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  Virtual Bangladesh : Dhaka
Dhaka, formerly Dacca, is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh.
The city is within the monsoon climate zone, with an annual average temperature of 25 deg C (77 deg F) and monthly means varying between 18 deg C (64 deg F) in January and 29 deg C (84 deg F) in August.
Dhaka is divided into an old city and the new city, and many residential and industrial communities.
www.virtualbangladesh.com /bd_cities_dhaka.html   (277 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Dhaka Division
The districts are Dhaka, Gazipur, Narsingdi, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Mymensingh, Sherpur, Jamalpur, Netrokona, Kishoreganj, Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Rajbari and Gopalganj.
Gopalganj is a district (zila in Bangla) in the Dhaka division (bibhag in Bangla) of Bangladesh.
Mymensingh is one of the districts of Dhaka division, Bangladesh, and is bordered on the north by Meghalaya state of India and Garo Hills, on the south by Gazipur district, on the east by districts of Netrokona and Kishoreganj, and on the west by districts of Sherpur, Jamalpur and Tangail.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dhaka-Division   (413 words)

Dhaka is undergoing an expansion into a modern metropolis, and it is the political, cultural, commercial and industrial heart of the country - many national and international financial institutions, modern industries and businesses are based there.
Dhaka is known to be in existence since the 7th century A.D. It grew as an urban center, when it became the provincial capital of Mughal Bengal in 1608.
Dhaka City Corporation is a self-governing corporation that is associated with the task of running the affairs of the city.
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  BANGLAPEDIA: Dhaka   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dhaka's status as capital continued until the beginning of the 18th century, when due to a quarrel between the Subahdar Prince Azimuddin (azim-us-shan) and the Diwan murshid quli khan, both shifted their offices from Dhaka, the subahdar to Patna and the diwan to Murshidabad.
Dhaka (since 1800) The decline of the political power of the nawabs of Bengal and the rise of the east india company led to the waning of the administrative importance of Dhaka in the late 18th century.
Dhaka stretches from the Buriganga bank in the south towards the north practically to the Tongi river and the stretch of high land is flanked on either side by low-lying marshes and old river beds.
banglapedia.net /HT/D_0145.HTM   (11054 words)

 Dhaka travel guide
The city of Dhaka is about as developed as it gets in Bangladesh, and visitors are instantly surprised by the ceaseless flow of motorized traffic flooding, and infact saturating the streets.
You can get cheap deals on flights to Dhaka throughout the year, and once there, the cost of living is amongst the lowest in the world, making Dhaka, and Bangladesh as a whole amongst the best value destinations in the world.
Dhaka is friendly and relatively clean in the posh areas, though it is nearly always oversaturated with people of all walks of life.
www.world66.com /asia/southasia/bangladesh/dhaka   (415 words)

 Protesters in Dhaka set train on fire - Boston.com
DHAKA, Bangladesh --Thousands of protesters demanding electoral reforms in Bangladesh targeted major transport links on Sunday, attacking trains and other vehicles and leaving at least one person dead, media reports and witnesses said.
About 15,000 security officials, including members of a paramilitary force, deployed around Dhaka, the capital, which was largely cut off from the rest of the country by the blockades, ATN Bangla television reported.
A passenger inside later died of his injuries at a Dhaka hospital, the United News of Bangladesh news agency said.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2006/11/12/political_alliance_protests_in_dhaka?rss_id=Boston.com+%2F+News   (380 words)

 Dhaka   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dhaka is often written Dacca in other languages; I guess this was also the spelling used during the British colonial rule.
Dhaka is located north of the Barignaga, an arm of the river Dhaleswari (a tributary of the Ganges).
Dhaka was under the British rule from 1765 and its decline was not stopped until the city was made the capital city of Eastern Bengal and Assam (1905-1912).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/bd-dhaka.html   (403 words)

 Dhaka Hotel near Business Districts, Lalbagh Fort, the Star Mosque   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The historic city of Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and lies on the banks of the Buriganga River in the central area of Bangladesh.
The city of Dhaka was predominantly a city of the Mughals, whose governors and viceroys built several palaces, mosques and katras.
Dhaka's commercial and diplomatic regions are north-east of this zone.
dhaka.panpacific.com /hotel/location.html   (509 words)

