Announcement: Microsoft Windows OS hotfix for Bangladesh 2009/2010 daylight saving time

One of the things I like to do is coincide the playback of the famed Concerts for Bangladesh with the original concert start times (they started at noon and 7 PM local time, I believe). Perhaps you’re and IT Pro or sysadmin looking to coordinate the time on all of your systems around the world. Either way, you may want to take note of the following change in Bangladesh.

Over at the Microsoft Daylight Saving Time & Time Zone Blog you’ll find more news on the latest hotfix for Bangladesh 2009/2010 Daylight Saving Time, detailed in KB 978125

According to an announcement from the Bangladesh government, the Bangladesh cabinet decided to advance Bangladesh Standard Time by one hour from 23:00:00 June 19th, 2009 to save electricity during evening peak hours. No DST end date has been announced at the time of this release. There was no DST for Bangladesh prior to this announcement.

This hotfix adds a new (GMT +06:00) Dhaka time zone with the following DST settings:

  • DST starts at 23:00:00 on June 19th, 2009 and will continue until end of 2009
  • Bias will change to UTC+7 in 2010 with no DST

Note:  When the Bangladesh government announces the final DST policy, a further update will be required.

Microsoft has produced a hotfix to implement this change.  If interested in downloading this hotfix, please refer to KB 978125.


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