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Bangladesh announces first human bird flu victim
Dhaka, May 23 (DPA) Bangladeshi health authorities have announced the detection of the first case of human infection by the H5N1 bird flu virus, officials said Friday.

Friday, May 23, 2008 8:17:54 PM

Two former Bangladesh premiers on trial next week
Dhaka, May 23 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina, who have been in jail for several months, go on trial next week on charges of corruption in connection with an oil contract awarded to a Canadian firm.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:54:32 PM

Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Hasina go on trial next week
Dhaka, May 23 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina, who have been in jail for several months, go on trial next week for alleged corruption in awarding an oil contract to a Canadian firm.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:01:52 PM

'Pointing fingers at Bangladeshis will cause mistrust'
Dhaka, May 23 (IANS) Targeting Bangladeshis in the aftermath of terror attacks in Indian cities will cause mistrust on both sides of the border and encourage religious radicals, a Dhaka daily warned Friday.

Friday, May 23, 2008 1:58:30 PM

Nepal king exits from royal palace
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) Nepal's besieged King Gyanendra has left the Narayanhity royal palace from where his ancestors had ruled for generations, probably his final exit as the last king of a nearly 250-year dynasty.

Friday, May 23, 2008 11:54:48 AM

Bangladesh government, opposition start dialogue on polls
Dhaka, May 22 (DPA) The military-backed interim government in Bangladesh began talks with opposition parties Thursday for chalking a consensus plan for a peaceful transition of the South Asian country to democracy, officials said.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 8:02:43 PM

Promote freedom from fundamentalism: Aga Khan tells Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 22 (IANS) Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims worldwide, has urged Bangladesh to promote 'freedom from fundamentalism' as part of school and university education.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:21:35 PM

US asks Dhaka to hold early polls
Dhaka, May 22 (IANS) Two senior US officials have advised Bangladesh's caretaker government not to emulate Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf who was 'eventually forced out' and warned that the political situation would deteriorate if elections were delayed beyond December.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:16:54 PM

Veteran Sherpa guide scales Mount Everest for record time
Kathmandu, May 22 (DPA) A veteran Sherpa mountain guide Thursday scaled Mount Everest for a record 18th time, beating his own record, mountaineering officials said Wednesday.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:10:50 PM

Bangladesh flags at half-mast for Myanmar, China dead
Dhaka, May 21 (DPA) Bangladesh flew its flags at half-mast Wednesday as part of a one-day national mourning for the victims of the recent devastating cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in China.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:50:44 PM

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