BanglaCapsule | Bangladesh History on  Jun 13

1971 The Sunday Times published a front page and center page story entitled 'Genocide'. It was the first detailed eyewitness account of the genocide published in a western newspaper.
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1997 A ferry on the Dhanu River northeast of Dhaka capsized in a whirlpool and at least 50 people were drowned.
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2000 Bangladesh government, as advised by the United Nations Security Council, orders all commercial banks to investigate whether any organisation having links with the Taliban is holding bank accounts in the country.
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2006 Heavy rain in last three days and onrush of water from hills across the border triggered flash flood in Sylhet and Moulvibazar districts, leaving at least 30,000 people marooned and disrupting road links in several areas.
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2006 Awami League led 14-party opposition's countrywide 36-hour hartal brings Bangladesh to halt. Hartal was called to press demands for electoral reforms, resignation of the chief election commissioner and two 'politically appointed' election commissioners.
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