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Bangladesh parliament to double reservation for women
Dhaka, March 9 (IANS) Bangladesh's parliament will more than double the number of seats reserved for women and repeal laws that discriminate against women, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

Monday, March 09, 2009 2:43:01 PM

100 seats to be reserved for women in parliament: Hasina
Dhaka, March 9 (IANS) The number of seats reserved for women in Bangladesh parliament would be raised to 100 from 45 at present, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said here.

Monday, March 09, 2009 12:54:17 PM

North Korean top leader elected to parliament
Pyongyang, March 9 (Xinhua) North Korea's top leader Kim Jong Il has been unanimously elected to the parliament, state media said Monday.

Monday, March 09, 2009 12:46:15 PM

Japan logs first current account deficit in 13 years
Tokyo, March 9 (Xinhua) Japan logged its first current account deficit in 13 years in January of 172.8 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Finance Ministry data showed Monday.

Monday, March 09, 2009 12:43:04 PM

Nikkei closes at 26-year low on economic concerns
Tokyo, March 9 (DPA) Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average Monday dropped to its lowest closing level in more than 26 years on concerns over prospects of the global financial industry and the domestic economy.

Monday, March 09, 2009 12:33:32 PM

Monks lead Tibetan `civil disobedience' in China
Rebkong (China), March 9 (DPA) 'We are not celebrating the New Year this year,' said a burgundy-clad Tibetan monk at the Rongwo Buddhist monastery in China's western province of Qinghai.

Monday, March 09, 2009 10:12:29 AM

China's repression in Tibet worst for 30 years: Report
Beijing, March 9 (DPA) China's repression of Tibetans' political, civil and religious rights in response to last year's unrest has reached levels last seen in the 1970s, the International Campaign for Tibet said in a report Monday.

Monday, March 09, 2009 9:59:21 AM

Important dates in Tibet's recent history
Beijing, March 9 (DPA) The question of Tibet's autonomy has been a bone of contention for decades. The following are important dates in modern Tibetan history:

Monday, March 09, 2009 9:59:10 AM

North Korea places troops on combat alert
Seoul, March 9 (DPA) North Korean troops have gone on combat alert in response to annual US-South Korean manoeuvres, the country's official news agency reported.

Monday, March 09, 2009 9:54:09 AM

Japan's politics in turmoil amidst economic crisis
Tokyo, March 9 (DPA) Caught in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the end of World War II, Japan's political landscape looks a mess.

Monday, March 09, 2009 8:31:21 AM

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