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Lack of policy affecting fight against militancy in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Oct 26 (IANS) Lack of policy and political guidance are hindering Bangladesh authorities from going all out against Islamist militancy, government officials have said.

Sunday, October 26, 2008 2:36:42 PM

Two Bangladeshi workers abducted in Afghanistan
Dhaka, Oct 25 (DPA) Two Bangladeshi development workers based in Afghanistan were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen Thursday, an official from the non-governmental Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) said Saturday.

Saturday, October 25, 2008 7:37:22 PM

Bangladesh government removes baul statues, triggers countrywide protests
Dhaka, Oct 25 (IANS) Cultural organisations, human rights activists, artistes and playwrights across Bangladesh are up in arms over the removal by the caretaker government - allegedly under pressures from Islamist bodies - of statues with folk motifs of the baul singers on the road leading to the international airport here.

Saturday, October 25, 2008 12:12:45 PM

Bangladesh's tribal chief dies in road accident
Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Head of the Mong tribe, Raja Paihala Prue Chowdhury, was killed when a bus carrying him plunged into a roadside ditch at Patachhara near Ramgarh in Khagrachhari district in Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 10:39:52 AM

Trial against Hasina deferred as Bangladesh prepares for polls
Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) A Dhaka court has deferred till Jan 7 - well after the Dec 18 parliamentary elections - the trial of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, accused of receiving kickbacks in the purchase of eight MiG-29 combat aircraft from Russia when she was in office 1996-2001.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 10:38:44 AM

On the menu: Sizzlingly fast hilsa supply to India
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) Officials in Bangladesh and India are working out ways to quicken the supply of the much-sought-after hilsa fish to India, an export that fetched Dhaka $9.24 million in the July-October season alone.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:50:29 AM

Court stays all graft cases against Khaleda Zia
Dhaka, Oct 16 (DPA) A High Court bench Thursday ordered a three-month stay on all proceedings of a graft case against Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia and 15 others, court officials said.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 7:08:38 PM

Bangladesh's electoral talks end inconclusive
Dhaka, Oct 14 (DPA) The electoral talks between Bangladesh's military-backed government and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) ended inconclusive Tuesday with both sides stressing for further talks to settle their disagreements.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:09:37 PM

Bangladesh registers 80 mn voters for December election
Dhaka, Oct 14 (DPA) Bangladesh's military forces Tuesday handed over a list of more than 80 million voters with photographs to the Election Commission to be used in the country's stalled parliamentary polls scheduled for Dec 18.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:16:49 PM

Bangladesh fears export trouble amid global financial meltdown
Dhaka, Oct 11 (DPA) Businesses and policymakers in Bangladesh said Saturday they fear that the global financial crisis might cause a slump in the country's export earnings as its major export destinations are severely hit by the meltdown.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 4:23:40 PM

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