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Bangladesh exports to India up by 68 percent
Dhaka, Oct 6 (IANS) With Bangladesh reaching out to India's northeastern region, its trade deficit with India narrowed by around 14 percent in the last financial year as exports rose sharply.

Friday, October 06, 2006 12:19:38 PM

Bangladesh terror bombing convicts file appeals
Dhaka, Oct 5 (IANS) All six Islamist militants of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) convicted for killing two judges in bomb explosions in November 2005 have filed mercy petitions and those seeking permission to appeal before the Supreme Court.

Thursday, October 05, 2006 12:20:48 PM

Terror suspects from India, Pakistan nabbed in Dhaka
Dhaka, Oct 5 (IANS) Two youths, one from Pakistan's Punjab province and the other with an address in Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar, have been detained here on suspicion of their involvement in terrorism.

Thursday, October 05, 2006 10:45:43 AM

Bangladesh court stays execution of Islamic militants
Dhaka, Oct 2 (DPA) The Bangladesh Supreme Court has stayed the execution of two Islamic militants for at least a fortnight to allow the court to consider mercy appeals filed by them, court officials said Monday.

Monday, October 02, 2006 4:05:31 PM

Bangladesh parties to hold talks to end stalemate
Dhaka, Sep 30 (Xinhua) The ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the main opposition Awami League have agreed to discuss their differences over the country's caretaker government system and the election process to end the political impasse ahead of the January general elections.

Saturday, September 30, 2006 6:02:36 PM

Bangladeshi Hindus begin puja festival
Dhaka, Sep 28 (DPA) Tens of thousands of paramilitary border soldiers and reserve police forces were deployed across Bangladesh Thursday under a security alert as minority Hindus began their five-day Durga Puja festival, officials said.

Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:33:42 PM

Bangladesh courts convict Islamist militants
Dhaka, Sep 25 (IANS) A string of judgements by Bangladesh courts in the past week have convicted Islamist extremists in cases pertaining to bombing and explosions at public places.

Monday, September 25, 2006 4:56:23 PM

Emergency declared in Bangladesh to tackle storm fallout
Dhaka, Sep 22 (DPA) The death toll from a tropical storm in the Bay of Bengal rose to 54 Friday as the government declared a state of emergency in the coastal districts of Bangladesh, officials said.

Friday, September 22, 2006 2:51:15 PM

Mysterious reappearance of Mujib's 'killer major'
Dhaka/New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Khandakar Abdur Rashid, one of the fugitive 'killer majors' convicted for the assassination of Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was spotted in Dhaka early this month.

Friday, September 22, 2006 9:28:35 AM

Opposition protest in Bangladesh leaves 40 injured
Dhaka, Sep 21 (DPA) More than 40 people were injured as street clashes broke out between riot police and protesters in Bangladesh capital Dhaka Thursday during a day-long strike enforced by the opposition parties, officials said.

Thursday, September 21, 2006 11:31:27 PM

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