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New Zealand-Bangladesh Twenty20 for cyclone relief
Dhaka, Nov 24 (IANS) New Zealand and Bangladesh will play a Twenty20 match on Dec 23 to raise funds for the victims of Cyclone Sidr, Bangladesh Cricket Board officials said on Friday.

Saturday, November 24, 2007 11:09:33 AM

Bangladesh reports post-cyclone deaths
Dhaka, Nov 24 (IANS) Bangladesh has reported more deaths as it recovers from the trauma of the Nov 15 Cyclone Sidr amidst complaints that the massive relief operations now underway are slow and inefficient.

Saturday, November 24, 2007 9:31:20 AM

Cyclone survivors in Bangladesh face epidemic threat
Dhaka/Geneva, Nov 23 (DPA) Hundreds of thousands of people in southern Bangladesh are facing the threat of epidemics after surviving cyclone Sidr that devastated parts of the country a week ago, Bangladeshi media and the UN stated Friday.

Friday, November 23, 2007 8:02:14 PM

Hasina says Zia regime minister planned grenade attack on her
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has alleged that a key minister in the former government of Khaleda Zia 'conceived' a grenade attack carried out by Islamist militants that killed 24 and maimed 800 people at a political rally in 2004.

Friday, November 23, 2007 1:14:17 PM

India launches operation to aid cyclone-hit Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) India has launched an operation to help the victims of the cyclone-hit Bangladesh, even as the world community assured $550 million and Bangladeshis in US launched a fund collection drive.

Friday, November 23, 2007 1:13:45 PM

Bangladesh's frozen food industry loses $36 mn in cyclone
Dhaka, Nov 23 (Xinhua) Bangladesh's frozen food industry, the second largest foreign exchange earner, may suffer an estimated loss of about $35.7 million due to Cyclone Sidr, The Daily Star reported Friday.

Friday, November 23, 2007 1:01:43 PM

Saudi-Malaysian firm takes over two Bangladesh power plants
Dhaka, Nov 22 (IANS) Saudi-Malaysian consortium Pendekar Energy is to formally take over two power plants in Bangladesh, marking the end to the long dominance of Bermuda-based Globeleq in the country's power generation sector.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 1:23:49 PM

Bangladesh's mangroves suffer 25-percent damage
Dhaka, Nov 22 (Xinhua) Cyclone Sidr has caused damage to over 25 percent of mangrove forests in Bangladesh's southwestern Sundarbans, the world's largest, The Independent newspaper reported Thursday.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 1:05:22 PM

Hasina wins appeal in graft case
Dhaka, Nov 22 (IANS) A Bangladesh court has invalidated the procedure under which the government has been conducting its anti-corruption drive. The Dhaka High Court has accepted a plea from jailed former prime minister Sheikh Hasina challenging the demand by the country's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) that she submit a statement of her wealth.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 12:01:38 PM

India, Pakistan mount relief supplies for cyclone-hit Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 22 (IANS) India and Pakistan have started relief supplies even as the World Bank pledged a hefty $250 million aid to help cyclone-hit Bangladesh.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 10:32:49 AM

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