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Last updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:06:11 PM

Bangladesh sacrifices UNSC candidacy for Japan
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Bangladesh has withdrawn its candidature for a rotational UN Security Council seat in favour of Japan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced.

Saturday, September 06, 2014 7:48:04 PM

Disappearances rise in Bangladesh: Amnesty
Dhaka, Sep 3 (IANS) Bangladeshi authorities must immediately tackle a disturbing rise in enforced disappearances over the past two years, stop the use of torture, and end their increasing crackdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 5:58:04 PM

Bangladesh PM calls for joint counter-terrorism efforts
Dhaka, Sep 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday called for concerted efforts to fight global terrorism as she highlighted the risk posed by militant organisations sprouting up in several countries, a media report said.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 5:22:11 PM

Bangladesh opposition protests parliament's authority to impeach judges
Dhaka, Aug 25 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition alliance Monday announced a three-day nationwide protest opposing the government's move to restore parliament's authority to impeach apex court judges.

Monday, August 25, 2014 7:34:03 PM

Bangladesh PM urges India to seal Teesta deal
Dhaka, Aug 24 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged India to seal the Teesta water-sharing agreement, media reported Sunday.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:40:06 PM

ULFA leader Chetia wants to return to India: daily
Dhaka, Aug 22 (IANS) ULFA leader Anup Chetia, now in a Bangladesh jail, has reportedly expressed a desire to return to India where he is wanted for murder, abduction and extortion, reported Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 2:46:18 PM

India, Bangladesh border guards' to plant millions of saplings
Akhaura (India-Bangladesh border), Aug 19 (IANS) Border guards of India and Bangladesh have taken up an ambitious plan to plant millions of trees along the frontier to protect environment and to reinforce friendship among them, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:44:06 PM

Bangladesh police arrest son of sunken ferry owner
Dhaka, Aug 16 (IANS) Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Friday arrested the son of the owner of passenger ferry that capsized earlier this month in the Padma river, leaving at least 46 people dead and 61 others still missing.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 2:30:05 AM

Owner of sunken Bangladesh ferry arrested
Dhaka, Aug 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's anti-crime branch early Wednesday arrested the owner of the ferry that had capsized last week in the Padma river, leaving at least 46 people dead and 61 others still missing.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:20:08 PM

Bangladesh ferry capsize survivor rescued, toll 38
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) Four days after a ferry capsized in a central Bangladesh district, a man was rescued Friday from a river island far away from the accident site, a police official said.

Friday, August 08, 2014 4:02:05 PM

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