Definitions

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  • The capital and largest city of Bangladesh, in the east-central part of the country. It was the Mughal capital of Bengal in the 1600s 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.

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  • proper noun The capital of Bangladesh.

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  • noun the capital and largest city of Bangladesh

Etymologies

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From Bengali ঢাকা (Ḑhaka)

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • 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.

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