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Demand for citizenship rights of Urdu-speaking people in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 5 (IANS) There is a growing demand in Bangladesh that Urdu-speaking non-Bengalis, often called 'Biharis', or 'Pakistanis stranded in Bangladesh', be enrolled as voters and accepted as citizens.

Sunday, August 05, 2007 2:38:42 PM

$600 mn laundered annually by Bangladesh recruiting agencies
Dhaka, Aug 5 (IANS) Recruiting agencies in Bangladesh send around Taka 40 billion ($610 million) every year through illegal channels to the Gulf region and Southeast Asia, where millions of its workers are employed, in the absence of an authorised business mechanism.

Sunday, August 05, 2007 11:18:13 AM

Bangladesh flood toll rises to 81
Dhaka, Aug 4 (Xinhua) With 16 more deaths Saturday, the death toll in the flood in Bangladesh has risen to 81 while officials feared further deterioration of the situation in the central region of the country.

Saturday, August 04, 2007 10:34:12 PM

Transit facility to India criticised in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 4 (IANS) A majority of participants at a seminar here opposed any move by Bangladesh to grant transit facility to India, citing economic and security reasons. But some experts argued that the issue needed to be viewed realistically.

Saturday, August 04, 2007 2:42:37 PM

Bangladesh government snubs Zia on money disclosure
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government has snubbed the country's last elected prime minister, Khaleda Zia, refusing to accept tax arrears that would regularize her hitherto undisclosed money.

Thursday, August 02, 2007 12:00:09 PM

No flood-relief work by Bangladeshi politicians this time
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) A ban on political activities under a national emergency has prevented political parties and NGOs from reaching those marooned by floods.

Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:39:01 AM

Security issues block resumption of Dhaka-Kolkata train
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) The revival of the Dhaka-Kolkata passenger train looks uncertain this month with railways of Bangladesh and India referring security issues to 'higher authorities'.

Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:37:54 AM

Bangladesh's high inflation rate blamed on 'political measures'
Dhaka, Aug 1 (IANS) Bangladesh is experiencing an inflation rate of 9.2 percent, the highest in a decade, and the government has been warned that the current drive against crime and corruption could worsen the economic situation.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 12:09:28 PM

Zia pays up to avail amnesty; Hasina misses wealth tax deadline
Dhaka, Aug 1 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina has missed filing her wealth returns, even as her political rival Khaleda Zia has paid Taka 3.3 million ($550,000 approx.) to 'get her undisclosed money legalised,' media reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 12:08:43 PM

Bangladesh shelves deep-sea port project
Dhaka, July 31 (IANS) Bangladesh has shelved plans to construct a deep-sea port to make it a shipping gateway for South and Southeast Asia because of high costs and a long gestation period.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 12:31:47 PM

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