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News: Bangladesh

We have started to collect the most important news related to Bangladesh in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Bangladesh: news

Bangladesh bid to save dolphins

Monday, October 31st 2011, 6:50

Bangladesh is to declare three areas in the southern Sundarbans mangrove forest as dolphin sanctuaries to protect freshwater dolphins, officials say.
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Bid to save India magician's home

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 13:57
related countries: India India

Magicians in Bangladesh campaign to rescue the ancestral home of legendary magician P C Sorcar from demolition at the hands of developers.
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VIDEO: Bangladeshi ship breaking deaths

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 20:54

Police in Bangladesh say four workers have died and two others are ill after inhaling toxic gas while dismantling a vessel at a ship breaking yard.
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Activists attack Saudi executions

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 14:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The public execution of eight Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia is strongly condemned by a leading human rights group in Bangladesh.
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Dhallywood's fight for survival

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 17:37
related countries: India India

Bangladeshi films face tough competition from India
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War crimes charges in Bangladesh

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 11:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party is the first suspect charged by a tribunal investigating war crimes during the 1971 independence struggle.
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'Toxic vessel' leaves Bangladesh

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 8:50

A suspected toxic ship, which last week sought to enter Bangladesh, left the country's waters in the last few days, officials confirm.
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Bangladesh hit by general strike

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 8:49
related places: Dhaka

Thousands of police officers are deployed in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to maintain calm during a dawn-to-dusk general strike called by the opposition.
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Bangladesh to stop 'toxic ship'

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 11:27

Bangladeshi officials order the country's coast guard not to allow a suspected toxic ship, the MV Asia Union, into its waters.
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Hundreds held in Dhaka over rally

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 13:49
related places: Dhaka

Police in Bangladesh arrest hundreds of supporters of the country's largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, on charges of inciting violence during a protest rally on Monday.
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Dhaka police clash with Islamists

Monday, September 19th 2011, 17:56
related places: Dhaka

Police in Bangladesh fire rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse a protest by supporters of an Islamist party in the capital Dhaka.
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China 'losing manufacturing edge'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 8:11
related countries: China China, Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia and Bangladesh are benefiting as China loses its edge as the world's cheapest place to manufacture goods, a new report suggests.
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Dhaka 'marble-stuffed hilsa scam'

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 9:14
related places: Barisal

A number of small glass marbles are found in some hilsa fish in a market in the southern Bangladeshi city of Barisal in what is believed to be a scam to increase their weight.
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Key deals elude leaders in Dhaka

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 17:30
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh concludes a historic visit to Bangladesh with a series of protocols but no agreement on water sharing or transit rights.
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Messi 'too costly' for Dhaka fans

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 14:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Dhaka

Bangladesh's footballing body says it had to charge $100 a ticket for a match between Argentina and Nigeria as the costs of staging it were very high.
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VIDEO: 'Forgotten people' of India and Bangladesh

Monday, September 5th 2011, 2:45
related countries: India India

Thousands of people living on the India-Bangladesh border are hoping for positive news from boundary negotiations between the nations' leaders this week.
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Bangladesh 'traffickers' are held

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 12:57

Police in Bangladesh say they have uncovered an organ trafficking ring responsible for persuading at least 40 people to sell their kidneys.
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Bangladesh urged to end killings

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 6:54

Rights group Amnesty International accuses the Bangladeshi government of unlawful killings by its special police force, the Rapid Action Battalion.
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VIDEO: Border trade

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 0:14
related countries: India India

Market set up in no-man's-land between India and Bangladesh
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Film-maker Masud dies in accident

Monday, August 15th 2011, 11:16
related places: Dhaka

Award-winning Bangladeshi film-maker Tareque Masud is among four people killed in a bus crash near Dhaka.
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Bangladesh war tribunal adjourned

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 9:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Dhaka

A special tribunal in Bangladesh which is looking into atrocities carried out during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971 is adjourned.
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Bangladesh opposition graft case

Monday, August 8th 2011, 13:14

A corruption case is filed against Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia and her son, officials say.
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Bangladeshis freed in Afghanistan

Monday, August 8th 2011, 5:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A group of five Bangladeshi men, who were held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for more than seven months, describe their ordeal to the BBC.
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Economist story angers Bangladesh

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 7:07

Bangladesh's foreign minister accuses The Economist magazine of running a "smear campaign" against the country.
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Bus crash kills 17 in Bangladesh

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:56

At least 17 people die and over 20 others injured in a bus crash in northern Bangladesh, police say.
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Bangladeshi mob kills 'thieves'

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 11:54
related places: Noakhali

Six alleged robbers in the Noakhali area of southern Bangladesh are beaten to death in the latest incident of mob justice, police say.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh school start-up success

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 6:28

Villagers in an area of rural Bangladesh have opened a school which is attracting more and more pupils.
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Joint Bangladesh and India census

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 6:40
related countries: India India

Bangladesh and India begin their first-ever joint census of areas along their border to resolve some territorial anomalies.
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Children die in Bangladesh crash

Monday, July 11th 2011, 16:18

At least 44 schoolchildren are killed when their vehicle crashes into a pond in southern Bangladesh, police say.
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Bangladesh shut down by strike

Monday, July 11th 2011, 5:33

A 30-hour general strike called by Islamist groups shuts down schools and businesses across Bangladesh.
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VIDEO: Violence during Bangladesh strike

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 21:38

Islamist activists in Bangladesh have clashed with police during a general strike, held to protest against a change in the country's constitution.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh strike hit by clashes

Monday, July 4th 2011, 1:32
related places: Dhaka

Police in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, have used batons to disperse protesters taking part in a strike against a government gas exploration deal.
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Bangladesh issues arrest warrants

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 22:05

A court in Bangladesh issues an arrest warrant for Tarique Rahman - son of BNP leader Khaleda Zia - over a 2004 grenade attack on a political rally.
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