Dhaka, Dec 11 (IANS) Bangladesh's parliamentary elections scheduled for Jan 23 may be advanced by a day to accommodate the Hindu minority community, which may be unable to cast their vote on account of Saraswati Puja celebrations coinciding on the same day.
Monday, December 11, 2006 10:32:58 PM
Dhaka, Dec 11 (IANS) Bangladesh appeared to be on the edge of another political crisis as four of the 11 advisers of President Iajuddin Ahmed helping him to conduct parliamentary polls on Jan 23 resigned over differences with him.
Monday, December 11, 2006 4:27:09 PM
Dhaka, Dec 11 (Xinhua) Four advisors of Bangladesh's caretaker government resigned Monday following a difference of opinion on election issues with President and Chief Advisor Iajuddin Ahmed.
Monday, December 11, 2006 2:20:48 PM
Dhaka, Dec 10 (IANS) Bangladesh on Sunday saw large-scale deployment of troops across the country anticipating resumption of nationwide blockade by the Awami League-led 14 party political alliance on Monday
Sunday, December 10, 2006 10:30:06 PM
Dhaka, Dec 10 (IANS) The political scene in Bangladesh ahead of general elections in January has again run into trouble with President Iajuddin Ahmed ordering the deployment of armed forces to aid the civil authorities, despite protests from his advisers.
Sunday, December 10, 2006 6:10:37 PM
Dhaka, Dec 9 (IANS) The Awami League (AL)-led 14-party coalition in Bangladesh has threatened to boycott the Jan 23 polls unless the caretaker government implements the agreed package of changes, including revamping of the Election Commission that is to conduct the elections.
Saturday, December 09, 2006 12:04:20 PM
Dhaka, Dec 8 (Xinhua) Bangladesh Friday began correcting its updated voters' list to make it flawless and those deputed to do the job started a door-to-door campaign, as demanded by the former main opposition Awami League (AL)-led 14-party combine.
Saturday, December 09, 2006 12:50:39 AM
Dhaka, Dec 8 (IANS) The Hindu minority in Bangladesh is demanding a new date for the country's parliamentary polls as the scheduled date of Jan 23 will clash with a major religious festival - Saraswati Puja.
Friday, December 08, 2006 1:49:11 PM
Dhaka, Dec 7 (IANS) General elections in Bangladesh will be held Jan 23, instead of Jan 21 announced earlier, the election commission said Thursday after intense consultations between the interim caretaker government and political parties.
Thursday, December 07, 2006 7:15:54 PM
Dhaka, Dec 7 (IANS) With the Awami League-led alliance agreeing to parliamentary elections within the 90-day limit stipulated by the Constitution, Bangladesh is fast heading towards parliamentary polls next month.
Thursday, December 07, 2006 5:36:30 PM
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