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Trial against Hasina deferred as Bangladesh prepares for polls
Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) A Dhaka court has deferred till Jan 7 - well after the Dec 18 parliamentary elections - the trial of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, accused of receiving kickbacks in the purchase of eight MiG-29 combat aircraft from Russia when she was in office 1996-2001.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 10:38:44 AM

On the menu: Sizzlingly fast hilsa supply to India
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) Officials in Bangladesh and India are working out ways to quicken the supply of the much-sought-after hilsa fish to India, an export that fetched Dhaka $9.24 million in the July-October season alone.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:50:29 AM

Court stays all graft cases against Khaleda Zia
Dhaka, Oct 16 (DPA) A High Court bench Thursday ordered a three-month stay on all proceedings of a graft case against Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia and 15 others, court officials said.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 7:08:38 PM

Bangladesh's electoral talks end inconclusive
Dhaka, Oct 14 (DPA) The electoral talks between Bangladesh's military-backed government and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) ended inconclusive Tuesday with both sides stressing for further talks to settle their disagreements.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:09:37 PM

Bangladesh registers 80 mn voters for December election
Dhaka, Oct 14 (DPA) Bangladesh's military forces Tuesday handed over a list of more than 80 million voters with photographs to the Election Commission to be used in the country's stalled parliamentary polls scheduled for Dec 18.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:16:49 PM

Bangladesh fears export trouble amid global financial meltdown
Dhaka, Oct 11 (DPA) Businesses and policymakers in Bangladesh said Saturday they fear that the global financial crisis might cause a slump in the country's export earnings as its major export destinations are severely hit by the meltdown.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 4:23:40 PM

Sunidhi Chauhan, Kunal Ganjawala to perform in Dhaka
Dhaka, Oct 11 (IANS) Indian popular playback singers Sunidhi Chauhan and Kunal Ganjawala will perform for the first time in Bangladesh at a concert titled 'Live Music Dhamaka by Sunidhi and Kunal' next Friday.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 12:25:52 PM

Jamaat, BNP fall in line as Bangladesh prepares for polls
Dhaka, Oct 10 (IANS) After resisting new election law requirements, both the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), have fallen in line and are ready to talk to the government as the country prepares for the December polls.

Friday, October 10, 2008 1:49:16 PM

Dhaka to press for road up to China with Yangon
Dhaka, Oct 7 (IANS) Bangladesh is set to begin a survey on the proposed road link to China via Myanmar this month with the consent of Yangon, officials said.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 1:44:11 PM

Bangladesh government keeping Zia, Hasina out of polls: BNP
Dhaka, Oct 6 (IANS) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has accused the country's caretaker government of still pursuing the 'minus two formula' by keeping their leader Khaleda Zia and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina out of the political arena with polls just two months away.

Monday, October 06, 2008 1:42:40 PM

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