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700 Bangladesh fishermen take shelter in India
Dhaka, Sep 25 (IANS) Over 700 Bangladeshi fishermen aboard 50 trawlers, who were feared missing, have taken shelter in different coastal areas in West Bengal.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 12:16:04 PM

Relax emergency, says Bangladesh poll chief
Dhaka, Sep 24 (IANS) Bangladesh's Chief Election Commissioner A.T.M. Huda has asked the government to relax the state of emergency this year-end in areas where local government elections are planned for next January.

Monday, September 24, 2007 3:39:54 PM

Awami League protests reprieve to Mujib killers
Dhaka, Sep 24 (IANS) A 'frustrated' Awami League (AL) has protested the stay on the hanging of the killers of Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by a court Sunday and vowed to continue the legal battle in what is the country's longest trial.

Monday, September 24, 2007 12:16:35 PM

Storms leave 100 dead in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 23 (DPA) Coast guards and police in the rain-swept fishing port of Barguna in southern Bangladesh Sunday confirmed the death of at least 100 fishermen.

Sunday, September 23, 2007 7:57:40 PM

Tagore, Nazrul songs enchant Chinese audience
Dhaka, Sep 23 (IANS) A renowned Chinese ethnomusicologist who trained and researched in India is introducing the songs of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Qazi Nazrul Islam to the people of China with help from Bangladeshi artistes.

Sunday, September 23, 2007 3:06:44 PM

50 hurt, 20 garment factories vandalised in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 23 (IANS) Workers agitating for a higher Eid bonus have vandalised 20 garment factories on the outskirts of this Bangladesh capital, yet another round of violence in an industry that fetches the highest export earnings.

Sunday, September 23, 2007 12:27:32 PM

Bangladesh Islamist groups continue protests against cartoon
Dhaka, Sep 23 (IANS) Islamist groups in Bangladesh continue to demonstrate against a blasphemous cartoon even after publication of the magazine was suspended, leading moderates to demand a ban on the protests on grounds that they were 'politically motivated'.

Sunday, September 23, 2007 11:15:41 AM

1,000 fishermen missing in Bay of Bengal storm
Barguna (Bangladesh), Sep 22 (DPA) About 1,000 fishermen along with nearly 100 fishing trawlers have gone missing in the high waves in the Bay of Bengal, officials in the fishing port of Barguna in southern Bangladesh said Saturday.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 5:26:58 PM

Bangladesh to 'secretly' acquire laptops for polls
Dhaka, Sep 22 (IANS) Thwarted by the cancellation of an order placed with an Indian firm, Bangladesh's Election Commission says it has resorted to a 'secret' method to acquire IT hardware to update voter list and other preparations for holding elections in the country.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 2:39:51 PM

Awami League endorses demand for ban on 'war criminals'
Dhaka, Sep 22 (IANS) The Awami League (AL), Bangladesh's oldest political party, has endorsed the demand made by some of its members that those who actively opposed the 1971 freedom movement be barred from contesting elections.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 1:47:46 PM

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