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India’s PM Visits Bangladesh

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Bangladesh for a two-day visit aimed at improving bilateral relations. Mr. Singh is holding talks with his Bangladesh counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, on a wide range of issues. Indian officials say the trip is likely to produce agreements to give India expanded access to two major Bangladeshi ports and […]

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India’s PM Visits Bangladesh

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh begins a two-day visit to Bangladesh Tuesday aimed at improving bilateral relations. It is the first such visit by an Indian leader to the neighboring country since 1999. Mr. Singh is due to hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, on a wide range of issues. Indian officials say […]

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Bangladesh: India Approves $750M Loan for Infrastructure Projects

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior Bangladeshi official says India has approved a $750 million loan to Bangladesh to develop ports, railways and other infrastructure ahead of a visit to Dhaka by the Indian prime minister. Bangladeshi economic relations division chief Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan says the Indian government approved the disbursement of the money as part of a 2010 […]

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Bangladesh, India to Swap Land Parcels

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh and India are set to swap more than 150 parcels of land that lie in each other’s territory. Officials say the two sides plan to formalize the land exchange during a visit by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Bangladesh next week. India has 111 enclaves within Bangladesh totaling close to 7,000 hectares of […]

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Kidney Trafficking Ring Busted in Bangladesh

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladeshi police say they have arrested three men believed to be part of a major organ trafficking ring aimed at convincing poverty-stricken villagers to part with their kidneys for cash. Police say they arrested the men Sunday in the remote, impoverished village of Kalai, 300 kilometers northwest of the capital, Dhaka. Officials say that nearly […]

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Rights Group Urges Bangladesh to Stop Unlawful Killings

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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An international human rights group is urging Bangladesh to stop its authorities from committing extrajudicial killings and other abuses that allegedly have continued despite government pledges to stop them. In a statement released Wednesday, Amnesty International said Bangladesh’s government must act now and take what it called “concrete steps” to protect people from the alleged […]

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Bangladesh Arrests Head of Banned Militant Group

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces in Bangladesh say they have detained the head of the banned militant group Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami. Military officials say Maulana Mohammad Yahia and two of his associates were arrested early Thursday in the Kishoreganj district. Yahia is accused of involvement in a deadly bomb blast during a New Year’s celebration in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka in […]

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Bangladesh Investigates Woman’s Banishment, Suicide

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh’s High Court has launched an investigation into the death of a woman who killed herself after being reprimanded by a village court over allegations of an extramarital affair. Ferdousi Akhter jumped in front of a train with her four children on Sunday after a village court in Habiganj district banished her from the community […]

Bangladesh Opens, Adjourns First War Crimes Case

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A special court in Bangladesh has opened and adjourned its first trial of an Islamist leader accused of war crimes during the country’s 1971 war of independence. Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal opened the trial of 71-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee on Wednesday in Dhaka, but immediately adjourned the hearing until August 18 after defense lawyers requested […]

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Former Bangladeshi PM Charged With Corruption

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and her family are under increasing pressure from the nation’s anti-graft forces. The country’s Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday charged Ms. Zia with using undisclosed income to buy land for a charity named after her late husband, former President Ziaur Rahman. Also Monday, a Bangladeshi court issued an arrest warrant […]

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