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Zia government fails to formulate defence policy: MPs' panel
Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) A parliamentary panel in Bangladesh has criticised the government of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for failing to formulate a defence policy and one on demarcating the maritime boundary with neighbours India and Myanmar.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:52:03 AM

Emotional Yunus asks party to engage in dialogue
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) Bangladesh's first Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has sought to put his new super-celebrity status to good use by urging political parties to stop bickering and engage in dialogue to ensure development and smooth parliamentary elections next January.

Monday, October 16, 2006 4:32:37 PM

Two militants remanded to jail for attack on envoy
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) Two members of the banned Harkatul Jihad (HUJI) have been remanded in judicial custody for the 2004 grenade attack on the British high commissioner in Bangladesh's Sylhet town.

Monday, October 16, 2006 12:53:59 PM

'Passport seekers pay $3.5 mn as bribe in Bangladesh'
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) Bangladesh government officials, middlemen and police illegally collect taka 210 million (about $3.5 million) every year for issuing passport to its citizens, concludes an investigation by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB).

Sunday, October 15, 2006 1:55:15 PM

Yunus to help resolve Bangladesh's political crisis
Dhaka, Oct 14 (DPA) Bangladesh's Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus told a gathering of friends and admirers here Saturday that he would devote part of his time to help resolve the impasse that threatens to plunge the country into political turmoil.

Saturday, October 14, 2006 9:17:49 PM

It's celebration time in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Oct 14 (IANS) Bangladesh is in an euphoric mood with its double whammy - the Nobel Peace Prize for 'Banker of the Poor' Muhammad Yunus and the cricket team's win over Zimbabwe.

Saturday, October 14, 2006 11:01:04 AM

Congratulations flow in for Nobel winner Yunus
Dhaka, Oct 13 (DPA) Congratulations flowed in from around the world Friday for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, the 66-year-old Bangladeshi behind the Grameen Movement micro-banking system that has helped millions in his homeland.

Friday, October 13, 2006 11:14:56 PM

Yunus terms Nobel award 'a great honour' for Bangladesh (NIGHTLEAD)
Dhaka, Oct 13 (Xinhua) Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus Friday termed the award 'a great honour' for Bangladesh, where he pioneered microcredit programmes to help reduce poverty.

Friday, October 13, 2006 8:33:41 PM

Fear of street fights as deadlock in Bangladesh persists
Dhaka, Oct 13 (IANS) With just a fortnight left for Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's government to quit office and a deadlock persisting in the dialogue between the government and the opposition, the media here is speculating a likely 'show of strength on the streets' in the run up to the general election in January.

Friday, October 13, 2006 1:32:32 PM

Strike in Bangladesh against privatisation bid
Dhaka, Oct 11 (DPA) Tens of thousands of people were stranded at rail stations across Bangladesh Wednesday as train traffic came to a virtual stop following a strike enforced by a united front of labour unions, officials said.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 10:40:17 PM

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