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Dhaka businessmen demand ban on strikes in poll run-up
Dhaka, Nov 16 (IANS) Hoping to prevent a repeat of the agitations and unrest that hit the economy during the political turmoil last year, Bangladesh's worried business community has demanded a ban on strikes in the run up to the much-delayed general elections next month.

Sunday, November 16, 2008 1:39:50 PM

Everything possible done for fair polls: Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 16 (IANS) Everything possible has been done to create a level playing field and hold fair polls Dec 18, Bangladesh's caretaker government has said in a clear message to recalcitrant former premier Khaleda Zia and her Islamist allies.

Sunday, November 16, 2008 12:16:41 PM

Dhaka offers emergency withdrawal to lure parties to polls
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) HOlding out an attractive bait to parties evading poll participation, Bangladesh's caretaker government Saturday said it was considering lifting curbs on their campaign with full withdrawal of the state of emergency.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 6:07:34 PM

Bangladesh says it's 'ready' for Dec 18 polls
Dhaka, Nov 15 (DPA) Bangladesh's military-backed interim government said Saturday all preparations were done for the Dec 18 elections to restore the country to democracy.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 5:57:15 PM

Hasina races ahead as Zia battles differences over polls
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) As Bangladesh heads for polls Dec 18, former prime minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League seems to have a headstart in that it has chosen nominees for 281 of the 300 seats in parliament even as a rival alliance is riven with differences on whether to participate in the elections.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 4:13:14 PM

Bangladeshi poet exonerated of sedition charge
Dhaka, Nov 14 (IANS) Renowned Bangladeshi writer Shahriar Kabir, charged in 2001 with sedition for speaking out in favour of religious minorities, has been exonerated by a Dhaka court.

Friday, November 14, 2008 11:27:23 AM

Bangladesh population rises, per capita income falls
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's population rose 1.7 percent in 2007 to reach 161.3 million, while the per capita gross national income (GNI) dropped to $1,230 from $2,090 last year, a UN report said.

Thursday, November 13, 2008 2:09:47 PM

Zia, Hasina may discuss Bangladesh poll postponement
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina, whose intense rivalry led to the cancellation of parliamentary polls in January last year, may meet to discuss the postponement of the elections scheduled for Dec 18, media reports said Thursday.

Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:30:30 AM

Bangladesh's arch political rivals agree to talks
Dhaka, Nov 12 (DPA) Bangladesh's arch political rivals - Sheikh Hasina Wajed of the Awami League and Khaleda Zia of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party - have agreed to resolve broader national issues through dialogue, their political aides said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:19:04 PM

Envoys urge Hasina, Zia to work 'shoulder to shoulder'
Dhaka, Nov 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina must work 'shoulder to shoulder' for the Dec 18 polls and for the betterment of the country, the envoys of three European nations have said.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:55:33 AM

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