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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.
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(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)
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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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Born in Dakha, Anam grew up in Paris, Bangkok and New York, where she earned a Ph.D.
Amina achieved a Masters degree from Dakha University in Bangladesh and lectured in Bengali language and literature before moving to England to join her husband.
(22) In September 2002, Bangladeshi authorities raided Al Haramain's offices in Dakha, which they suspected of funnelling Saudi money to recruiting Bangladeshis to fight in Kashmir and Afghanistan.
Yunus, 61, is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank in Dakha. On receiving the award, he said in a speech that charitable handouts that fail to help the poor become independent do not lead to the elimination of poverty.
When we left Dakha, it was 38 degrees and here it is minus one, so it shows you the change."
Currently, Phoolka is a member of Punjab Legislative Assembly from Dakha in Ludhiana district.
Ruling Akali Dal has fielded Dakha MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali from Ludhiana this time.
Plusieurs familles sahraouies ne cessent de denoncer, que ce soit a Laayoune, Smara, Bir Anzarane, Dakha, Boukraa ou Boujdour ou encore au sein des camps de Tindouf ou a Rabouni et Tifariti, une situation critique en matiere de violation des droits humains.
A local tribesman and a government employee, on the condition of anonymity, told KUNA that the targeted bus stand is mostly used by Dakha Khel tribe, which has been taking part in operation against militants in Terah valley.