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Bush approves Bangladesh's roadmap to polls by 2008
Washington/Dhaka, July 27 (IANS) US President George W. Bush has welcomed Bangladesh's roadmap to democracy and praised the military-backed caretaker government's commitment to hold parliamentary elections in 2008.

Friday, July 27, 2007 1:09:41 PM

Former Bangladeshi minister jailed in graft case
Dhaka, July 26 (Xinhua) A former minister in Bangladesh was Thursday sentenced to 13 years in prison for corruption and perjury by a special court here.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 5:19:18 PM

Former Bangladeshi premier indicted on extortion charges
Dhaka, July 25 (DPA) A special court in Bangladesh has indicted former prime minister Sheikh Hasina for forcing a local businessman to pay her money in order to win a government contract.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 9:32:34 AM

China, Bangladesh to improve bilateral economic relations
Dhaka, July 23 (Xinhua) China and Bangladesh have committed to promote bilateral economic relations, narrow the trade imbalance and to encourage investment between the two countries.

Monday, July 23, 2007 12:41:39 PM

Patil's win might help South Asian women: daily
Dhaka, July 23 (IANS) The election of Pratibha Patil as the first woman president of India could lead to more women taking part in decision making in South Asia, a Bangladeshi newspaper said Monday.

Monday, July 23, 2007 11:02:40 AM

India may allow FDI from Bangladesh: Jairam Ramesh
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh indicated Sunday that India may soon allow foreign direct investment (FDI) from Bangladesh on a 'case-to-case' basis, subject to security clearance.

Sunday, July 22, 2007 7:06:59 PM

Zia, Hasina come together against caretaker government (Lead)
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh's two top women politicians, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, have made common cause for the first time in 17 years following the former's arrest by the military-backed caretaker government.

Sunday, July 22, 2007 4:10:42 PM

Another new party launched in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Another new political party has been launched in Bangladesh, reportedly with official blessings, amid a national emergency and ban on political activities.

Sunday, July 22, 2007 1:33:24 PM

Protests in Dhaka over 'ill-treatment' of Hasina, Zia
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Teachers of Dhaka University are sporting black badges to protest the 'ill treatment' meted out to Bangladesh's two former prime ministers in the first such protest by them against the caretaker government's actions.

Sunday, July 22, 2007 1:32:55 PM

Hasina fears she may not get justice
Dhaka, July 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's detained former prime minister Sheikh Hasina feels she might not get justice, fearing that the interim government was planning an 'in-camera trial' for her.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 4:21:04 PM

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