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Nobel laureate Yunus to launch political party Thursday
Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) Bangladesh's Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus will Thursday evening formally launch a new political party that he has tentatively named Nagarik Samiti - citizens' forum.

Thursday, February 22, 2007 9:43:12 AM

Dhaka newspaper moots SAARC Summit on terrorism
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) A regional level summit conference of South Asian nations is being mooted to debate measures to fight terrorism in the wake of recurring incidents like last Sunday's terror attack on Samjhauta Express that killed nearly 70 passengers.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 2:56:18 PM

India to lift tariff barriers from Bangladeshi goods
Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) India will remove tariff and non-tariff barriers from Bangladeshi goods and import two million pieces of readymade garments duty free as a friendly gesture to its eastern neighbour.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 1:36:46 PM

India, Bangladesh to reduce trade gap, fight terror
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) In a vital step aimed at boosting bilateral trade, India Monday agreed to grant 'unconditional duty free access' to import of two million pieces of readymade garments from Bangladesh even as the two countries agreed to jointly combat terrorism.

Monday, February 19, 2007 11:27:09 PM

Sheikh Hasina sneers at Nobel winner Yunus's bid to enter politics
Dhaka, Feb 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus has come under fire for his bid to enter the political arena from the leader of Awami League (AL), the country's largest political party. AL chief and former prime minister Sheikh Hasina did not name Yunus, but said that she did not 'see any difference between usurers and those who accept bribes,' a direct reference to Yunus's success story of rural banking network, Grameen Bank.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 10:43:03 AM

Tatas wait and watch on investing in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian industrial giant Tata want to revive their three- billion-dollar investment proposal in Bangladesh, but are prepared to wait.

Friday, February 16, 2007 12:23:05 PM

Bangladesh axe stumper Mashud for World Cup
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Promising wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim Tuesday replaced veteran Khaled Mashud in the 15-member Bangladesh squad for the World Cup starting in the West Indies next month.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 6:40:05 PM

Yunus ready to leave Grameen Bank for politics
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus Tuesday announced he would be quitting his Grameen Bank to form a political party that would set 'a new trend'.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 5:57:47 PM

Bangladesh jittery of opening service sector under SAFTA
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's business community apprehends that the burgeoning service sector may suffer from 'uneven competition' from other South Asian partners and wants the government to withhold concessions under the framework of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA).

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:22:52 PM

Pardon unlikely for Bangladeshi militant convicts
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Presidential pardon is unlikely for the seven militants of the banned Jamaatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB) sentenced to death for the murder of two judges in 2005.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 1:34:37 PM

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