 Welcome to Dhaka City Corporation
Dhaka Municipality was established on the Ist August, 1864.
It may be noted that municipal administration in Dhaka was, in point of the acceptance of the elective principle, much ahead of the local self-government in the Sub-continent as a whole.
The Dhaka Municipal Committee was superseded by the Govt.
www.dhakacity.org /aboutdcc.html   (967 words)

The capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka with its exciting history and rich culture Known the world over as the city of mosques and muslin.
Dhaka's major waterfront Sadarghat is on the bank of the river Buriganga and is crowded with all kinds of rivercraft, yatchs, country boats, motor launches, paddle - steamers, fishermen's boats all bustling with activity.Colourful rickshaws (tricycle) on the city streets are common attractions for the visitors.Some of the outstanding tourist attractions of Dhaka are:
  The graveyard is adjacent to the Dhaka University Mosque.
www.bangladeshonline.com /tourism/spots/dhaka.htm   (1531 words)

 Dhaka - The capital of Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dhaka is located in one of the world's leading rice- and jute-growing regions.
The graveyard is adjacent to the Dhaka University Mosque.
Located in Wari area of Dhaka city, the garden with its rich collection of indigenous and exotic plants is one of the most exciting attraction for naturalists and tourists.
www.bangla2000.com /Bangladesh/capital.shtm   (1017 words)

 Some prominent nationalists of the Dhaka Nawab family -DAWN - The Review; December 30, 2006
Begum Farhat Bano, daughter of Nawabzada Khwaja Atiqullah and Begum Asghari Khanum, was born in Dhaka on 24th October 1902, and, at an early age, was married to her cousin, Khwaja Shahabuddin.
A scion of the illustrious Dhaka Nawab Family, Khwaja Nooruddin, was born in 1900 and entered politics early in life, and had a distinguished political career.
He was president of Dhaka District Muslim League (1928-1944), a member of the Executive Council of the Governor of Bengal (1936) and the Treasurer of the Dhaka University (1930-1938).
www.dawn.com /events/pml/review29.htm   (2634 words)

 Police in Dhaka clash with protesters demanding electoral reforms
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP): Riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas, and charged with batons Sunday to disperse thousands of stick-wielding and stone-throwing protesters in the Bangladeshi capital demanding electoral reforms and a postponement of the Jan. 22 polls, police, witnesses and news reports said.
Several protesters were injured during the melee in Dhaka, the ATN Bangla television station reported.
In the port city of Chittagong, 216 kilometers (135 miles) southeast of Dhaka, transportation of goods from the city's sea port ceased, port official Kamrul Islam told The AP.
www.thestar.com.my /news/story.asp?file=/2007/1/7/apworld/20070107182920&sec=apworld   (655 words)

 air poll. dhaka
Traffic congestion is part of daily life in Dhaka, vehicle-related air pollution is growing at an alarming rate, and traffic delays have tripled in the last three years.
The exposure of the public to air pollution in Dhaka is estimated to cause 15,000 premature deaths and several million cases of sickness every year.
In the face of the problem, the Dhaka city corporation and the Bangladeshi government have launched a plan to reduce the traffic problems that have reached crisis proportions in the nation's capital.
members.tripod.com /bemfbd/cgi-bin/Air_Pollution_of_Dhaka_City.htm   (858 words)

 GlobalEye   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dhaka is the destination for many of them.
Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, has a population of 9 million people.
With a distinct Asian urban morphology, squatter dwellings called bustees are found on open spaces within Dhaka and dotted around the colonial 'core', now the Central Business District (CBD).
www.globaleye.org.uk /secondary/focuson/cstudy_dhaka.html   (180 words)

 Asia Times: Dhaka child domestics' life of hell highlighted
DHAKA - When Rehana, a child domestic in the Bangladesh capital, was beaten to death allegedly by her employer last June, there was uproar in the media and activist groups demanded ''exemplary punishment'' for the accused woman.
They are the first to wake up in the household, and the last to go to sleep after they have cleared away the evening meal, washed the vessels and set the house in order for the morning.
Dhaka's garment factories are another major employer, now employing some 70,000 women after being forced to put a stop to child labor.
www.atimes.com /ind-pak/AK27Df02.html   (774 words)

