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Heroin worth $4mn seized at Dhaka airport
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Authorities at the international airport here have seized 23.5 kg of heroin valued at $4 million from two China-bound Bangladeshi passengers, suspected to be part of an international smugglers' gang.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:31:56 AM

Dhaka approaching countries to recover 'stolen' money
Dhaka, Nov 12 (IANS) Bangladesh is planning to sign formal agreements with several governments to recover funds that it says were illegally deposited in foreign banks by politicians, officials and businessmen suspected of corruption.

Monday, November 12, 2007 9:58:09 AM

Police return sold baby to hapless mother
Dhaka, Nov 11 (IANS) In a noble gesture, an NGO and a police officer have helped reunite a mother with her newborn, who was sold by her for Taka 2,500 ($41).

Sunday, November 11, 2007 2:15:12 PM

Bangladesh liberators want war criminals punished
Dhaka, Nov 11 (IANS) A forum of freedom fighters has asked the caretaker government that punishing 'war criminals' - those who actively opposed the liberation of Bangladesh - is as important as its current drive against corruption.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 1:54:10 PM

Bangladesh joins Trans-Asian Railway network
Dhaka, Nov 11 (IANS) Bangladesh has joined the Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) corridor project that would have three entry points from West Bengal in India and connect the country's rail system to an 81,000-km network stretching from Europe to East and Southeast Asia.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 12:07:36 PM

Bangladesh hunts for Tagore's stolen Nobel medal
Dhaka, Nov 8 (Xinhua) Bangladesh's elite strike force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel are conducting a massive hunt in the capital and its adjoining areas for Rabindranath Tagore's stolen Nobel Prize medal, which was smuggled into Bangladesh.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 10:32:48 AM

Sheikh Hasina granted bail
Dhaka, Nov 4 (Xinhua) The Bangladesh High Court Sunday granted bail to former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and stayed any further actions against her in a graft case.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 11:10:04 PM

Khaleda Zia's aide sentenced for graft
Dhaka, Nov 4 (Xinhua) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia's political secretary Haris Chowdhury was sentenced Sunday in absentia to 59 years in jail for cheating, corruption and abuse of power.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 11:07:12 PM

Former Bangladesh minister gets 17-year jail term
Dhaka, Oct 30 (Xinhua) Former Bangladesh minister for home affairs Lutfozzaman Babar was sentenced to 17 years of imprisonment for illegal possession of arms by a special tribunal here Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 5:28:15 PM

Bangladesh officers resist bid for independent judiciary
Dhaka Oct 22 (DPA) Bangladesh's local administration apparatus is under threat of imminent collapse as the country's military-backed interim government sets out to create an independent judiciary, separate from the executive, officials here said Monday.

Monday, October 22, 2007 10:20:42 PM

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