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Films from 40 nations at Dhaka children's filmfest
Dhaka, Jan 25 (IANS) Films from India and 39 other countries are among 156 entries at the 2nd International Children's Film Festival that began here Saturday, a media report said Sunday.

Sunday, January 25, 2009 11:13:22 AM

Sheikh Hasina expands her cabinet
Dhaka, Jan 24 (DPA) Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed Saturday inducted six more junior ministers into her cabinet, raising the cabinet's strength to 38, officials said.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:30:45 PM

'Hasina won't protect tainted minister'
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is unlikely to interfere in the steps initiated by the Election Commission against a cabinet minister and an MP for allegedly influencing local body polls.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:26:20 AM

Mauritania to hold presidential election in June
Dakar (Senegal), Jan 24 (Xinhua) Mauritania will hold its presidential election on June 6, the Mauritanian News Agency quoted a government statement as saying.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:25:52 AM

After ban, Nepal to start diplomatic war over 'Chandni Chowk to China'
Kathmandu, Jan 23 (IANS) After banning 'Chandni Chowk to China' in all 75 districts of Nepal for wrongly claiming the Buddha to have been born in India, the Himalayan republic is now bracing for a fresh diplomatic offensive against Bollywood's first Kungfu comedy that has become controversial overnight.

Friday, January 23, 2009 1:56:04 PM

Bangladesh poll body to take action against minister, MP
Dhaka, Jan 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's Election Commission (EC) has moved to take legal action against a cabinet minister and a ruling party lawmaker for allegedly influencing Thursday's local body elections.

Friday, January 23, 2009 10:35:24 AM

Dhaka, Delhi may sign trade pact
Dhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) Bangladesh and India may sign two key agreements on bilateral trade and investment promotion and protection during next month's visit by Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, a diplomat said.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 10:09:31 AM

Hasina government moves to quell campus violence
Chittagong (Bangladesh), Jan 21 (IANS) The newly installed Sheikh Hasina government has deployed the police to quell campus violence after Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists snapped telephone lines of the Chittagong University vice-chancellor's office and drove out the deputy registrar, a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:26:39 AM

22 bodies retrieved from sunken trawler in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 20 (Xinhua) Twenty-two bodies were retrieved by rescuers Tuesday from a sunken trawler in Bangladesh's southeastern Chandpur district, officials said.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 6:37:15 PM

Hasina overrules minister, revives state sector trading body
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday ordered the revival of the state sector Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) in a bid to arrest rising prices of essential commodities, overruling a minister who had said it would not be revived.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 3:44:37 PM

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