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Jan 31 2010 Bangladesh Executes Coup Leaders

Bangladesh has executed five former army officers convicted of killing the nation’s independence leader in 1975. [Read more]


Jan 31 2010 Kidnapped British couple poorly treated

A British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates in October said they were not being well treated and needed urgent help, according to an AFP reporter who met them in captivity. [Read more]


Jan 31 2010 Guti urea spreads to 10 countries in Asia, Africa

Shamim Janangir from Tangail
Success of adaptation of urea deep placement technology in paddy fields, known as ‘guti’ urea in Bangladesh encouraged farmers in several numbers of Asian and African countries. This was revealed by President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Centre for Soil Fertility and Agriculture Development (IFDC) Amit H Roy who [...]


Jan 31 2010 টিপাই নিয়ে টানাটানি

উত্তরপূর্ব ভারতের মণিপুরে বরাক নদীর ওপরে টিপাইমুখে নদীবাঁধ তৈরীর যে পরিকল্পনা নিয়েছে ভারত সরকার, তা নিয়ে সেদেশেই যেমন চলছে বিতর্ক, তেমনি আশংকা রয়েছে প্রতিবেশী বাংলাদেশেও [Read more]


Jan 31 2010 Bangladesh Supreme Court Preventing Martial Law

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh wants to implement measures to prevent imposition of martial law in the future. [Read more]


Jan 30 2010 <i>Little care for mental health</i>

Around 10 percent of mentally ill patients at the National Institute of Mental Health are discharged before completing their course of treatment because they cannot afford the inflated costs of hospital beds. [Read more]


Jan 30 2010 Female ward commissioners: Some exercising power beyond mandate

Mahbubur Rahman Khan
Municipal and city ward commissioners elected from women’s reserved seats are being discriminated against while performing duties. They do not enjoy equal rights like their colleagues elected from general seats. However, some of them are exercising powers beyond the mandate of the City Corporation. They are authenticating birth-death, inheritance, nationality or character certificates, [...]


Jan 30 2010 Violence at DITF leaves 20 hurt

Staff Reporter
Violence at Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar last evening left at least 20 visitors, organisers and members of the law enforcing agencies injured. The hour-long violence between the students of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Agriculture University and police compelled the fair organisers to close the fair early. The unruly students damaged over 100 [...]


Jan 30 2010 টিপাইমুখ নিয়ে উদ্বিগ্ন সিলেট

বরাক নদীর ওপর ভারতের প্রস্তাবিত টিপাইমুখ বাঁধের প্রথম আঘাত বাংলাদেশের বৃহত্তর সিলেট অঞ্চলের ওপর পড়বে বলে আশংকিত সেখানকার জনগণ৻ [Read more]


Jan 30 2010 Dr. Qudsia Huda speaks about Disaster Management

In an exclusive interview with VOA, Dr. Qudsia Huda, speaks about disaster management and how to reduce the risk before disaster hits. [Read more]