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Lift emergency for credible polls, new US envoy to Dhaka
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) New US Ambassador to Bangladesh James F. Moriarty has urged that emergency be lifted to ensure credible elections in the country.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 12:23:15 PM

Dhaka scraps 'politicised' rural body
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government has scrapped the Gram Sarkar, an un-elected rural administrative system introduced by the Khaleda Zia government in 2003, that had become controversial.

Monday, April 21, 2008 5:58:57 PM

Talks will fail if Hasina is not released: Awami League
Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) The Awami League has linked the success of any dialogue with Bangladesh's caretaker government to the release of its detained chief Sheikh Hasina, who is ailing and wants to go abroad for medical treatment.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 3:17:49 PM

17 killed in Bangladesh accident
Dhaka, April 19 (Xinhua) At least 17 people were killed and 50 injured when a bus overturned in Bangladesh's Tangail district early Saturday, the police said.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 12:15:15 PM

Police foil Islamists' rally in Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 18 (DPA) Hundreds of policemen and paramilitary border guards foiled a planned demonstration by militant Islamists in central Dhaka Friday after weekly Juma prayers against a proposed women's development policy of the interim government, officials and witnesses said.

Friday, April 18, 2008 10:16:41 PM

11 Bangladesh Islamists get life for sedition
Dhaka, April 18 (IANS) A court in Rajshahi, western Bangladesh, awarded life terms to all 11 militants of the outlawed Jama'aul Mujahidin, Bangladesh (JMB), in a sedition case filed for taking combat training to fight against the state in 2005.

Friday, April 18, 2008 5:35:11 PM

Government promotes potato in rice-short Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 17(IANS) Short of rice, thanks to a devastating cyclone, and faced with a potato glut this year, Bangladesh is assiduously promoting the latter, as a tastier, nutritive food supplement.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 4:11:54 PM

Bangladesh plans fund to combat natural disasters
Dhaka, April 17(IANS) Disaster-prone Bangladesh plans to create a management fund in its next budget in June to fight the fallout of natural hazards like floods and cyclones that took thousands of lives, destroyed crops and severely hit its economy last year.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 1:51:37 PM

'Reduce formalities time for Dhaka-Kolkata train journey'
Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) The media in Bangladesh was unanimous in emphasising Wednesday that the time taken for customs and immigration formalities for passengers of the just-begun Maitree Express train service should be drastically reduced.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 12:46:47 PM

Hasina argues with judge, falls sick in court
Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) Ailing former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina got into a row with the judge during hearings in a corruption case and then complained of severe headaches and pain in her ear.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:41:25 AM

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