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Pro-Islamist reporters arrested in Bangladesh
The journalists are accused of writing a false story accusing the government of letting Indian troops into the country to contain domestic violence. Those arrested work for Bangla daily Inqilab, which openly backs Islamist party.
Don't look for 'freedom' and 'democracy' on Microsoft's China-based internet portal
Banned words are blocked. Reporters Without Borders slams the authorities' desire to eliminate online press freedom.
Some 70,000 in Lourdes for the 150th anniversary of the first apparition
Given the extraordinary turnout some to eight million pilgrims are expected during this Jubilee Year. Benedict XVI might be among them in the fall. TV networks and newspapers from around the world are interested in the event, including some from Asia.
Ex-Bangladesh PM charged in killings
Caretaker government’s law enforcement drive reaches Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina. The country’s powerful army is bent on wiping the slate clean of the major political parties with tacit Indian and US support.
27/05/2009 INDIA - BANGLADESH
Cyclone Aila: at least 200 dead one million homeless
It hit the Indian State of West Bengal and the coastal districts of Bangladesh. Thousands have lost their homes. Damage to roads, transport lines and infrastructure. Some areas are still cut off from rescuers.
14/04/2008 BANGLADESH – INDIA
After more than 40 years the Dhaka-Calcutta train resumes service
The service, suspended in 1965 during the Indo-Pakistan war, was inaugurated today. The initiative is part of a wider political outreach between the neighbouring nations. But the first run has already been marked by protests by nationalist and Hindu activists.
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