Latest Dhaka Stories

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.

2006-03-31 00:31:26

DHAKA (Reuters) - The World Bank said it planned aid of around $3 billion for Bangladesh over the next four years to improve the investment climate and help the poor while building on recent improvements in governance.

2006-03-20 08:56:39

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Bangladesh will be trying to rebuild confidence and end distrust that has crept into their relationship during Bangladesh Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia's first visit in five years which began on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'