 'I had to find troops for Dhaka'
The monsoon was about to break, our divisions were not trained in riverine warfare, we had no transport (mountains divisions have very little) and it was not possible for us to move in.
I knew that the Pakistanis would defend the towns, so the main strategy of that plan was that Dhaka was to be our final and principal objective, since it was the geopolitical and geostrategic heart of then East Pakistan.
I argued that we had to take Dhaka, and I was told no, if we took Khulna and Chittagong the war would be over.
www.rediff.com /news/2006/dec/14jacob.htm?q=sp&file=.htm   (1559 words)

 Dhaka, travel stories and pictures from the capital of Bangladesh
Only a month after the worst flooding in a century the country was struck by some days of no-stop rain, which the near-medieval sewage system was unable to absorb, resulting in another severe flooding.
The water was knee-deep in the streets of Dhaka, the Government declared a National Holiday as the offices could not be reached; in our house, the water came straight from the outside through the wall and resulted in buckets full of water descending the stairs.
The pictures are taken on a square in the business center of Dhaka, where traffic goes round in an endless circle, day and night.
www.worldcook.net /Worldtravel/Bangladesh/Dhaka.htm   (937 words)

 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 4 Num 339   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is apparent that Dhaka City Corporation or WASA is capable but has not yet prepared short or long term plans for wastewater management particularly in view of the rapid growth of the city.
The DCC, Dhaka WASA and the ministry of the environment can take their respective roles as custodian or guardian of the city dwellers by protecting their interests whether it is the fixing of users fees or the overall operation and maintenance of the whole system.
It is essential that we formulate a firm water policy for the city of Dhaka based on its projected growth by the year of 2050.
www.thedailystar.net /2004/05/14/d405141801101.htm   (1294 words)

 News: Bangladesh: Floods - Aug 2000, Dhaka to tap rivers for in search for safe water supplies
DHAKA, Sept 19 (AFP) - Dhaka plans to tap into its rivers in the search for safe water supplies as its ground water dries up amid growing concerns over contamination, a senior official said Tuesday.
The authority has begun work on one water treatment plant in Sayedabad in the suburbs of Dhaka which will go into operation in early 2002, "while two more will be constructed nearby," he said.
The burgeoning population of Dhaka which stands at 12 million was putting further pressure on ground water wells, he said, while leather factories were to blame for the contamination.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/ACOS-64CSCZ?OpenDocument   (354 words)

 Welcome to DSE - Dhaka Stock Exchange
Rebecca Kalim, both are Sponsors/Directors of the Company, have further reported that they have completed their sale of 1,080 and 1,240 shares respectively of the Company at prevailing market price through Stock Exchange as announced earlier.
The company has further informed that the 30th AGM of the company will be held on 02.12.07 at 09.30 AM, at 82/8, Uttar Jatrabari, Dhaka.
We deeply mourn at the death of Mrs.
www.dsebd.org   (1073 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Bombs explode across Bangladesh
One of the deaths was a young boy in Savar, near Dhaka, who was killed when he picked up a device.
Dhaka resident Jesin Zahir witnessed a blast near Jahangir Nagar university.
The BBC's Roland Buerk in Dhaka said the banning was a major change in policy as the government had long insisted there was no threat from Islamic militancy.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/4158478.stm   (535 words)

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DHAKA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Troops patrolled the streets of the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Saturday ahead of a three-day nationwide transport blockade called by political parties that are boycotting a parliamentary election due later this month.
The vote is set for Jan. 22, but a multi-party alliance led by former prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said it will not take part, accusing the interim government charged with organising the polls of favouring her opponents.
A.S.M. Shahjahan, an adviser to the previous caretaker government in 2001 and a former police chief, said the country was headed for a period of serious trouble.
www.alertnet.org /thenews/newsdesk/SP143226.htm   (642 words)

 Dhaka - The Capital City of Bangladesh
Having a happy blending of the old and new architectural trends, Dhaka has been developing fast as a modem city since 1982 and is throbbing with activities in all spheres of life, be it industrial, commercial, cultural or political.
Dhaka is well connected with the important cities and towns of Bangladesh by regular bus and train services run by both state owned and private operators.
from Dhaka, Sonargaon is one of the oldest capitals of Bengal.
www.betelco.com /bd/dhaka/dhaka.html   (1550 words)

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