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Court upholds Islam as state religion in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) A court in Bangladesh on Monday rejected a petition which challenged a constitutional amendment that gave Islam the status of the state religion.

Monday, March 28, 2016 4:58:03 PM

Fire in Bangladesh's Sundarbans forest
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) A fire has swept through Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest and one of the last remaining habitats for tigers, a Bangladeshi official said on Monday.

Monday, March 28, 2016 3:40:03 PM

Bangladesh celebrates Independence Day
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh will celebrate its 45th Independence Day on Saturday, the day it emerged as a sovereign nation, breaking the shackles of suppression of Pakistan.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 8:22:03 AM

Bangladesh Hindus, Muslims celebrate Holi
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) As elsewhere in the world, Bangladesh Hindu community also celebrated Holi, the festival of colors, fun and frolic, on Wednesday with fervour.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 10:50:04 AM

Bangladesh reports first case of Zika virus
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) Bangladesh on Tuesday reported the country's first case of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has been linked to birth defects and other health issues.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:46:02 PM

BNP leader, 33 others charged with violence in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 21 (IANS) The Bangladesh Police on Monday pressed charges against ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 33 others in a violence case.

Monday, March 21, 2016 7:34:04 PM

Bangladesh bank printer was hacked for heist
Dhaka, March 17 (IANS) Hackers, who stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank in February, had hacked a key printer that was used to print payment receipts, due to which the theft went undetected for some time, the reported on Thursday.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:40:02 PM

Bangladesh bank gets new chief as governor resigns
Dhaka, March 15 (IANS) Hours after Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Atiur Rahman resigned on Tuesday, a former finance secretary was appointed as the new central bank chief.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:52:05 PM

Bangladesh central bank governor resigns over cyber heist
Dhaka, March 15 (IANS) The chief of Bangladesh's central bank resigned on Tuesday over a cyber heist involving over $80 million from its account with New York's Federal Reserve Bank.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:02:28 PM

Activists in Dhaka protest against India-Bangladesh power plant
Dhaka, March 10 (IANS) Hundreds of Bangladeshi activists set off on a 200 km march from Dhaka to the Sundarbans on Thursday to protest against the $1.5 billion power plant near the world's largest mangrove forests which straddle both Bangladesh and India.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:32:03 PM

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