American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital and largest city of Bangladesh, in the east-central part of the country. It was the Mogul capital of Bengal in the 17th century and came under British rule in 1765. After India achieved independence in 1947, Dhaka was made the capital of East Pakistan, which became Bangladesh in 1971. Population: 6,480,000.
- n. The capital of Bangladesh.
- n. the capital and largest city of Bangladesh
- From Bengali ঢাকা (Ḑhaka) (Wiktionary)
“Andrew Biraj/Reuters DHAKA DRILL: A firefighter looked up a circular flight of stairs during a fire drill at a government building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday.”
“September 15th, 2009 DHAKA - Bangladesh Tuesday decided to prosecute nearly 3,500 border guards allegedly involved in a late-February mutiny at the Bangladesh Rifles Headquarters in Dhaka under the paramilitary force's own laws, rejecting the military's demand that they be court martialled.”
“November 16th, 2009 DHAKA - The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) has set up six special courts - two in Dhaka and four outside the capital - to try hundreds of mutineers who killed 74 people in February.”
“Garment mountain grows in Bangladesh due to Europe air chaos DHAKA, April 21, 2010 (AFP) - More than 1,000 tonnes of Bangladeshi-made garments ordered by stores for the summer season have piled up at Dhaka airport because of the European aerial lock down, a cargo airline said Wednesday.”
“DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 2 (UPI) -- Two more bodies were pulled from the debris of a collapsed five-story building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 22, officials said.”
“DHAKA: At least 15,000 protesting garment factory workers blocked key roads in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka Wednesday, the latest in a string of protests over low wages and poor conditions.”
“DHAKA (AFP) - At least 11 people were missing after a river ferry collided with a overloaded with about 80 passengers when it hit a sand barge in the Shitalkkhaya river late on Sunday and sank on the southern outskirts of Dhaka, police inspector Fazlul Haq”
“October 19th, 2009 DHAKA - Kolkata-based singer Kabir Suman wowed audiences in Dhaka when he performed songs popular in both West Bengal and Bangladesh at a solo concert here.”
“May 3rd, 2009 DHAKA - Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia has challenged a government notice requiring her to vacate her lease-hold residence in the Dhaka cantonment, officials said Sunday.”
“J.ly 17th, 2009 NEW DELHI/DHAKA - Former Indian president Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will undertake a three-day visit of Bangladesh capital of Dhaka from Sunday.”
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