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US begins probe into scam involving Zia's sons
Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) A team of the US's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is probing the $200 million money laundering scandal pertaining to a Siemens telecom deal that implicates both sons of Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia, a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:39:42 AM

Mukherjee to discuss terrorism during Dhaka visit: official
Dhaka, Jan 13 (IANS) Joint fight against terrorism and some of the long-pending bilateral issues will be discussed when Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee visits Dhaka in early February, an official said.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 11:47:02 AM

Women stopped from using road in Bangladesh town
Dhaka, Jan 13 (IANS) For the last month, women in a Bangladesh town have been unable to use a road that has a mosque on it, but also the post office and several homes, thanks to a self-styled Muslim cleric who says their presence is illegal under Islamic law.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 11:36:12 AM

US, Britain seek Dhaka's help to recover $200 mn in kickbacks
Dhaka, Jan 12 (IANS) The US and Britain have sought Bangladesh's assistance in their bid to recover $200 million allegedly paid in kickbacks to former prime minister Khaleda Zia's son Arafat Rahman Koko and some ministers.

Monday, January 12, 2009 12:19:51 PM

Dhaka's envoy to Malaysia to be tried for killing Mujib
Dhaka, Jan 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's high commissioner to Malaysia M. Khairuzzaman, one of the accused in the 1975 assassination of the country's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being recalled and will be tried for the crime.

Monday, January 12, 2009 12:09:46 PM

Non-performers will be removed, Hasina tells ministers
Dhaka, Jan 12 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told her team of ministers, 25 of whom are newcomers, that she would remove them if they fail to perform.

Monday, January 12, 2009 10:57:29 AM

BNP leaders to take oath, attend parliament
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia have decided to take oath and join the first session of the country's ninth parliament for the 'sake of democracy'.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:49:10 PM

Dhaka wants to restore 1972 constitution
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh government wants to 'restore the constitution' framed in 1972, a year after independence, to reinforce the spirit of secularism, rule of law, human rights and democracy, a minister said.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 12:12:36 PM

Zia's BNP to take oath, attend parliament's first session
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia has decided to take oath and join the first session of the country's ninth parliament for the 'sake of democracy'.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 10:42:05 AM

Sheikh Hasina starts work as Bangladesh PM
Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) Bangladesh's first democratically elected government in over two years got to work Wednesday, as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended office after a landslide victory in the Dec 29 poll.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 4:38:57 PM

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