Dhaka, Dec 17 (Xinhua) UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for restraint and compromise among the major political players in Bangladesh amid concern over continuing political stalemate ahead of parliamentary elections on Jan 23.
Sunday, December 17, 2006 5:07:18 PM
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) A piquant political situation continues to prevail in Bangladesh as the Awami League (AL)-led alliance wants deferment of the January 23 polls by 45 days, demanding a level playing field with the rival alliance led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).
Saturday, December 16, 2006 12:31:42 PM
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) The Awami League, Bangladesh's oldest party, has finally decided to take the electoral plunge along with its allies after weeks of hesitation, but is still demanding a change in the poll schedule and in the head of the caretaker government.
Friday, December 15, 2006 1:44:02 PM
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) A two-year jail verdict for former Bangladesh dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad on charges of corruption could hurt his political plans, coming as it does just five weeks before the general elections.
Friday, December 15, 2006 1:43:31 PM
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) The World Bank has asked Bangladesh's entrepreneurs to cut costs and improve product if they hope to sell light bulbs to India, especially the latter's market in the north-east.
Friday, December 15, 2006 1:25:11 PM
Dhaka, Dec 14 (IANS) With the military deployed across Bangladesh ordered back to barracks, Bangladesh has again begun to move towards general elections due next month.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 1:55:41 PM
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) Concerned over Bangladesh army's record, a global rights group has urged it 'avoid partisan sympathies and respect human rights' before and during next month's general elections.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 7:00:39 PM
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) Concerned over their past record, an international human rights body has asked Bangladesh's armed forces to 'avoid partisan sympathies and respect human rights,' while performing duty in aid of civil authority before and during next month's general elections.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:58:41 PM
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina is seeking to placate the business community in the run up to Bangladesh's general elections, promising to make up for losses caused by the current agitation.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:38:26 PM
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) In an apparent damage-control bid ahead of general elections in Bangladesh, President Iajuddin Ahmed inducted three new advisers into his interim government Tuesday, a day after four advisers quit citing differences with his style of functioning.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 7:15:38 PM
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