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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

Hasina orders fresh probe into terror attacks in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) Newly elected Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered fresh probes into terror attacks, including an attempt on her life, by suspected Islamist militants as the nation prepares for a coordinated effort to combat terrorism.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:54:54 AM

Ninth Bangladesh parliament to open Sunday
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) Bangladesh's ninth Jatiya Sangsad (national assembly), elected on Dec 29, is slated to formally open Jan 25 under a radically changed political scenario.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:10:57 AM

22 people missing as trawler capsizes in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 19 (Xinhua) At least 22 people were missing as a trawler capsized early Monday in a river in Bangladesh's southeastern Chandpur district, police said.

Monday, January 19, 2009 6:14:43 PM

Urdu back in Bangladesh's political scene
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) Urdu, the language that Bangladeshis fought as an imposition during the Pakistan era, has staged a comeback in the country's political discourse.

Monday, January 19, 2009 4:05:09 PM

Terrorism to top Mukherjee's agenda during Dhaka visit
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A joint task force to combat terrorism in South Asia, which was proposed by Bangladesh, will top the agenda during Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee's visit here Feb 8.

Monday, January 19, 2009 11:48:02 AM

Bangladesh seeks US investment in energy sector
Dhaka, Jan 18 (DPA) Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought more cooperation from the US in the power and energy sectors, officials said Sunday.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 10:33:35 PM

Nepal minister is actually Indian, Maoist leader tells Supreme Court
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) After controversial Assam MP Mani Kumar Subba and golden-voiced Bollywood singer Udit Narayan Jha, it is now the turn of a communist minister from Nepal to become embroiled in a dispute about his nationality.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 1:33:19 PM

Orissa's sons still revere king in Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Nepal's powerful Shah dynasty of kings who had ruled the country for more than two centuries was abolished after a historic election last year. The formal abolition of monarchy was then followed by the scrapping of four principalities whose traditional kings were still receiving allowances from the state coffers.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:17:11 PM

Japan offers $400 mn loan to Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 16 (Xinhua) Japan has offered a $400-million loan to Bangladesh, officials said here Friday.

Friday, January 16, 2009 7:18:52 PM

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