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2009-11-03 11:38:00

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2009-07-18 21:28:17

Rivers near Dhaka, Bangladesh, are biologically dead and especially toxic during dry seasons, a water resource expert said Saturday. The rivers around Dhaka have too little oxygen for the survival of aquatic life, Umme Kulsum Navera, assistant professor of Water Resource Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, told the news service IRIN. Oxygen levels increase during the monsoons but not enough to allow for a healthy aquatic environment.

2008-09-25 06:00:27

Text of report headlined "China to help Bangladesh to set up Rooppur nuclear power plant" published by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 25 September Beijing has assured Dhaka of help in peaceful use of nuclear technology for the implementation of Rooppur nuclear power plant to meet the growing demand for energy.

2008-09-21 09:00:14

Text of report by Bangladeshi Bangla Vision TV on 21 September The police and law-enforcing agencies have received a threat that their establishments will be bombed if 10 detained members of the Hizb ut-Tahrir are not freed immediately.

2008-09-02 06:00:11

Text of report by Bangladesh's ATN Bangla TV on 2 September [Presenter: Lopa Hossain] Detained Senior Secretary-General of BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party] Tarique Rahman will be released on bail any time today, a senior jail official has said.

2008-08-30 09:00:46

By Arpit Basu Kolkata: On Monday, Kingfisher officials submitted the letter of intent to commence international flights to Dhaka , Chittagong and Yangon at the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office in the city.

2008-07-14 09:00:18

One child policy suggested in Bangladesh on world population day DHAKA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh on Friday observed the world population day with suggestion for adopting one child policy as about 3 million people are being added annually in the country.

2008-07-01 09:00:35

Denmark to provide 100 mln USD for Bangladesh's water project DHAKA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Denmark will provide 100 million U.S. dollars for a three-year project taken to ensure improved water supply in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka city, according to local media on Monday.

2008-07-01 09:00:16

Bangladesh calls for efforts for population control DHAKA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Chief Adviser of the Bangladesh caretaker government Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed Monday called on public and private sectors to work closely to control the country's booming population growth.

2008-06-24 02:29:25

Bangladesh's population to reach over 205 mln in 2025 DHAKA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's population will reach over 205 million in 2025, said the U.S. Census Bureau's world population projection report.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.