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also Dac·ca  (dăk′ə, dä′kə)
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.


(ˈdækə) or


(Placename) the capital of Bangladesh, in the E central part: capital of Bengal (1608–39; 1660–1704) and of East Pakistan (1949–71); jute and cotton mills; university (1921). Pop: 12 560 000 (2005 est)


or Dac•ca

(ˈdæk ə, ˈdɑ kə)

the capital of Bangladesh, in the central part. 3,839,000.
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Bangla Desh, Bangladesh, East Pakistan, People's Republic of Bangladesh - a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
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Tenders are invited for Special repair to internal roads with cement concrete pavement at fsd mullanpur dakha under distt.
Members of Dakha Brakha participate in the DAKh centre's other projects, notably the all-female cabaret project Dakh Daughters, and the annual Gogolfest contemporary arts festival, which showcases theatre, music, film, literature and visual art.
Mogherini recalled that earlier this week in her talks in Dakha with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, and in Nay Pyi Taw with the State Counsellor of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, she encouraged both countries to reach a swift conclusion of a bilateral repatriation agreement as a matter of urgency.
The programme, narrated by another of Jo's friends, broadcaster Lauren Laverne, follows Jo on a trip to Dakha where she worked alongside charities The Hearing Fund UK and the Starkey Foundation to provide hearing aids.
The brutal terrorist attack at a restaurant in the diplomatic enclave in Dakha highlights the threat that terrorism poses to all South Asian countries.
SM le Roi Mohammed VI, a, par la suite, preside la ceremonie de signature de deux contrats programmes entre l'Etat et les regions de Dakha - Oued Eddahab et Guelmim - Oued Noun.
White (2006) wrote that in Dakha, Banladesh a large shopping complex is a waqf property, financing a large auditorium, a publication house, and a mosque and providing employment to a large number of people.
Next said "unacceptable overtime" had been identified at the factory near Dakha and added: "We're already working to improve the situation.
These include Modal Town, Azadpur, Dakha, Bunglow road, Novalty Cinema and others.
She said PTI chief selected December 16 to block Pakistan, the day of fall of Dakha.
The grant were distributed for constructing streets, health centre , Dharmshala, cremation grounds and mobile water tankers to the various village of Dakha and Ludhiana south assembly segment .