Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Bangladeshi swimming hero Arun Nandi, who set a record by swimming for 90 hours in a Kolkata lake in 1971, has died at age 68. A leading daily has paid tributes to him and said his feat had drawn world attention to the country's freedom movement that year.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:32:52 PM
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's banned Islamist militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has begun stockpiling explosives and is planning a fresh round of attacks across the country in the run up to the Dec 18 general elections, officials said.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:48:46 PM
Dhaka, Nov 18 (DPA) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia has demanded for change in national elections scheduled for December and warned that groups might boycatt the polls if her party's demands to improve the elections are met within 48 hours.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 6:24:48 AM
Dhaka, Nov 18 (DPA) The maritime boundary talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar ended Monday with the two sides agreeing only to hold further talks to resolve their demarcation dispute, officials said.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 6:23:33 AM
Dhaka, Nov 17 (IANS) A key member of the outlawed Islamist outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has been arrested at Mirpur near here and a large cache of explosives was seized from him, officials said.
Monday, November 17, 2008 11:48:07 AM
Dhaka, Nov 17 (IANS) Six decades after the death of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the hunt continues for memorabilia connected not only with him, but also his family members, in Naogaon district of northern Bangladesh.
Monday, November 17, 2008 11:45:34 AM
Dhaka, Nov 16 (Xinhua) Bangladesh Sunday called for representation of the world's least developed countries (LDCs) at global economic summit in future.
Sunday, November 16, 2008 6:54:01 PM
Kathmandu, Nov 16 (IANS) Not content with abolishing the country's 239-year-old monarchy and stripping the deposed royal family of their legal immunity, Nepal's new Maoist-led government is now seeking to remove the statues of its past kings, long since dead.
Sunday, November 16, 2008 1:52:58 PM
Dhaka, Nov 16 (IANS) Hoping to prevent a repeat of the agitations and unrest that hit the economy during the political turmoil last year, Bangladesh's worried business community has demanded a ban on strikes in the run up to the much-delayed general elections next month.
Sunday, November 16, 2008 1:39:50 PM
Dhaka, Nov 16 (IANS) Everything possible has been done to create a level playing field and hold fair polls Dec 18, Bangladesh's caretaker government has said in a clear message to recalcitrant former premier Khaleda Zia and her Islamist allies.
Sunday, November 16, 2008 12:16:41 PM
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