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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

Dhaka will take initiative to combat terror: new foreign minister
Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) Bangladesh's newly-appointed foreign minister Dipu Moni has said Dhaka will take the initiative to form a Joint Task Force on terrorism in consultation with other South Asian nations.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 4:38:01 PM

Hasina chooses 25 novice ministers, makes personal physician foreign minister
Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made her personal physician the foreign minister in her 32-member team in which as many as 25 are newcomers.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 11:38:45 AM

Zia criticises Hasina as she is being sworn in as PM
Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia launched a broadside against her political rival and now prime minister Sheikh Hasina even as the swearing-in ceremony was being conducted, accusing her of 'killing, snatching and criminal activities'.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 10:24:48 AM

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