 1971.

Friday, March 28, 2008 1:02:35 PM

Four Islamist leaders to hang in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) Four leaders of the student wing of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami have been sentenced to death and three to life imprisonment for killing eight students of a rival group in the port city of Chittagong in July 2000.

Friday, March 28, 2008 10:58:47 AM

Reprieve for Zia as apex court rejects government plea
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) Bangladesh's jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia has earned a reprieve with the Supreme Court refusing the government permission to appeal against the high court judgement quashing two graft cases against her.

Friday, March 28, 2008 10:56:46 AM

Jailed MPs punished for using cell phones
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) Four former Bangladesh MPs who were jailed on corruption charges have been stripped of their privileges for illegally using cell phones.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 2:51:54 PM

Former Indian army officers attend Dhaka's I-Day celebrations
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) One of the Indian Army generals behind the military campaign against Pakistan in the eastern theatre of war in 1971 recalled how his men and Mukti Bahini, the Bangladeshi freedom fighters, 'fought shoulder to shoulder'.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:57:39 PM

Bangladeshis mark Independence Day amid war crime trial calls
Dhaka, March 26 (DPA) Hundreds of thousands of people marched on the streets of the Bangladeshi capital Wednesday carrying placards calling for alleged war criminals to be tried in special tribunals, witnesses said.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 11:31:14 PM

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