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2006-05-29 02:29:50

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced seven top Islamist militants to death for killing two judges in a bomb attack in southern Jhalakati town in November last year. "They will be hanged until death," Judge Reza Tarik Ahmed said in his verdict.

2006-05-28 06:02:13

By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy rain sweeping across Bangladesh over the past two days has raised hopes for an early monsoon that weather experts say will boost agriculture.

2006-05-28 03:54:00

DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy rain sweeping across Bangladesh over the past two days has raised hopes for an early monsoon that weather experts say will boost agriculture.

2006-05-27 04:17:18

DHAKA (Reuters) - Indian border guards shot dead two Bangladeshis on Saturday along the country's northern Dinajpur frontier, taking the number of Bangladeshis killed in such incidents in the past week to eight, security officials said.

2006-05-26 01:49:08

DHAKA (Reuters) - Paramilitary troops and an elite rapid action unit were deployed at garment factories around Dhaka on Friday to increase security after one person was killed and nearly 150 injured in violent protests earlier this week.

2006-05-14 06:23:20

DHAKA (Reuters) - A gunfight triggered by "teasing" of a woman student in Bangladesh has killed one student, wounded 15 and forced the closure of a university, police said on Sunday.

2006-05-13 01:31:59

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 10 Bangladeshis were killed and dozens of others injured in lightning strikes during a violent rainstorm, weather officials said on Saturday.

2006-05-05 09:22:53

DHAKA (Reuters) - Nearly 100 people were injured in clashes in Bangladesh on Friday when police tried to break up a demonstration against water and electricity shortages.

2006-04-26 00:07:09

DHAKA (Reuters) - Security forces in Bangladesh have captured two fugitive leaders of an Islamist group blamed for a string of bomb attacks across the country last year, officials said on Wednesday.

2006-04-23 05:52:51

DHAKA (Reuters) - Nearly 150 people were injured in Bangladesh on Sunday when police used batons and fired teargas shells to disperse activists during an opposition-sponsored strike, witnesses said. The strike shut most transport, offices, schools and business across the country.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.